Hair brush is a classic mix of style and utility. Its bristles are gentle on your hair and the rounded tips prevent scraping of the scalp and the hair cuticles. In fact, they massage the scalp stimulationg the natural oils. Its trendy yet sturdy design makes it durable whereas a dash of colours brightens even the most gloomy hair days! All our paddle/oval brushes have a hole in the cushion which acts as an air vent. This helps us to get a gentle brushing experience. There is no defect in the brush, and is a part of the design. You can even refer to the image on the product page for confirmation.