AND THE OFFICIAL 7TH ANNUAL TOTALBEAUTY.COM WINNERS ARE...

We tried and tested thousands of beauty products to bring you our Editors' Picks – the holy-grail items that really work. And we asked you, our readers, to weigh in with your must-haves for our Readers' Choice Awards. Here, we bring you the 2016 TotalBeauty Award winners – the best of the best beauty products that are sure to give you your best selfie yet. No filters necessary, because these products are that good.

Blow Dryer
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EDITORS' PICK

DevaCurl DevaDryer & DevaFuser

This powerful dryer blew away editors (pun intended) with its record-breaking drying time of five minutes or less. The included diffuser features a unique shape that makes it easy to dry your hair right at the roots.

READERS' CHOICE

Conair Infiniti Nano Silver Tourmaline Ceramic Hair Styler

My hair feels so much softer and healthier because of this dryer. I had so much shine in my hair after using this dryer, and my drying time significantly decreased. Plus, I love the multiple heat settings.

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Babyliss Pro Ferrari Rapido Dryer

Extremely light, quiet and fast are the first words that come to mind when describing this dryer. It weighs less than a pound and uses negative ions to smooth hair and nix frizz.

READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTION

Babyliss Pro TT Tourmaline Titanium 5000 Dryer

This dryer does a fantastic job at drying and smoothing very thick hair in ten minutes tops. I've noticed that it keeps my hair smooth and shiny with some volume, and can straighten my spiral curls without the use of a flatiron.

Brush/Comb
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EDITORS' PICK

Tangle Teezer Blow-Styling Tool

Get a Drybar-worthy sleek blowout with this paddle brush. The unique teeth easily comb through medium-to-long hair, whisking away excess water and reducing drying time.

READERS' CHOICE

The Wet Brush

This brush makes my hair smoother, manageable and shinier -- and cuts down on my dry time. I had a lot of trouble with my hair tangling and knotting up, but this brush keeps my strands frizz- and tangle-free.

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The Wet Brush Speed Dry

The superflexible bristles on this curved brush resist heat up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. And it gently molds to the shape of your scalp to detangle hair from root to tip and cut down drying time.

READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTION

Aveda Wooden Paddle Brush

I use this brush every day to get knots and tangles out after the shower. It also dries large portions of your hair at once while you blow-dry, cutting down on drying time. Plus, its natural bristles leave hair silky-smooth.

Conditioner
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EDITORS' PICK

HairArt Moisture Healing Conditioner 7-in-1

The sleek packaging, delicious smell and superb detangling abilities of this sulfate- and paraben-free conditioner will have you convinced it costs more than a mere $10. It leaves hair soft, shiny and nourished.

READERS' CHOICE

Pantene Pro-V Ice Shine Conditioner

This conditioner's formula always leaves my hair feeling smooth and manageable, and the scent is just lovely, I always walk out with a glossy mane after using this stuff.

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Herbal Essences Naked Smooth and Soft Conditioner

A paraben-free drugstore gem that leaves hair supersoft and smooth. The invigorating sweet almond and mint scent subtly lingers throughout the day.

READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTION

Aussie Mega Moist Conditioner

I was surprised by how thick and creamy this conditioner is, and it smells so good. My hair is super soft after I use it, and I've noticed that my heat-abused hair is less dry.

Curly Hair Product
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EDITORS' PICK

DevaCurl SuperCream Coconut Curl Styler

Nourish your curls with this coconut-scented styling cream that leaves spirals soft and defined without weighing hair down or making it greasy.

READERS' CHOICE

SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie

I'm a natural girl and this heavenly smelling conditioner makes my hair supersoft. It offers great moisture benefits and maintains curls without the frizz.

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Bumble and Bumble Bb. Curl Pre-Style/Re-Style Primer

Use this multipurpose product on damp hair to detangle, define and condition curls. Then, use it the next day on dry hair to reshape your style sans crunchiness.

READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTION

Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl Scrunching Gel

I have very curly, very dry and very big hair, and this gel keeps my hair in check. It smells amazing, eliminates frizz and defines curls. It's amazing, especially for the price.

Deep Conditioner
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EDITORS' PICK

DevaCurl SuperCream Coconut Curl Styler

Nourish your curls with this coconut-scented styling cream that leaves spirals soft and defined without weighing hair down or making it greasy.

READERS' CHOICE

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist

This product works wonders. Not only does it smell fabulous, it really conditions and repairs damaged hair without weighing it down. It always leaves my hair feeling silky and hydrated.

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Pai-Shau Supreme Revitalizing Mask

This mask uses the brand's signature Exotic Tea Complex (a blend of potent, concentrated steeped teas) to condition hair. In addition to making hair soft and frizz-free, it adds volume -- pretty much unheard of in a hair mask.

READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTION

L'Oreal Paris Hair Expert Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm

This mask really helps repair damage done by color treatments and heat, and seals up the hair cuticle to keep it from breaking further. It leaves my hair incredibly smooth and has a lovely fragrance. You don't need an expensive hair mask when you have this ultra-moisturizing drugstore find.

Dry Shampoo
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EDITORS' PICK

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo

We dare you not to fall in love with this dry shampoo. Its life-changing formula smells so fresh and soaks up both oil and sweat (making it ideal post-gym). It brushes out to reveal hair that looks and feels freshly washed.

READERS' CHOICE

Dove Refresh+Care Invigorating Dry Shampoo

This product is amazing for creating volume in flat hair without giving you the white residue. It quickly absorbs into your hair, leaving it silky and smooth like you just had a blowout.

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Elizabeth and James Nirvana Dry Shampoo

Greasy roots and stinky hair are two dead giveaways that you haven't shampooed recently. This dry shampoo takes care of both with a rice starch-based formula that absorbs oil, adds volume and is delicately scented with one of the brand's two fragrances: Nirvana Black or Nirvana White.

READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTION

Batiste Dry Shampoo

It smells amazing and really freshens my hair when it's dirty and starting to get greasy. Also, this doesn't leave the white residue like a lot of other dry shampoos.

Finishing Spray
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EDITORS' PICK

Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray

Give your hair some oomph with this argan-oil infused texture spray. A few quick sprays make hair look effortlessly piecey, tousled and sexy. (Bonus: It smells amazing.)

READERS' CHOICE

Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Brilliantine Shine Glossing Spray

A little goes a long way with this shine spray. All you need are a couple spritzes to add noticeable shine to hair without looking greasy. It's a great price for a perfect finish.

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Kevin Murphy Doo.Over Dry Powder Finishing Hairspray

Lifeless strands are a thing of the past thanks to this multitasking volumizer, dry shampoo, texturizer hybrid. The signature Kevin Murphy scent is the only fragrance you need to wear.

READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTION

Bumble and Bumble Thickening Dryspun Finish

I have fine hair that is pretty thick, so trying to create volume and make it last beyond five minutes has never happened for me before. Using this, my hair has volume and it stays. It's amazing and supereasy to use.

Hair Color/Color-Enhancer
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EDITORS' PICK

StriVectin Hair Color Care Vibrancy Booster

Revive dull hair color in just three minutes with this in-shower treatment. In addition to breathing life back into your color, it deep conditions and makes hair impossibly glossy.

READERS' CHOICE

L'Oreal Paris Excellence Creme

My stylist praised the condition of my hair and the color's staying power after I used this dye. The color lasts forever without fading, plus it leaves my hair conditioned, soft and feeling even healthier than before I dyed it.

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Clairol Nice 'n Easy Born Red

Red hair is notoriously difficult to maintain. That's where Clairol comes in. It blends together three different red tones -- in one step -- for ultra-natural, ultra-pretty results.

READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTION

John Frieda Precision Foam Colour

This foaming hair color is so easy to apply, doesn't drip and colors hair evenly. It gives me natural-looking and long-lasting color with a ton of shine. It also does a great job at covering pesky grays.

Hair Serum
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EDITORS' PICK

Dove Regenerative Nourishment Serum-In-Oil

Smooth this hair-strengthening serum-oil hybrid onto dry hair to control pesky frizz; apply it before blow-drying for a soft and full blowout. Either way, hair is left shiny, healthy and soft.

READERS' CHOICE

John Frieda Frizz Ease Expert Finish Polishing Serum

This serum is a powerhouse at shielding strands against the heat of blow-dryers, curling or straightening tools and UV damage. It extends the life of color, and makes hair frizz-free and radiant.

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Marula Light Hair Treatment & Styling Oil

Step up your hair game with this marula plant stem cell-infused hair oil that actually works to repair hair while protecting it from heat and the environment. Hello, shiny hair that would make Karlie Kloss jealous.

READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTION

Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum

Whenever I use this serum, my ends are silky smooth, shiny and straight. It really tones down any frizz and flyaways that happen throughout the day, and is very hydrating for coarse and dry hair.

Hairspray
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EDITORS' PICK

Pantene Pro-V Airspray Flexible Hold Hairspray

This innovative hairspray edges out the competition with an alcohol-free formula that provides touchable, non-crunchy hold.

READERS' CHOICE

Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray

This hairspray holds style without weighing down or leaving hair stiff. If anything, my hair is shinier and smoother, and flyaways disappear instantly when I use this hairspray.

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Verb Ghost Hairspray

Buh-bye, telltale hairspray smell and sticky residue. This invisible hairspray sets your style but still allows movement. It also contains a blend of moringa oil and glycerin to keep hair from turning dry and crunchy.

READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTION

Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray

If you're battling humid weather, this hairspray will hold your rebellious hair in place. It keeps hair intact while leaving strands soft and adding some shine.

