Like just about anything Italian — the food, the clothes, the oh-so-laid-back way of life — these cool new hairbrushes and combs from Widu are good, really good. Designed by a Milanese stylist, the artisanal brushes and combs are made entirely from natural materials: FSC-certified wood body and bristles, natural anti-static rubber pad, nontoxic beeswax or linseed oil finishes.

Available in multiple shapes and sizes and a rainbow of colors, they’re beautiful enough to motivate even the most style-phobic to smarten up, and sturdy enough to withstand all that tugging and pulling without breaking. After all, it’s about time you started worrying as much about your styling tools as you do about your hair products.

Story by Jessica Tzerman. This article originally appeared in Plenty in June 2008. This story was added to MNN.com.

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