Techniques

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.

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.

Easy-to-Do Party Hairstyles

For day or night, you can create these pretty, easy-to-do buns and braids in just minutes.

How to Grow Your Hair Faster

Will trimming your hair really make it reach new lengths? Here’s the long story, short.

6 Glam Mod Hair and Makeup Looks You Can Pull Off

With the help of our how-tos, ’60s-inspired beauty styles are easy to create.

5-Minute Hot-Weather Hairstyles (Seriously)

Pretty but unfussy styles keep you cool in the summer heat.

6 Easy Braided Hair Looks

Braids are a wish come true for long and short cuts alike. Try one of these easy grown-up twists.    

6 Oil Treatments for Winter-Dry Hair

Rescue dull locks with a luxurious hair oil. These are some of the best.    

Summer Beauty Tips and Secrets

Forget sun-parched skin or hair, humidity frizz, and other summer woes. Get your glow on and breeze through summer beautifully.