Best Hair Colours for Chinese Zodiac Sign 2020

Published on Jan 01, 2021

As people say, change is the only constant. It is the law of nature that the old gives way to the new and this year is no different. We've finally opened yet another chapter of our lives as the groundbreaking 2020 is making way for 2021. 

To be honest, we're not complaining; 2020 has frankly been a difficult year for most of us.

The question is, will 2021 be better? As uncontrollable as circumstances may be, can we do anything to boost our luck (without being too superstitious?)

Instead of paying for a fengshui reading, we try to consolidate what some fengshui masters in Singapore are saying about your zodiac sign and what auspicious colours can give you the additional push in 2021. 


Born in the Year Of 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

Auspicious Colours: Blue Black

We're very sorry to say that luck doesn't seem to be on your side this year with the Ox in clash with Grand Duke (太岁) this year. Some of you may find that your careers will take a backseat as the Separation (破碎) and Desolate (黄幡) stars chip at your self confidence.

While some may be bothered by how difficult it is to find a job, don't give up! Use the time to upgrade your skills and take full advantage of your improving luck in the coming years. As difficult as things sound, your overall wealth luck is actually pretty stable. Your contacts will add to your wealth so make the effort to attend networking events and expand your professional sphere.

Just remember to look professional e.g. going for brazilian blowout to give your dry hair that additional shine  and get a fashionable lob cut. 

Haircut and Brown Hair Colour (Ryu) by Flamingo

Flamingo Hair Studio 

If you can't wait to get your vibrant hair fix, streaks of earloop highlights can possibly be a work-friendly alternative. 

Blue Earloop Highlights by 99 Percent Hair Studio

Earloop Highlights at 99 Percent Hair Studio


Born in the Year Of 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

Auspicious Colours: Orange, Pink

Whew... the difficult year of 2020 is finally over for Tigers! Those born in the year of the Tiger can look forward to an improvement to their luck especially in the area of finance! Thanks to the help of both the Star of Aid (天乙) and Success Star (太阳), you will receive support from benefactors in your career. When in trouble, benefactors will also be there to lend you a helping hand. Make use of this opportunity to work hard, set clear goals, and go all out. As long as you stay focused, you will perform well.

With the help of Marriage Star (红鸾), you can expect good marriage prospects and plenty of opportunities to meet new friends. 

Dark Pink Hair Colour (Shim)

No. 8 Hair Studio

Those looking to up their luck in love should consider going for romantic shades of pink and even orange. These colours will hopefully help you meet someone new with whom you can start building a fruitful relationship... or even help you gain favour among those of the opposite sex in your career.

Orange Pink Hair Colour (Natalie)

Rose Gold by Full House Salon @ Tampines 

If full on pink, orange or rose gold is too bright for you, earlooping pink highlights can also be a fun alternative in 2021. 

Earloop Pink Highlights (Shuji)

S.A.D's Hair Design @ River Valley


Born in the Year Of 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

Auspicious Colours:  Brown, Gold

Those of you who're born in the year of the Rabbit will very unfortunately notice a dip in your luck after a relatively OK year in 2020. The combination of Misjudgment (披头) and Disaster (灾煞) stars will make 2021 a laborious year in your career, health and romance. As it is easy for you to get drawn into gossip and negativity this year, try to rein yourself in to avoid frivolous spending, workplace disputes and be more patient with your partner. This is a year where the universe requires you to do some internal work to rectify the things that are not working so that you can see the rewards in the years to come. 

While you are prepping yourself for greatness, consider staying out of the limelight in 2021 with conservative colours like Brown and Gold. 

Foilyage Hair Colour

No-Bleach Foilyage Hair Colour

Once again, brown and gold need not be boring. Talk to our Chief Editor Agent G (a fellow Rabbit!) and you'll hear her rave about her recent no-bleach foilyage at MODE Studio. Without using bleach, this foilyage managed to highlight her hair and brighten her face without damaging her hair too much!

