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 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.

This Is the Most Universally Flattering Hair Color

Hair color trends come and go every season, but if you’re looking for a foolproof hue, keep reading.

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.

6 Holiday Hairstyles That Are Downright Stunning—And Deceptively Easy

It's not difficult to come up with an elegant, party-ready look. Here, celebrity stylist Mark Townsend simplifies this season's prettiest styles.

The Best Holiday Beauty and Fashion Looks

This season, don’t just deck the halls. Turn yourself out in festive clothing and makeup that’s equally merry and bright.

6 Cute Jeweled Hair Accessories

Jazz up a deep side part, a bun, or an updo with these 1920s-inspired treasures and turn a ho-hum hair night into a chance to shine.

3 Easy Holiday Hairstyles

These pretty yet simple styles, perfect for a holiday party, were created exclusively for Real Simple by Kate Bryan, the woman behind the popular Small Things Blog—and our model here.

Wow-Worthy Holiday Hair and Makeup Ideas

Supersize one part of your holiday look: Add wow factor to your eyes, lips, or hair.

11 Holiday Beauty Tips

Holidays can take their toll on skin and hair, but you can lift your looks in minutes with these strategies and techniques.