January 20 - February 18
August will bring in a new wave of self-assurance! You’ll finally make your mind up about a couple of big life decisions – and it feels good! Putting an end to the back and forth will open up mind space, which means you have time to focus on other aspects of your life. Like, a new fling. Keep up the momentum and stay confident as new dilemmas present themselves.
Mane Attraction: Call us the devil on your shoulder if you have to, but this month we’re saying… GO FOR IT! It’s time to green light that bold change you’ve been marinating on for months now. Just a hunch that it’s eye-length fringe-y bangs or the lob – whatever it is, you have our permission to rock it!
February 19 - March 20
Can you hear that little voice calling your name? We hate to say it, but it’s the gym. Yes, we know you’ve been putting off your fitness routine all summer, but with Fall a hop, skip and jump away, you are so ready to make your health a priority and start good habits for the new season. And who knows, you might end up realizing you’ve been missing your long-lost friend. Full steam ahead, Pisces!
Mane Attraction: You’re in total need of a look that will take you from work to gym in zero seconds flat. Problem solved with a high-gloss ponytail. Make sure you apply mouse to keep frizz away at the roots, and simply gather all of your hair into a ponytail high on your head (pulling tightly of course). Wrap one piece of hair from your pony around the elastic, fastening in place and remove when you enter the gym to avoid any bobby pins flying off the treadmill.
March 21 - April 19
That mid-year review is causing a major stress-out, but gfriend the stress is totally worth the stellar review you’re about to get from upper management. And there’s a serious possibility for a monetary reward for your performance – yes, we’re talking bonus! With the funds flowing, treat yourself to some new Fall fashion and then it’s back to the grind.
Mane Attraction: A little more play money has your feeling quite glamorous. But no need to hit the salon for this look. We’re talking side-swept Hollywood waves. Blow-dry hair into a side part. With your curling iron, curl large sections of hair; spray to hold and set by fastening into a pin curl. Once your entire head has been curled, remove clips and brush out your curls. Complete the look by sweeping hair to the side and secure with bobby pins and hair spray.
April 20 - May 20
The worst we can say about this month is that you might run into some trouble balancing your dating calendar. Seriously, you are booked through Labor Day. Don’t feel like you’re overindulging, you’re testing the waters and moving slowly. By LDW, you’ll have the field narrowed and we’re predicting a couple’s getaway.
Mane Attraction: Just like the summer waves you are maintaining an all-natural look this month. Give yourself some natural hair therapies in preparation for a product-heavy Fall. We recommend picking up some marula oil for a super satiny finish while providing the upmost hydration for your hair cuticles.
May 21 - June 20
It’s time to shake things up, Gemini! You’ll be making the most of the remaining long summer’s days and Holiday weekends by exploring what’s in your own backyard. Step out of your comfort zone and take a solo visit to the downtown museum, grab a friend and tackle the most talked about hike or simply start driving and don’t look back! You might be surprised, exploring new parts of your hometown will remind you why you love it so much.
Mane Attraction: It’s still a scorcher out there, so lift the hair off your shoulders with spunky pigtail braid buns. Part your dry hair down the middle into two sections, french braid both sections – but stop when you reach just below your earlobes. Give the remaining hair some texture with a teasing comb. Now, throw each section of hair into a messy bun. Hold in place with elastic or bobby pins – your choice! PS: don’t know how to french braid? Phone a friend!
June 21 - July 22
Looks like you’ve got a secret admirer, Cancer. When you find out who your biggest fan is, you might be a little taken a-back, but don’t make your mind up before giving this suitor a chance. Take this opportunity to enjoy the last bits of summer fun with a new partner and then reevaluate how you feel – come September, you’ll need to decide, are you going to lock it down for Fall or did you simply enjoy the attention?
Mane Attraction: Bring back an oldie but goodie this month, yea? Pull your hair into a low ponytail. Use your fingers to separate your hair just above your elastic, creating a hole in the hair. Lift hair up and over your elastic and pull through the hole you just created. Pull all the way through, tighten the ponytail and in seconds you have a clean, pulled back do.
