G B Kent & Sons Ltd, manufacturers of brushes since the eighteenth century is one of the oldest established companies in Great Britain.
Kent Brushes (as they are now more commonly known) was founded in 1777 by William Kent in the reign of George III. Kent holds a pre-eminent place in the history of brush making, with an unbroken record of excellence in the quality of its products which has been recognised by the granting of Royal Warrants for nine reigns. They currently hold a Royal warrant of appointment as brushmakers to HRH The Queen.
Kent are the brushes of choice for many of the most distinguished hair salons and film make up artists around the world due to bristle fineness, quality of construction and durability.
At Kent they believe that a brush is the best beauty accessory anyone can buy and are proud to offer the best choice and quality of brush on the market. Kent produce a vast range of brushes, including for hair, make-up and even toothbrushes for both men and women with a variety of natural or synthetic bristles and handles. They also produce a range of combs.
The Kent family continued to run the company for six generations until 1932 when the last of the three Kent brothers passed away. This is when Mr Eric L.H Cosby, owner of Cosby Brushes Ltd, entered into an association with G.B Kent & Sons. A new chapter was then opened in Kent’s long history, and since that time the company has been under the direction of the Cosby family.
The company headquarters moved from London to their existing factory in Apsley, Hertfordshire near outer London in the early 1980’s, where Kent brushes are still manufacturing many of their original brushes by hand.
Kent Brushes are one of very few UK hairbrush manufacturers left. They are faced with continual pressure from cheaper and inferior quaity imports branded with ‘designer’ labels and sold at very high prices. Kent has not ceded to this trend of selling a lesser product at a high price point. They continue to only produce world beating products with peerless heritage.
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