January 20 - February 18
Things are cha-cha-cha-changing for you this month, Aquarius, and we’re not talking about the leaves. A relationship will come and go, new friends will expand your horizons, and you’re prepping for additional responsibilities at work. All this change might leave you feeling overwhelmed, but remember the, “out with the old, in the with new mentality” this season and we promise you’ll like newness.
Mane Attraction: When the leaves start to fall, we think side-swept braids, don’t you? Side part your hair and starting at the hairline, begin a french braid. Once you reach a couple of inches above your neckline, start braiding horizontally across to the side opposite of your part. Continue around the back and finish the braid down the front of your neck.
February 19 - March 20
You’ve been quite the worry-wart these days and it’s time to shake off the stress of the unknown and embrace the moment. Focus on self-care this month – we suggest getting a massage, indulging in some Fall shopping and spending time with those closest to you. At the end of the day, some things will always be out of your control so just ride the wave, Pisces.
Mane Attraction: Put a bow on it! Yes, the rumor is true, elegant black bows and ribbons are on trend this season and it’s the perfect way to elevate a simple ponytail. Simply gather hair into a low pony of your preference and wrap a bow (we vote velvet or silk!) just above the hair tie. Off you go, looking like you walked off the NYFW runway.
March 21 - April 19
Hello, alone time! It might not seem like the norm to enjoy some peace and quiet, but this month you’ll really appreciate the extra time and space to re-connect with your creative side. Use this time to read those magazines that have piled up on the coffee table and visit that new workshop downtown, you’ll feel rejuvenated and productive in no time.
Mane Attraction: This month we’re feeling simple, straight and sleek all over. Nothing fancy, just straighten, tame those flyaways and tuck hair behind ears. Finish the look with some shine and anti-frizz serum and prepare to flaunt your natural beauty.
April 20 - May 20
There’s no place like home, Taurus. You’ve been non-stop all summer so enjoy some time back home with a clear social calendar. Of course, being home means tackling the to-do list you’ve been putting off for months, but you’ll be checking things off with a smile on your face. And when you finish your list and want to tackle more, how about a living room makeover?!
Mane Attraction: All we have to say is braids, baby. Here at InStyler HQ, we categorize braids as a timeless look, and this Fall you can put a fun twist on your usual braids with a 3-row braid look. Braid 3 rows in the center of your head – think mohawk – and pull each braid into a ponytail at the back of your neck. Wrap the ponytail with a piece of one inch piece of hair from the pony for a sleek finish.
May 21 - June 20
You’re all about getting involved this month and we’re loving it, Gemini! When the office is looking for a fantasy football chairwoman, you’re the gal for the job. When your neighborhood starts a monthly volunteer outing, you’re first to sign up. And when your friends start a Fall sports league, you’re the top recruiter. Have fun getting involved and take each new role as an opportunity to gain more leadership experience.
Mane Attraction: The 90s are back with an all-time fave; face-framing tendrils. Middle part hair and pull the first couple inches of hair on both side of the part in front of your forehead. Pull the remaining hair into a tousled high ponytail. Add some movement to the tendrils you left out of the pony with your styling or curling iron.
June 21 - July 22
Finances are never our favorite topic, but something’s can’t be put off any longer. There’s a merging of finances that will be taking place and you need to drink all the caffeine before tackling. Whether you’re taking on more roommate utilities or merging bank accounts with your SO, always make sure to look everything over in detail – there’s no need to rush!
Mane Attraction: Speaking of finances, it’s time to add some bling to your ‘do. Hair accessories are a fun way to express yourself and make statements with your hair without taking any drastic measures (we’re talking about scissors!). Search for some jeweled headbands that match your favorite pair or earrings or a sparkly pin to accentuate your eyes.
July 23 - August 22
There’s a life-changing opportunity just around the corner, and we’re not telling you to take it, we’re telling you to run after it! You’ve been needing this fresh-start and even though it will seem intimidating, soon enough you’ll be asking yourself why you waited so long to switch things up. Stay positive, because there will be some tough times ahead, but for now, enjoy the moment.
Mane Attraction: Move over messy buns, sculpted and sleek topknots are all the rave this Fall and we can see you rocking this look, Leo. Pull blown out hair into a tight, high ponytail. Divide the hair in your pony into two sections and twist each section around one another. Now wrap the twisted hair around your hair tie and use bobby pins to secure. Add hold spray and you’re all set for the day… or two!
January 20 - February 18
“There’s just not enough hours in the day!” has been on repeat recently. And unfortunately, you just haven’t had the energy to be your best you. Luckily, this will only last for a few more weeks before you get the ultimate reboot from some quality time with your friends. Your friends will help you re-prioritize your time and this will help alleviate some unnecessary stress. What would we do without our friends #amiright?
Mane Attraction: Give your hair some love this month. Specifically, your hair ends. If you’re due for a trim, don’t put it off another month! You’ll be so amazed by what fresh ends can do for your overall look. Just had a trim? Work on that upkeep with your favorite hair mask or do a one-day tool detox and give your hair a rest.
September 23 - October 22
No more playing the wing-woman for you, Libra – this month all eyes are on you. Have some fun getting all dressed up for a night on the town with your gals… And when you receive some extra special attention from suitors, don’t shy away!
Mane Attraction: Did someone say volume? Give your hair a bouncy and volumized, blown-out look without spending big bucks at the salon. First step, product. Find conditioner with volume boosting qualities and post-wash, massage volumizing mousse into your hair. Now, either use your wet to dry rotating iron or rough dry hair with your dryer and take your rotating iron and get to work! Let the barrel rotate at the roots, in the opposite direction of hair to create a backcombing effect, and repeat throughout your hair. Hey there, extra lift!
October 23 - November 21
This month is all about strategizing, Scorpio. You have a goal in mind and you’re ready to put in the brain-power to get there. Think long-term and plot out check-ins for yourself along the way. After all, you’re the only one who can truly hold yourself accountable.
Mane Attraction: Rewind it back to the 80s with this one, Scorpio! But, don’t go dying your hair neon just yet, ease into it with some bouncy curls. Inspo = Whitney Houston. If you’ve got naturally luscious waves, rock them! Otherwise, get a little help from your styling or curling iron (and maybe have Dirty Dancing playing in the background).
November 22 - December 21
You’re planning ahead this year, Sagittarius, and that means it’s time to book your Holiday travel… already! Setting plans with your family can be, dare we say, exhausting? But, push-through because come the Holidays you will be so happy you confirmed plans when you did. Stay calm for the few weeks of dramatic text chains, your booking confirmation is in eye sight.
Mane Attraction: Summer temps are still creeping into Fall, so give your hair some much needed help in the heat. We’re big fans of leave in conditioners that will help reduce frizz and retain moisture all day long. And as far as hair tools go, style worry free with tools that defend against damage AKA ceramic covered plates or dryers that soothe your hair in ions.
December 22 - January 19
This new season will bring along some relationship insecurities. Those tough questions you’ve been putting off asking your partner can’t be kept inside any longer. Be confident when asking for what you want, but be prepared to be met with some resistance. You’ll need to decide if this SO is meant to be by your side in 2018 or if if you’ll be starting the new year solo.
Mane Attraction: New season, new you. Are you up for it? Be the first to score one of Fall’s hottest looks; eye-length fringe bangs. That’s right, bangs are the perfect way to make a change without chopping all of your hair off. Bangs are a commitment, but we know you’re up for it, Capricorn. So, call you stylist and get booking!