Everything you need to know about the Marie Claire Hair Awards 2020

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  • The Marie Claire Hair Awards are now in their fifth year, bringing you the game-changing products and initiatives you need to know about in 2020.

    After much deliberation by a panel of over 50 expert judges, this month we celebrated our 40 winners at a breakfast ceremony held in the Corinthia London. Those lucky enough to win a coveted hair gong will also see their product appear online and across all our social channels.

    As well as five product categories celebrating the best hair buys on the market, we also celebrated the Hair Heros changing the face of the industry in 2020, from the Most Environmentally Friendly Packaging to the Most Sustainable Brand and Best Ethical Haircare Initiative.

    So, without further ado, keep reading for our Hair Award Winners of 2020…

    Hair Heroes

    Most Sustainable Brand – The Body Shop Community Trade Recycling Plastic

    Most Sustainable Formula – Davines A Single Shampoo

    Most Environmentally-Friendly Packaging – Nicky Clarke Supershine IZORA Hair Dryer

    Best Ethical Haircare Initiative – Cloud Nine Iron Recycling Service

    Best New Hair Product – Hershesons Almost Everything Cream

    Best Hair Innovation – L’Oréal Professionnel Steampod 3.0 Straightening Tool

    Shampoo Winners

    Best Colour Shampoo – Pureology Strength Cure Shampoo

    Best Volumising Shampoo – Viviscal Densifying Shampoo

    Best Shampoo for Curly Hair – Umberto Giannini Curl Wash Enhancing Vegan Shampoo

    Best Shampoo For Damaged Hair – Shu Uemura Art of Hair Ultimate Reset Shampoo

    Best Hydrating Shampoo – Aveda Sap Moss Weightless Hydration Shampoo

    Best Shampoo for Afro Hair – Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Lavender Mint Moisturising Co-wash

    Best Natural Ingredient Shampoo – Chāmpo Pitta Volumising Shampoo

    Conditioner Winners

    Best Conditioner for Damaged Hair – OGX Damage Remedy + Coconut Miracle Oil Conditioner

    Best Hydrating Conditioner – Kérastase Nutritive Lait Vital

    Best Conditioner for Afro Hair – Oribe Moisture and Control Deep Treatment Masque

    Best Smoothing Conditioner – Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moisture

    Best Natural Ingredient Conditioner – Tabitha James Kraan Clean Conditioner – Amber Rose

    Best Scalp Treatment – Living Proof Restore Dry Scalp Treatment

    Best Intensive Hair Mask – Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Banana 3-in-1 Dry Hair Mask Treatment

    Styling Winners

    Best Heat Protector – Redken Extreme Play Safe

    Best Split End Treatment – System Professionals CC Perfect Ends Cream

    Best Styling Product for Afro Hair – Charlotte Mensah Manketti Oil Finishing Mist

    Best Curl Enhancer – Evo Liquid Rollers Curl Balm

    Best Hairspray – Schwarzkopf got2b Glued Blasting Freeze Spray

    Best Volumiser – Batiste Instant Hair Refresh Dry Shampoo & Volume

    Best Hair Oil – Moroccanoil Original Treatment

    Best Blow Dry Product – Color Wow Dream Coat Supernatural Spray

    Best Dry Shampoo – Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk

    Best Texturiser – Sachajuan Ocean Mist Hairspray

    Best Grooming Balm – Fudge Urban Matte Wax

    Colour Winners

    Best DIY Colour Product – Josh Wood Permanent Colour

    Best Root Retoucher – Clairol Nice’n Easy Root Touch Up

    Best Creative Colour Dye – Knight & Wilson Colour Freedom Ultra-Vibrant Colour – Pink Pizazz

    Tools Winners

    Best Hair Dryer – Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

    Best Hair Brush – Manta Limited Edition with Zoë Irwin

    Best Curling Tong – Mark Hill Pick ‘N’ Mix Curl Fix Handle

    Best Straightener – ghd Platinum+

    Best Hair Extensions – Great Lengths Mini Strands

    Best Hair Supplements – Simone Thomas Wellness Gingko Hair Care Plan

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