Easy Hairstyles and
Hair Care Basics

No-fuss haircuts and styles, smart product picks, hair
color how-tos, and more expert tips to bring out
the best in your hair.

Hair dryer

The Best Shampoos
These 16 standouts (of 195 tested!) take lathering to a new level.

The 9 Best Conditioners for All Hair Types
These products (RS tested 110!) left hair soft, smooth, and very manageable.

6 Products for Gorgeous Curly Hair
If you’re dreaming of luxuriously wavy hair, turn to these go-to styling helpers.

The Best Hair Dryers
Of more than 50 hair dryers tested, these blew away the competition.

Basic Hair Tools Checklist
You don’t need a drawerful of products—just assemble a simple kit of must-have tools for your hair type.

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Hair Color 101
How to get the most from your chosen shade. Experts tackle your questions, head-on.

Model highlight hair dye

Dye-It-Yourself Hair Color
With just three steps and the right product, you can get pro-quality hair color at home.

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Expert Tips on Hair Coloring
A hair pro reveals what you need to know if you color your hair—whether you do it at a salon or at home.

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How to Wash Your Hair
Remember: Distribute the shampoo evenly, and rinse thoroughly.

How to Get Cheaper Haircuts
Get a fabulous haircut for less, thanks to this secret from an anonymous hair-salon manager.

Healthy Hair With Less Hassle
When it comes to hair, say experts, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Try this hands-off approach to great hair.

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Woman with long hair

A Step-by-Step Guide to Styling Your Hair
Begin with clean, conditioned strands, then strategically layer on products.

How to Curl Hair
Smooth, shiny curls are a fun beauty upgrade, and the look is a lot easier to achieve than it might seem. Follow the approach in this video the next time you want a head of natural-looking ringlets.

How to Braid Hair
When you have little time to style your hair (or your daughter’s), a braid is an easy and quick solution, as you’ll see in this video. Braiding your hair takes only about two minutes of your time—and the only styling tools you need are a brush and a hair band.

3 Easy Steps to Blow-Drying Your Hair
Get salon-sleek hair in three steps, whether your strands are straight or curly. 

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Try On Styles in Our Makeover Tool
Play around with hundreds of hair and makeup options in our makeover tool to find the perfect new look—before you’ve even spent a dime at the salon or makeup counter.

Is It Time to Change Your Hair?
Take a for-fun quiz to find out.

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