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Your Perfect Hair Color, Explained By Astrology

by October 24, 2022

Your Perfect Hair Color, Explained By Astrology

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Fall is here, and along with sweater weather comes hair color that's a little deeper, darker, richer – dare we say, yummier? We're talking caramel highlights, pumpkin spiced glosses, and decadently moisturizing treatments that could hudrate even the crispiest of fall leaves. From amber to ombré, Madison Reed is here to give you your most delicious fall hair color yet.

If you are familiar with Western astrology and the twelve signs of the zodiac, this post needs no introduction. If not, here goes: the study of astrology posits that the positions of the sun, moon, and planets at the moment of your birth are responsible for much of your personality—your strengths and weaknesses, tastes and preferences, who you’re compatible with romantically, how you’ll behave in any given situation.

Is it real? Who cares! Which has always been our motto when it comes to hair color, too. If you like it, that’s what matters. And we’re fans of both hair color and astrology around here, so we put together a little star chart to reveal what shade you should color your hair, based on nothing more than your sun sign. Hair color astrology...if it isn’t already a thing, it should be!


Scorpio (October 23—November 21)
Passionate, enigmatic Scorpio is often misunderstood as being a little, well, evil...when really Scorpios are just quick to plot and slow to trust. Sensual and possessive, Scorpios hold their friends close, their enemies closer, and their grudges closest of all. The most emo sign of the zodiac, without a doubt.
Hair color match: Hello darkness, Scorpio’s old friend—Pescara Black is our pick.

Pescara Black

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Sagittarius (November 22—December 21)
In a word, Sagittarius is magnetic. The explorers of the zodiac, easygoing Sagittarians roll with the punches and are always ready for an adventure. They love to talk—ok, sometimes brag—but no one tells a better story. If you’re a Sagittarian, you’re not only unafraid of change, you welcome it with open arms.
Hair color match: Something conversation-starting like Carrara Crimson.

carrera crimson haircut hair person


Capricorn (December 22—January 19)
Taskmaster Capricorn is the can-do sign of the zodiac—always ready to take the lead on a project, never without a long-term goal in mind. Ambitious, disciplined, and maybe not the best at talking about their feelings, Capricorns may seem cold at first but will inevitably reveal their more playful side over time. Capricorns’ eyes are always on the prize, and their reputation as one of the most successful signs of the zodiac is well-deserved.
Hair color match: A no-nonsense neutral shade like Umbria Light Brown

Curly haired woman showing Umbria hair color example

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Aquarius (January 20—February 18)
Socially progressive Aquarius marches to the beat of its own drum. Nonconformist and free-spirited to a fault, Aquarians are actually highly analytical people—they just think outside the box. For an Aquarian, there is no greater crime than being controlling. Give them the space they crave to let their compassion, creativity, and fair-mindedness shine through.
Hair color match: Palermo Black, you rebel you.

Palermo Black


Pisces (February 19—March 20)
Dreamy, gentle Pisces is the most intuitive sign of the zodiac. At their best, Pisceans are kind and imaginative; at their worst, they can be flaky and even delusional. Like all water signs, they’re ruled by their emotions, and Pisceans have a reputation for being deeply spiritual, even clairvoyant beings. They’re all heart.
Hair color match: Warm-toned Tuscany Brown suits empathetic Pisces just fine. 

Tuscany Brown 6NGV - Medium Golden Brown


Aries (March 21—April 19)
Brave, energetic Aries is always up for a challenge. This dynamic and confident sign is famously upbeat and positive, but can also possess a bit of a temper. An Aries prefers to be direct and lets their sheer determination and relentless optimism steer the course. If you’re an Aries, you already know you’re living life to the fullest.
Hair color match: Fiery Vesuvius Red is a match for this fire sign.

Vesuvius Red 7NCR - Light Spicy Copper Red


Taurus (April 20—May 20)
Taureans are the comfort queens and kings of the zodiac. They make pleasure a priority, but although they love to relax and be pampered, they’re also dedicated, hardworking, and more than willing to commit to a big project. Taureans are all about seeking out life’s luxuries, big and small—and we love them for it.
Hair color match: Luxe Sicily Blonde.

Sicily Blonde 8NGV - Dark Champagne Blonde


Gemini (May 21—June 20)
Gemini gets a bad rap as the smack talker of the zodiac, but we can appreciate their lively, witty, entertaining antics. Sharp and energetic, Geminis are true social butterflies who are always up for trying new things. They don’t dwell on their mistakes and move on quickly (sometimes too quickly). Are Geminis “too much fun” or just “too much”? We can see both sides.
Hair color match: Gemini is always game for a big transformation, so we nominate Volterra Amethyst.

Volterra Amethyst 4VR - Darkest Cool Sangria


Cancer (June 21—July 22)
Sensitive Cancer is the official homebody of the zodiac. Personal environment is of the utmost importance, and Cancers love to build spaces for themselves (like a shell, get it?) that surround them with good energy. Cancers are sentimental and loyal. They may seem standoffish at first, but once they open up, they’re one of the zodiac’s most caring, compassionate signs.
Hair color match: Something moody and romantic like Prato Ash.



Leo (July 23—August 22)
Headstrong Leo is one of the most spirited, charismatic signs of the zodiac. Leos welcome being the center of attention and will never shy away from the drama in life. While they can be a bit show-offy, they’re also vivacious and passionate, bringing their trademark enthusiasm to any situation. Leos not only love to party, they are the party.
Hair color match: An attention-grabbing shade like Matera Marigold.

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Virgo (August 23—September 22)
Logical, practical Virgo is perhaps the zodiac’s most detail-oriented sign. Meticulous in every aspect of their lives, Virgos are tremendous problem-solvers. At their best, they’re resourceful, supportive, and helpful; at their worst, judgmental, controlling, and self-critical. Go easy on yourselves, Virgos!
Hair color match: Perfectionist Virgo needs a universally-flattering shade like Siena Brown.

Siena Brown


Libra (September 23—October 22)
Libras just want people to like them, period. The people-pleasers of the zodiac are charming enough to deftly navigate any social situation while keeping everyone happy. Likeable and diplomatic, Libras can also be indecisive, needy, and conflict-averse. Great conversationalists, though.
Hair color match: Can’t decide between red and brunette? Choose an auburn shade like Firenze Brown.

Firenze Brown


What’s your sign? Tell us in the comments, then tell us whether or not you agree with your hair color horoscope.


Originally published: 10/30/2019

Updated: 10/24/2022

Tags:  Astrology