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.

6 Beauty Products That Give Back

Need an excuse to nab a few new beauty goods? These six standouts not only work wonders, but they also give back to breast cancer awareness charities.

5 New Hot Tools for Easier Hairstyling

From a blow-drying brush to a cordless flat iron, these innovative hot tools make styling your hair easier and faster than ever.

How to Go Gray Gracefully

Aura Friedman, a hairstylist at the Sally Hershberger Downtown salon, in New York City, shares her advice.

How to Create a Braided Top Knot

Tired of throwing your hair into a typical top knot when you want it out of your face? Switch it up with this braided, half-up version that’s polished enough for the office but fun enough for a night out. Good news: It works on one- or two-day-old hair, plus it’s easier to do than it sounds and looks.

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.

How to Style a Messy Bun

You throw your hair up before running errands, yes? This tousled knot is equally low-effort but looks oh so pulled-together.

The Best Brush for Every Hair Type

Whether your hair is curly, fine, long, or short, there’s a brush for that. Here, the best tools for every hair type to ensure a better hair day—every day.

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.

How to Protect Your Hair From Sun, Chlorine, and Salt Water

Keep your hair shiny and healthy all summer long.