Your hair is your crowning glory, and requires all the tender loving care you can give it. From the best shampoosconditioners, leave-ins and serums for your hair type to the best styling products and the most pampering hair treatments, our yearly Hair Awards showcase only the top tried-and-tested hair products and salon services to help you maintain lush locks and a strong, healthy scalp. 

Now, discover the best hair care brands that continue to bring their A-game to your hair care regime:

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Years won: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

With natural formulas inspired by the ancient Indian art of Ayurveda (hence the name) coupled with a commitment to being eco-conscious, Aveda’s hair care lines are sourced with sustainability and fair trade in mind. Its best-selling Damage Remedy and Dry Remedy products have won multiple times for their intensely nourishing and moisturising properties and are best suited for brittle, dry and damaged hair, leaving them stronger, suppler and softer to the touch.

Years won: 2016, 2017

Best known for their non-invasive beauty treatments, this homegrown medi-aesthetics group combines the skill of experienced specialists and advanced technology to keep your hair and scalp in tip-top shape. Its signature DrScalp hair program has won three times in the past two years, and is an amazing go-to treatment for dealing with hair loss woes, or if you simply want to maintain a strong and healthy scalp.

Years won: 2015, 2016, 2017

What we love more than this renowned Italian brand’s minimalist, pretty packaging is the fact that its products are eco-friendly and created sustainably with as little raw materials as possible. Having won in multiple categories, including Best Heat Protectant and, most recently, Best Hair Oil for Dry Hair (Long), their versatile products are carefully formulated to keep your hair in prime condition, helping you look and feel good.

Years won: 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Reverse the clock and strengthen your locks with this drugstore brand that proves great hair products don’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. All about empowering your confidence and celebrating real beauty, the brand is best for their nourishing shampoos and conditioners from the Hair Fall Rescue and Intense Repair ranges, which have won repeatedly over the years.

Years won: 2015, 2016, 2017

If an oily and congested scalp is weighing you down, this brand’s breakthrough formulas, dubbed “skin care for the scalp”, are specially developed to help protect, nourish and restore your scalp to a healthy state. From regulating sebum levels to allowing better absorption of active ingredients, must-have products include its Balancing Moisturizer, Balancing Cleanser and Intensive Follicle Energizer, which have all won twice each.

Year won: 2017

Just launched here in August last year, they’ve already picked up three awards, including Best Shampoo and Best Dry Shampoo. The US brand boasts chemical-free concoctions that give you a salon-quality finish at wallet-friendly prices. HASK uses premium oils and exotic ingredients such as orchid and white truffle and Kalahari melon oil, and we especially love their new dry shampoos like the Chia Seed Dry Shampoo, which soaks up excess oil weightlessly.

Years won: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Since the debut of its iconic Frizz Ease Original 6 Effects Serum, which won Best Serum for Dry Damaged Hair in 2015 and has become a cult favourite, the celebrated UK brand keeps ahead of the game by continuously reinventing itself and developing more award-winning creations such as the Frizz Ease 10-Day Tamer (which won Best Pre-Wash Treatment in 2016 and 2017) and the Brilliant Brunette range.

Years won: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017

With the most number of wins under their belt at 24, this established hair care label is well-loved for their indulgent bespoke hair and scalp treatments called “rituals”, as well as exceptional products that extend the salon experience and offer a bit of at-home luxury. You’ll want to visit their flagship J’s Salon, which has won regularly over the years and offers an escape from the bustling city.

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Years won: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017

With over 40 years of hair styling innovations behind them, it’s no wonder that this brand has become a cult classic for women who enjoy shaping and transforming their hair. Products from their iconic styling lines, such as HairPlay and CurlUp, have consistently won for their abilities to breathe life and movement into hair, as well as effectively define natural or permed curls that last round-the-clock.

Years won: 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017

Formulated in L’Oréal laboratories and available exclusively in hair salons, this established brand’s state-of-the-art hair care and styling products are the result of years of intensive research. They have won 13 times in a range of categories; most notably, their hair-boosting Serioxyl range has won three times in the last three years. Those with chemically-treated hair should also look to their advanced Pro Fiber range that repairs and strengthens strands.

