Hair

How to Get Your Smoothest Shave Ever

When you have a date with your razor, get the most out of it (minus annoying stubble and bumps) with these tips from Whitney Bowe, MD, a dermatologist in New York City, and Josh Zeichner, MD, director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

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 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.

6 Drugstore Product Picks From a Celebrity Hairstylist

The best beauty products in the drugstore, handpicked by celebrity hairstylist Kristin Ess.

The Right Tool to Achieve Every Type of Curl

Everyone’s idea of the perfect curl is different. Here, the best tool to help you achieve all your curl goals without getting burned.

Beauty Myths Debunked

Dermatologists share the real truth about common myths and the steps you can take today to look great for years to come.

5 Causes of Hair Loss in Women

At a certain point, hair loss happens to almost everyone. Here, expert insight into what’s expected, what’s excessive—and how to handle it.

5 Products to Help Air-Dry Your Hair

As the temperatures start to rise, the desire to use our hot tools starts to fall. Here, five new products for more good hair days with less time spent in front of the mirror—score!

12 Products That Changed Our Lives

As magazine editors, lots of products—from makeup and hair tools, to cleaning supplies and organizational products, to gardening gadgets and even toilet paper (yes, toilet paper!)—make their way across our desks. Some fall flat, others generate temporary buzz, and a select few become staples in our lives. And when we realized that some of these products have become items we simply cannot live without, we knew it was time to share the wealth with our loyal readers. Here, we present you with our editors’ all-time favorite items.

7 Things Your Hair Stylist Wishes You Knew

We know the basic salon etiquette—be on time, leave a 20 percent tip, don’t take phone calls, etc.—but what do stylists really wish we did during our visit? We asked a handful from different salons to share their biggest pet peeves so we can all be the best client—with the best hair.