AND THE OFFICIAL 8TH ANNUAL TOTALBEAUTY AWARD WINNERS ARE...
We put the year's most exciting makeup, hair, face and body launches through the ringer to determine which products were truly worthy of our Editors' Picks seal. And because we trust you, our beauty-obsessed readers, we asked you to place your votes for our Readers' Choice Awards. The result? Our list of 2017 TotalBeauty Award winners – otherwise known as the only products you need on your vanity and in your bathroom this year.
EDITORS' PICKDyson Supersonic
Let's just get this out of the way: This hair dryer is $400. That said, it's an innovative product like we've never seen. The drying time -- even for thick, unruly hair -- is less than five minutes. Truly a beauty game-changer.
READERS' CHOICERemington T-Studio Pearl Ceramic Professional AC Hair Dryer
The airflow is strong and stable, which allows for a faster drying time. I've found that my hair stays straight longer and is softer and smoother when I use this dryer, thanks to its ceramic coils.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONXtava Double Shine Ionic Dryer
With a matte black and rose gold finish, this hair dryer is as chic as it is powerful. Editors especially loved the cool-shot setting and speedy drying time.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONBabyliss Pro TT Tourmaline Titanium 5000 Dryer
Thanks to this hair dryer, it takes me ten minutes to do my hair, and I don't even need to use a flat iron afterwards (and I have coil curls). Plus, this made my strands healthier and shiner.
EDITORS' PICKMoroccanoil Blow-Dry Concentrate
A few pumps of this blow-dry serum transforms wet hair into sleek, shiny strands. Consider this frizz-banisher your ticket to your most polished, silky self.
READERS' CHOICETIGI Bed Head Superstar Blow-Dry Lotion
I use this daily on my baby-fine straight hair. It gives me lots of volume and shine without weighing my hair down or causing it to go flat.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONMadam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Brassica Seed & Shea Oils Silkening Blow Out Creme
Just a small dab of this blowout cream is all you need for smooth, yet voluminous style. The sweet scent and nourishing ingredients are just icing on the cake.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONRedken Satinwear 04: Thermal Smoothing Blow-Dry Lotion
I blow-dry my hair every morning with this product, and it gives me soft, shiny and manageable hair. It definitely transforms strands.
EDITORS' PICKHair Food Sulfate Free Color Protect Conditioner
A sulfate-free conditioner that's a pro at untangling snarls? This drugstore gem checks all the boxes and cultivates seriously silky hair.
READERS' CHOICETresemme Platinum Strength Conditioner
My hair was suffering from severe split ends and breakage. After a few washes with this, my hair was much more manageable and healthier.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONMarulaOil Light Rare Oil Volumizing Conditioner
The featherweight formula keeps hair voluminous and soft, and cold-pressed marula oil protects ends and prevents damage. Bonus: The luxurious scent and texture are reminiscent of a high-end salon experience.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONHerbal Essences Color Me Happy Conditioner for Color-Treated Hair
This conditioner makes my hair shiny and soft. Before, I would stare in horror as my fresh color went down the drain. This protects it, and people ask if I've had my hair done.
EDITORS' PICKHot Tools CurlBar
With an innovative, easy-to-use design and a vibrating timer that lets you know when to release your curl, this L-shaped curling rod imparts effortless-looking curls, from tight spirals to beachy waves.
READERS' CHOICEHot Tools Professional 1" 24K Gold Marcel Iron
This curling iron works great on straight hair. It produces really pretty, fat loose curls (like Lucy Hale or Selena Gomez's) that last all day.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONT3 Volumizing Hot Rollers Luxe
These hot rollers give bouncy, blowout-style hair in less than 15 minutes with zero fuss. No kinks, no uneven spirals -- just shiny, voluminous curls.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONBeachwaver Co. Beachwaver S1
This curling iron instantly tames frizzy tendrils and transforms them into lustrous curls. When I'm in a pinch for time, this iron heats up fast and gets the job done quickly.
