The Beauty Products Every Woman Should Own
Why waste time browsing the aisles when our beauty editors have done the legwork for you? Over Real Simple's 15 years, thousands of cosmetics have come through our doors—these 23 stand the test of time. Each product—from shampoo to lipstick—has been crowned road-test winner at least once.
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.
The Travel Hair Dryer So Good I Used It Every Day for a Year
It weighs just one pound.
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.
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.