When it’s time for a new cut or hairstyle, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. After all, everywhere we look is inspiration overload, from celebrities to Instagram influencers. Of course, many of us have a good idea of which styles work on us and which ones we’d never think of trying out. Before you head to your stylist or order some hair dye online, we’re here to help streamline the hair-inspo process with a little assistance from—wait for it— your star sign.
Wondering why you’d need astrological guidance to figure out your next hairstyle? The answer is as plain as can be: It’s fun to use your zodiac sign to help you make decisions of all kinds, even if it’s for something as simple as a new haircut. Whether you’re a spicy Gemini who’s been thinking about cutting bangs or a Leo with a penchant for bold hair dye, you’ll find some hair inspiration courtesy of the stars, along with styling products, tools, or accessories to match. Keep scrolling!
Symbol: The Ram. Element: Fire. You’re always the first to try something new, Aries, no matter how daring it might be. And as the first sign of the zodiac, you’re usually the one to usher in a beauty trend, so we all look to you to see what you’ll do next. (No pressure!) If you’re in the mood to experiment with your hair, now’s the time to go all-in with a two-tone pastel look, such as a peachy-pink or a mint-and-teal combination. Keep your color fresh and bright with Mydentity MyConfidant Color Securing Shampoo ($23) and Conditioner ($23).
Symbol: The Bull. Element: Earth. Taurus appreciates sophistication and elegance in all areas of life, including their beauty habits. A classic hairstyle, like an exquisitely sleek bob, is perfect for the bull. Treat yourself in a way that only a Taurus can by indulging in an ultra-luxurious hair treatment, like Philip B.’s Russian Amber Imperial Gold Masque ($225). For accessories, something glamorous like the Silke London Poppy Hair Wrap ($65) will make you feel like your truest self.
Symbol: The Twins. Element: Air. “Variety is the spice of life” may be a cliché, but for a Gemini, it’s religion. You’re not afraid to mix things up when it comes to your hair, so why not try out a ’70s-inspired shaggy look? Go big and bold with those voluminous, wafty bangs we’ve been seeing more of lately. This longer fringe is versatile enough so if you do get bored, you can easily change it up again. Blow-dry those big bangs using an Olivia Garden Nanothermic Brush ($24), and if you need some extra boost, spritz with a root lifter, like Design.Me’s Puff.Me Root Volumizing and Texturizing Hair Powder ($24).
Symbol: The Crab. Element: Water. Cancers aren’t ones to experiment like other signs, so they can appreciate the practicality of a timeless, signature look. Maybe even something with a retro element, like an Old Hollywood, Veronica Lake–inspired ’do. Use a one- to one-and-a-half-inch curler like Conair Double Ceramic Curling Iron ($11) along with a moisturizing hair protectant like Kenra Professional Platinum Luxe Shine Oil ($25).
Symbol: The Lion. Element: Fire. A Leo is most comfortable in the spotlight, so a hairstyle that draws attention to them isn’t something that they’d ever turn down. Have some fun with a ’90s-inspired hair trend, like chunky red highlights. These face-framing flames are perfect for a fun-loving fire sign. Give it a whirl by pairing Arctic Fox Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Sunset Orange ($17) and Poison ($17).
Symbol: The Virgin. Element: Earth. When it comes to low-maintenance hair that still looks great, that’s a Virgo’s territory. You’re simply too busy to deal with anything else! A no-fuss hairstyle, like a slick, high half-pony or a bun, looks divine whether your outfit is casual or dressed-up. Use a hair essence like Insert Name Here Quick Slick ($22) to smooth out any flyaways. When you want a super-sleek ponytail to match, use a hot brush like the brand’s Insert Sleek Hair Here ($72) straightener.
Symbol: The Scales. Element: Air. Libras are all about balance in life and in beauty, so they’re sure to appeal to Gen Z’s hairstyle of choice with a middle part. Pair it with a vintage-inspired, flipped-up look to evoke retro-glam—a dream for this Venus-ruled sign. Use T3’s Lucea ID 1” Smart Flat Iron With Touch Interface ($235) to flip up your ends, and add sparkly hair clips, like Kristin Ess Celestial Bobby Pins ($8), for the final touch.
Symbol: The Scorpion. Element: Water. The allure of Scorpio is all-encompassing, which means that no matter what their hair might look like, they’ll still have an aura of mystery. Still, Scorpios never shy away from a little edge, so if you haven’t tried out a pixie cut, maybe now’s the time to go short. To add some texture, use a special brush for cropped cuts, like Revlon Pixie and Bang Styler ($7), along with a styling product that won’t weigh your hair down, like Living Proof Amp2 Texture Volumizer ($27).
Symbol: The Archer . Element: Fire. Sagittarius is the free spirit of the zodiac, so it makes sense to have hair to match. If you fall under the sign of the archer, forgo anything too structured, and wear your hair down to proudly embrace its natural texture. Cleanse with a sulfate-free product, like Miss Jessie’s Don’t Want No Suds Conditioning Co-Wash Cleanser ($12), and add a nourishing boost to your gorgeous curls with Ceremonia Pequi Curl Activator ($20).
Symbol: The Goat. Element: Earth. Since they’d rather spend their creative energy into professional endeavors, Capricorns tend to play it safe and stick to the basics when it comes to hair. You can’t go wrong with a long layered cut, so that would be your best bet. Maintain hair health using Vegamour Gro Hair Serum ($52), and style your beachy waves with ColorProof’s SeaSugar Salt-Free Beach Spray ($28).
Symbol: The Water Bearer . Element: Air. Fun-loving, adventurous Aquarians are versatile when it comes to hair. Don’t be surprised if you feel like experimenting with an Ariana Grande–esque high ponytail one day and want to shave it all off the next. Aquarians are also the hippies of the Zodiac, so an effortless, sunkissed look also works (especially if you’re looking for something tamer). Using a sustainable, organic, plant-based shampoo like I-N InspiraMint Shampoo ($35) appeals to your sign’s humanitarian and nature-loving side, while a Slip Pure Silk Pillowcase ($89) will keep hair healthy during slumber.
Symbol: Two Fish. Element: Water. Pisces live in a dream world, so why not make your hairstyle reflect that? If you watched Bridgerton, you may feel inspired by the romantic, wavy styles seen on the show. Whether you wear your hair up or down, don’t worry about it being a little bit messy. In fact, let those tendrils run free! After you wash your hair, apply Odele Air Dry Styler ($12) and let it dry without heat. Then, accessorize with a Jennifer Behr Velvet Hair Bow ($115) to sweeten things up.
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