The hairdressers have spoken, choosing their absolute favourite hair products across categories of colour, styling and more. The Behind The Chair Stylist Choice Awards took place in Chicago earlier this week, gathering a VIP audience of over 3500 attendees, inspiring presenters and the world’s biggest brands to honour 2016’s essential products.
Some notable victories included Joico’s new LumiShine colour range taking out Favorite New Haircolor Line, harnessing results which offer reduced breakage, vibrancy, colour longevity and hair that is two times softer and shinier.
Paul Mitchell’s MarulaOil Rare Oil Replenishing won the coveted Favorite New Shampoo/Conditioner title, Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray took out the best in (you guessed it) texturising, Moroccanoil made good on its titular promises, winning the Favorite Oil category for its treatment, and American Crew won gold in barbering.
Predictably Olaplex was named the product stylists couldn’t live without (guilty as charged), Redken Shades EQ was announced as best gloss, L’Oréal Professionnel’s innovative Pro Fiber took out best new treatment and TIGI were successful for the title of dry shampoo.
Wella Professionals were named as Favorite Overall Professional Products Company, a glowing endorsement if we ever heard one.
So many products and brands honoured are available in the Aussie market, so if you weren’t sure what to add to your kit, the American industry has spoken.
See the full list of winners below.
Favorite New Shampoo/Conditioner
MarulaOil Rare Oil Replenishing by Paul Mitchell
Favorite New Treatment
L’Oréal Professionnel Pro Fiber
Favorite Texturizing Product
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
Favorite Anti-Aging Hair Product
Alterna Caviar Line
Favorite Blowout Product
Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer Spray
Favorite Curl-Enhancing Product
Favorite New Styling Product
TIGI® Bed Head Joyride
Favorite Hair Extensions
Kenra Volume Spray 25
Favorite Fine/Thinning Hair Line
Favorite Dry Shampoo
TIGI® Bed Head Rockaholic Dirty Secret
Favorite Tool Company
Farouk Systems Inc./CHI
Favorite Barbering Product Line
Favorite Chemical Smoothing Product/System
Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy
Favorite Product You Can’t Live Without
Favorite New Color Line
Favorite Lightener for Balayage and Hand-Painted Highlights
Wella Professionals BLONDOR Freelights
Favorite Pastel Color Line
PRAVANA ChromaSilk PASTELS
Favorite Lightener for Foil Highlights
Wella Professionals BLONDOR
Redken Shades EQ
Favorite Bond Rebuilder
Favorite Vibrant Color Line
PRAVANA ChromaSilk VIVIDS
Favorite Gray Coverage Color Line
Redken Cover Fusion
Favorite Overall Color Company
Favorite Salon/Spa Furniture Company
Favorite Tool You Can’t Live Without
FHI Heat Platform Styling Iron
Favorite Education Team of the Year
Matrix Artistic Design Team
Favorite Editorial/Backstage Brand
Bumble and bumble.
Favorite Overall Educator of the Year
Favorite Overall Professional Products Company