AND THE OFFICIAL 9TH ANNUAL TOTALBEAUTY.COM WINNERS ARE...

We've done our due diligence by testing hundreds of new beauty product launches for our Editors' Picks — and you've done yours by casting your votes for the Readers' Choice winners. Now, it's finally time to see which beauty products reign supreme as the winners of the 2018 TotalBeauty Awards. Get ready to meet your new favorites.

Blow Dryer
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EDITORS' PICK

T3 Cura LUXE Hair Dryer

This lightweight dryer has all of the bells and whistles you never knew you needed: Five heat and two speed settings, a volume booster switch and an auto pause sensor when you release the handle, to name a few. You'll be able to dry your hair in less time and your ears will thank you as it's much quieter than most dryers.

READERS' CHOICE

Dyson Supersonic

This dryer was everything I expected. AMAZING power behind it, dries hair incredibly fast and leaves my hair nice and smooth.

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Harry Josh Pro Tools Ultra Light Pro Dryer

Whether you're a blowout maven or a hot tools-averse hair newbie, this is the dryer for you. It's so lightweight and cute that pretty much anyone can use it with ease — and its mint green appearance will always put a smile on your face.

READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTION

BabylissPro Rapido Professional Dryer

This dryer weighs around a pound or less and packs a huge punch in terms of dry time. It takes about 5 minutes to completely dry my long hair and it's not very loud at all.

Blowout Cream
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EDITORS' PICK

Shu Uemura Blow Dry Beautifier Thermo BB Serum

This lightweight serum gives the perfect blowout. It imparts shine and smoothness to hair while protecting it from heat damage and humidity. And it smells amazing.

READERS' CHOICE

Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream

Just a little of this applied before blow-drying makes an enormous difference in the look and feel of my long, color-treated hair. It's silky smooth for the first time in many years!

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Oribe Straight Away Smoothing Blowout Cream

For a super luxurious blowout at home, look to Oribe. This cream has the classic Oribe scent and tames strands into smooth, shiny perfection.

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Joico K-Pak Smoothing Balm

I hate when I run out of this product. I have a cupboard full of hair products, but find this one the best to smooth hair. It is worth the money!!

Conditioner
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EDITORS' PICK

Pureology Hydrate Sheer Condition

Looking to add serious moisture to strands without any weight? This conditioner has an amazing herbal scent and adds weightless moisture so hair is soft, smooth and voluminous.

READERS' CHOICE

Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Conditioner

When my roots are oily and my hair is itchy from the wind and high humidity and 95-degree weather, this is what I reach for in the summer. It instantly cools the scalp and makes taking care of my hair that much easier!

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OGX Youth Enhancing + Sake Essence Conditioner

Did you know that sake actually has some anti-aging benefits? It stands to reason, since fermented ingredients are all the rage right now in the beauty world. This creamy conditioner adds softness and shine to spare, and the cheery silvery packaging will add some brightness to your shower.

READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTION

Aussie Mega Moist Conditioner

Smells fantastic and the scent lasts all day. My hair felt so soft after the first time I used it — this is definitely at the top of my list now.

Curly Hair Product
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EDITORS' PICK

IGK Sold Out Curl Priming Base Coat

A curl enhancer that actually works (without making your hair crunchy) is a rare find — luckily, IGK has you covered. Add a couple spritzes of this to damp hair and it'll help define your curls while adding some soft shine.

READERS' CHOICE

DevaCurl SuperCream Coconut Curl Styler

This is one of my most favorite curly hair products I have ever tried. I adore the coconut scent and the fact that this does not make my hair greasy or weighed down. I got more definition out of my wavy/curly/straight/confused hair than any other product before and the style made it through 2 days.

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L'Oreal Professionnel Siren Waves Hollywood Waves Defining Elasto-Cream

This serum helps create soft waves, whether you're heat styling or air drying. It defines natural waves quite nicely and helps create a little hold as well.

READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTION

Miss Jessie's Pillow Soft Curls

This product is amazing. It leaves my fine, frizz-prone curls soft, silky and bouncy. A small amount is all that is needed. It does not weigh my curls down or leave them crunchy.

Dry Shampoo
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EDITORS' PICK

Paul Mitchell Neon Sugar Dry Cleanse Shampoo

Have you ever had a dry shampoo that actually made your hair shiny? Well, this one does. It tames second-day hair (or third or fourth, we're not judging) like a dream, soaking up excess oil while helping your hair live its best life. You'll also love the sweet scent.

