The 2018 Marie Claire Hair Awards Lowdown

by Elicia McManus
Entries are now closed and we don’t have long to wait until the biggest and best hair products are revealed in the Marie Claire Hair Awards 2018. The Marie Claire Hair Awards launched last year with 19 winners across a range of categories. In addition to naming the best salon, a variety of products from shampoo to tools were named as the best of the best. This years awards have added a couple more categories, with something for the boys too!

The Awards

The Marie Claire Hair Awards are only in their second year, but have quickly become one of the most anticipated events in the hair awards calendar, due to the mags reputation as one of the best beauty bibles. The way the awards work is a little confusing, but bear with us while we explain! The awards start in November and span over to the New Year. The 2018 awards will kick off this November with a glitzy ceremony, with the winners published in the January edition of Marie Claire. This goes on sale December 1st though, so don’t worry, you won’t have to wait until after Christmas to find out which are the hottest hair products! Last year, the award for best salon was deliberated by the Marie Claire panel, but to change things up, it was put to a readers vote this time around. Voting is now closed and we have our fingers crossed for the five finalists! Last years winner, the fabulous @ErrolDouglasLDN is pictured below. We love their plush Knightsbridge salon! Spectrum One Hair discuss the forthcoming Marie Claire Hair Awards 2018 So what categories and sort of products can we expect to see this year? The full list is below and for the first time includes a men’s category. There will also be an award for the best hair extensions, but we don’t need to tell you who supplies the best hair extensions now do we….
  • Wash & Care - Including best shampoo and conditioner for a variety of hair types.
  • Styling - From heat protection and hairspray, to shine and dry shampoo products.
  • Colour - Best DIY colour product and best creative colour.
  • Tools & Accessories - Including best hairdryer and straighteners.
  • New for 2018 - Best men’s grooming product and overall best new hair product 2017.
  • Salon, Stylist, and Colourist Awards – Salon will be voted for by readers.
We really cant wait to find out who and what wins!

Last Years Winners

In anticipation of the awards, we thought we would take a look at a couple of last year’s winners, which happen to also be Spectrum One faves! These two products are great to use with hair extensions and our customers regularly mention them. The best hair accessory award was scooped by the ingenious Invisibobble, an absolute must for those days you just need your tresses out of your face, but don’t want any snags or tangles! These cheeky, almost invisible hair ties are great for girls with hair extensions as their unique design means they don’t pull on hair or cause friction. Spectrum One Hair discuss the forthcoming Marie Claire Hair Awards 2018 Now, onto dry shampoo, we are sure you will have already guessed the winner of this category as the brand is a firm favourite and a girl’s best friend (better than diamonds!). Of course its Batiste Dry Shampoo we are talking about– may it long continue to save us all from bad hair days! You can view last year’s full winners list here. be sure to check out the full list of this year’s winners in the Hair Awards feature in the January 2018 issue of Marie Claire UK, on sale December 1st 2017.

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