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Best Shampoo & Conditioner for Curly Hair 2015

Kérastase Nutritive Bain Oléo-Curl/OléoRelax Masque

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Best Shampoo & Conditioner for Curly Hair 2015
WINNER 2015, 2009

Kérastase Nutritive Bain Oléo-Curl/OléoRelax Masque

Instead of leaving tight ringlets shellacked, crispy, or greasy, these crystal-clear liquids lay down frizz with shorea and palm oils, says N.Y.C. stylist Gabrielle Corney. “If you’re going to straighten your hair, you’ll get an easier blow-dry.” If not, curls are left light and springy and parched ends are quenched.

$39/$63
Best Paddle Brush 2015

Mason Pearson

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Best Paddle Brush 2015
WINNER 2015

Mason Pearson

Before shine spray, there was this mixed-bristle brush. Boar bristles— which resemble human hair’s structure, causing less tangles—pull oil from the scalp and rounded nylon spikes distribute it down to tips. Hair is left “smooth, glossy, and polished,” says Adir Abergel.

$205
Best Curling Iron 2015

Hot Tools

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Best Curling Iron 2015
WINNER 2015, 2014

Hot Tools

Available in seven widths, these irons with gold-plated prongs and extra-long safety tips (thank you! we’ve all been singed) are a must-have.“I use them day in and day out,” says NYC hair stylist Nathan Rosenkranz. “If a curling iron lasts a year and I don’t need to spend $400, I’m happy.” So are we.

$40
Best Round Brush 2015

Ibiza Boar Bristle

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Best Round Brush 2015
WINNER 2015, 2014

Ibiza Boar Bristle

The cork handle keeps it light, but the boar bristles mean serious business, firmly gripping sections to create “shine and volume,” says Lona Vigi. A gentler version of the brush was designed for blondes, whose finer strands need extra TLC, notes Vigi, who uses it on Cameron Diaz and Reese Witherspoon.

$48
Best Inexpensive Blow-Dryer 2015

Infinity Pro by Conair, 1875 Watt

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Best Inexpensive Blow-Dryer 2015
WINNER 2015, 2013

Infinity Pro by Conair, 1875 Watt

This tough-as-nails must-have (which lasts three times longer than other standard models) makes quick work of even the thickest hair and is perfect for travel, says Rihanna’s hairstylist, Ursula Stephen. All at a price that looks like it should be adjusted for inflation.

$35
Best Hairspray 2015

L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin

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Best Hairspray 2015
WINNER 2015, 2014

L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin

There’s a reason this cult classic has long been a staple at fashion shows, where intricate updos become undone hippie hair in minutes. “It’s a superfine, brushable mist that still holds,” says Cameron Diaz’s stylist Lona Vigi. “It never looks stiff.”

$12
Best Single-Process Color 2015

L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference

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Best Single-Process Color 2015
WINNER 2015, 2006

L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference

This kit is "every bit as good as professional color," says Frank Galasso, an L.A. stylist who has worked with Gwyneth Paltrow. New York City hairstylist Danilo, who works with Cate Blanchett, praises the "long-lasting, bright color."

$10
Best Eco-Friendly Hair Brush 2015

Olivia Garden

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Best Eco-Friendly Hair Brush 2015
WINNER 2014

Olivia Garden

“They’re lightweight, they last, and they give me complete control, even on short cuts,” says L.A. hairstylist Troy Peppin of this line of bamboo brushes, which are strong enough to work through thick, unruly hair. Thanks to a ceramic-coating, some even offer antibacterial benefits. Ulta

$22
Best Shampoo & Conditioner for Color-Treated Hair 2015

Oribe Beautiful Color

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Best Shampoo & Conditioner for Color-Treated Hair 2015
WINNER 2015, 2014

Oribe Beautiful Color

Hollywood hair guru Oribe preserves high- maintenance hues by turning to Mother Nature (edelweiss extract offers fade-proofing, while watermelon extract battles oxidation). We love that the packaging is as pretty as the protection. “These are the most elegant shampoo and conditioner bottles your shower will ever see,” says L.A. hairstylist Riawna Capri, who works with Julianne Hough.

