Techniques

How to Grow Your Hair Faster

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

5-Minute Hot-Weather Hairstyles (Seriously)

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

6 Easy Braided Hair Looks

Braids are a wish come true for long and short cuts alike. Try one of these easy grown-up twists.    

6 Oil Treatments for Winter-Dry Hair

Rescue dull locks with a luxurious hair oil. These are some of the best.    

The Best Holiday Beauty and Fashion Looks

This season, don’t just deck the halls. Turn yourself out in festive clothing and makeup that’s equally merry and bright.

Summer Beauty Tips and Secrets

Forget sun-parched skin or hair, humidity frizz, and other summer woes. Get your glow on and breeze through summer beautifully.

3 Elegant and Easy Bridal Hairstyles

One less thing to stress about before the big day: how to do your hair. These simple styles were created—and modeled!—exclusively for Real Simple by Kate Bryan, the woman behind the popular Small Things Blog.

5 Beauty Treatments That Will Change Your Life

Ingenious beauty treatments that will banish bad hair days and other woes—for good.

8 Easy Halloween Hairstyles

Simple hairdos are the beginnings of DIY Halloween costumes.

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.