Hair

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. 

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.

How to Brush Your Hair (Yes, There Is a Right Way)

This expert-approved method will make a big difference.