The Hairstyle You'll Love Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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Your hair is part of who you are. It reflects your style and your mood. On a bad day, your hair may look awful because you don't care, or perhaps you're not feeling well. On a good day, your hair tends to look extra fabulous and on-point, boosting your confidence even more. Along the same lines, people can sometimes read you by how your hair looks — a messy bun could be the sign of a frazzled mom or someone who has been working too much. So naturally, your hair could speak to what your sun sign is. 


Each zodiac sign is different, whether they're air, water, fire, or earth, and as hairstyles can be so telling, they can also reflect these differences. Wearing a hairstyle that pairs particularly well with your sign can help you to feel like your true self and find more self-confidence through a style that connects with you on a deeper level. If you're in the mood for a new look, consider a hairstyle that channels the different aspects and traits of your sun sign. 

Aquarius takes braids to a new level

Aquarius is depicted as the person holding the container of water, spilling it out all over the place. With water in their hands, many think they're a water sign when, in fact, they're an air sign. Studious and always interested in the next new thing, this sign needs a unique hairstyle. As astrologer and life coach Natha Campanella told Well + Good, "They're always trying to innovate and make things better than what they are — they're very non-traditional."  


The crown braid suits this air sign perfectly because it offers a practical (it gets your hair completely out of the way) yet non-traditional style of braid. And for busy Aquarius, always on to the next research project or TED Talk, this braid is pretty easy to pull off. Simply make two braids, one over each ear, and then wrap them like a crown and secure them with bobby pins. If you have a little more time and are good at French braids, you can start a French braid on one side of your head and braid around your scalp in the form of a crown.

Aries leads in Viking braids

Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and because of this, they are looked at as leaders in many aspects. As astrologer Emma Toynbee pointed out to Well + Good, "They represent all that is newly born, are movers and shakers, lead-role actors, agents of change, individual and unique, pioneers, inventors, innovators, strong competitors, and fierce warriors." As a fire sign, Aries requires a style that shows their power and intensity and allows this natural-born leader look the part. 


When we think of "fierce warriors," the first thing that comes to mind is Old Norse raiders, widely referred to as Vikings, who are commonly depicted with braid Mohawks. This is a look that says Aries is in charge and isn't worried about what others think of them — they are too busy making things happen and leading the pack. For this look, you'll want to put in at least three braids, depending on your haircut. If you don't have an undercut on the sides, you can do five. Start with the big "Mohawk" braid in the middle, which can be done just like a French braid and tugged outwards to create volume. Follow this up with some smaller braids on the sides until all of your hair is braided.

Cancer feels comfort in a basic pony

"A Cancer needs to feel at home, no matter what their living situation may be," astrologer Rachel Lang told Well + Good of the family-oriented homebody of the zodiac. "They need to strike a balance between nurturing themselves and caring for others," she added. We know that emotional Cancer, always there when their friends and family need them, is more likely to put their own needs to the side, which is why they need a simple hairstyle that will look good but not take a lot of fuss.  


As a natural nurturer and carer, you probably don't have a ton of extra time for intricate braids and curling or straightening irons. Cancer will find the comfort and homeliness they need in a basic pony. It's simple, it can be as sleek or messy as you'd like, and it helps keep your hair out of your face when you're focused on those home projects. If you want to have a little more fun, throw in some pigtails instead of a pony, or a cute hair accessory.

Capricorn looks posh in a short bob

Capricorn is the workhorse (or goat) of the zodiac. They like to stay busy and keep moving forward. Humanistic astrologer Jessica Lanyadoo told Women's Health, "They can be so focused on doing the right thing and powering through that they're not always learning how to sit [with their emotions], be more receptive, and cultivate intimacy and connection that doesn't have a purpose or motility to it." They're also not spending time doing their hair, so they need a cut that is pretty much just wash and go.


This busy goat needs a hairstyle that doesn't require much attention, could probably be combed with their fingers, doesn't necessarily need blow drying, and can look good without taking time out for styling. A simple short bob will give them an easy, breezy style that doesn't take a lot of time to look fab. Of course, this is ideal for folks with straight or semi-wavy hair. If you have curly locks, you may need to schedule some time with a straightener to pull this one off, but we know you can do it if you put it on your daily to-do list.

Gemini needs variety in their style

Negatively seen as being two-faced, Gemini is often misunderstood when judged too loosely. This sign is full of spirit, and they just bite off more than they can handle sometimes. As astrologer Colin Bedell told Well + Good, "They may change their mind afterward, but they're very clear communicators. I find they have a really great sense of humor, and they don't take themselves too seriously." It's that mind-changing knack and their free spirit that often gets them in trouble with their friends, family, and co-workers, but that's what they should think about when finding a new go-to hairstyle.


Gemini's innate ability to take things lightly when it comes to themselves makes them the perfect candidate for a fun hairstyle. The fact that they are seen as having two sides makes this sign a great candidate to try something half up, half down. You can also add some fun accents, like jewels or florals to the look — think whimsical bridal hair designs. Try a pony or bun with part of your hair left down, then add in some fun accessories that make the look stand out, just like your outgoing personality.

Leo is as bright as the sun in beach waves

Leo is ruled by the sun, one of the three courageous and ambitious fire signs. They are known to love attention, and they prefer to look good. "Leos are ruled by the Sun making them consciously confident, and will light up the room when they arrive," transformational astrologer Corina Crysler told Well + Good. While you don't have to have sunny red or blond hair, there is a hairstyle for Leo that speaks to the sign's connection with its planetary ruler. Yep, we're talking about beach waves.


