Best of Beauty Awards 2021: Hair

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Photographer: Elliot & Erick Jimenez; Stylist: Rachael Wang; Hair: Nikki Nelms; Makeup: Frankie Boyd; Manicure: Eri Handa; Set designer: Jenny Correa; Producer: Marcos Fecchino

In 2020, we let our hair grow out, learned how to do our own dye jobs, gave ourselves bangs, or decided to say eff it and buzz it all off. This year? Oh yeah, we still did all that. But this time we had a little bit more access to our hairstylists — and, thankfully, more opportunities to let others bask in the glory of how damn good we look.

And just because outside is open doesn't mean that we're abandoning the products that got us through all this time. No sir, we're doubling down and giving gold stars to the hair-care products that were our ride or dies. The shampoos that got our scalps in check, the volumizers that plumped our strands up to high heaven, and the dry shampoos that helped us oil-train our hair all deserve recognition — and we are pleased to give it. 

Below, get into the hair-care products that stayed by our sides through another year of lockdowns, reopenings, and weird, "Is-this-really-safe?" gatherings. We truly have nothing but gratitude for these products. 

And while you're at it, check out the rest of our 2021 Best of Beauty-winning products.

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