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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.

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.

How to Do Vintage Waves

Gorgeous cascading waves evoke old-time Hollywood. Get the easy steps from The Small Things blogger Kate Bryan.

How to Do the Side-Swept With a Twist Updo

Twists of hair in the back of the head cleverly secure this pretty upgrade of the plain-Jane pony, created for Real Simple by The Small Things blogger Kate Bryan.

How to Do the Wrapped Updo

This seemingly intricate “woven” style, created for Real Simple by The Small Things blogger Kate Bryan, calls for just a few pins and tucks.

10 Easy Insider Beauty Tricks

Hairstylists, manicurists, and other experts share their best beauty secrets.

7 Quick Tips and Shortcuts for Healthy Hair

Does your hair take more time than it should? If you’re reading this, the answer is probably yes. The experts are here to help, with seven styling shortcuts that will streamline your routine.

6 Fast Hair Care Tips

Learn how to remove static, boost volume, smooth frizz, and defeat more beauty nightmares with these quick hair-care tips.

6 Ideas to Dress Up Your Ponytail

Turn your go-to hairdo into a stylish statement with six ideas from stylist Kattia Solano of Butterfly Salon in New York City.

3 Pretty Party Hairstyles

An elegant party look is as easy as 1-2-3 with hairstyles created exclusively for Real Simple by Kate Bryan, the woman behind the popular Small Things Blog.

Fall’s Best New Beauty Products

Special fall edition: the season’s latest and greatest innovations in hair, skin, and makeup.