READERS' CHOICE

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo

This stuff is incredible. It makes even sweaty, greasy hair look and smell fresh and clean. It's unlike any dry shampoo I've tried before (and I'm a connoisseur).

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Hair Food Sulfate Free Color Protect Dry Shampoo Infused With White Nectarine & Pear Fragrance

With its light, fruity scent, this dry shampoo is ideal for your midweek pick-me-up. It also happens to be sulfate-free and quite the bargain.

READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTION

Dove Refresh + Care Volume & Fullness Dry Shampoo

Mmmm... the smell is heavenly! And this works like a charm to soak up grease. The affordable price is just the icing on the cake. Probably my favorite drugstore dry shampoo.

Hair Color/Color-Enhancer
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EDITORS' PICK

Lime Crime Unicorn Hair Dye

For some serious fantasy color that is vegan and cruelty-free, look to Lime Crime. The brand's Unicorn Hair Dyes give you the colors you crave while protecting and softening strands. The delicious scent is just the icing on top.

READERS' CHOICE

Overtone Deep Treatment

The product changed my life and my hair! There is no better way to color and care for your colored hair, I know, I have tried them ALL and this IS the best!

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Joico Color Butter

This no-muss, no-fuss treatment makes maintaing color easy even for the laziest of us. It has major staying power and is very nourishing (a major boon for stressed-out, color-treated hair).

READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTION

Pravana ChromaSilk Vivids

If you have a tiny bit of skill and some pre-lightened hair, you can use this to create some gorgeous unicorn color. Grab some gloves, Vaseline and apply to the bleached sections (or allover, if light enough). Your hair will be so vivid and pretty.

Hair Mask
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EDITORS' PICK

Matrix Total Results Miracle Creator Multi-Tasking Hair Mask

"Miracle" sounds about right. This mask helps tame even the most unruly of frizz, while adding silky shine to spare.

READERS' CHOICE

Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask

I have tried other deep conditioning treatments but none compare to this lovely product. It has various oils and butters to penetrate every part of the hair shaft and boy, does it do a good job!

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Carol's Daughter Almond Milk Ultra-Nourishing Hair Mask

Smelling a bit like an almond cookie, this hair mask will truly save damaged strands. Apply and let it sit to smooth fried ends and give you some seriously conditioned hair.

READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTION

Amika Nourishing Mask

This mask smells divine! It contains no silicone so the treatment ingredients actually penetrate the hair shaft, making it strong, supple and really shiny

Hair Serum/Oil
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EDITORS' PICK

Wella Professionals Oil Reflections Light Luminous Reflective Oil

Need hair magic in a bottle? This gorgeously scented oil lends softness and shine to your hair, adding in hydration without weighing strands down. Holy. Grail.

READERS' CHOICE

Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum

This product is my must-have for blow-drying my hair. It reduces the frizziness and the time it takes to dry. It makes it shiny and soft and doesn't weigh it down and you only need a dollop. It's great!

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Ouai Rose Hair & Body Oil

The delicate rose scent feels super luxe when applied to strands. It gives a glossy sheen to blowouts and leaves hair soft and frizz-free. Bonus, it also does double duty as a body moisturizer.

READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTION

Kerastase Elixir Ultime Original Hair Oil

Adds a ton of shine to hair! I used it on dry hair and it made it so soft and super shiny. It smells amazing as well.

Hairspray
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EDITORS' PICK

Garnier Fructis Style Frizz Guard Anti-Frizz Dry Spray

This genius spray is a miracle worker. A couple of spritzes tame frizz without adding any stickiness, dulling your shine or making your hair greasy. You're going to want to stash a bottle at work, your car, your SO's house ... and luckily, at this price, you can.

READERS' CHOICE

Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray

This hairspray adds a lot of shine, makes your hair feel good and it smells good, too.

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Fekkai One To Hold Hairspray

If you're looking for something between a strong hold and a brushable hold, this hairspray is for you. It smells amazing and really sets your style into place without any crunchiness.

READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTION

Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Hairspray

I've been using this hairspray for a while now. It's cheap and smells great. I use it to fight humidity whether I'm air-drying my curly hair or straightening it.

