Lyda A. Newman Inventor of the hair brush

Lyda Was born in Ohio Circa 1885. She was a hairdresser by trade. She also was a private hair dresser for a family. She fought for the women's right to vote. Her childhood was awful because was forced into slavery, and had no education.

Lyda A Newman invented the first hairbrush made out of synthetic bristles. The hairbrush could be taken apart easily so you could clean the hair out.

Lyda died when she was 52.

Credits:

Created with images by PublicDomainPictures - "comb hair brush pink" • KlausHausmann - "handcuffs caught crime" • deborahmiller56 - "hairbrush brush comb"

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.