Balayage Hair Colour

Balayage at Yann Beyrie

Those looking for more of a pop in your hair can consider the authentic French balayage from French Hair Salon Yann Beyrie

Low Maintenance Brown Hair Colour

Otherwise, the easy-to-maintain Butter Brown by Room Japanese Hair Salon can be the low-damage hair colour to perk up your spirits in 2021. 


Born in the Year Of 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

Auspicious Colours: Gold, Silver

Like those born one year before you, Dragons are likely to also face some difficulty in the year 2021. Due to your run ins with the Grand Duke (太岁) as well as the Entanglement (贯索,勾神) stars this year, legal troubles with contracts may present itself at work while entertainment expenditures are likely to shoot up.

We'd therefore recommend you to lay low and go for more conservative colours like Gold and Silver to avoid attracting the wrong attention. Given that Gold and Silver would work well for you, you may want to consider the trending Airtouch Highlights.

Colour-Soft Caramel Brown babylight

We first saw this technique at Ravissant Hair Studio which was possibly the first to bring Airtouch Highlights to Singapore. 

Brown AirTouch Highlights

We actually followed Agent N to Threes Japanese hair Salon for her first Coffee Airtouch Highlights

See how well it turns out! 

Ash Highlights

If Blonde or Gold isn't your cup of tea, you can consider going for ash highlights as well. The placement of Ash Highlights on Yoga Instructor Agent M (a fellow Dragon) brightens up your hair without drawing too much attention to yourself... which may be something you're likely to go for in 2021. 

As much as things don't look as good as 2020, look on the bright side as your romance luck is at its peak this year. If you're dating ,it will be a good time to take things to the next level. 

Pro Tip: Consider planning a wedding or even having a baby next year as it can mitigate the negative effects brought about by the clash of the Grand Duke!


Born in the Year Of 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001

Auspicious Colours: Red, Purple, Pink, Orange

Congratulations, good news are abound for 2021 for those of you born in the year of the Snake. Thanks to the Achievement Star (三台), expect career progression with the opportunities you'll be blessed with for promotion and wealth. Money will flow in constantly from also your indirect wealth luck so investing in stock market is also an option.

Lady luck is also shining on you in the area of Romance. Singles may find that the search of your life come to an end while a baby is possible for those who are already married.

Pink Ombre (Hidero)

Red Hair Colour by The Urban Aesthetics @ Raffles City

Celebrate the year with romantic pink or red hair colours that will help you make the best of your luck in this area!

Red Brown Highlights

Risel Japanese Hair Salon @ Devonshire 

You don't have to go too bright if work doesn't allow. Subtle pink highlights can soften your overall look and achieve the same effect.. 

Pink Highlights Colour (Shun)

Shun Sakurai Japanese Hair Salon @ Chijmes

If you're not that into red / pink though, purple is also another alternative you can explore. It kills off the yellow in the hair, making it less likely for your hair to appear brassy even when the colour fades. Those with sallow skin will also appreciate how purple flatters your skin tone. 

Purple Highlights

ERISU Salon @ Bugis Bali Lane


Born in the Year Of 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002

Auspicious Colours: Brown, Green

NgeeAnn-Colour-MapleBrown (Victor)

Low profile doesn't mean no-profile. We particularly love the new series of maple brown by Chez Vous Hair Salon that doesn't require you to bleach your hair while at the same time, adds quite a bit of sophistication to your hair. 

Compared to 2020, 2021 seems to be looking up with the Star of Aid (天乙) and Star of Kindness (月德) illuminating the path ahead. Those with careers involving the gift of the gab are likely to enjoy better fortune although workplace relationships for all can be a little challenging. The clash with Grand Duke (太岁) this year may also see money fluctuating and romance a little rocky so take it easy and err on the side of caution especially in your spending. There is therefore no harm in keeping a low profile for your hair colours. 

Compared to 2020, 2021 seems to be looking up with the Star of Aid (天乙) and Star of Kindness (月德) illuminating the path ahead. Those with careers involving the gift of the gab are likely to enjoy better fortune although workplace relationships for all can be a little challenging. The clash with Grand Duke (太岁) this year may also see money fluctuating and romance a little rocky so take it easy and err on the side of caution especially in your spending. There is therefore no harm in keeping a low profile for your hair colours. 

