Marie Claire UK Hair Awards 2022: Tools & Accessories Winners

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  • The tools and accessories you use on your hair can literally make or break your hair. Too much heat and rough fabrics can cause hair to break, undoing all the good work of your wash and care products.

    Luckily, our judges are here to highlight tools and accessories that deliver great styling results while minimizing damage. Read on to discover the brushes, extensions, clips and straighteners that will keep your locks in perfect condition.

    Best hair dryer

    Winner: Dyson Supersonic, £329.99 | curries

    Arm pain while drying is a thing of the past with this lightweight yet powerful dryer. The fast, targeted airflow reduces drying time and gives a super smooth finish. Plus, it’s so quiet, you don’t even have to pause your podcast while you dry off.

    Highly recommended: Glamoriser Lightspeed Dryer, £140 | glamour

    best hair brush

    Winner: Kent Brushes Pure Flow Oval Vented Bristle Nylon Blend Hairbrush (LPF1), £24 | Kent brushes

    This brush is a one-stop-shop for styling needs, whether you’re blow-drying or just smoothing a ponytail into place. “I loved that this brush had vents to help with heat dissipation,” Judge said. Anabel Kingsley, “and features rounded teeth on some bristles to minimize hair damage.”

    Highly Recommended: Neville Hair & Beauty Neville Hairbrush 1405, £35 | Neville Hair & Beauty

    Best Hair Accessory

    Winner: Skinny Scrunchies Briefs, £39 | Lookfantastic

    These mini scrunchies not only look luxurious, they also keep hair looking great by minimizing the risk of breakage. Suitable for even the most delicate hair types, they make impromptu ponytail moments damage-free.

    Winner: Slip Hair Turban, £70 | Lookfantastic

    To prevent moisture loss while you sleep, silk is one of the best fabrics to wrap your hair. This turban from Slip is lined for added quality and fits a range of head sizes, hair lengths and textures. This will take your restful sleep to the next level.

    Highly Recommended: Holisitic Silk Mulberry Silk Pillowcase, £90

    Best curling iron

    Winner: Dyson Airwrap Styler, £449.99 | Dyson

    “It transformed my relationship with my hair,” says judge Holly Rains. “It makes drying my hair fun, not a chore.” Thanks to the powerful yet controlled airflow, you can dry, curl, wave and straighten all hair types with this multi-styler without using excessive heat. Since the judgment, the Airwrap has received an impressive upgrade. The new Dyson Airwrap Multi Styler does exactly the same as the original, but so much better.

    Highly Recommended: T3 Curl ID, £199.95 | beauty berry

    best straightener

    Winner: Dyson Corrale Straightener, £399.99 | john lewis

    With flexible plates, this straightener gathers hair to smooth and enhance shine with minimal damage. The icing on the cake is that it’s cordless, making styling anywhere easier than ever.

    Highly recommended: ID T3 Lucea, £189 | Net to wear

    Best Hair Extensions

    Winner: Beauty Works Celebrity Choice Nanobond Extensions, from £113.99 | beauty works

    Using tiny nano rings, these extensions are virtually undetectable and give extra volume and length (you can choose between 16″, 18″, 20″ and 24″). The best part is that they’re comfortable to wear, laying flat against your hair for a smooth finish that can be styled any way without being seen. Don’t worry about mixing colors if you have highlights or balayage, shades can be mixed together to create a custom shade for you. Genius.

    Highly Recommended: Gold Class Pre-Bonded Extensions, from £130 per 25 strand bundle | gold class hair

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