July 23 - August 22
Hey birthday babe, not only are you celebrating another year, you’re celebrating your entrepreneurial spirit. That’s right! That side hustle you’ve been working on the DL – it’s picking up momentum and you have every right to be proud of yourself. The success might feel overwhelming, and juggling it all isn’t easy, but being a boss looks good on you, Leo! You’ve got this.
Mane Attraction: Move over beachy waves, hello bed-head hair and loose easy bends. Let your hair air dry and then grab your curling iron. As you move through sections of your hair, try wrapping your hair over the barrel and then under the barrel for the next section of hair. This will check off the “casual curl” box. Top it off with some texturizing spray and real talk, your hair will just keep looking better as the day goes on!
January 20 - February 18
You’ve been moving so quick, your friends can barely keep up! While staying busy is absolutely a good thing, you are in desperate need of an R&R weekend (TBH a whole week, but let’s not be greedy). R&R doesn’t have to be spent alone either. Some of your best gals have been missing their quality time with you, so include them on your refresh and it’ll make your weekend that much more memorable.
Mane Attraction: Since you’ve been so busy we certainly hope you’ve been using the best kept secret in the hair game. You know the one… Two words… Dry. Shampoo. This will come in handy when you – hands down – need those 10 extra minutes in the morning to answer emails instead of blow-drying your hair. Just give a quick spray to the roots and use your styling iron to finish the look. We also suggest a dry shampoo mini for on the go!
September 23 - October 22
Those around you are really digging your most authentic self – you know, the girl who rolls up to happy hour with no makeup, the one who’s ok with outfit repeating and the one who forgets to pack socks when going to the gym. Don’t sweat the small stuff, own your flaws and you’ll see your peers start to develop a new respect and liking for you.
Mane Attraction: You’re in need of the perfect party look, so we’re suggesting you pin it back. Start by giving yourself beachy waves with your rotating iron. Finish with hold spray to make sure your waves stay put while dancing through the night. Now, simply pin the front layers of your hair parallel to the arch of your eyebrows. Whether you decide to middle part it or opt for the side part, you’ll ace this festive look in minutes.
October 23 - November 21
There’s no beating around the bush, work has become your SO. The desk lunches and late nights are leading up to a big debut, so don’t stop now. You’re itching for a promotion and it’s on the horizon!
Mane Attraction: You can never go wrong with a summer staple – the fishtail braid. Middle part dry hair and pull back into a low pony. Divide hair from the pony into two sections, then separate a half-inch section of hair from the left pony section. Pull the half-inch piece across the left section – over to the right. Repeat with the right section of the pony. Continue these steps until you’ve gotten to the bottom of your ponytail and secure with an elastic. And don’t worry - the messier, the better!
November 22 - December 21
Did somebody say drama!? The drama in your household is hitting the roof – and not in the good, soap opera / cliff hanger type of way. It’s time to put an end to the madness. You’ll need to gather all culprits in one room for the ultimate hashing out session. Everyone is counting on you to be the moderator – so keep calm and remember to listen to all parties first before jumping to conclusions.
Mane Attraction: With summer temps still on the rise, it’s time for an effortless look that will last you through the hottest of hours. If you guessed the messy bun, treat yourself to a popsicle, because you’re spot on! Start by bringing dried hair into a high ponytail. Make a rope with your pony by twisting the hair. Now, coil the rope around your ponytail. Secure with elastic and add bobby pins for extra hold. For the messy execution, give your roots small tugs toward your forehead.
December 22 - January 19
There’s one thing left on your summer to-do list… vacation! Yes, girl, it’s finally time for your long awaited get away. Maybe you planned it solo, with your beau, or your bestie – regardless, you are about to take a much-needed break from real life. Breathe in every minute, because the hustle and bustle of Fall is just around the corner.
Mane Attraction: When you’re in need of a fresh take on a classic, look no further than the double top knot. Before starting, backcomb the crown of your hair for volume. Smooth hair and pull back your hair from the crown into a ponytail. On the last loop, create a messy bun and let the remaining hair from the pony fall down. Grab a second section of hair from just below the first bun and include hair from the top ponytail. Recreate a second messy bun using the same steps as above. Add messiness where desired and finish with hairspray.