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WELCOME TO THE 12TH ANNUAL TOTALBEAUTY AWARDS

We tested and you voted…get ready to meet the best beauty products of the year.

Blowout Cream
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EDITORS' PICK

Kerastase Chronologiste Thermique Regenerant Blow Dry Primer

This blowout cream offers heat protection up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, but that’s not all. It also tames frizz up to 24 hours and seals hair cuticles for a shiny, smooth, salon-worthy blowout at home.

READERS' CHOICE

It's a 10 Blow Dry Miracle H2O Shield

This multipurpose styling spray does it all. It blocks humidity, fights frizz, protects hair against heat damage, detangles, shields color and preserves your blowout.

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Conditioner
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EDITORS' PICK

Kitsch Deep-Moisturizing Conditioner Bar

We know, we couldn’t believe it either at first. This conditioning bar (yes, bar!) is the real deal. It’s loaded with shine-enhancing, moisturizing ingredients like coconut oil and shea butter and it’s incredibly eco-friendly. One bar should last up to 100 washes!

READERS' CHOICE

R+Co Sun Catcher Power C Boosting Leave-In Conditioner

Suitable for all hair types, this leave-in conditioner softens, detangles and tames frizz. It’s super versatile. Use it on damp hair or dry hair or alone or layered under styling products.

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Ethique Hydrating Conditioner Concentrate

If you cringe each time you throw out a plastic bottle, then this is the product for you. This concentrated conditioner bar formulated with cocoa butter and vitamin B5 comes inside a plastic-free box. Just mix it with boiling water and you have a liquid product.

Curly Hair Product
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EDITORS' PICK

Living Proof Curl Enhancer

Define your natural waves with this curl-enhancing styling product. Designed especially for wavy hair, it fights frizz, enhances texture, boosts shine and lightly hydrates. You can even use it on colored and chemically-treated hair.

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Dry Shampoo
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EDITORS' PICK

Tresemme Pro Pure Dry Shampoo

So fresh and so clean! This dry shampoo utilizes tapioca starch to gently get rid of excess oil and odors with no visible residue in sight. It’s perfect for post-workout use or on days you’re just too lazy to wash your hair.

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Hair Color/Color-Enhancer
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EDITORS' PICK

dpHUE Sun & City Mist

The sun and pollution can seriously fade your dye job. Enter this mist, which protects your color from the elements with a slew of UV-inhibiting ingredients. Oh yeah, it refreshes second-day hair and smells amazing, too.

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R+Co Bright Shadows Root Touch-Up Spray

Instantly cover regrowth and grays no salon visit required. This magic root touch-up spray comes in seven shades to match a wide range of hair colors and has zero stickiness or transfer.

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Suntouched Hair Lightener Light / Medium Hair

Available in options for light and medium hair, this lightening spray will lighten your hair up to three shades without turning it orange. It uses natural extracts and heat-activated technology to bring out your natural highlights no matter the time of year.

Hair Mask
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EDITORS' PICK

IGK Offline 3-Minute Hydration Hair Mask

Bring sad hair back to life in as little as three minutes. This hair mask transforms dry, damaged and color-treated hair into the shiny, healthy hair of your dreams.

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Hair Serum/Oil
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EDITORS' PICK

Olaplex Intensive Bond Building Hair Treatment

If you have damaged hair, this intensive serum is a must. It strengthens strands by rebuilding broken and weakened hair bonds and primes your mane for deeper repair to intensify the results of Olaplex’s other products.

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Living Proof Curl Moisturizing Shine Oil

Better curl days are here. This shine-enhancing oil moisturizes and smooths curls. It can be used on wet or dry hair as well as alone or layered with other styling products.

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Matrix Total Results High Amplify Shine Rinse

This cutting-edge shine treatment has a water-like, weightless formula that works fast. In just eight seconds it detangles and boosts shine.

Hairspray
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EDITORS' PICK

Matrix Total Results High Amplify Flexible Hold Hairspray

Lock your hairstyle in place with this flexible hairspray that provides all-over volume and shine. The ultra fine mist tames frizz and leaves hair manageable and static-free.

READERS' CHOICE

Tresemme Volume Thickening Spray

Pump up the volume on fine hair in just one spritz. This thickening spray foam creates tons of body and lift without leaving your hair sticky or stiff.

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Heat Styling Tool
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EDITORS' PICK

Amika Hair Blow Dryer Brush

Yes, you can get a salon-quality blowout without leaving home. All you have to do is pick up this two-in-one heat styling tool that combines a round hairbrush with a blowdryer for a quick, bouncy blowout.

READERS' CHOICE

GHD Helios Professional Hair Dryer

Raise your at-home blowout game to new heights with this professional blowdryer. The premium styling tool has a bespoke contoured nozzle, a lightweight grip and various power and temperature controls so you can easily find what works best for you.

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InfinitiPRO by CONAIR Frizz-Free Compact Dryer

This bargain blowdryer (it clocks in at less than $30!) holds its own against more expensive competitors. It features ionic and ceramic technology to cut down on damage and frizz.

Leave-In Conditioner/Detangler
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EDITORS' PICK

Pantene Miracle Rescue Deep Conditioning Treatment

This deep conditioning, detangling treatment costs less than $10, but is just as effective as pricier products. It’s lightweight enough to use every single time you wash yet offers a ton of moisture for hair you can run your hands through.

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Shampoo
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EDITORS' PICK

Kitsch Clarifying Shampoo Bar

This eco-friendly shampoo bar clarifies hair without stripping or drying it out. Plus, the tea tree and mint essential oils in the formula turn your shower into a spa.

READERS' CHOICE

Ethique Hydrating Shampoo Concentrate

Ditch the plastic! This concentrated shampoo bar is housed in a plastic-free box and makes for a fun DIY project. Mix it with boiling water to create a rich, liquid shampoo that cleanses hair without stripping it of essential moisture.

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Matrix Total Results High Amplify Root Up Wash Shampoo

This silicone-free clarifying shampoo removes oil and buildup, which can weigh down fine hair, from your roots so you can enjoy more voluminous hair.

Volumizer
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EDITORS' PICK

Authentic Beauty Concept Amplify Mousse

Add body and volume and protect hair against heat damage with this medium-hold mousse. The vegan formula is lightweight so hair feels soft to the touch.

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Volumizer/Texture/Beach Spray
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EDITORS' PICK

Sun Bum Dry Texture Spray

This texturizing spray adds volume and texture so hair looks and feels fuller. It also boosts moisture and shine and shields hair from UV damage. It’s a true triple threat!

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