BEST HEATPROTECTION PRODUCT Mark Hill Styling Heat Protection Spray, £6.49 Goodbye, frazzled strands. Hello, healthy-looking hair. This protects and gives your look staying power. Highly commended: Schwarzkopf Professional OSIS+ Session Label Miracle 15, £15.95
BEST SPLIT-END TREATMENT Aveda Damage Remedy Split End Repair, £25 At one time, the only way to get rid of split ends was with a pair of scissors. Now, Aveda’s nangai oil seals frayed ends together for smoothness from root to tip until your next wash. Highly commended: Rita Hazan Triple Threat Split End Remedy, £24
BEST HAIRSPRAY Toni & Guy Extreme Style Creation Hairspray, £8.25 Look no further than this born-and-bred London brand if you need gravity-defying hold, but still want to glide a brush through your hair afterwards. STYLING BEST DRY SHAMPOO Batiste Dry Shampoo Original, £2.99 Nothing refreshes a blow-dry like this cult classic. Rice starch absorbs oil and bulks up flat roots. Best of all, you can’t tell it’s there when you touch your hair. Highly commended: Soap & Glory The Rushower Dry Shampoo, £4
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BEST VOLUMISER John Frieda Luxurious Volume Core Restore Advanced Protein Volumiser, £9.99 Some bulking products coat fine hair in a sticky film. This one strengthens strands from within with a protein complex. Highly commended: Sachajuan Volume Powder, £22 139Hair awards
BEST BLOW-DRY PRODUCT Kérastase L’incroyable Blowdry, £21.90 Special waxes in this lotion protect against damage and can be reactivated with heat if you’re going from desk to date night and want a fresh style. Highly commended: Batiste Speed It Up Blow Dry Accelerator, £4.49 BEST HAIR OIL Liz Earle Botanical Shine Nourishing Hair Oil, £18.50 Melon seed, coconut and radish-seed oils restore lustre without giving you the type of greasy hair you could fry an egg on. Highly commended: Davines Ol Oil, £33.40
BEST STRAIGHTENING PRODUCT Glamoriser Straight & Smooth Speed Brush, £79.99 Combining the simplicity of a brush with the sleek styling of a straightener, it’s our ‘get ready quick’ trick. 140
BEST CREATIVE COLOUR L’Oréal Professionnel #colourfulhair, £15 Colour junkies, rejoice: dial up your hair with an eye-popping palette of bright shades, including magenta and purple, or dial it down with a hidden pop of pastel.
BEST DIY COLOUR PRODUCT Clairol Color Crave Hair Makeup, £7.99 This temporary hair paint comes in six gorgeous metallic shades and washes out in just one shampoo. Perfect if your boss doesn’t want you to commit to permanent mermaid hair. Highly commended: Schwarzkopf Color Expert Supreme-Care with Omegaplex, £6.79
BEST NEW PRODUCT Hair By Sam McKnight Cool Girl Barely There Texture Mist, £25 Sam McKnight’s mist was everywhere backstage at Fashion Week. It’s the go-to texturiser for effortlessly sexy ‘done, undone’ hair from the man behind Kate Moss’s famous tousled tresses. Highly commended: Color Wow Dream Coat, £22
BEST MEN’S GROOMING PRODUCT Knight & Wilson Style Freedom Sculpting Paste, £7.99 This creates texture, but is flexible enough for him to reshape his style after applying it. Highly commended: Murdock London Beard Moisturiser, £24
BEST HAIR COLOURIST Jack Howard at Paul Edmonds, London From balayage to bleach, Jack Howard is your man. What sets him apart is his passion for colour innovation – and his scrupulous technique, whether you want something subtle or dramatic.
BEST HAIRSTYLIST Jason Collier at Matthew Curtis Salon, Rosewood hotel Whether you’re looking for a new style or just a trim, Jason Collier intuitively knows what will transform your locks from ‘blah’ to hot. What we love most is that we always leave with a style that can be recreated at home.
BEST HAIR SALON: LONDON Paul Edmonds, Knightsbridge Everything from the plush decor to the attentive staff has ensured this is one of London’s buzziest salons. And with regulars like Margot Robbie and Christina Hendricks, it’s safe to say Paul Edmonds and his team can be relied upon to transform your tresses.
BEST HAIR SALON: NATIONWIDE Barbara Daley Hair & Beauty, Liverpool You voted this your favourite regional salon – and with good reason. Sleek, smart and with a roster of talented cutters and colourists who are regulars at London Fashion Week, it’s remarkably friendly.
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