Ok, so I have been using a brush for only a couple of months now. I have a VDH brush and one I found in an antique shop. I have learned a little bit about what I want from them. Small handle, small knot, short loft, and dense. Looks like a Rooney 1/1 would fit the bill. Are their any others that I should consider and what grade of hair should I look at getting? I am kinda poor and will have to save up for awhile, but I like to have a defined goal. It keeps me motivated.