Stylist invents one brush that does it all

By Kayla Noonan, HerTimes

February 7, 2016 12:15 AM

Stylist invents one Brush that does it all, Fran DiSanti, pennello

Most hairdressers (and consumers) have a collection of brushes, and some have never even seen a strand of hair. This is what happened to Francesca DiSanti when she opened her stylist’s drawer and realized she wanted just one brush to use from start to finish when styling.

DiSanti is a professional hairstylist at Salon Verde and the inventor/creator of the Pennello brush. The Pennello brush by Santi is a multicultural, nongender-specific brush with many versatile functions — allowing you to purge your brush drawer.

What it does

This must-have brush can start you out in the shower when you use it to comb your conditioner through. After the shower, it’s the perfect shampoo comb that can be used with the blow dryer to create volume. After the hair is dry, you can use the Pennello to backcomb/tease and smooth the hair for a finished look — all with one tool.

How it works

The teeth or bristles are at a precise angle, and the back has the perfect curve that allows the hair to stay in a straight line when combing. This prevents tugging and breakage, keeping the hair intact. Other brushes can damage hair and result in unnecessary hair loss.

Why we love it

Here at the Erie County Technical School, we have started supplying each student’s kit with the Pennello. The brush is multifunctional, and clients say it feels great on their scalp when students are combing out their hair. Additionally, it’s a tool for any length and texture of hair, great for both genders and all ethnicities. Men with beards have found it extremely useful in their beard maintenance routine as well. We love this brush for all its capabilities, but also because it was created right here in Erie. Its inventor has committed to keeping this brush manufactured in Girard. The Pennello is also easy to clean and is dishwasher safe.

Can you buy one?

The brush retails for $25 and has a lifetime warranty. It comes in two colors, bronze and pewter. Visit or DiSanti’s Facebook page to get more information on the Pennello and request colors. Don’t be surprised when you start seeing them around the globe, because DiSanti has plans to take it to Italy and Canada. Lucky for Erie residents there are plenty of salons using and selling the Pennello. HT

Where to buy it

A & K Salon, A Cut In Time, A Step Ahead, Accents Hair Studio, Aimesara’s Styling Salon, Be Styled Hair, Studio, Becky King, Brenda’s Salon, Carol Weber, Charisma Salon, Cheri Schiffer’s, Chris Fatica, Denise @ Studio Three Downtown, Empyrean Day Spa & Salon Inc., Envisions Studio Of Hair Design, Erie County Technical School Cosmetology Lab, Erica Osborne Trapp @ Polished H/D, Expressions Hairstyles, Hair Designs By Cindy Anderson, Happy Valley Hair, Innovations By Mary Frontera, J & B House Of Hair, Lesa’s House Of Style, Mirror Image Salon, On The Avenue, Park Ave Styles, Razors Edge Hair Studio, Salon Verde, Sandcille’s, Sassafras Street Hair Co., Shear Delight, Studio Hue, Studio Sao, Studio Zef, Styles By Linda Clark, Susan’s Beauty Parlor, Tamara’s Styles On, Highland, The Classic Look, Tl Cutters, Touch Of Tranquillity Salon & Day Spa, Tress Passings Salon, Upper Cuts By Carol, Valor Holistic Salon, Vi Powell


Kayla Noonan is a teacher at the Erie County Technical School, and she has been a manager at local hair salons.

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  • Deb


    November 3, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    I’ve been obsessed with Pennello since I first used it. I love it so much I have one for home and one for travel.
    Recently, while out of town, I realized the Pennello was the only thing I had with me for hair. This one tool styled my hair perfectly. NOTHING ELSE NEEDED!

  • Carol Rodgers

    Carol Rodgers

    November 4, 2016 at 12:28 am

    Love it & can’t live without it. Thank you Fran!?

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