If you’re looking to start the new year with new hair, just follow the sign—your sign!
While we look to the zodiac and astrology for guidance on relationships, career, and personal development, your zodiac sign can also reveal quite a lot about your style, including your hairstyle. Zodiac hairstyles may just point you to your best look yet, and after all that 2020 has brought you, there’s no better time to start fresh.
Whether you are fire or water, aligned or currently off-balance, great hair is in the stars this new year. While getting glammed up was toned down this year and getting ready for Facetime and Zoom calls turned up, it did give us more time to experiment and practise new hairstyles for the right time.
With all that new styling experience and a little help from astrology’s most common traits for each sign, we’ve gathered a few zodiac hairstyles to welcome the new year and new you.
The first sign of the zodiac. It’s no wonder that Aries is known to be bold, facing challenges head on. This confident, and sometimes off-beat sign is not afraid to go after what they want. For a strong sign, a strong hairstyle is needed, and we take inspo from one of our favorite Aries, Shay Mitchell. Shay is known to pull off so many different styles, but this bob is very Aries-esque – bold, unique, and beautiful.
Fellow Aries: Lady Gaga, Shay Mitchell, Emma Watson
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Playful, curious, and always juggling a ton of hobbies, friends, or projects. The Gemini is a busy-body and super social. If there’s a Gemini in your friend group, they go to all the events and probably know everyone there too. For the girl always on the go, she needs an easy, but stylish zodiac hairstyle. Cue the lob – whether straight, tied back, or wavy, the lob looks good year-round and requires little maintenance.
Fellow Gemini: Angelina Jolie, Awkwafina, Lucy Hale
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Long, thick waves
Known as the bull, Taurus is actually ruled by Venus, the planet that governs love, beauty, and money. It’s said that the Venus influence makes the Taurus the most sensual sign – they love being pampered and feeling comfortable. In that sense, we should all look to the Taurus in our life for some guidance on TLC. Long, sexy waves are perfect for Taurus. For thicker, longer waves, take the bull by the horns and add hair extensions.
Fellow Taurus: Adele, Gigi Hadid, Jessica Alba, Gal Gadot
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Voluminous high ponytail
Thoughtful, and always wading between emotional and material realms, Cancerians are self-protective and take some time to open up to people. For this zodiac hairstyle, we look no further than one of our most favorite – and most influential Cancerians, when it comes to hair – Arianna Grande. The classic ponytail can be high or low, short or long perfect for a sign that likes to feel things out. Arianna is known to wear several inches of hair extensions to give her pony a boost and you can too.
Fellow Cancerians: Margot Robbie, Ariana Grande, Mindy Kaling, Selena Gomez
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
Proud and fierce, what else can be expected from the lion? Leo is ruled by the sun, which governs life and vitality – they love to celebrate, especially when it comes to themselves. You do you, Leo – we could all use more self confidence. This zodiac hairstyle needs luscious curly locks to frame the face, after all, what’s a lion without its mane?
Fellow Leos: Jennifer Lopez, Megan Markle, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lawrence
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Slick, extra long ponytail
Virgos are logical, hard-working and can be perfectionists. They’re also known to be creative and life-long learners. For Virgos, we love the Power Pony. Whether slicked back or tied to the side – this is a powerful look for a powerful sign, made possible with a ponytail extension.
Fellow Virgos: Beyonce, Zendaya, Blake Lively
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
Represented by the scales, it’s easy to understand why Libras always look for balance in their life. Libras thrive in creative and aesthetically-pleasing environments – they appreciate the finer things. Libras are creative so picking just one hairstyle would be difficult and so some styling advice instead – accessorize. Libras love the glam, so the more accessories the better.
Fellow Libras: Serena Williams, Bella Hadid, Kim Kardashian
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
Cropped French bob
We’ve all heard of that big, Scorpio energy – they are passionate, powerful, and determined. This strong sign can sometimes be misunderstood, but Scorpios just know what they want. For this head-strong sign, a cropped bob is perfect. Nothing should stand in a Scorpio’s way, especially not fussy hair.
Fellow Scorpios: Ciara, Kendall Jenner, Hailey Bieber
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
Boho side braid
The adventurer. Sagittarians love to travel and carve out their own path. They are also driven, optimistic and make for great storytellers. For a sign that doesn’t follow the trends and makes their own, we love a braided look. Bubble braids, French braids, pony braids nothing says wanderlust than a twist and some creativity.
Fellow Sagittarius: Miley Cyrus, Zoe Kravitz, Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Chrissy Teigen
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
Capricorns are focused and known to take action. They may seem stubborn to some but once you get to know a Capricorn, you’ll soon learn they are loyal and loving. As Capricorns are head-strong, they won’t hmm or ahh over whether or not to get bangs, and if you check out our list of notable Capricorns, you’ll remember some iconic bang looks from your fellow sign mates.
Fellow Capricorns: Michelle Obama, Kate Middleton, Zooey Deschanel
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
The humanitarian and rebel at heart, the Aquarius is known to be free-spirited and eccentric. Playful and always in style, long beachy waves are the perfect zodiac hairstyle for the sun and water loving Aquarius. Fun fact, Aquarius is an air sign, despite ‘aqua’ in the name.
Fellow Aquarius: Alicia Keys, Kerry Washington, Chloe Grace Moretz
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
The last constellation of the zodiac, the Pisces is empathetic, compassionate, and sensitive. Pisces may be softies, and we mean that in the most loving way possible, but they are also wise. Being the last sign of the zodiac, it’s said they have experienced and seen what all other signs have also. A feathered, soft-layered look with curtain bangs best matches all of the common traits for our Pisces. Whether short or long, a feathered or shaggy hairstyle for the new year will work swimmingly for the Pisces this new year.
Fellow Pisces: Rihanna, Lupita Nyong’o, Rebel Wilson
While there are common traits in zodiac signs, the astrology can be understood in different ways and depending on how the stars align we may feel more like one sign than another – even if it isn’t ours. A great lesson in astrology? Be flexible, be open and stay true to yourself. Valuable teachings when it comes to revamping our looks and new hairstyles too.
Written by: Rosalyn Solomon