Hair

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.

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 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.

Ponytail Hairstyles to Help You Beat the Heat

Stay cool and maintain that chic style with these fresh takes on the classic ‘do.

These 2 Items Turned Me Into a Blow-Out Expert

And saved me thousands of dollars at the salon.

The Best Beauty Subscription Boxes

Ever splurge on a cream only to discover that it makes you break out? For trial without error, sign up for a beauty subscription service, which sends a package of sample-size surprises each month, enabling you to sniff and swipe before investing in full-size favorites.

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.

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 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.