PORTFOLIO / Tangle Teezer


Driving product innovation and accelerating international expansion.




London, UK

Geographic footprint






Investment date
July 2021



The company

Established in the UK in 2007, Tangle Teezer is the category defining British haircare brand that produces a range of innovative detangling, blow-drying and styling hairbrushes famous for their unique teeth technology and innovative design. The company has grown to become a leading global brand in a large, growing, and fragmented market estimated to be worth c.£5bn.


As a market leader across its core markets, Tangle Teezer has been able to establish wide-ranging distributor and retailer relationships in over 75 countries across the world with more than 80% of its sales generated outside of the UK. The company’s success has been driven by its approach to new product development and intelligently crafted brand strategy led by an experienced management team with a proven track record in scaling consumer brands.

The investment

Mayfair backed Tangle Teezer’s ambitious and experienced team in a management buyout to support their plans to drive product innovation and to accelerate their international expansion.

Our partnership

Mayfair is working closely with management in several areas including brand development, accelerating expansion into the US and China and supply chain optimisation.

“Mayfair’s track record of helping businesses to accelerate their international expansion make them the right partner for us. Their Specialists have also proven to be incredibly valuable to us, operating as an effective extension of our team, working across diverse areas including ESG, operations and marketing. Mayfair have been an ideal partner, making a real contribution to our business and our growth plans.”

James Vowles, CEO of Tangle Teezer