Best hair colours for your Chinese Zodiac sign in 2017

Best hair colour for your Chinese Zodiac

It’s a new year, with 2017 heralding the year of the Rooster.

If you’re not yet sure about what colour you should go for, we’ve prepared a list of hair colours based on the 2017 Chinese Zodiac Fengshui predictions to give you some inspiration.

Remember not to obsess over the predictions, though. Much of what happens is still within in your hands so do take them with a pinch of salt.


Born in the year 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993 and 2005

Lucky Hair Colours: Black and Grey

Black and Silver Pixelated Hair Colours by Avant Garde by Plan B

2017 is the year of the Rooster and those born during this zodiac sign will need to work very hard in their career to accumulate wealth. There are, however, two lucky stars related to your career - Jiangxing, which means Roosters in leadership will have luck, and Jinkui, which means Roosters who are creative will receive approval from your supervisors.

Other than working extra hard at work to overcome any disadvantages 2017 may bring, you can consider going for darker, more authoritative colours, such as black and grey, to cement your leadership position. While this also means that you probably don’t want to go too crazy with your hair colour this year, you can still spice it up with a pixelated hair colour or even a sheer grey hair to avoid looking too serious.

Sheer Grey by Art Noise Japanese Hair Salon




Born in the year 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994 and 2006

Lucky Hair Colours: Red, Gold & Blonde

Gold Balayage Ombre by 99 Percent Hair Studio @ Orchard Central

Dogs this year won’t have particularly good luck or bad luck. Although you may suffer from interpersonal problems and health issues, you will also be blessed by some auspicious stars, making the overall impact not so serious. Things will improve in terms of your career luck in 2017, so make full use of it and listen to your creative side for promotion opportunities.

Bolder colours such as red, blonde and gold may empower you and give you the courage you need to rise above all the negativity at work. For those looking for a more work-friendly option, the full head colour by Kobayashi Hair Design works just as well without the additional worry of bleaching your hair.

Red Hair Colour by Kobayashi Hair Design @ Far East Plaza



Born in the year 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995 and 2007

Lucky Hair Colours: Blue and Black

Blue One-Tone Hair Colour from Hair Mori @ The Centrepoint

Although you are no longer clashing with the Tai Sui this year, 2017 brings too many inauspicious stars that you may find it difficult to acquire wealth, advance in your career, and even in love. You may find yourself accidentally offending your bosses, your colleagues and even your loved ones, making it tough for you to get promoted and grow in your relationship. So you may want to consider engaging help from a benefactor to resolve any misunderstandings at work!

A bright hair colour, though a little subtle, like blue balayage ombre or possibly even blue one-tone hair colour will work well in helping you keep a lower profile for the year of the Rooster.

Ash Blue Balayage by De Salon @ Bugis Village.



Born in the year 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996 and 2008

Lucky Hair Colours: Silver, Blue and Red

Silver Blue Balayage by Hair by Xavier Leong

Those born in the year of the Rat will have slight clashes with Tai Sui this year, so you may find that you are prone to quarrels and unnecessary disputes leading to bad luck in wealth. However, you will be blessed by three auspicious stars in the year, namely Tianxi, Dijie and Taiyin, which will make the year not too bad. Female rats will have good luck in their careers because the female benefactor represented by the Taiyin star will help your career development a lot; you will get help from others even if you are in trouble. If you have good career development foresight and executive capability, your career will certainly develop quickly.

As this is a year of good luck in love, you can go a little more daring with brighter silver, blue or red hues to express yourself adequately with your hair colour to get the attention of the right person. If bleaching your hair fully is not an option, getting an ombre ash blue at the ends may work just as well!

Blue Ombre by Gene by Ginrich @ Wisma


Born in the year 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997 and 2009

Lucky Hair Colours: Yellow and Red

Handpressed Hair Colour by Picasso Hair Studio

Born in the year of the Ox? Congratulations! You’ve probably got the best luck of all the zodiac signs in 2017! Whether in terms of career, wealth, love or health, you’ve got it all. Under the influence of three auspicious stars, you will have very good luck in your career. Your attitude toward work and your ability will be recognised by the boss or a superior. You should focus on your career this year and your work efficiency will be greatly improved. If you want to start a business, this year is a rare opportunity not to be missed!

In terms of hair colour, ride on your luck with a tasteful Handpressed Red Hair Colour or a Cherry Gradation to bring even more positivity into the Rooster year!

