Your new look? It’s in the stars.
Ever wonder if your looks were written in the stars? Well, seeing as this week starts off with the Moon is in Aquarius, we’re all ready to dive into progress and ask the big questions (perfect for Election Day in the U.S., which happens to be tomorrow, November 8). That said, change is afoot, and we’re here to welcome it with open arms, starting with finding the change within ourselves via a cute hair horoscope meant to show us the strengths and style challenges each sign faces.
We put together a fun hair horoscope of the ruts each sign can find itself in, as well as ways to keep our sanity intact during the upcoming hectic holiday season (Spoiler: embrace change!). Read on and be enlightened with our fun hair horoscope:
Your Hair Horoscope for the Holidays
Aries (March 21 to April 19)
You’re headstrong and opinionated, and are usually one step ahead of the trending curve. But since your hair is your one biggest vanity—standard for a sign that rules the head—you find yourself extra-protective of your go-to hairstyle, and won’t bother messing with a great thing. Aim to put that innate passion and eye for style to great use and, if you’re still scissor shy, why try out a new color fit for the season, like a rich, intense auburn or your signature color, a full-on, super robust red?
Taurus (April 20 to May 20)
Venus, the planet of love and beauty, rules over your sign and as such, gives you a keen eye for tasteful, pretty looks. Long, curly waves might be a favorite hairstyle—it’s a sensual hairdo that’s also very feminine, which is totally in step with your aesthetic. Sometimes though, the sign of the bull can get really, well, bullheaded, and that stubbornness about trying out a different look can get debilitating. A polished concave bob, which accentuates the neck and throat (your ruling areas) is a great look to try the next time you’re jonesing for change.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20)
Quick-witted and sociable, you’re also not one to commit to anything without proper examination, including your latest hairstyle. In terms of your hair horoscope, you gain information by what makes sense for you in the short term—that new undercut you saw on your #wcw might be hot for that rock n’ roll themed holiday party, but might also be a pain to grow out. On the flipside, you’re also finicky about making decisions, and tend to get stuck in analysis paralysis. Our advice? Once you find a look that moves you on a cellular level (i.e. you can’t stop gushing/dreaming/Pinteresting about it), get it—just like that ash-colored balayage or that funky side-shave you’ve bookmarked for months.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22)
One day you love your long hair, one day you just want to lop it all off. Just like the ever-changing tides of the Moon, you’re prone to mood swings that can overwhelm, such as that sudden desire to just go platinum in a heartbeat. Resist the urge to let your emotions carry you away and instead, trust those killer instincts on what both looks and feels good for you. And since you love the past, we’re betting this involves a good (yet graceful) throwback, such as a 1990s blunt bob or some 1980s-inspired feathering.
Leo (July 23 to August 22)
Make no mistake: Your crowning glory definitely helps you stand out from the crowd. You’re a passionate, creative soul that can’t help but be noticed—whether you like it or not—and all that pressure can sometimes take its toll. Everyone can benefit from an off switch sometimes, and you don’t have to keep stroking—or tweaking, cutting or coloring—that mane to look your best. Instead, go for less is more. Accentuate that gorgeous shade with a monthly glossing treatment that tones down any unattractive orange tones (because after all, gold, and not brass, is your color) and helps keeps you shining, even on days you (benevolently) let others take center stage.
Virgo (August 23 to September 22)
Your fave thing to do is to take stock of the latest trends and curate them tidily into what works for your lifestyle. You’re industrious and don’t shy away from the D.I.Y. either, making hair tutorials kind of an obsession. You can also get overly critical, so instead of psyching yourself out of a look that doesn’t seem “you,” why not step out of the zone? Cater to your crafty side and try out a different braid for each day of the week—you’ll love the challenge, and your eye for detail will get you mastering a bunch of styles (and who knows, maybe find a new go-to hairdo) in no time.
Libra (September 23 to October 22)
Libra never has problems getting on the pulse of what’s trendy and hip—such is the boon of being looked after by Venus. You manage to find the beauty in your environment in a cinch, which means you know just where to go for those awesome popular highlights, or which celebrity hairstylist is responsible for which red carpet look. Having this many options means you also tend to get overwhelmed and caught in a bout of indecisiveness on how to do your own look sometimes. Capitalize on this sixth sense for aesthetics by trying out a directional style, such as a blunt fringe or a flirty pixie, and see everyone get on the bandwagon weeks after you do.
Scorpio (October 23 to November 21)
You have a darker, more intense sense of style, and your hair horoscope is all about sex appeal. Big waves, major curls, a bright, unapologetic shot of color—nothing is off limits, as long as it makes you feel like the sexiest of the pack. And although being a fixed sign has its drawbacks (you’re not that big on trends), Pluto as a ruling planet means you’re well-aware of the positive power of transformation, even if it’s in doses. It’s amazing what even a gorgeous, new full bang can do for your self-esteem—not to mention your piercing gaze.
Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21)
Forward-thinking Sagittarians rarely let society’s conventions bring them down. This is why we’ll probably see you first in line for a new gender-bending haircut or a tomboyish shag that other people wouldn’t deem classically feminine. Whatever gets you making a statement without getting in your way is the name of the game; updos are a staple in your style arsenal. Try out ways to master that chic sporty ponytail this year, and venture into looks that can transition seamlessly from your #wotd into after-hours socializing, too.
Capricorn (December 22 to January 19)
You’re patient and calculated, and although you can appreciate a great trend as much as the best of them, can easily bypass the white noise and cherry-pick what’s best for your hair type. A lot of times this works out marvelously, but sometimes there are some good looks that do get away that can actually give your normally profesh look a fresh new spin. Shake things up with trying new lengths and texture combinations—why not a messy, beachy lob?—that’s versatile enough for both work and play.
Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)
Although your sense of humor can be a tad offbeat, your aesthetic sense is just as free-flowing as the Water-Bearer’s. Boho-chic with a tinge of hippie, your locks are usually left loose and unencumbered by fussy details. You’re also not afraid to be unconventional and even a bit quirky—that micro-fringe or those bantu knots that may seem too intimidating or even kooky on others looks completely natural on you. This all-encompassing approach to style can leave your strands literally strung out, so a semi-permanent frizz-fighting option, such as a keratin treatment, can leave you free to box braid another day.
Pisces (February 19 to March 20)
Being the psychic sponge of the zodiac has its ups and downs, and in terms of your hair horoscope, can mean you’re totally attuned to society’s current tastes and feelings. You’re a moody sort, and sometimes hide behind those curls or a comfy top knot when real life gets too harsh. Getting some delicate, mermaid-hued highlights (may we suggest a cute teal?) can keep you on-trend without being too aggressive, and a bi-weekly deep conditioning treatment can give your hair (and soul) some crucial TLC during the crazy holiday season as well.
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