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Black History Month Celebration | Lyda Newman

This woman is the pioneer of the Denman and paddle hair hair brushes we all know of today. Lyda Newman was born in Ohio in 1885. The hairdresser patented her model of the hairbrush in 1898. Much like the modern day Denman, Lyda’s brush came with equally spaced bristles and even had a compartment which opened to release hair and debris.

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