Heat Styling Tool
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EDITORS' PICK

Drybar The Wrap Party Styling Wand

This reverse-tapered wand gives the perfect beach waves. The ceramic barrel heats up to the temperature of your choice to really make your style last. The iron itself fits comfortably in your hand and gets the job done quickly.

READERS' CHOICE

GHD Gold Professional 1" Styler

It's amazing how fast it heats up and also how lightweight it is. I have medium hair and with this flat iron my hair was done sooo fast.

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Hot Tools Wide Plate 1 1/4 Inch Digital Salon Flat Iron

Looking for silky straight strands on the quick? This flat iron heats up fast and uses minimal heat to get the job done. Plus, thanks to the ceramic plates, your hair will get a little extra shine.

READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTION

Conair Infiniti Pro Curling Iron 1 1/4"

I always buy Conair curling irons because they are well designed, last a very long time, are inexpensive and easy to use. I like this one because it heats up quickly to any temperature I need and I love the automatic shutoff option so I don't have to wonder and worry all day whether I shut my curling iron off.

Leave-In Conditioner/Detangler
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EDITORS' PICK

Suave Avocado + Olive Oil Leave-In Conditioner

This nifty leave-in product is so good that you'll find yourself absentmindly running your fingers through your hair all day, no joke. The avocado and olive oil are perfect for pampering your strands and your wallet will love the price tag as well.

READERS' CHOICE

It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product

It says it does 10 things AND ACTUALLY DOES THEM!! The smell is so good I get compliments all day long and it makes your hair so silky and smooth you can't stop touching it!

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It's a 10 Silk Express Miracle Silk Leave-In Product

Spritz and be amazed at how easy it is to run a comb through damp hair. You'll notice it's much softer and shinier than ever before.

READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTION

Drybar Mr. Incredible The Ultimate Leave-In Conditioner

This leaves hair soft and smells soooo nice. Also, the aerosol-like spray nozzle makes it easy to mist your entire head with it — instead of just a couple of patches.

Shampoo
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EDITORS' PICK

Herbal Essences Refresh Micellar Water & Blue Ginger Shampoo

This micellar and blue ginger formula leaves strands feeling squeaky clean, minus the drying effects of a clarifying shampoo. Instead, you are left with soft, shiny strands that smell amazing.

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Pureology Pure Volume Shampoo

This is by far the best shampoo I've ever used. It gets my hair clean and adds volume without stripping it of moisture.

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Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo

This shampoo physically exfoliates your scalp, gently. You'll feel so refreshed, especially since the charcoal adds to the purifying power of the exfoliants — but don't fear, the coconut oil keeps it from being too harsh or stripping.

READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTION

Herbal Essences Smooth Collection Shampoo

I love the fragrance and it cleans my hair very well and keeps it shiny after showering. I can't live without this shampoo!

Texture/Beach Spray
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EDITORS' PICK

R+Co Sail Soft Wave Spray

You can't beat R+Co for pretty-as-a-picture packaging and that's just one of this texturizing spray's charms. Formulated to be used on both wet and dry hair, it helps enhance waves with just a couple spritzes and scrunches.

READERS' CHOICE

Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray

Gives you great just-surfed-and-lounged-at-the-beach-like-a-goddess hair. Smells great and has never made my hair sticky or crunchy.

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Volaire Air Magic Texturizing Spray

It really does work like magic. Spritz your second-day hair and fluff for amazing volume and gorgeous piecey texture.

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Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

This is a great fresher-upper for your hair. It smells amazing, adds great volume to my limp locks and holds all day.

Volumizer
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EDITORS' PICK

KMS AddVolume Liquid Dust

A small pump of this volumizing serum works wonders to plump up your roots. Apply to damp hair and blowdry for extra lift and shape that holds all through the day.

READERS' CHOICE

Sexy Hair Big Sexy Hair Root Pump Plus

This product is easy to use and really does add a lot of volume. It really plumped up my roots. It smelled lovely, but not overpowering and most importantly, wasn't heavy.

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ColorProof SuperPlump Thickening Blow Dry Thickening Spray

Specially formulated for color-treated hair, this volumizer boosts your 'do without adding any stickiness or stiffness. You'll love your hair's touchable texture.

READERS' CHOICE HONORABLE MENTION

Redken Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam

Gives mega volume without residue or build-up. I love the way it smells and it leaves hair shiny and bouncy!