Friday, February 12th, 2021 is the first day of Chinese New Year and the start of a new cycle in the Chinese zodiac. Unlike Western astrology, the Chinese calendar—which is based on lunar cycles—corresponds to years, not months, and all 12 signs are associated with animals. Assigned by year, your zodiac animal represents how others perceive you, how you present yourself, your compatibility with other signs, and so on. Do you know your Chinese zodiac animal sign in Chinese astrology? Check out what year you were born below, and we’ll match you to the most auspicious hair color for your sign. New year, new shade...
Year of the Ox
Born in: 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
February 12th marks the end of the Year of the Rat and the beginning of the Year of the Ox. Oxen tend to be logical, earnest, diligent people who gain recognition through their hard work. They’re typically great leaders, trustworthy, and hyper-logical.
Yellow is a lucky color for Oxen, so if you’re born in the Year of the Ox, we recommend Tremiti Blonde 9NG - Medium Honey Blonde hair color for you.
Year of the Tiger
Born in: 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
Tigers tend to be courageous and active people who enjoy adventure, love their freedom, use their imaginations, and are so tenacious that they never, ever give up. (As they say—go get ‘em, tiger!)
It’s no surprise that orange is an especially auspicious color for tigers, so why not celebrate the lunar new year with a fierce shade of hair color like Matera Marigold 8CC - Copper Blonde?
Year of the Rabbit
Born in: 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
Rabbits are social, thoughtful, and polite folks who are all about a peaceful and quiet life. They do like to stay busy, but don’t tend to be the most responsible people and may abandon tasks halfway. They also need constant reassurance from their peers and partners (fellow Rabbits, I see you!)
Red is one of the luckiest colors for rabbits. So if you were born in a Rabbit year, you’ll want to order a box of Carrara Crimson 7RC - Light Ginger Copper Red hair color.
Year of the Dragon
Born in: 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
Dragons are highly independent, strong and steadfast in their beliefs, and always stand up for what they believe in. They tend to have high self esteem, and can also be very stubborn.
Gold and silver are especially lucky colors for dragons. If you’re a dragon, we know you don’t want to be told what to do, but we think Sicily Blonde 8NGV - Dark Champagne Blonde hair color would look gorgeous on you!
Year of the Snake
Born in: 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
If you were born during a Snake year, you probably have a great sense of humor, no patience for small talk, and a love of the finer things in life. Smart and savvy, you’re great at making it up as you go and hate when things become too routine.
Black is an auspicious color for members of the #SnakeFam, so give a rich black shade of hair color like Pescara Black 2NNA - Blackest Black a try for good luck.
Year of the Horse
Born in: 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
Horses are true free spirits who need room to run and be by themselves. They’re independent, sincere, and highly motivated. If you’re a Horse, the only opinion that matters to you is your own.
Brown is a lucky color for wild Horses, so check out Torino Brown 5NA - Dark Smoky Brown hair color.
Year of the Goat
Born in: 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2003, 2015
If you were born in a Goat year, you’re a friendly person—how nice is that? Loving and selfless, in touch with your emotions, a giving partner and a loyal peer...Goats make the best BFFs, period.
For Goats, purple is one of the luckiest colors, and what’s lovelier than fan favorite hair color Volterra Amethyst 4VR - Darkest Cool Sangria?
Year of the Monkey
Born in: 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
Monkeys are intelligent, ambitious, lighthearted pranksters who love a good time...and really love to win. They’re social creatures who easily connect with other people, although they can be overly optimistic.
Blue is a lucky color for Monkeys. If you were born in a Monkey year, we love rich sapphire Perugia Black 2NAA - Blue Black hair color for you.
Year of the Rooster
Born in: 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
Roosters are serious, hardworking, straightforward, and decisive. They’re typically perfectionists who aren’t afraid to be critical. They know how to win an argument, and can talk anyone into anything.
Gold and brown are both lucky colors for Roosters, so if Rooster is your zodiac sign, why not get the best of both worlds with golden brown hair color like Tuscany Brown 6NGV - Medium Golden Brown?
Year of the Dog
Born in: 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
Honest and true, Dogs are loyal friends and reliable partners who can be worriers on the inside. Just like their animal counterparts, they’re popular, love outdoor activities, and care deeply for their families.
Green and copper are auspicious colors for Dogs. Since we don’t currently have any green hair color shades on rotation, we recommend Vesuvius Red 7NCR - Light Spicy Copper Red to bring good luck to anyone born in a Dog year.
Year of the Pig
Born in: 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019
If you were born in a Pig year, you’ve got a fun-loving personality and tend to be blessed with good fortune in life. Energetic and enthusiastic, you’ll make any boring activity more fun. Pigs tend to be tolerant, understanding, and the (stealth) life of the party.
Brown and yellow are both lucky colors for Pigs. So if you were born in one of the above years, go ahead and place an order for Lucca Light Brown 7NGV - Light Golden Brown hair color.
Year of the Rat
Born in: 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
Kind, likeable, and definitely not the best communicators, people love Rats—even if they can be frivolous at times. Rats are clever, well-spoken, and tend to excel in creative fields. Those born in Rat years can quickly adapt to new environments.
Gold is an auspicious color for Rats. If Rat is your zodiac sign, we recommend Amalfi Blonde 10NGV - Light Golden Blonde hair color for you.
Happy Chinese New Year!
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