With a new year on the horizon, what better way is there to celebrate than with new hair?
As many of us are saying ‘goodbye’ to being cooped up in the house and saying ‘hello’ to showing off our trés chic hairstyles in public again, it may be a little daunting to begin to figure out which hair look will best suit you in the new year.
Our hairstyles are symbols of our unique personality traits and qualities, which is why the most effective way to assess the best new hairstyle for you starts with examining your zodiac sign. Determining your hair horoscope or zodiac hairstyle will help you to get in touch with your innermost self, which will help you to radiate beauty and confidence to the outside world as we transition back to nights out with friends, brunch dates and traveling excursions once again.
To help you get started on your ‘new year, new hair’ journey, we have put together a list of hairstyles that are perfect for each zodiac sign based on your personality. We can see these gorgeous celebrities rocking these cuts (if they haven’t already) to usher in a new year.
Get some inspo before your next salon visit with these zodiac hairstyles below!
(December 22 – January 19)
The Wolf Cut
If you’re a Capricorn, you are known to be an ambitious and driven trendsetter, which is why a wolf cut hairstyle is the perfect look to rock in 2022. Capricorns are natural-born leaders and a bold wolf cut look conveys the wild trendsetter energy that Capricorns exude. If you want to add an extra layer of boldness, try upping the ante with a bold hair color like a fiery red, icy blonde or if you’re really looking to make jaws drop, try an oceanic blue.
What makes a wolf cut hairstyle look especially eye-catching is when it’s thick and voluminous, which is why you should top off your look by clipping in a super-thick set of bundle hair extensions to add that extra dose of flare to your hair.
Your birth month is also usually one of the coldest times of the year, which may dry out your hair, so be sure to incorporate a nutrient-rich hair oil into your regimen to keep your hair moisturized throughout the winter season. Before you know it, you’ll be setting the hair standard in your friend groups that everyone will want to emulate.
Fellow Capricorn Queens: Nina Dobrev, Issa Rae, Ellie Goulding and Jeannie Mai
The High Ponytail
(January 20 – February 18)
If you’re an Aquarius, you are the embodiment of originality, independence and humanitarianism. The best hairstyle that will help showcase the Aquarius spirit is a high ponytail updo look that is equal parts assertive and soft. A high ponytail updo will have you walking into a room and immediately giving off your relatable, benevolent energy while simultaneously proclaiming that you are the independent woman that Destiny’s Child always wanted you to be.
Show off your originality by adding a little extra spunk with our curly ponytail hair extensions that will set you apart and instantly make you stand out from the crowd.
Fellow Aquarius Queens: Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Alicia Keys and Chloë Grace Moretz
The Beach Waves
(February 19 – March 20)
If you’re a Pisces then you’re innately compassionate, intuitive and artistic. In the realm of hairstyles, these personality traits translate to warm, summer-y hair, which is why the best look for you this year is summer beach waves. This is an especially perfect fit as the weather usually starts to warm up around the time of your birthday as we transition into the Spring season.
If you’re looking to reduce heat on your hair and achieve beach waves then velcro rollers will have your hair looking bouncier and more voluminous than ever. Not only are velcro rollers awesome because they reduce the amount of direct heat on your locks, but they also come in various shapes and sizes which will help you create a versatile set of looks, ranging from tight waves to loose waves.
Fellow Pisces Queens: Rihanna, Drew Barrymore, Eva Mendez and Lupita Nyong’o
The Pixie Cut
(March 21 – April 19)
If you’re an Aries, you exemplify courage, confidence and passion. This is why you may want to consider rocking a super short Pixie-inspired haircut in 2022. We know it may sound a little scary to do such a drastic cut to your hair, but if anyone could rock a fierce, short look with confidence, it’s most definitely you. And the best part is, there are so many variations when it comes to a Pixie haircut, from the classic Pixie to the shaggy Pixie to the shaved nape Pixie, there’s no shortage of options to choose from.
We know short haircuts like the Pixie Cut can often require lots of hairspray, gels and styling creams, which is why you definitely want to be regularly using a charcoal-based detoxing shampoo to rid your hair of product buildup. If you find yourself yearning for long locks again, and your Pixie Cut is on the longer side, you can always just simply clip in a pair of hair extensions and no one will ever know the difference.
Fellow Aries Queens: Kristen Stewart, Lady Gaga, Emma Watson and Jessica Chastain
The Rapunzel Locks
(April 20 – May 20)
If you’re a Taurus, you are known for being sensual, loving and responsible and the best way to embody those qualities is to embrace long blonde Rapunzel-esque locks. Long locks ooze with romance and will have you looking like the queen that you are.
Be sure to regularly use a purple shampoo to maintain and brighten those blonde locks and keep the pesky brassy orange and yellow tones at bay. Because we all can’t naturally grow out those long Rapunzel locks, a set of 24-inch hair extensions will help you to give off the sensual Taurus energy that you already have in spades within.