Maple Brown by Chez Vous Hair Salon

Maple Brown by Chez Vous Hair Salon

Perm (Nicole)

Walking on Sunshine @ Orchard Central

Milk tea brown is another option particularly for those of you who're fairer as it can somehow make your skin look that bit more translucent. 

Braided Ash Highlights

Ash Highlights at Mane Made Studio @ Hougang

Those who are more adventurous can consider going for green! While the colour may not be typically popular, do it right and you'd be surprised by how it is able to brighten your complexion while still remaining relatively understated. 


Born in the Year Of 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002

Auspicious Colours: Brown, Grey and Green

Given that you enjoyed one of the best fortunes in 2020, 2021 may feel more like an emotional rollercoaster. The Disaster (岁破) and Major Wealth Loss (大耗) stars may cause you some financial losses and unsurprisingly, make you lose your temper and even relationships. The more you are able to control your emotions, the easier it is for you to get through 2021 unscathed. All is not lost as the Resolution Star (地解) will help minimise any damage. Overall wealth luck is actually OK with indirect wealth enhanced and sales personnel actually seeing an increase in income. 

Given that the goal of this year is emotional control, keeping your hair colour easy-to-maintain in colours of brown, grey and green can possibly help you better attain your goal. 

Brown Colour (Risa)

Aube Japanese Hair Salon @ Wheelock Place

We're really fond of Aube Japanese Hair Salon for this purpose; the timeless brown isn't just gorgeous, their omotenashi Japanese service and affordable prices starting from $95 for all hair length for this hair colour makes our heart do a little dance whenever we head there for a hair service. 

Colour-Medium Ash_Cut-Bob (Sham)

Be Salon @ Millenia Walk

The friendly Singaporean alternative is Be Salon; the stylists here feel a lot like long lost friends who happen to be REALLY good with hair. Just look a this grey hair colour! The cut and colour is so sleek, we can't help looking and feeling super put together. 

Colour_Treatment (Kenta)

Green Highlights by Michaela Japanese Hair Salon

If you want something more pampering, we highly recommend the head spa AND green highlights at Michaela Japanese Hair Salon. The stylists here are really good with head massage - combine it with streaks of ash highlights and you will definitely find your spirits inching up!


Born in the Year Of 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004

Auspicious Colours: Blue, Pink, Red

We come bearing good news to you, dear Monkeys. With the Emperor (紫微) and Prosperity (龙德) stars watching over you, you are the ultimate winners of 2021. Not only will you impress at work, you'll also be highly regarded by your boss. Business owners will see a newfound energy but have to work harder as your team may not be able to keep up with you.

Blue Highlights

COVO Japanese Hair Salon @ Katong

Therefore, pace yourself and consider getting the recommended blue hair colours to keep a cool head and extend your gains even more. 

Unsurprisingly, you'll see money rolling in particularly during the 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th lunar months. To maximize this luck, consider dedicating some time towards financial investments, and when the time is right, go big. 

Pink Hair Colour

Room Japanese Hair Salon @ Tanjong Pagar

And by going big, yes - you are one of the few zodiac signs that an actually pull off the full-on pink and red in 2021. It is not every year that you'll get an opportunity to do so, therefore consider that once in a lifetime colour when you can!

Outram-Colour-Cassis pink (Kiyo)

Be U Hair Design @ Centrepoint Orchard

Otherwise, streaks of pink can work just as well in attracting and magnifying your luck in this momentous year.


Born in the Year Of 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005  

Auspicious Colours: Gold, Brown

2021 is looking good for Roosters both at work and in your relationships. You will face competition but chances of breakthroughs are high given that you have the protection of both Prosperity Star (岁禄) and Wealth Star (金匮), bringing you abundance of wealth, career progression and assistance from benefactors. Singles should also rejoice as you are likely to find your happily ever afters this year... and those already in a relationship can consider tying the knot or even consider babies in this coming year. 

Gold Ombre

Be U Hair Design @ Centrepoint Orchard

To highlight your radiance in 2021, fengshui masters recommend a combination of Gold and Brown to help you usher good flow of harmonious energies. 

