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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 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 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 Anti-Frizz Product 2015

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Original

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Best Anti-Frizz Product 2015
WINNER 2015, 2014

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Original

On towel-dried hair or flat-ironed flyaways, this silicone sealant delivers glassy shine and heat protection and “literally feels like liquid silk,” says N.Y.C. hairstylist Cynthia Alvarez.

$10
Best Dry Shampoo 2015

Klorane

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Best Dry Shampoo 2015
WINNER 2015, 2014

Klorane

Powdery white dry shampoo can leave you looking like the fifth Golden Girl. This invisible mist adsorbs grease and refreshes limp hair. "It disappears even on dark strands," says N.Y.C. colorist Melissa Bridgers.

$20
Best 2014 Curl Enhancer

Moroccanoil Intense Curl Cream

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Best 2014 Curl Enhancer
WINNER 2014

Moroccanoil Intense Curl Cream

This argan oil–based de-frizzer “holds and smooths curls, makes waves look so pretty, and is a great complement to air-drying,” says N.Y.C. hairstylist Carla Gentry Osorio. Effective in dime-size dollops, it also boasts UV protection, so it’s ideal for color-treated curls. Moroccanoil

$34
Best 2014 Volumizer

Oribe Volumista Mist

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Best 2014 Volumizer
WINNER 2014

Oribe Volumista Mist

This weightless spray, infused with volumizing marine glycogen and conditioning amber extract, delivers swingy sheets of “lustrous glamour hair,” says L.A. stylist Jonathan Antin. “Think Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show sexy.” Oribe

$39
Best 2013 Eco-Friendly Styling Lotion

Alterna Bamboo Frizz Correction

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Best 2013 Eco-Friendly Styling Lotion
WINNER 2013

Alterna Bamboo Frizz Correction

Before or after styling, “this blows other products out of the water,” says hairstylist Tippi Shorter. Free of parabens and phthalates (but with plenty of strengthening amino acids and antioxidants), it glazes over both minor flyaways and epic frizz.

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$22
Best Eco-Friendly Hair Spray 2015

Aveda Air Control

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Best Eco-Friendly Hair Spray 2015
WINNER 2015, 2013

Aveda Air Control

Calling this a hairspray is like referring to Versailles as a house. It mists on dry, layers easily, and conditions while it holds (shoutout to organic flaxseed, pine, and jojoba for that). “You can run your fingers through your hair with this spray,” says N.Y.C. hair colorist Kathy Galotti.

$26
Best 2013 Editor's Pick

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Sheer

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Best 2013 Editor's Pick
WINNER 2013

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Sheer

This extra-light serum kills frizz with kindness. Silicones are cut with a dual-phase water formula that won’t grease up the cuticle.

$10
Best Inexpensive Hair Styling Line 2015

TRESemmé Naturals

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Best Inexpensive Hair Styling Line 2015
WINNER 2015, 2011

TRESemmé Naturals

You can match your hair type to the right formula, says L.A. stylist Frankie Payne, who uses this mousse on Kim Kardashian. Loaded with natural ingredients to protect strands against environmental and styling damage, these products will keep your hair and your bank account in tip-top shape.

$5 for all products
Editors' Pick: 6.28.10

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

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Editors' Pick: 6.28.10
WINNER 2010

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

This lightweight spray breathes new life into our limp strands. Just a few spritzes at the roots provides maximum lift and sexy, bumped-up volume without the crunchy effect. And unlike dry shampoo, there's no powdery residue.

$39
Best 2010 Volumizer

TRESemmé 24-Hour Body Root Boosting Spray

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Best 2010 Volumizer
WINNER 2010

TRESemmé 24-Hour Body Root Boosting Spray

Stylists applaud the multitasking hold of this featherweight formula. "It's my go-to product for a sexy blowout," says stylist Erin Anderson, who has used it on Ali Larter and Kristen Bell.

$6/8 oz.
Editors' Pick 2010

Moroccanoil Treatment

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Editors' Pick 2010
WINNER 2010

Moroccanoil Treatment

Almost every hairstylist we consult these days rhapsodizes about this nourishing oil-and now we understand why. Just a few drops placed on damp locks before blow-drying made our hair super-shiny and soft. And it's so amazingly weightless, it works on the thinnest to the thickest hair.

$39/3.4 oz. Array
Best 2009 Volumizer

Kérastase Mousse Volumactive

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Best 2009 Volumizer
WINNER 2009

Kérastase Mousse Volumactive

Pros love the whisper-light texture of this mousse. "It disappears immediately and doesn't leave hair sticky," says N.Y.C. stylist Ellin LaVar. Valery Joseph recommends applying "a tennis ball-size amount" to hair when it's wet and distributing it evenly with a wide-tooth comb.

$34/150 mL
Best 2008 Shine Spray

Citre Shine Shine Mist, Anti-Frizz Spray Laminator

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Best 2008 Shine Spray
WINNER 2008

Citre Shine Shine Mist, Anti-Frizz Spray Laminator

Pros love this inexpensive spray as a final touch on any hair type; it adds a weightless luster to straight and curly hair alike. Even better: It contains sunscreen to protect from UV rays.

$5/3 oz.
Best 2008 Hairspray

L'Oréal Professionnel Texture Expert Infinium Spray

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Best 2008 Hairspray
WINNER 2008

L'Oréal Professionnel Texture Expert Infinium Spray

"You can use this spray while blow-drying to add fullness or as a finishing spray, and it comes out dry and light, not stiff," says N.Y.C. stylist Joelle. "It works well with flat or curling irons too-it never sticks." The spray is available in three strengths, from regular to extreme hold.

$22/11 oz.
Editors' Pick 2008

Shu Uemura Art of Hair Shape Paste

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Editors' Pick 2008
WINNER 2008

Shu Uemura Art of Hair Shape Paste

We love everything about Shu Uemura's new hair line, from the sophisticated, minimal packaging to the refreshing floral scents. The silky putty gives definition to short styles, and its soy-milk protein strengthens hair and fights humidity to keep it frizz-free.

$35/2.5 oz.
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