Hitting the gym, eating healthy and putting more effort into work or school is all very important—but those aren’t the only areas you should aim to achieve greatness. Everyone should have a new year’s hair resolution, because, duh, hair is your best accessory!
Curious what makes the most sense for your #hairgoals in 2022? Look to none other than your zodiac sign below!
Aries (March 21 – April 19): Put More Time Into Your Haircare Routine
Fiery Aries, you’re always on the go. You’re lucky if you fit in the time for a face mask, let alone a whole haircare routine. Properly tending to your tresses can sometimes take up to an hour, which doesn’t fare well for the most active sign of the zodiac. But even if it’s just 1-2 times a week, incorporating some TLC into your strands will make you feel (and look) that much better.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Change Your Go-To Hairstyle
Stubborn Taurus, you’re not one for change. You’ve always been set in your ways, which applies to your appearance, too. Much like the pair of jeans you’ve worn to the point of holes, your hairstyle could use an upgrade. It doesn’t necessarily mean a crazy chop or color service. You could simply change your part or the way you style your hair. Whatever the case, let’s do it up a little differently in 2022.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Stick to One Shade
Oh, our rambunctious little Gemini. You’re all over the place, aren’t ya? You’ve never been good at settling on one thing (hair color included!), and it tends to get you in trouble. You’ve gone wild with experimentation, especially since the pandemic—and unfortunately your hair hasn’t recovered. Make 2022 your year to chill with all the color services. If you get desperate, stick to color depositing masks that are conditioning and without harsh chemicals.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Give Your Strands a Little Snip
Cancer, you’re all about nostalgia and holding on. From old college essays to the dress you wore to prom, letting go has never been your strong suit. And when it comes to your hair, sometimes saying goodbye is in your best interests. No one is saying you need to shave your head, but don’t be afraid to snip a few inches to keep your hair looking happy and healthy! Instead of thinking about holding on, think about how freeing it will be to lose some dead weight.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): Put Down the Hot Tools
Yes, Leo, we know you can work a curling iron better than anyone. We’ve seen it. You’re all about looking mighty and fierce around the clock, but trust us when we say your hair wants a break! All that blow drying, flat-ironing and curling has done a real number on your strands. Why not stick to hot tools maybe 1-2 times a week and opt for one of these no-heat hairstyles in the interim?
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sep. 22): Take a Walk on the Wild Side
Virgo, you’re great at just about everything—letting loose isn’t one of them! It’s a no-brainer that your New Year’s hair resolution is to break free from your mold of perfection and live a little outside the lines. While we don’t advise doing something that doesn’t feel like you, we do think it’s ok to step outside of your comfort zone. Itching to get that edgy bob? Eyeing a bold new hue? Just do it!
Libra (Sep. 23 – Oct. 22): Let Your Hair Grow
Libra is the sign of love and beauty—and even though long hair hasn’t been particularly on-trend this past year, it speaks to a Libra’s soul. The sign of the scales is all about living the luscious life, locks included. Make 2022 the year to focus on your hair health and letting your strands help define your gorgeous being.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): Lighten-Up
Dark on the inside and out? We kid, we kid. Ah, but Scorpio, we wouldn’t call you the lightest of signs. Allow people to see your beauty shine through with slightly toned strands. Now don’t go and bleach your hair to the point of falling out, but rather don’t be afraid to add some highlights or subtle balayage to keep you from the complete dark side.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): Put More Effort Into Your Day-to-Day ‘Do
You’re quite commendable, Sag! You’re always up to something adventurous. Whether you’re taking on the hike of the century or skydiving on a whim, you’re never not active. That said, you don’t put a ton of thought into your everyday appearance—you’re pretty much always prepared for an activity. Don’t be afraid to give yourself some glamorous moments in the year ahead. Instead of your traditional messy bun and a pony, opt for the occasional use of hot tools (using heat protectant, of course!).
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): Incorporate Playful Accessories
When it comes to your New Year’s hair resolution, Cap, you’ve got to spice things up. As a sign that likes things straightforward and standard, you’re not quite one to take risks. And while we know you aren’t opting for that icy blue hue (and that’s ok, we aren’t either), at least introduce some fun accessories into your look. You can always take them out at the end of the day, but why not elevate your look a few notches?
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18): Go for Something Softer
You love marching to the beat of your own drum, Aquarius—and we commend you for that. It’s always better to be a leader than a follower. That said, you tend to go extremely outside of the box with you hair, which doesn’t always give people a chance to see that caring, kind person underneath it all. We suggest taking things down a couple notches to change things up this year.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20): Use a Mask 1-2 Times a Week
Pisces, you’re basically The Little Mermaid, IRL. Made for the ocean, your hair is no exception. You’ve always possessed long, luscious strands—but with that comes the need for a bit more care. Keep your beautiful waves in check by making a point to habitually hair mask. You’ll feel instant gratification, we promise!
Now that you know what you should do to your strands, HERE‘s what you absolutely shouldn’t!