Brown Hair Colour

Style NA Korean Salon @ Parkway Parade

This colour requires quite a bit of bleach so for those who wish to minimize damage, consider gold ombre or even face-framing highlights in gold to accentuate your best features. 

Blonde Fringe Highlights

AUBE Japanese Hair Salon @ Marina Link


Born in the Year Of 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 

Auspicious Colours: Copper, Green

2021 may be a bit of a mixed bag for those of you born in the year of the Dog. While those in the beauty, design and property industry will see career enhancement, workplace conflicts may be more prevalent for those who work on other industries. Still you have the Prosperity Star (福星), Star of Benevolence (天德), and Fortune Star (福德) supporting you with benefactors, career growth and fortune.

So don't afraid to go out there and chiong, for this is the year you will see results.

Copper Hair Colour

Pro Trim Korean Salon @ Jurong East JEM

Let the sheen of copper attract even more benefactors to you, enhancing the results from your work.  

Work Friendly Copper Highlights

Style NA Korean Salon @ Compass One 

Even if full-fledged copper may not be possible, adding some copper highlights near the edges may be enough to give you the inspiration and connections you need. 

Grey and Green Highlights

Finder by COVO Japanese Hair Salon

If you find that workplace conflicts are aplenty, consider getting some green inner highlights. These green highlights can remind you to put aside your ego and hold your tongue so that minor disagreements do not worsen into something more serious. 


Born in the Year Of 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007

Auspicious Colours: Green, Blue

Good news are abound for those of you born in the year of the Pig! With the help of the Voyager (驿马) and Abundance (金舆) stars, you will be able to organise both work and life in an orderly manner, bringing about happiness and wealth luck. Entrepreneurs in the digital technology industry will be graced with pioneering ideas, hone your leadership skills and guide younger employees for rapid business growth.

Colour-Blue_Green (Asako)

Flamingo Hair Studio

To boost your luck in this area, go for a combination of green and blue hair colours. This may motivate you to explore blue-sky out-of-the-box ideas that are likely to change the world. 

Sky Blue Highlights

Chez Vous Hideaway @ Ngee Ann City 

If the typical green or blue doesn't work, the synergies within aquamarine just may do the trick! 

Aquamarine Highlights

COVO Japanese Hair Salon @ Keong Saik Rd

Do however take note of your relationships; with the Mourning Star (吊客), there are bound to be uncertainties and troubles within the family. On the bright side, love is in the air so cherish your loved ones and spend more time to grow in each other's love to make the best of this time. 


Born in the Year Of 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008

Auspicious Colours: Gold

For people born in the year of the Rat, your luck this year is relatively stable, and you will see it improve through the year.  The presence of auspicious stars like the Aspiring (玉堂) and Relationship (岁合) stars  will bestow career benefactors and career progression upon you. This is a good time to expand your network, participate in more social activities, and learn to make use of the resources around you. Once you have overcome the current difficulties, you can make a breakthrough in your career and grow your fortune!

Colour-2 tone Gold Highlights (Jenny)

Gold Highlights at The Space Korean Hair Salon

Gold hair colour is therefore especially apt to help you keep your eyes on the prize. We love this combination of Gold highlights on shoulder-length hair as It brightens up your entire complexion and retains a femininity while injecting a steely determination you'll need to make the best of 2021. 

Brown Highlights and Cut (Kai)

Gold Highlights at Branche Japanese Hair Salon

Given that gold hair colours will help attract more benefactors to you, another place we'd like you to try your gold highlights at is the atas and super attentive Branche Japanese Hair Salon. This place won't just give you a stunning hair colour, the amazing ambience and complimentary champagne makes this a perfect place to bring along a business prospect, should you get close enough to discuss business matters over hair appointments. 

Brown Hair Colour (Misaki)

Bump Japanese Hair Salon @ Rochester 

If budget is a concern though, there's always the quaint and quiet Bump Japanese Hair Salon @ Rochester. With readily available parking, great ambience and fabulous colours, this is definitely among our top choices for value-for-money hair colours. 

Care less about zodiac signs and more about trending hairstyles for 2021 in Singapore?

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