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A Hilarious Pun to Start Your Weekend Off Right

We’re a sucker for puns here at Real Simple (or should that be, “here @real_simple?” har har), so of course, when we saw this sign on the street, we just had to share: For more funny photos and behind-the-scenes sneak peeks of making Real Simple, follow us on Instagram.

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The Hottest Hairstyles for Summer 2014 from Fox News Magazine

Searching for an amazing new summer ‘do? Check out the most stylish hair trends for summer 2014 from our friends at Fox News Magazine. They say, according to a recent New York Times article, “Women are flocking to their stylists in search of the perfect pixie, lob, or classic bob hairstyle. In other words, the shorter the better.” This trend has […]

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Three Truths and One Lie About Sunscreen

I have received many questions about sunscreen lately. Here are three truths and one fallacy about the summer’s hottest product—based on your queries. Source: Dr. Ellen Marmur, a dermatologist in New York City, author of Simple Skin Beauty: Every Woman’s Guide to a Lifetime of Healthy, Gorgeous Skin. 1. Sunscreen expires. It’s usually good for three years. Hopefully, you’ll use it up long […]

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How to Cut Your Kid’s Bangs

I once colored my son’s hair green and my daughter’s hair blue. They wanted “fun streaks,” and I thought the color was more temporary than it was. (My son was 3 at the time and my daughter was 8; I’m not vying for mother of the year anytime soon.) Oddly, when it comes to haircuts, I’m not so free wheeling. So I […]

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How to Cover Premature Gray Hair

Have stray grays to cover but not ready for allover color?

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Take our Tress Test

Have a good head on your shoulders? Brush up on your hair-care expertise with these questions. For answers, scroll below the scissors. 1. What’s the best strategy for applying a hair product? (a) Start at the ends of the hair and work your way upward to the crown. (b) Start at the crown and work your way down to the […]

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Overcome a Bad Hair Day

Can limp locks, frizz, or other symptoms of a bad hair day affect more than just your style factor? According to an online survey by StyleSeat, an app and website that helps you find and book beauty appointments, 91 percent of women surveyed said having a good hair day makes them feel more confident. Even more reason to tame your tresses? Approximately 19 percent of women surveyed said they’re more productive at work when they experience a good hair day. Another 18 percent are nicer to others.

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How to Untangle a Round Brush From Your Hair

Having short hair, I had no idea this was even a thing, but apparently it is very common to get a round brush stuck in your hair. It occurs most often if you are using too small of a round brush for all your hair (my hair stylist Kevin Mancuso advises using a round brush that has a diameter equal […]

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What to Do If You Cut Your Bangs Too Short

Thought you’d be able to snip your own bangs juuust a tiny bit to clean them up, only to take too much length off? Tempting as it may be to kick yourself for not going to a pro, consider it a lesson learned for next time and be proactive now by getting the most out of the length you have […]

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Dry Shampoo Your Hair Like a Pro

Dry shampoo is probably one of the most amazing, stupendous, fantastic beauty items to ever grace the earth… but that dusty look you get after using it (I call it Dusty Head Syndrome) and the time you spend waiting for your hair to absorb the product can definitely put a damper in things. The good news: All you have to do […]

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