EDITORS' PICKCarol's Daughter Pracaxi Nectar Wash n Go Leave-in
Curly girls, consider this your desert-island beauty product. This one product provides frizz-free waves that are defined and shiny the whole day through.
READERS' CHOICESheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie
I love that it's made with lots of natural ingredients and without a bunch of unnecessary additives. It keeps my curls soft, bouncy and tame. It's definitely a new staple for me.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONOuidad Mongongo Oil Multi-Use Curl Treatment
Finally, a multiuse product that can be used on any kind of curl for taming frizz, adding definition and quenching dry ends. Use it as a refresher on second- and third-day hair, or as a serum straight out of the shower.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONPaul Mitchell Round Trip Liquid Curl Definer
I've been battling with my frizzy and unruly, curly hair since I was 14. This product gives me great frizz control and holds my curls naturally without making my hair hard or crunchy.
EDITORS' PICKHerbal Essences White Grapefruit & Mosa Mint Dry Shampoo
If the delectable scent and $6 price tag doesn't suck you in, the root-boosting volume and grease-masking abilities of this dry shampoo will. The tapioca starch base blends into hair seamlessly, even on brunettes.
READERS' CHOICEBatiste Dry Shampoo
This dry shampoo smells amazing and really freshens my hair when it's dirty and starting to get greasy. Unlike other dry shampoos, this doesn't leave a white residue.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONMatrix Style Link Mineral Play Back Dry Shampoo
This dry shampoo is the best fix for scalps approaching oil-slick territory, whether you're simply taking your time between washes or accidentally slathered on too much hair serum. The matte finish makes hair look freshly washed.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONSuave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Dry Shampoo
The smell is strong at first, but it dulls down and smells amazing. This dry shampoo doesn't leave a white residue like so many others and leaves hair supersoft.
EDITORS' PICKRemington T-Studio Thermaluxe Wide Straightener
Consider this product proof that an A+ straightener doesn't need to break the bank. A single swipe through each hair section with this wide-panel flat iron is all you need for pin-straight hair. Plus, it heats up in 30 seconds.
READERS' CHOICECHI Original 1" Ceramic Hairstyling Iron
This makes my hair so silky and smooth, and it stops frizz. It heats up quickly and cuts my straightening time by 75 percent. It's an excellent investment.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONBabylissPro Nano Titanium Prima3000
With a crazy-fast heat-up time and adjustable temperature settings, this straightener is a one-way ticket to long-lasting smoothness and shine. It's especially useful for bangs and short layers, since the beveled edges straighten without lines or kinks.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONRemington Anti-Frizz Therapy 1" Straightener
It glides through hair like it's floating on air and never pulls or snags. It truly makes hair sleek and straight and improves the appearance of frayed ends.
EDITORS' PICKDessange Professional Hair Luxury Salon Color Restore Color Correcting Creme
If you get your brunette from a bottle, rejoice. This color corrector revives dyed brown hair by neutralizing brassy, ginger tones to make your locks as irresistibly chocolatey as they were the day you dyed them.
READERS' CHOICEL'Oreal Paris Excellence Creme
This hair color covers thoroughly -- even wiry gray hairs -- and has a beautiful multi-tonal effect on color.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONSplat Midnight Collection
Rainbow hair is now in your reach, and you don't even need to bleach the heck out of your hair to achieve it. This dye, specially formulated for dark hair, comes in three beautiful jewel tones and lasts up to eight weeks. Oh, and did we mention it's only $9?
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONeSalon Made for You Custom Hair Color
The color is beautiful (literally shimmering), and my hair is soft and shiny. The day after I colored it, a stranger stopped me to tell me how much she liked my color and asked which salon I'd used.
EDITORS' PICKIt's a 10 Potion 10 Miracle Repair Mask
A product truly worthy of a name with miracle in it, this deep conditioner smoothes and repairs like no other. With this hair-care all-star in your arsenal, you can go to bed with a wet head and, miraculously, wake up to perfect hair.
