*This* is the hairstyle for you in 2022 (thanks to your astro sign!)
Welcome to your official hair horoscope: Let the stars (celebrity *and* zodiac) be your hair inspo this year. Celeb stylist and colorist, Phillip Nathaniel, gives us the deets on the 'do you are destined for...
Aries (March 21 to April 19)
Rad and retro
Bold rams love to be the first to try an edgy look only *you* could pull off.
What to ask for: "Whether textured or tidy, this cut is all movement," says Nathaniel. "Just make sure to consider your face shape" For a rounder face, ask for longer fringe. Have an oval or heart-shaped face? A shorter fringe suits you.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20)
Your down-to-earth vibe is perfect for long layers paired with lots of shine (and rose gold tips).
What to ask for: "Keep your hair type in mind," says Nathaniel. "Finer hair needs less layering than dense hair." Ask your stylist to drop your top layer below the tops of your ears to maintain a nice density at your tips (perf for showing off your shade).
Gemini (May 21 to June 20)
Why not take your sign's two sides literally? Dark underneath, light on top—it's the best of both worlds.
What to ask for: Darker color on your bottom layer and lighter color on the top. "Or go vice versa for a lower maintenance look," says Nathaniel. "Revies your hair's color history with your stylist to guard against damage from overprocessing."
Cancer (June 21 to July 22)
Humble crabs are hesitant to stand out: a lob cut is easy and classic.
What to ask for: If a bob is a short, spunky look, a lob is its chill cousin. Ask for a style that sits on your shoulders (or just above your collarbones if you want to keep your hair longer), or go for a subtle A-line (shorter in the back, longer in the front) if you want added definition.
Leo (July 23 to August 22)
Extra-long locks are *so* for a fierce Leo.
What to ask for: Micro trims every six to eight weeks will nix split ends, keeping your hair healthy. "Try serums with jojoba oil [we love Pattern's Jojoba Oil Hair Serum, $25] and daily scalp massages to stimulate hair growth," advises Nathaniel. And keep your strands safe at night by sporting loose braids to prevent breakage.
Virgo (August 23 to September 22)
Warm caramel and auburn bring out your natural beauty—practical, yet perfect. Just like you, Virgo.
What to ask for: Start with a warm-toned brown, then add a touch of red to make your cozy color pop. "Ask your colorist to find a shade that will enhance your skin's undertone," shares Nathaniel. "You'll get glowing skin, no makeup required!"
Libra (September 23 to October 22)
Blunt and balanced
Symmetry is everything to you, Libra. Pass up layers and side parts for a blunt cut, parted right down the middle, to help you feel at peace.
What to ask for: A blunt, shoulder-length cut with a center part. "Bobs look great on so many face shapes," says Nathaniel. Just be sure to find the angle that best suits your jawline and collarbones.
Scorpio (October 23 to November 21)
Short and strong
Oh, powerful and focused Scorpio: You're ready to show off how confident you truly are.
What to ask for: Bring in reference photos of looks you love, then chart with your stylist about what sorts of cuts would complement your face structure. "This cut takes commitment," advises Nathaniel. Be prepped for trims every four to six weeks.
Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21)
You're a star, Sag. So what better to try than a trendy curtain bang à la TikTok? Your audience awaits...
What to ask for: Face-framing bangs that emphasize your middle part (ask your stylist to cut them long enough to tuck back). "These bangs transition smoothly into long layers," says Nathaniel. "Perfect for any spontaneous Sagittarian."
Capricorn (December 22 to January 19)
A short, textured style is perfect for your no-nonsense attitude, Cap.
What to ask for: You'll want a bob that crisply cuts off right between your ears and the bottom of your jaw. Add extra definition with a soft wave (try bending hair with a straightener). Dress up this cut by slicking your hair behind your ears and wearing statement earrings, suggest Nathaniel.
Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)
Everyone loves bangs, but not everyone can rock them like you, Aquarius.
What to ask for: Bold straight bands. Angle them to frame your face or stay steady (the thicker, the better!). One caution? "Make sure your hairline is well-suited for bangs," advises Nathaniel. If you rock a cow-lick, whorls or widows, a clip-in band is your best bet.
Pisces (February 19 to March 20)
Air-dried hair with a hint of candy color is as dreamy as you are, Pisces.
What to ask for: A subtle shade on the ends of your layers, softly transitioning from your natural color. Want to void the inevitable fade? "Mix a little semi-permanent hair color with conditioner to lightly tone ends," suggests Nathaniel. We love Lime Crime in Oyster ($16) for this look.
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