Style and Beauty

Best Beauty Buys for 2011

Shampoo/Conditioner for Curly/Coarse Hair

K?rastase Bain Oleo-Curl/ Intense

N.Y.C. stylist David Evangelista likens this ultra-hydrating twosome to “a big drink of water” for parched, fuzzy strands. Palm oil and silicone smooth the cuticle, softening brittle curls and streamlining ballooning ones

$32 and $60

Kerastase Bain Oleo Curl  Intense

Kerastase Bain Oleo Curl Intense

Volumizer

Phyto Phytovolume Actif Maximizing Volume Spray

Unlike many in its category, this thickening spray bulks up wispy strands without leaving hair sticky or straw-like. “It builds texture, adds volume, and stays silky,” says Bridgers. “You can actually comb through it.”

$28/4.22 oz.

Phyto Phytovolume Actif Maximizing Volume Spray

Phyto Phytovolume Actif Maximizing Volume Spray

Hairspray

L’Or?al Elnett Satin Hairspray

Hair pros are so hooked on this European import, they used to smuggle it through customs before it became available stateside in 2008. The flake-free spray holds even gravity-defying styles in place, says N.Y.C. colorist Rita Hazan, who has worked with Jennifer Lopez. It can also be easily brushed out for do-overs.

$15/11 oz.

L'Or?al Elnett Satin Hairspray

L’Or?al Elnett Satin Hairspray

Styling Cream

Bumble and Bumble Styling Cr?me

“It’s a multifunctional product,” says David Evangelista of this lightweight cream. Whether distributed evenly through damp strands or just concentrated toward the ends, it adds polish and control to any texture, even tight curls, according to Hollywood stylist John Francis.

$24

Bumble and Bumble Styling Cr?me

Bumble and Bumble Styling Cr?me

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