READERS' CHOICEL'Oreal Paris Hair Expert Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm
My hair feels like satin after rinsing, and it doesn't feel heavy or greasy. Dead ends and fly-aways are less visible, and hair is shiny. One of the best deep conditioners I've used in ages.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONDHC Q10 Revitalizing Hair Care Deep Repair Mask
Slather this moisturizing mask on hair that needs an extra boost in the hydration department. It adds bounce, softness and shine without weighing hair down.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONMoroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask
This took my hair from dry, frizzy and over-processed to silky-smooth and shiny. Oh, and it smells amazing.
EDITORS' PICKPantene Gold Series Intense Hydrating Oil
Wet or dry, this hair-smoothing serum will save your hair day. Smooth it on flyaways and use it to tamp down frizz on dry hair, or apply it to wet hair before you blow dry for silky strands.
READERS' CHOICEMoroccanoil Treatment Original
This hair oil controls frizz, and I swear it helped my hair grow faster. It gives hair shine, and it made my hair stronger and less prone to breakage.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONShu Uemura Urban Moisture Hydro-Nourishing Double Serum
Spritz this bi-phase serum onto wet hair and let it air-dry for an effortless, tousled look, or blow-dry for supershiny strands. Antioxidants and vitamin E protect against UV rays and pollutants.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONKerastase Nutritive Serum Oleo-Relax
A dime-size amount of this lightweight oil protects hair from heating and styling tools, adds shine and makes hair soft and strong.
EDITORS' PICKKeranique Micro-Exfoliating Follicle Revitalizing Mask
Buh-bye, buildup. If you've still got last week's dry shampoo clinging to your strands, this hair mask will dissolve it immediately -- along with every other lingering product that's keeping your hair from reaching its mane-like potential.
READERS' CHOICEHead & Shoulders Moisture Care Scalp Soother
This product contains vitamin E, so after one use my scalp felt refreshed, and my hair was moisturized. After using for a month, my scalp wasn't as itchy or irritated as it had been previously. Definitely a keeper.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONHead & Shoulders 3 Action Formula Smooth & Silky Shampoo and Conditioner
This shampoo/conditioner duo is a dandruff-busting dream team: It cleans your scalp thoroughly without stripping it, and leaves hair so touchably smooth. Plus, no telling dandruff shampoo scent -- this stuff smells heavenly.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONKiehl's Deep Micro-Exfoliating Scalp Treatment
This works well to exfoliate the scalp and remove dead skin cells.
EDITORS' PICKTresemme Beauty-Full Volume Flexible Finish Hairspray
With a body-mist worthy scent and a brushable hold, this flexible hairspray will win over even the most hairspray-averse. The light formula doesn't weigh down hair, whether you're going for full and voluminous waves or a romantic updo.
READERS' CHOICEGarnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Hairspray
This gives me the best hold without making my hair too stiff. It makes hair sleek and smooth and keeps frizziness in check.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONGot2b Glam Force Hairspray
When you want glam, crazy-big hair, you've got to break out the big guns -- otherwise known as this hairspray. Nary a stray hair or flyaway will dare wave its wispy head once you've locked down your style with this firm-hold spray.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONHerbal Essences Body Envy Volumizing Hairspray
Whenever I want to volumize or tease my hair, I use this hairspray and am never disappointed. The smell is amazing, and I always receive compliments on it.
EDITORS' PICKFekkai PrX Reparatives Instant Repair Leave-in Conditioner Spray
This multipurpose product makes hair instantly softer, shinier and easier to manage with its detangling properties, while also preventing future damage with added heat protectant ingredients.
