Best Hair Colour for Your Chinese Zodiac Sign

Published on Jan 07, 2016

Your hair is the canvas people see when they first lay eyes on you.

It tells others about who you are, what you like and speaks volumes about how you feel.

You may be born with a colour you are not that fond of but take the effort to change your hair colour, even by just a little, and you may feel an immediate boost in mood and attitude immediately!

Based on L'Oreal's CNY Zodiac True Colours Wheel AND 2016 Chinese Zodiac Fengshui Predictions, here are some suggested hair colours that best suits your Chinese Zodiac sign.

P.S. We have even included the L'Oreal Majirel Hair Colour that goes with your Zodiac sign so you won't get it wrong at your favourite hair salon!

Monkey


Born in the years of 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992 and 2004

Lucky Hair Colours for the Monkey: Ash Blue & Gold

Suggested L'Oreal Majirel Hair Colours

Goat L'Oreal Majirel Hair Colours

People who are born in the year of the Monkey are known to be cheeky, cheerful and love being creative when it comes to their hairstyle.

Keep it chic and fresh, and let your cheeky nature peek through with a gold or an ash blue highlight that makes others take a second look!

Wearing the Colours in 2016

Due to a Clash with Tai Sui in the year of the Monkey, luck isn't that favourable for Monkeys in 2016.

You may find that troubles come uninvited and obstacles are aplenty this year.

However, prepare well and you may just spot some opportunities amidst adversity!

Blue Colour by AVENTA Hair Salon @ City Hall Stamford Court

For hairstyles, we would recommend you to go a little more conservative with subtle and understated Gold highlights or a Peek-a-boo Ash Blue Hair Colours to avoid attracting too much negative attention to you this year!

You can also try L'Oreal Majirel Brown shades that incorporates the Gold and Ash for a more natural colour blend!

Rooster


Born in the years of 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993 and 2005

Lucky Hair Colours for the Rooster: Gold and Mocha Brown

Suggested L'Oreal Majirel Hair Colours

Rooster L'Oreal Majirel Hair Colours

Those born in the year of the Rooster are hardworking and confident.

What better way for “Roosters” to show their polished side then going for gold and mocha brown!

Instead of looking overly feminine, a brown base colour paired with golden streaks will help make you look more sophisticated and neat!

Wearing the Colours in 2016

Your Career and Romance luck is good in the Year of the Monkey!

Show off your stability both at work and in your romance with a warm and steady Mocha Brown Ombre!

ombre mocha brown

Ombre Mocha Brown by Style NA Korean Salon @ Parkway Parade

Dog


Born in the years of 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994 and 2006

Lucky Hair Colours for the Dog: Red, Violet & Matte Green

Suggested L'Oreal Majirel Hair Colours

Dog L'Oreal Majirel Hair Colours

Dogs are known for their loyalty, thus it’s no surprise that those born in the year of the Dog are loyal, kind and prudent.

Stay true to your nature and go for classy hair colours like a dark brown base with a red tinge. The addition of subtle violet or matte highlights will complement the whole look with an elegant touch.

Wearing the Colours in 2016

You have the opportunity to make great strides in your career this year but you may have to keep a lower profile to avoid attracting jealous eyes from your colleagues!

Sombre Ash Hair Colour

Sombre Ash by Branche Hair Salon @ Capitol Piazza

Smoothly blended, the Sombre colouring technique can bring out the Red / Violet or Green without being excessively attention-seeking, making it perfect for the Dog in 2016.

Pig


Born in the years of 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995 and 2007

Lucky Hair Colour for the Pig: Gold, Mahogany Brown and Ash Grey

Suggested L'Oreal Majirel Hair Colours

Pig L'Oreal Majirel Hair Colours

People born in the year of the Pig like chic feminine haircuts with a splash of colour.

Hence, cool and calm colours such as metallic brown with a dose of gold go well with chic hairstyles like the graduated long bob.

Wearing the Colours in 2016

Your luck is excellent in the Year of the Monkey especially in health and wealth but the situation at work isn't ideal.

So learn to manage your emotions and wear a colour that helps you look more calm and collected to minimize disruptions at work!

Inner Hair Colour (Xavier)

Rat


Born in the years of 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996 and 2008

Lucky Hair Colour for the Rat: Gold and Matte Green

Suggested L'Oreal Majirel Hair Colours

Rat L'Oreal Majirel Hair Colours

People born in the year of the Rat are trendsetters! They are versatile and imaginative, which is why trendy hair colours are their thing.

Stay abreast with the latest trends and have the crowd fawning over your style by going for the trendiest ash green.

Wearing the Colours in 2016

The rat has a complimentary relationship with the Tai Sui this year, allowing you to have a smooth-sailing year with much Career success!

So go ahead, try out the latest hair trends and shine in Gold and Green!

ash green ombre

Ash Green Balayage Ombre by 99 Percent Hair Studio @ Bedok Point

Ox


Born in the years of 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997 and 2009

Lucky Hair Colour for the Ox: Gold and Matte Green

Suggested L'Oreal Majirel Hair Colours

Ox L'Oreal Majirel Hair Colours

Unlike those born in the year of the Rat, those born in the year of the Ox prefer a more conservative look and are not swayed by the latest trends. A dark rich brown base with a tinge of green and gold is a look that is best for you as it combines both your lucky colours and stays true to your style preference.

Wearing the Colours in 2016

You will enjoy excellent luck in wealth and favourable help from your bosses and colleagues at work this year.

So you can afford to relax and treat yourself with a mix of 3C Hair Colours by Picasso Hair Studio for a unique yet work-friendly hair colour for 2016!

