Hair

The Foolproof Way to Air-Dry Your Hair

Save time and energy in the a.m. with these pro tricks for getting a heat-free style that maximizes your natural texture.

How to Create a Rope Braid Updo (It’s Easier Than You Think)

Prepping for the holidays is hard. From school parties to family gatherings, the last thing on your mind is your hair, which is why this updo is the perfect solution for looking pulled together fast without much effort. No time to wash? No problem—this style works great on dirty hair and even helps conceal oily roots.

How to Make an Easy and Elegant Low Bun

Using only three products (hairspray, an elastic, and bobby pins) you probably already have in your bathroom, follow these easy steps so you can whip up a simple, yet super-sophisticated updo in under five minutes.

How to Curl Your Hair With a Flat Iron

Here, how to master those laidback beachy waves by using your flatiron—and without spending a ton of time in front of the mirror.

These 2 Items Turned Me Into a Blow-Out Expert

And saved me thousands of dollars at the salon.

Why Everyone Should Get a Blind Haircut at Least Once

Hair, for many women (including myself), acts as a security blanket. Tell me you’re going to cut an inch, and I hesitate; tell me you’re going to cut more than five inches, and I would bolt from the salon chair. That’s where the blind haircut comes in. Admittedly, I am (was) very attached to the length of my hair (that touched my butt). But then Dove celebrity hairstylist, Mark Townsend, got his hands on it and worked his magic.

The Inexpensive Brush That Saved My Hair for Good

The miracle brush I can’t believe I didn’t know about.

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.

The Most Popular Summer Beauty Trends on Pinterest

Dare to try these unique looks this season.