READERS' CHOICEMacadamia Natural Oil Nourishing Leave-in Cream
This changed the health of my hair. Before, my strands were dry and frizzy. Now, my hair is so soft, shiny and frizz-free.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONKevin Murphy Leave-in Repair
Snarled, tangle-prone hair has finally met its match in this smoothing detangler. Keep frizz-prone hair in check and reduce breakage by combing a few pumps through towel-dried hair.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONNexxus Humectress Luxe Lightweight Conditioning Mist
This leave-in conditioner is a must-have in my hair care routine. It leaves my hair soft, bouncy and moisturized.
EDITORS' PICKTigi Bed Head Big Head Volume Boosting Foam
Ready for weightless volume? Distributed evenly through hair, this provides a subtle, long-lasting lift to your everyday hairstyle without leaving hair tacky or sticky.
READERS' CHOICESexy Hair Big Sexy Hair Root Pump Plus
This really pumps up thin, bodiless hair and adds fullness that other products can't, without making it heavy or losing shine. Two thumbs up!
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONKristin Ess Instant Lift Volumizing Mousse
Fake full, thick hair with this chicly packaged volumizer from Lauren Conrad's stylist. This mousse plumps up hair from the root for Connie Britton-level volume.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONNexxus Mousse Plus Volumizing Foam
It's lightweight and alcohol-free, so it keeps hair soft and shiny, while providing some serious volume.
EDITORS' PICKShu Uemura Urban Moisture Hyrdo-Nourishing Shampoo
Revive dead ends, and welcome healthy bounce back into your hair with this moisturizing shampoo. A blend of moringa and red micro algae extracts repairs dryness and eliminates frizz.
READERS' CHOICEPantene Pro-V Ice Shine Shampoo
After I'd mistreated my hair with flat irons, curling irons and other styling tools, this shampoo revived my stressed hair and gave it great shine.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONHerbal Essences Argan Oil of Morocco Shampoo
This gentle, paraben-free shampoo is a drugstore steal that adds life to lackluster hair. Plus, with a scent that includes vanilla and spices, you'll want to huff this shampoo all day.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONHerbal Essences Smooth Collection Shampoo
This shampoo smells like flowers, and the fragrance lasts all day. My hair felt soft and looked amazing with all the added shine this gave me.
EDITORS' PICKIGK Down & Out Dirty Spray
Grip, texture, volume -- this dirty texturizing spray leaves hair tousled in a DGAF, cool-girl way. Add the tiniest bit to hair, starting at the ends and working up, to create a perfectly executed bedhead hairstyle.
READERS' CHOICEOribe Dry Texturizing Spray
This is a great fresher-upper for your hair. It smells amazing, adds great volume to limp locks and holds all day.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONDavines This is a Dry Texturizer
Save your second-day hair with this lightweight, moisture-boosting texture spray. Besides adding volume and hold, the delectable scent sticks around all day.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONKMS Hair Play Sea Salt Spray
If you want beachy, textured, tousled waves then you'll love this. It's also perfect for fine hair types because it's lightweight and adds a ton of fullness.
EDITORS' PICKLiving Proof Full Dry Volume Blast
If you're looking for '80s-level, finger-in-a-socket hair height possibilities, consider this volumizer your gift from the hair gods. The effect is instantaneous, and amazingly leaves hair soft, not tacky or weighed down. Its layer-defining qualities and ability to sub as a dry shampoo and texturizer had editors praising it to the high heavens.
READERS' CHOICERedken Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam
It gives fine, limp hair a lift and fullness that lasts all day long and doesn't leave hair feeling sticky or stiff. Just spritz it at the roots for quick volume.
EDITORS' PICK HONORABLE MENTIONBhave Gunpowder Dust
Sexy, amped-up volume in bottle form that can also double as dry shampoo in a pinch. A trigger delivery system helps ensure you're spraying exactly the amount you need -- and a little goes a long, long way toward messy, bombshell hair.
READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTIONKenra Volume Spray 25
This a great, versatile hairspray. A couple spritzes produce a soft hold. Spritz a few more, and a tornado couldn't undo your hairstyle.