Hair Care

7 Beauty Products That Are Worth Splurging On (And 5 That Aren’t)

Admit it: The exotic list of ingredients and the promise of supermodel shine are tempting. But then you hear a little voice in your head (hey, is that you, Mom?) saying, “It’s hype! You’re paying for a pretty box.” Some products are worth every dime; some not so much. How to tell the difference.

6 Sexy Short Hairstyles

Think short hair limits you? See a half-dozen versatile looks for short hair.

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.

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.

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.

How to Grow Your Hair Faster

Will trimming your hair really make it reach new lengths? Here’s the long story, short.

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.

The Ultimate Guide to Caring for Thick and Coarse Hair

Different folks need different strokes: A customized guide for women with thick, coarse hair. 

The Ultimate Guide to Caring for Fine Hair

Different folks need different strokes: A customized guide for women with fine hair. 

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.