Ciaran Nevin owner of Ibiza Hair UK & Ireland and Aaron Johles owner of Ibiza Hair U.S.

The History

Great Hair Begins with Great Styling Tools

Ibiza Hair has been making history in the beauty industry since the 1950's. That’s when Max Johles, father of Ibiza Hair’s founder Aaron Johles, began selling brushes and beauty supplies from the trunk of his car.

Fine salons valued Max and his line of all-natural hair care products. So when Aaron took over the business after his father’s death, he continued the tradition of offering the highest quality hair care tools—and took it further with new innovations based on real-world research.

“I travelled to all the hair shows in Italy, Spain, England, Australia, Japan, and Hong Kong, looking for the next big thing,” says Johles. “Then one day, I realised I didn’t have to look anymore. I already had it with Ibiza Hair brushes. I just needed to let the world know.”

Their unique blend of boar and nylon bristles and incomparably supple, ergonomic cork handles makes Ibiza Hair brushes loved by stylists at top salons including Chris Mcmillan Salon Beverly Hills, Meche Salon Beverly Hills and Andy Lecompte Salon Hollywood. 

A licensed hair stylist himself, Aaron knows first-hand the importance of brushes that can grab yet slip. As he worked with top hairdressers and infamous salons such as Cush in Beverly Hills and McMillan Canale in Malibu, Aaron learned that great styling tools make for great hair.

That’s why the Ibiza Hairbrushes are made from the finest materials—eco-friendly, flexible yet resilient cork from the Mediterranean, plus a secret blend of natural boar and heat-resistant carbon fibre bristles perform like no other boar bristles can. No getting stuck. No ripping. No breakage. Just totally controlled “grab-and-slip” when you want it, making it easier for you to offer your clients smooth, shiny hair that looks and performs the way it should.

Like the famed Ibiza Hair brushes, all Ibiza Hair styling tools are top performers in their class. Aaron and his wife Elena, an accomplished hair stylist who has worked with top hairdressers including Jerricho Mora, Terah Tidy, Michael Polsinelli, and Amy Edwards, do extensive R&D. This way, they ensure that all Ibiza Hair products, from combs to blow dryers, are tools that any haircare professional will be proud to have in their kit.

About Our Product

The Science of Boar Bristles, and the Health of Your Hair

Boar bristles also help seal the cuticle of the hair by using the hairs most natural resource sebum. Each hair strand has a gland and in that gland is sebum – a natural conditioning oil. Blow drying with a boar bristle brush spreads it along the hair giving it a natural shine and a healthy glow. The bristles also massage the scalp stimulating and bringing oxygen and blood flow to the roots. There is no breakage because the bristles release hair easily. The wooden barrel of the brush doesn’t overheat because the wood absorbs the heat and the hair takes on less heat from the blow dryer.


Cork is the environmentally friendly renewable bark from a cork oak tree that grows primarily around the Mediterranean Sea. It is stripped from the tree every nine years without damage to the tree. Cork is light in weight and floats, soft but durable, expandable and flexible. It is moisture resistant yet allows some absorption. It insulates, isolates, absorbs sound and vibrations and is anti-static.  There is no other material – natural or man-made – that possesses all of these qualities. 

There is also no other material that has helped thousands of hairdressers blow-dry hair. The soft pliable yet durable texture of cork gives comfort to the hands and wrists involved in blow drying hair. It is the most ergonomic design in a round brush ever. We also have all wood brushes that are designed ergonomically, for people who like all wood brushes.