Heat Styling Tool
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EDITORS' PICK

Remington UV-Baked Ceramic Straightener

This straightener has got the kind of lovin' that can be so smooth -- for your hair, that is. It heats up in about 30 seconds and straightens each section of hair with a single swipe. The adjustable heat and ceramic plates effectively banish all traces of frizz.

READERS' CHOICE

Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray

This hairspray holds style without weighing down or leaving hair stiff. If anything, my hair is shinier and smoother, and flyaways disappear instantly when I use this hairspray.

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GHD Platinum Styler

Protect your hair from heat damage with this high-tech straightener, which stays at a steady 365 degrees -- the optimal temperature for straightening every hair type. Hair is left sleek and shiny, not dry or fried.

READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTION

Conair Infiniti Pro Professional Nano Tourmaline Ceramic 1-1/4" Curling Iron

This curling iron was built to last -- I've had mine for years and it still makes my hair shiny and my curls defined for days. The barrel is smooth and coated with ceramic so it doesn't tug hair either.

Leave-In Conditioner/Detangler
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EDITORS' PICK

Drybar Mr. Incredible The Ultimate Leave-In Conditioner

If you want a great-performing product that makes detangling crazy-easy, look no further than Mr. Incredible. It has an aerosol-like spray nozzle that evenly and quickly mists your entire head and a divine scent you'll want to smell all day.

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It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product

A great primer for all hairstyles, it's light and moisturizing, leaves shine and protects my hair from the elements. It's a must-have product.

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White Sands Spray Leave In Conditioner

Treat your hair to some serious TLC with this reparative leave-in spray. Ingredients like green tea leaf and silk proteins leave hair luxuriously soft and tangle-free.

READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTION

Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Intensely Smooth Leave-In Conditioning Cream

If you have dry, unmanageable hair, this cream will add noticeable shine while making your strands smooth and sleek. A little goes a long way, and the scent is refreshing and light.

Shampoo
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EDITORS' PICK

Kérastase Résistance Bain Thérapiste

An ultra-creamy formula and delicate scent make this damage-repairing shampoo feel exceptionally luxurious. It contains a sap sourced from a plant that can come back to life after 10 years near death -- so just imagine what it can do for your color-treated hair.

READERS' CHOICE

Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Shampoo

I love the invigorating scent and feeling of this tingling shampoo on my scalp, and that it really deeply cleans and removes residue.

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Briogeo Blossom & Bloom Ginseng + Biotin Volumizing Shampoo

Flat hair sufferers, rejoice: You'll find a savior in this organic, sulfate-free shampoo. It makes hair full, soft, bouncy and generally shampoo commercial-worthy. Plus, the zesty orange scent is divine.

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Dove Intensive Repair Shampoo

It's very rich and you don't need a lot for a nice, thick lather. It rinses clean and leaves hair surprisingly untangled. My thin, weak hair really does feel softer and stronger after using this.

Shampoo for Color-Treated Hair
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EDITORS' PICK

Pureology Nano Works Gold Shampoo

Faded hair color? Not on this shampoo's watch. A blend of marula oil, shea butter and vitamin E repair strands and protect them from color-ruining UVA/UVB rays.

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L'Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Color Care System Moisture Shampoo

This sulfate-free shampoo seems to strengthen my hair and mend my split ends. I like that it also adds shine and softness, and my color lasts much longer paired with this.

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ColorProof SignatureBlonde Violet Shampoo

Brassy hair is every blonde's worst nightmare. The latest in violet shampoo uses sulfate-free, salt-free surfactants to gently and thoroughly clean hair. It neutralizes any hint of brassiness and protects hair from heat up to 450 degrees.

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Pureology Hydrate Shampoo

I have never used shampoo that makes my hair this soft and moisturized before. My hair is bouncy and full of life, and the spa scent of the shampoo is amazing.

Style Enhancer
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EDITORS' PICK

Pureology Nano Works Gold Shampoo

Faded hair color? Not on this shampoo's watch. A blend of marula oil, shea butter and vitamin E repair strands and protect them from color-ruining UVA/UVB rays.

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Redken Satinwear 02 Prepping Blow-Dry Lotion

This is a great blow-dry lotion that also provides great heat protection. Hair feels silky after applying the lightweight lotion, and it doesn't leave behind any flaky residue.

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Shu Uemura Straightforward Time-Saving Blow Dry Oil Spray

Cut drying time in half with this there-must-be-magic-involved elixir. Spray the omega 3, 6 and 9-rich formula evenly on damp hair and blow-dry section by section for a sleek, shiny blowout in minutes.

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Tigi Catwalk Root Boost

Catwalk Root Boost totally put the va-va-voom back in my hair. I've tried other root-boosting products and this is the only one that didn't leave my roots stiff or crunchy. It gives great volume for a night out.