Pretty Ideas for a Bad Hair Day

Product and styling how-tos to save you when your hair issues are hair-raising.

Smooth Moves

6 Brushes for Smooth, Shiny Hair

One brush does not fit all—and the right one can make all the difference. These six picks tackle every hair type, length, and style.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Styling Your Hair

Begin with clean, conditioned strands, then strategically layer on products.

3 Easy Steps to a Perfect Home Blow-Dry

Get out the door on time: How to dry straight or curly hair faster―and better.

20 Gorgeously Simple Hairstyles

Up, down, blown-out, and curled: a gallery of 20 ways to do your hair.

5 Easy Hairstyles

Each of these no-sweat looks takes just one product and three moves.

4 Chic Hairstyles for Curly Hair

A quartet of Real Simple readers get the ideal style for their springy, spiraling, occasionally maddening curls.


Hair Dressers

Ponytail Hairstyles for All Hair Lengths

These new twists on the good old ponytail take it from default hairdo to delightfully elevated.    

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.

Sponsored Content: Game-Changing Hair Tricks From the Top

Insider tips to achieve the head-turning, traffic-stopping hair you always wanted.

7 Clever Ways to Transform Your Hair With Just Bobby Pins

Long the unsung hero of hairstyling, the bobby pin has gone from functional to fabulous. These easy looks will be your new "manestays."