2017 Beauty Awards: Hair
Best Frizz Fighter
Outdoor wedding? Humid honeymoon at the beach? This mighty mist infused with six lightweight oils works to detangle, de-frizz and protect even the wildest strands from the elements, making it your new best friend.
Editor's Note: "This product feels very light (not oily at all), and kept my hair sleek and smooth. I used it before blow-drying my hair and it looked great for two days—no frizz at all." —Kelly Rowland, Assitant Managing Editor, The Studio @ XO
Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat/UV protective primer, $28,BumbleandBumble.com
Best Dry Shampoo
Most dry shampoos are aerosol sprays that can leave a sticky residue. This one is a fine, non-whitening powder dispensed through a narrow nozzle, which allows you to apply it right at your roots to absorb excess oil and add volume—without the mess.
Editor's Note: "I've always been vary wary of dry shampoos that don't come in an aerosol can, but this was so easy to use, and not only did it get the oil out of my hair, it also added volume (which I desperately need for my second-day hair!)." —Liz Smith, Project Manager, The Studio @ XO
Verb Dry shampoo, $14, VerbProducts.com
Best Shampoo + Conditioner
For that just-left-the-salon shine, this luxe duo delivers pearl proteins during cleansing and sunflower-seed extract when conditioning for a gorgeous, glossy sheen.
Editor's Note: "This luxe combo leaves hair silky and soft. I could go two days without washing my hair or using dry shampoo afterward and it stayed smooth and grease free."—Jessica Molinari, Social Editor
Oribe Brilliance & Shine shampoo, $49, conditioner, $52, Oribe.com
Budget Pick: Best Volumizer
If you’re not a huge fan of hair spray, this is a great alternative for providing a bit of hold while also boosting body. (And we’re talking real va-va-voom volume.)
Editor's Note: "After spraying it, I combed my fingers in my hair to work it through, and I had noticeably more volume for the rest of the day." —Kristen Maxwell Cooper, Executive Editor
Nexxus Comb Thru finishing mist, $13, Nexxus.com
There’s a reason hairstylists tell you not to have freshly washed hair when you want an updo: The texture of lived-in locks is more responsive to styling. This finishing spray gives you that same optimal grip, without the oily feel.
Editor's Note: "I've never used texturizer before, but now I'm sold. I have a wavy texture to my hair that always falls flat, but using this really added volume and made my waves look touseled and fresh. Even a day after washing my hair, it didn't make it feel oily, which is what usually happens after loading my roots with product. Oh, and I love that the brand doesn't test on animals!"—Andie Fowler, Assistant Editor
Amika Un.Done texture spray, $24, LoveAmika.com
Readers' Choice: Best Hair Spray
The alcohol-free formula of this aerosol hair spray sets your style in place, but is flexible enough to allow for adjustments, should you decide to change it up with a new ’do after your ceremony.
Pantene Airspray Flexible Hold hair spray, $7, Pantene.com
Best Curling Iron
Perfect for wedding-related events where you don’t have a glam team on hand, this automatic curling iron rotates according to the side you’re styling to create polished waves.
Beachwaver Pro 1.25, $199, Beachwaver.com
Best Hair Dryer
The Rolls-Royce of hair dryers, this compact tool has a small but mighty motor that’s light enough to be housed inside its handle. Its innovative heat control and airflow settings mean even those of us with unruly manes get a faster, smoother blowout.
Dyson Supersonic hair dryer, $400, Dyson.com
Best Styling Wand
Spiral curls for the shower, beachy waves for the bachelorette and old-Hollywood hair for the rehearsal dinner—all created with this magic wand that comes with three interchangeable barrels of varying shapes and sizes.
T3 Whirl Trio interchangeable styling wand, $270, T3Micro.com
Best Flat Iron
This sleek styler can be used for both pin-straight strands and loose, undone waves. By spreading heat evenly across its plates at an optimal temperature (anything above 365 degrees is too hot), hair can be manipulated—with minimal damage in one quick, snag-free pass.
ghd Platinum styler, $249, GHDHair.com
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