Fellow Taurus Queens: Adele, Jessica Alba, Cher and Kelly Clarkson
(May 21 – June 20)
The Balayage Babe
If you’re a Gemini then you’re most likely super curious, playful and adventurous. This is precisely why a balayage hairstyle is the perfect look to exemplify your colorful personality. Mix and match complimentary colors and tones to display what makes you so unique and special.
Be sure to use a length repairing hair mask on a regular basis as highlighting your hair can be damaging and lead to breakage if not maintained correctly. Show off your big personality with big hair by clipping in a set of balayage hair extensions.
Fellow Gemini Queens: Naomi Campbell, Angelina Jolie, Natalie Portman and Stevie Nicks
The Half Up, Half Down Bun
(June 21 – July 22)
If you’re a Cancer, you tend to be emotional, sentient and highly imaginative. Tap into your spiritual energy with a boho-inspired, half up, half down bun look that exudes 1970’s folk-inspired vibes. Half up, half down buns are timeless classics hair look that never seem to go out of style. They are perfect for every hair type, be it straight, wavy, kinky or curly and they are also suitable for every face shape.
Step into the new year looking like a folk goddess by channeling your inner Stevie Nicks with an effortless half up, half down bun look.
Fellow Cancer Queens: Ariana Grandé, Solange, Selena Gomez and Lana Del Rey
The Asymmetrical Bob
(July 23 – August 22)
If you’re a Leo, then you are most definitely known for being dramatic, creative and humorous. This is why the best look to show off your personality is an edgy asymmetrical bob. We love a good classic bob look, but it is simply not eccentric enough to symbolize your over-the-top personality.
Want to make your hair more dramatic than an episode of The Real Housewives? Use a curling wand to give you some bouncy, luscious curls! Don’t forget to spritz on a heat protectant spray to protect your hair from heat damage before curling your hair. The asymmetrical bob also helps to centralize and balance your facial features, which will only accentuate your beauty.
Fellow Leo Queens: Halle Berry, Meghan Markle, Viola Davis and Mila Kunis
The Low Chignon Bun
(August 23 – September 22)
If you’re a Virgo, you are known to be hardworking and analytical which means you need your hair to be sleek and away from your face because you always stay booked and busy. This is why the low chignon bun is the perfect hair look for you.
The chignon bun is for the girl who’s always on the go and can’t be bothered to have her hair be a distraction from her ambitious endeavors. It is by far one of the classiest, most refined members of the bun family and is one of our favorite go-to bun looks. In the words of the Virgo queen Beyoncé, the low chignon bun will have you looking flawless all year round.
Famous Virgo Queens: Beyoncé, Blake Lively, Zendaya and Selma Hayek
The Braided Hair Look
(September 23 – October 22)
If you’re a Libra, you embody balance, harmony and peace. The perfect hairstyles to embody these traits are more natural braided hair looks. We love braided hair looks because there are countless options for all hair types. If you have a straighter hair texture, you can opt to do double-dutch or fishtail braids that will have you looking like the peaceful little mermaid that you were born to be.
For women of color with curlier hair types we recommend the tried and true classic Fulani braids, box braids and the myriad of braided protective styles there are to choose from. Curlier hair types are more susceptible to breakage as the weather gets colder in September and October, so braided protective styles are going to be your best bet to keeping your locks healthy and beautiful. We also recommend that you start to incorporate a high-gloss smoothing conditioner into your hair regimen to keep it soft and moisturized as the weather gets colder.
Fellow Libra Queens: Cardi B, Kate Winslet, Serena Williams and Gwenyth Paltrow
The Messy Bun
(October 23 – November 21)
If you’re a Scorpio, you are more likely than not strong-willed, thrill-seeking and unapologetically confident. We can’t think of a hairstyle that embodies these personality traits more than the classic and iconic messy bun. The messy bun exudes unapologetic ‘I woke up like this” energy and we love to see it.
For the last two years, the messy bun has reigned supreme as the go-to work-from-home hairstyle and just because many of us are returning to the office doesn’t mean you have to leave the messy bun look behind. Let’s face it, as a Scorpio you are too busy seeking thrills and living your best life to be bothered to do a super complicated hairstyle, which is why you will always be the bell of the ball in a messy bun.
Fellow Scorpio Queens: Lisa Bonét, Katy Perry, Anne Hathaway and Willow Smith
(November 22 – December 21)
The Two-Toned Hair Look
If you’re a Sagittarius, you are known to be energetic, wild and adventurous or in other words: the life of the party. The weather outside may be frigid and cold during your birth month, but your personality is anything but, which is why the go-to hair look for you in 2022 is two-toned hair.
Mixing light tones with dark tones is the perfect way to make a statement that shows off your unpredictable ‘living on the edge’ persona. While most people might stray away from mixing contrasting colors and shades, ‘living life to the fullest’ is your daily mantra which is why you should embrace your unique personality all year long.
Fellow Sagittarius Queens: Taylor Swift, Zoë Kravitz, Jamie Lee Curtis and Janelle Monáe
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