When picturing the sun-infused sign Leo, it's easy to see someone with a luxurious mane and beach waves standing on a sandy shore, enjoying the vitamin D they're getting from those rays. To get some glorious beach waves, we suggest investing in the right products, getting a curling iron or waver, or sleeping on it. You can use curl enhancers or even try a volumizing sea salt spray or sugar spray. You can use heating tools, like a curling iron, to make waves. Or, the easiest option is to put your hair in braids or a bun and sleep like that; when you let your hair down in the morning, it will be wavy.

Libra is a social butterfly in glitter

Libra is an air sign, and because of this, they love to be out and about, schmoozing with others. "Libra is the socialite," astrologer Valerie Mesa told Women's Health. "They're the glitter glue that keeps everyone together," Mesa added. Think of this sign as the disco ball hanging above the dance floor, beckoning everyone to come on out and dance the night away, and shining lights on all those who are brave enough to get out there and shake their thing.


This glittery disco ball of a zodiac sign needs a hairstyle that makes them stand out, so they're the perfect sign to don some sparkle in their hair. Body glitter is back, and with it is the trend of putting glitter in your hair. Brands like Aussie and Eva NYC have hair glitter available, and there are so many ways you can put it on. Be sure to use glitter that is made for use on your hair to avoid drying your hair out or struggling to get the glitter to wash out. While you can cover your whole mane with glitter if you'd like, we suggest trying a glitter-enhanced part, glitter-dipped ends, or even glitter bangs.

Pisces loves a resilient look

Pisces is the final sign of the zodiac, which puts a lot of weight on their shoulders. They have a little bit of each of the signs in them. Being a water sign and mutable, they seem to get through whatever comes their way. Astrologer Rachel Lang told Well + Good, "Because of this, they make great chameleons who can get along with a wide variety of people and find a way to flow with whatever life brings to them." In fact, Lang added, "They are gracefully resilient and adaptable." It's these key traits that make a bun the perfect hairstyle idea for Pisces.  


Clean or messy, a bun is resilient and adaptable! Buns are pretty easy to do, so Pisces won't have to come out of their dream world for too long to create this hairstyle. Start by putting your hair in a ponytail, then wrap that tail into a bun. Once you have it all wrapped by the tail end, you can secure your bun — whether you use chopsticks or bobby pins is up to you. The more carefully you wrap, the neater the bun will be.

Sagittarius requires a style that stands out

Sagittarius is the last of the fire signs, and they have an outgoing personality that falls in line with being a firey go-getter. They are the adventurers of the zodiac, and, as spiritual healer Cristina Panescu put it to Women's Health, "[They] are always looking for new things, unique places, and special people." Because they like to get out in the world, explore, and make themselves known, they need a style that shows how outgoing and gregarious they are. 


For a look that screams "look at me" and will stand out in those crowds of other travelers and thrill seekers, we suggest curly locks, especially tight curls. Luckily, these days you don't even have to get a perm to experience curls. And since we know you love adventure, you're likely to want to try different looks — which means wearing the same curls over and over may not be your thing. You can switch it up by choosing different curling iron sizes, or curling your hair via other means, by the way of a thin wand, bendy rods, or hot rollers. 

Scorpio likes witchy vibes

Scorpios get a bad rap for being dark and mysterious (sometimes for good reasons, sometimes because they're misunderstood). That darkness makes people think they're a self-centered sign who only cares about themselves and what they get from others — and some Scorpios embrace that darkness, despite identifying and accepting "the multifaceted hues of humanity," as astrologer Lumi Pelinku told Well + Good. "They even mold into the darker shades of personality hence their well-known dark humor."


That love for the darker side of things makes Scorpio the perfect candidate for a long and free witchy look. Dark hair obviously works wonders, but you could go for a rich brown, or have fun with colors. As a water sign, blue hues would be a great choice. If you don't have long hair, add some extensions so that you can have those luxurious witchy strands. And, while a witchy hat is a fun addition to an enchanting witchcore fashion aesthetic, you can look the part without one.

Taurus feels luxurious in a butterfly haircut

Oh, Taurus, we know you want to look like you live in the lap of luxury but also remain a grounded and balanced earth sign. As the AstroTwins told Parade, "Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet of love, luxury, and beauty." They added, "Taurus energy has two speeds. It's either relaxed and contented (like a steer luxuriating in a verdant pasture) or hyped-up and ready to charge." You work hard and play hard, and once the work is done, you're ready to enjoy the freedoms of life.


So, whether you're charging like a bull to get your daily work tasks done or you're looking to relax and have some fun, you, Taurus, need a hairstyle that moves with you and offers the luxury you love. A butterfly haircut gives you luxury and freedom with its luscious layers and flowy style. This haircut has a way of making you feel like you're finally coming out of your cocoon and ready to fly. Whether you have long or medium-length hair, this cut will look fabulous. Note that it does work best with straight or wavy hair.

Virgo finds balance in a pixie cut

Virgo is one of the most down-to-earth signs — after all, they are an earth sign. "As the only earth sign ruled by Mercury, Virgo marries the practical vibes from this grounding element with the mental acuity from the planet that rules our communication and thought process," senior astrologer Narayana Montúfar told Women's Health. "It's in this unique combination where Virgo finds its brilliance and special gift," Montúfar added. We think they need an extra-special hairstyle that shows off just how brilliant they are.


As the sign that's seen as one of the most grounded and earthy, Virgo deserves the pixie cut, and particularly one that makes us think of Tinkerbell. Now, you do have to be willing to sport a very short haircut if you want to try the pixie, but it's a versatile style that looks great on face shapes of all kinds. It's a cut that's easy to style, and you can even have some fun with it. Grab some extra-hold gel and try a spiky look one day, then let it air dry and enjoy the freedom of a shaggy look the next.