Shaun Pulfrey is the Chairman, Founder and Inventor of Tangle Teezer.
Grimsby born and London-based inventor Shaun Pulfrey is a professional hair colourist who used his 30 years of expertise into creating a new category in haircare – detangling, with the now world famous Tangle Teezer haircare brand.
Initially rejected from Dragons’ Den in 2007 as a ‘hair brained’ idea, Tangle Teezer has since been classed as ‘the one that got away’ and hailed as one of the most successful ideas to be featured on the programme.
Tangle Teezer currently sells 20 hairbrushes every minute of the day!
As well as Tangle Teezer becoming a global success, Shaun Pulfrey – the man behind the brand, has become one of the most sought after inventors and entrepreneurs, who is frequently called upon to talk about the unique way he thinks and conducts his business.
Many of Shaun’s decisions have been based on adapting his salon experience and bringing them into the heart of his own business.
His innovative and optimistic approach – ‘where other’s turn left, I turn right,’ he says, has seen him become a regional finalist in EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 for London and the South.
Having an engaging and lively personality has made Pulfrey a natural and popular choice to front Government initiatives.
He was handpicked as one of the poster boys for the UKTI’s Britain is Great Campaign for exporting overseas (over 80% of Tangle Teezer’s sales are overseas), and as an efficacious business founder, Shaun was invited by Downing Street as part of the Entrepreneurs Exchange to inspire and support the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Furthermore, proud his brand is designed, made and manufactured in the UK, he has accepted two Queen’s Awards for the brand for ‘Innovation and International Trade’.
Shaun has also been a spokesperson for 02 Business revealing his successful entrepreneurial tips and has shared his knowledge with a captive audience at Cambridge University.
Widely interviewed in the press – both for consumer and business and a hugely likeable and respected figure, Shaun Pulfrey makes for one of life’s unconventional thinkers which is refreshing in a world full of guarded and manufactured soundbites.