$39/$42
Best Volumizer 2015

Phyto Phytovolume Actif

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Best Volumizer 2015
WINNER 2015, 2013

Phyto Phytovolume Actif

What good is voluminous hair if it feels stiff and tacky? With a dose of this spray, that might as well be a rhetorical question. “It provides volume without making your hair feel like cement,” says N.Y.C. hairstylist David Evangelista. Natural extracts lift roots, wheat protein builds body, and beetroot alcohol holds it all in place. DrugstoreUltaSephora

$29
Best Eco-Friendly Hair Product Line 2015

Rahua

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Best Eco-Friendly Hair Product Line 2015
WINNER 2015, 2014

Rahua

Some oil-based products can leave hair with a greasy hangover, says Jennifer Garner’s hairstylist Adir Abergel, who swears that’s not the case with this organic shampoo and conditioner. He says the hero ingredient-a hand-harvested oil from the Amazonian rahua nut-breathes “luxurious” new life into tired tresses. Rahua

$32/$34
Best Shampoo & Conditioner for Fine Hair 2015

 René Furterer Volumea Volumizing

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Best Shampoo & Conditioner for Fine Hair 2015
WINNER 2015, 2014

 René Furterer Volumea Volumizing

Pumping up the volume on vulnerable strands can have consequences. Alcohol-based lifting and thickening agents degrade fine hair, says L.A. hairstylist Alex Polillo. But this shampoo and conditioner pair prizes natural ingredients, like hair-shaft-coating carob extract, so results are dramatic-not destructive.

$28 and $30
Best Single Process Color 2015

Clairol Nice 'N Easy

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Best Single Process Color 2015
WINNER 2015, 2014

Clairol Nice 'N Easy

Not that we’d recommend letting your kindergartner get down with dye, but this no-drip system is so “extremely simple to use, a child could do it,” says N.Y.C. hairstylist Chuck Amos. The images on the boxes represent true hues, so there will be no funky surprises when your new shade is revealed.

$8
Best 2014 Styling Cream

Bumble and Bumble

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Best 2014 Styling Cream
WINNER 2014

Bumble and Bumble

Since the goal is control, not gunkiness, N.Y.C. hairstylist David Evangelista praises this definer’s thinness. “It’s super-easy to distribute throughout the hair,” he says. Light enough for both fine and frizzy locks, it really steps up shine when mixed with a serum pre-blowout.

$26
Best Root Coverage 2015

Clairol Nice 'n Easy Root Touch-Up

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Best Root Coverage 2015
WINNER 2015, 2014

Clairol Nice 'n Easy Root Touch-Up

Even the wiriest grays are no match for this creamy pigment. A stiff bristled comb nestles right into the root bed, allowing you to get dye this close to the scalp. The eighteen shades blend seamlessly, making it great for “women who need weekly touch-ups but don’t feel like schlepping to the salon,” says N.Y. Hairstylist Gabrielle Corney. Oh, and did we mention it takes ten minutes?

$7
Best 2014 For Normal Hair

Davines Naturaltech Well-Being

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Best 2014 For Normal Hair
WINNER 2014

Davines Naturaltech Well-Being

Your quest for the perfect cleanser-conditioner combo is officially over. This heavenly scented, sulfate-free duo leaves hair feeling just right—silky, not stripped or weighed down. Though formulated for normal hair, it’s just as gentle on color-treated Brazilian blowouts, says L.A. hairstylist Jen Blanchard.

Davines

$26 each
Best 2014 Blow-Dryer

Elchim 2001 Classic

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Best 2014 Blow-Dryer
WINNER 2014

Elchim 2001 Classic

Lightweight and long lasting, this dryer’s turbocharged airflow “makes me feel like I’m driving a race car,” says nL.A. hairstylist Paul Norton. And the adjustable heat, small nozzle, and long cord all contribute to optimum control, drying even sopping strands in no time. Folica

$142
Best 2014 Best Flatiron

ghd 1" Classic Styler

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Best 2014 Best Flatiron
WINNER 2014

ghd 1" Classic Styler

This ceramic model has unique digital technology that ensures a steady temperature and uniform results, cutting down on damage. “You don’t have to go over each section several times,” says L.A. hair- stylist David Stanwell. “It tackles really difficult hair on the first pass,” so even air-dried curls can skip the blowout and get straight down to business. GDH Hair

$185
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