2016 Beauty Awards: Hair

Have the best hair day ever with locks that are voluminous, shiny and in control.
by The Knot
  1. 2016 beauty awards: hair
    photo by Johnny Miller
  2. Best Shampoo and Conditioner

    living proof shampoo and conditioner

    Whatever your hair type, this sulfate-free duo leaves it soft, smooth and full. We're sold.

    Editor's Note: "Living Proof literally changed my hair. Not only does it make it feel weightless and soft (and that's saying a lot because I have super-thick hair), but it adds a natural gloss and smells amazing." —Ivy Jacobson, Planning Editor

    Living Proof Perfect Hair Day shampoo and conditioner, $25 each, LivingProof.com

  3. Honorable Mention Shampoo and Conditioner

    suave shampoo and conditioner

    If you have processed hair or struggle with frizz, this deep conditioning combo will leave your locks soft, shiny and smelling like an island vacation.

    Suave Moroccan Infusion Shine shampoo and conditioner, $3 each, Target.com

  4. Best Volumizer

    john frieda volume spray

    Want your hair to have Victoria's- Secret-model-level volume? Then this bodifying mist is for you. The fine-haired among us swear by it.

    Editor's Note: "My hair is stick straight, so it can end up looking flat sometimes. Just a few spritzes of this volumizer at the roots gives my hair the right amount of lift at the crown without teasing." —Kristen Maxwell Cooper, Executive Editor

    John Frieda Luxurious Volume Fine to Full Blowout spray, $10, JohnFrieda.com

  5. Honorable Mention Volumizer

    living proof mousse

    Like we said above, this hair care line is no joke. This lightweight mousse volumizes each and every strand of your hair.

    Living Proof Full Thickening mousse, $27, LivingProof.com

  6. Best Curl Enhancer

    Bb. curl enhancer

    Curly girls, meet your new BFF. This rich, curl-defining cream will have you falling in love with your natural texture all over again. Just rake through your wet hair and go.

    Editor's Note: "I have naturally wavy hair, which can be both a blessing and a curse, depending on the humidity. I apply this cream as soon as I step out of the shower and let my hair air dry for perfectly smooth beach waves—in any time of year." —Shelley Brown, Associate Fashion and Beauty Editor

    Bb. Curl Defining crème, $31, BumbleandBumble.com

  7. Honorable Mention Curl Enhancer

    aveda curl enhancer

    A small dollop of this delicious-smelling cream in wet hair equals instantly defined beach waves.

    Aveda Be Curly curl enhancer, $25, Aveda.com

  8. Best Styling Cream

    fekkai styling creme

    We're obsessed with this cult favorite's ability to hydrate, tame and even add shine to the most unruly hair. Plus, the formula is super-effective but won't weigh down your locks or feel greasy.

    Fekkai Brilliant Glossing crème, $20, Fekkai.com

  9. Honorable Mention Styling Cream

    shu uemura styling cram

    Referred to by hairstylists as "liquid gold," just a pea-size amount of this deep-conditioning product will leave hair softer and more polished.

    Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Nourishing Oil-in-Cream, $46, ShuUemuraArtOfHair-USA.com

  10. Best Defrizzer

    Garnier frizz serum

    Even the most humid honeymoon destination is no match for this frizz fighter. Work a few drops through hair to keep the fuzzies at bay for hours.

    Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine anti-frizz serum, $6, GarnierUSA.com

  11. Honorable Mention Defrizzer

    john frieda defrizzer

    If you have naturally coarse or thick hair, this is the serum for you. It makes dry, brittle hair dramatically softer and leaves behind a lustrous shine that lasts for hours.

    John Frieda Frizz Ease Original 6 Effects serum, $10, Ulta.com

  12. Best Hair Spray

    oribe hairspray

    Mighty enough to hold an updo in place, but still flexible enough for a down 'do, this ultrafine mist is our go-to spray for any hairstyle.

    Editor's Note: "It's a bit of a splurge, but once you try this hair spray, you'll be hooked. You can use it as a styling spray to tame flyaways or lock down freshly curled hair, and it's never stiff or sticky. Plus, it smells like a rose garden, which never hurts!" —Sarah Love, Associate Photo Editor

    Oribe Superfine hair spray, $33, Oribe.com

  13. Honorable Mention Hair Spray

    Pantene hairspray

    This alcohol-free formula gives crazy hold, without any stiffness or stickiness.

    Pantene Airspray hair spray, $5, Target.com


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