Years won: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
Created in Japan, you can rely on their super lightweight, non-sticky formulas in the form of hairsprays, styling waxes, hair foam and more to give fine Asian hair fuller body, texture and definition, leaving your hair perfectly light and airy. Their champion products, including the two-time winning Designing Air Hairspray, work wonderfully and are suitable for virtually all hair types!

Years won: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Achieving salon-worthy hair at home is a cinch with this electronics giant’s advanced heat-styling tools. Known for their cutting-edge technological innovations, Panasonic’s hair dryers and multi-styling straighteners have blown us away, racking up five wins each over the years. In particular, their Nanocare hair dryers have won four times altogether, as they don’t just blow-dry your strands but boost moisture retention for a shiny finish.

Years won: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Developed in California and driven by a cruelty-free philosophy, you can rest assured that no animals were harmed in the creation of their best-selling hair products that have won in a range of categories from Best Hair Oil to Best Styling Cream, and are great for those with dry or chemically-damaged hair. Their note-worthy Awapuhi Wild Ginger line features the twice-winning Moisturizing Lather Shampoo, that’s safe for colour-treated hair.

Years won: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

When it comes to taming your mane, fewer brands do it better than this leading Dutch company, which has swept up five solid wins for Best Flat Iron and three for Best Hair Dryer. Their latest straighteners are engineered to help you achieve fabulously frizz-free hair in a flash without breaking the bank, with adjustable heat settings to boot.

Years won: 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

If it’s the ultimate pampering experience you’re after, this homegrown hair spa has won
Best Hair Spa Ambience, Best Relaxing Hair and Scalp Treatment and Most Opulent Hair Spa in 2008, 2014 and 2016 respectively. Their holistic treatments blend Eastern and Western techniques to restore your crowning glory, and their winning take-home hair and scalp care formulas come from their best-selling lines including ADV, FEM and AGE, which have bagged 10 wins in total.

Years won: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Priding itself on premium-grade, plant-based botanical formulas, this pioneering brand has won a whopping 23 times for nine consecutive years in multiple categories. No matter what your hair or scalp needs – hydrating, strengthening, shine, repair, detox – Phyto has you covered from root to tip. Star products include the twice-winning Phytopolleine Universal Elixir, Phytophanere Dietary Supplement and Phytologist 15 Anti-Hair Loss Treatment.

Years won: 2015, 2016, 2017

This renowned German brand is all about protecting your precious hair – from locking in colour (the Bonacure Color Freeze Gloss Serum won twice for Best Serum for Colour-Treated Hair), to preventing heat damage (with the OSiS+ Session Flatliner, which has won Best Heat Protectant) and even pollution damage with their new Purify & Protect range. Founded in 1898, the brand continues to invent new formulas that target hair concerns of today.

Years won: 2014, 2015, 2016

Refresh, rebalance and reinforce your scalp with the salon-exclusive The Hair Care Fuente Forte range, which has won in multiple categories like Best Volumising Shampoo, Best Volumising Conditioner and Best Anti-Dandruff Shampoo. Formulated with the brand’s unique technology, the winning products help to fortify the skin’s natural barrier, and alleviate a host of scalp problems such as dandruff and oiliness to nurture the growth of beautiful, bouncy hair.

Years won: 2014, 2015, 2016

Having won three times consecutively, the aesthetics clinic’s rejuvenating Hair Maximizer Program is one of the most effective treatments for those suffering from thinning hair and weak scalps. Combining the skills of aesthetic doctors and cutting-edge technology, the two-step programme features an FDA-approved laser that stimulates hair follicles, followed by a treatment to infuse tresses and scalp with vitamins and essential nutrients to encourage healthy hair growth.

Years won: 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

With eight awards under their belt, including Most Revolutionary Hair Treatment in 2011, this hair and scalp specialist uses therapeutic herbal hair remedies from Europe to effectively combat common problems such as hair loss, dandruff, sensitive scalp and more from the root, restoring your scalp to its optimal state.

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Text: Elizabeth Liew