3C Hair Colour with Olaplex (Ziwei)

3C Hair Colour by Picasso Hair Studio@ Bugis Haji Lane

Tiger


Born in the years of 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998 and 2010

Lucky Hair Colour for the Tiger: Copper and Ash Grey

Suggested L'Oreal Majirel Hair Colours

Tiger L'Oreal Majirel Hair Colours

Fierce and chic – no two better words describe the style of those born in the year of the Tiger.

So why not be bold and brave just like your zodiac and try out a copper colour or ash grey highlights to give your hairstyle some dimension.

Wearing the Colours in 2016

2016 is on the whole a tough and laborious year for the Tiger. Counter the negative energies with some good news (e.g. marriage, having babies) and face the obstacles with optimism to make the best of this year!

Copper Ombre Hair Colour (Mavis)

Copper Ombre Hair Colour by Picasso Hair Studio

Rabbit


Born in the years of 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999 and 2011

Lucky Hair Colour for the Rabbit: Violet and Red

Suggested L'Oreal Majirel Hair Colours

Rabbit L'Oreal Majirel Hair Colours

For those born in the year of the Rabbit, go for brown colours with a mix of red since you prefer classy looks with a hint of sexiness.

Tie the whole look together with some soft waves and you'll find your elegance elevated by leaps and bounds!

Wearing the Colours in 2016

There is a possibility to make a breakthrough for your career in 2016 so remind yourself to keep at your goals with a red hair colour to light up your fiery passion!

A pure red hair colour, however, would have been too boring for the Rabbit so why not get a personalized Handpressed Highlights?

Handpressed Highlights (Picasso)

Handpressed Highlights by Picasso Hair Studio

Credits: Photography by the brilliant people over at The Smart Local

One of the first few salons in Singapore to bring Handpressed Hair Art to Singapore, Picasso has designed a unique Handpressed Design for the Rabbit, incorporating Magenta Red and Copper Highlights with the Light Copper Gold Blonde Base colour!

Festive enough for Chinese New Year while still looking classy!

Dragon


Born in the years of 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000 and 2012

Lucky Hair Colour for the Dragon: Gold and Ash Grey

Suggested L'Oreal Majirel Hair Colours

Dragon L'Oreal Majirel Hair Colours

Unleash your vivacious side with gold brown locks and an ash grey colour. These two shades are great for trying out the currently trending colour blocking hair dyes and the strong colours are fitting for the lively personality of those born in year of the Dragon.

Wearing the Colours in 2016

Don't be in a hurry to change jobs in 2016. Work hard at your career this year and you may just reap the results of your harvest!

Single Dragon Ladies have the chance to meet The One this year so make sure you're ready to show off the real you!

Grayge with Blonde inner colour (Seiya)

Grayge with Blonde inner colour by Art Noise Japanese Hair Salon @ Holland Village

Full granny grey may be a little too attention-seeking for those of you looking to rise up the ranks so a brown base with platinum blonde highlights / colour block is just professional and stylish enough to pull off!

Snake


Born in the year of: 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001 and 2013

Lucky Hair Colour for the Snake: Red and Gold

Suggested L'Oreal Majirel Hair Colours

Snake L'Oreal Majirel Hair Colours

People born in the year of the snake are mysterious individuals. Hence, for a sultry appeal opt for red highlights which are perfect for flaunting and teasing those around you with your sensual side.

Wearing the Colours in 2016

Be prepared to face multiple challenges as the Snake clashes with Tai Sui as well in 2016.

Don't go for hairstyles which are too attention-grabbing as there is a higher chance of theft and robberies for you this year. Fortunately, career is smooth sailing for you and romance luck is flourishing!

Hair Colour and Cut (Zen)

Sultry Red Colour by The Bund

So Red and Gold will be a good option for you, particularly if you wear it with a more subtle ombre, balayage or peek-a-boo style.

Instead of using colours to make you stand out, consider getting a good cut to accentuate your features in 2016!

Horse


Born in the years of 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002 and 2014

Ikebana hair colour

Ikebana Hair Colour by Chez Vous Hair Salon

Lucky Hair Colour for the Horse:  Gold & Matte Green

Suggested L'Oreal Majirel Hair Colours

Horse L'Oreal Majirel Hair Colours

Those born in the year of the horse should show off their fashionable side with a colour that is as modern as their style. A rich matte blonde base with gold streaks is the colour for you! Now your hair colour is as cool as you!

Wearing the Colours in 2016

Be a little more careful this year as accidents and health issues tend to plague you in 2016.

Boost your luck by attending more celebratory events, avoiding funerals and enhancing your positive energy with Gold and matte green hair colours!

The Ikebana Hair Colour by Chez Vous Hair Salon does well in making the Gold blend prettily for a colour you can wear confidently to work to!

Goat


Born in the years of 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 and 2015

Pink and Purple Ombre Hair Colour by CLEO Hair & Make

Lucky Hair Colour for the Goat: Mocha Brown, Red and Violet

Suggested L'Oreal Majirel Hair Colours

Goat L'Oreal Majirel Hair Colours
Goat 2 L'Oreal Majirel Hair Colours

If the words modern, graceful and gentle describes you best, then you are most likely born in the year of the goat. You should go for a dark violet brown base with red gradients. The unison of these two colours makes for a look that is as sweet as your personality.

Wearing the Colours in 2016

2016 is a smooth sailing year for the Goat. You have lots of benefactors in your career and wealth luck is aplenty in this year of abundance.

Celebrate this turn in fortune with a vibrant Violet and Red to welcome the year of the Monkey!

Whichever is your zodiac animal, make sure you let your hair colour do the talking and let your personality shine through your hair!

If you are intending to get your hair coloured but do not want to get it bleached, check out our article on Hair Colours That Don't Require Bleaching!

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