Techniques

12 New Products That Could Totally Change Your Hair

If you’re on the hunt for a great new hair product, you’ve come to the right place—we’ve found a dozen.

5-Minute Hot-Weather Hairstyles (Seriously)

Pretty but unfussy styles keep you cool in the summer heat.

6 Glam Mod Hair and Makeup Looks You Can Pull Off

With the help of our how-tos, ’60s-inspired beauty styles are easy to create.

5 Stylish Ways to Part Your Hair

Freshening up your hairstyle doesn't have to require scissors, dye, or fancy accessories. Sometimes big changes happen with a simple change of part.

How to Grow Out Your Hair Faster

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

20 Beauty Products You Can Find in Your Pantry

Look no further than your kitchen for all-natural, DIY beauty aids.

How to Do the Glam Ponytail

A simple cross-and-pin technique upgrades a cute ponytail. Get the easy steps from The Small Things blogger Kate Bryan (who models the style here).

How to Make a Fancy Bun

A high ballerina bun, like this one created (and modeled) for Real Simple by The Small Things blogger Kate Bryan, is always elegant. This one offers casual nonchalance, too.

How to Do Elegant Curls

This high-volume style, created (and modeled) for Real Simple by The Small Things blogger Kate Bryan, features big, loose curls. Here’s how to do it.

3 Easy Holiday Hairstyles

These pretty yet simple styles, perfect for a holiday party, were created exclusively for Real Simple by Kate Bryan, the woman behind the popular Small Things Blog—and our model here.

17 Smart Little Beauty Helpers

Some of them are definitely splurges, others are drugstore buys. But each one of these products is meant to enhance your life in the beauty department.

12 Expert Tips for Your Hair Color

Whether your hair color came from your family tree or your salon, the keys to keeping it vibrant and luminous are simple. Here’s how to preserve and punch up all pigments, inherited or otherwise.