15 Minutes and You're Done: Beauty Tips

Who needs hours to get beautified? These quick hair and makeup tricks take just 15 minutes or less.

Quick Hairstyles

5-Minute Hot-Weather Hairstyles (Seriously)

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

The Side Updo With a Twist

Don’t worry about perfecting this style, created for Real Simple by The Small Things blogger Kate Bryan: It’s meant to be a little messy.

The Side French-Braid Updo

This pretty style, created for Real Simple by The Small Things blogger Kate Bryan, calls for a French braid on one side of the head.

The Half-Up Twist Hairstyle

This easy style, created for Real Simple by The Small Things blogger Kate Bryan, takes no more than five minutes.

The Side French Braid Bun

Can one hairstyle be both sweet and sophisticated? Yes. See how to create it in just four steps.

The Easy Braided Bun

This style is meant to be slightly messy—no need to make it perfect. See how to create it in just six steps.

The Topsy Tail

Step up an ordinary ponytail with this rolled style. See how in just six steps.

The Easy Knot Updo

If you can tie a knot, you can create this style. See how in just six steps.

The Easy French Twist

Take a more relaxed approach to an undeniable classic. See the five simple steps.

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.

Quick Tips for Knockout Hairstyles

Transform your look in minutes with eye-catching hair accessories, pretty hairdos, and simple styling tips.

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Nails in No Time

Quick Makeup Tricks

Tips that will improve your looks in no time.

Makeup Tips for 8 Common Problems

Two top-notch makeup artists helped Real Simple readers find the answer to their makeup conundrums—in their own cosmetic bags.