Hair Care

The Best Accessories for Instant Party-Worthy Hair

For all of the cozy sweater loving, floral dress obsessed Anthropologie fans out there, we shopped the store's hair accessory collection just in time for party season. Here, five pieces that ended up in our shopping cart—and how to wear each one.

The Best Root Cover Ups

Skip a trip to the salon and save some money with winning root touch-ups that will have you covered—literally—when you’re in a pinch. Here, every type of formula for every type of hair.

These 8 Women Will Make You Wish You Had Gray Hair

Do less and this could be you. Eight women prove the power of the super natural.

What You Can Learn From 8 Women Who Embrace Gray Hair

In our culture, gray hair is synonymous with getting older. So Real Simple went on a search to find women who choose to go against the norm, free themselves from box color and never-ending salon appointments, and embrace the hair on their head—just the way it is. The response was overwhelming. Turns out, women of all ages and walks of life are embracing their grays. In fact, some women are even dyeing their hair gray (ironic, right)? Here, eight extraordinary women who make going gray look insanely gorgeous.

10 Products Beauty Editors Can’t Live Without

As a beauty editor, I get sent a lot of free products to review (tough job, I know). But there are some gems I’ve found over the years that are worth every penny—even if that means spending my own money on them. I asked my fellow Time Inc. (Real Simple’s parent company) beauty editors to share their most beloved beauty products and why they’re so great.

6 Ways to Make Your Hair Color Last Longer

You’ve spent good money getting your hair colored at the salon. Now, you want to make it last. Here, six products that’ll buy you time in between visits and, ultimately, save you money.

Are You Washing Your Hair the Wrong Way?

Get the most out of your shampoo and conditioner with these expert techniques from Kérastase Paris consulting hairstylist Matt Fugate and Fox & Jane co-founder and creative director Lorean Cairns.

The Surprising Habit That’s Destroying Your Hair

A little tip from my stylist changed how I carry my bag.

The Best Dry Shampoo


Take dirty hair to the dry cleaners with these no-water-needed winners (from 40 tested).

7 Things Your Hair Stylist Wishes You Knew

We know the basic salon etiquette—be on time, leave a 20 percent tip, don’t take phone calls, etc.—but what do stylists really wish we did during our visit? We asked a handful from different salons to share their biggest pet peeves so we can all be the best client—with the best hair.