Cherry Gradation by HARTS Salon @ Bugis Tan Quee Lan Suites



Born in the year 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998 and 2010

Lucky Hair Colours: Blue, Cyan, Green

Silver, Cyan and Blue Ombre by Sone from Bump @ River Valley

After a bad year in 2016, this year will be a little bit of an improvement. You will be blessed by three auspicious stars, Guoyin, Yuede and Tianxi, which will enable you to make a strong push in work and love. A blue or green hair colour will bring you some luck!

Blue and Green Ombre by J7Image Hair Salon



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

Lucky Hair Colours: Cyan, Green, Blue, Black

Green Peek a boo Colour Highlights by AVENTA Japanese Hair Salon

Unfortunately, Rabbits appear to have the worst luck in the Rooster year given that you’ll oppose the Taisui this year and the associated element, wood is restricted by the Rooster’s metal element. The influence of inauspicious stars such as Zaisha doesn’t help either. Still, opposing the Taisui is not necessarily bad. You can take this year to make a big change to solve any outstanding issues and prepare to rise in the years later.

We won’t recommend going too loud in 2017. Other than the more muted blue and green ombre, you can also go for inner hair colours that do not affect your professional image at all.

Hidden Blue Hair Colour + Hair Tattoo by Kenaris Hair Salon



Born in the year 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000 and 2012

Lucky Hair Colours: Yellow, Beige, Red, Pink

Pink Rose Hair Colour by CLEO Hair & Make

According to the Chinese zodiac, those born in year of the Rooster and Dragon tend to be good friends. Hence, dragons will have a much better year in 2017 than in 2016. Expand your vision and don’t limit yourself to seize more opportunities! This year, you are blessed with Longde (龙德) and Ziwei (紫薇), which suggests that you will have good fortune in both career and wealth. Just be more careful of villains who may be hiding and waiting to unleash their troubles on you!

Like the Ox, you can don hair colours with red or yellow undertones to celebrate this turn of fortune! If red is too loud for you, a rose brown hair colour shade (which does not require bleach) can complement your look, especially if you’re thinking of getting some curls along with it!

Rose Brown Hair Colour and Perm by Flamingo Hair Studio




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

Lucky Hair Colours: Red and Cyan

Rose Gold Balayage Ombre by 99 Percent Hair Studio @ Bugis Haji Lane

Although compatible with the Tai Sui this year, you may find yourself facing mixed fortunes due to the influence of three inauspicious stars including Baihu (白虎), Feilian (飞廉) and Dasha (大煞). You will have extremely good luck in love but your fortune in other aspects such as career and wealth will be neither good nor bad.

Still, it’s worth basking in the romance of 2017 with a Red or Rose Gold hair colour to enhance your love luck even further. Not all red hair colours require bleach, so it’s a great colour to have if bleaching is not an option. In fact, the following reddish brown hair colour is ammonia-free as well - perfect for those of you who colour and retouch your hair regularly!

Ammonia Free Reddish Brown O'Way Hair Colour by Focus Hairdressing @ Chinatown Point




Born in the year: 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002 and 2014

Lucky Hair Colours:  Red and Cyan

Red Hair Colour by Style NA Korean Salon @ Compass One

Like the preceding snake, horses will have mixed fortune in the year of the Rooster. You will have good luck in general due to the blessing of several auspicious stars although the presence of inauspicious stars will also dim some of the shine. On the whole, horses will have big changes in fortune so you should adjust your expectations and be optimistic in the face of failures to make the best of 2017.

Remind yourself to always stay bold and take chances with red hair!

Rose Gold and Ash Highlights by Color Bar by Full House Salon.



Born in the year: 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 and 2015

Lucky Hair Colours: Red, Yellow, Mocha and Brown

Brown Hair Colour by RuleR Japanese Hair Salon

The presence of many inauspicious stars such as Yangren (羊刃), Tiangou (天狗) and Diaoke (吊客) means that the year of the Rooster isn’t a great year for the Sheep, especially in the area of health. While auspicious stars help to negate some of the negative energy, the power of the inauspicious stars is stronger than that of the auspicious ones. Therefore, take extra care of your health and be more careful to avoid disasters in 2017.

To keep a lower profile, you may want to don a more muted brown hair colour or brown with a reddish undertone to ward against the negative energy.

Copper Brown by Pro Trim Korean Salon @ JEM




Born in the year: 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992 and 2004

Lucky Hair Colours: Yellow, Beige, Mocha and Brown

Balayage Ombre by Chez Vous Hair Salon

In the year of 2017, Monkeys can finally breathe a sigh of relief as the difficult 2016 is officially over! Due to the blessing of auspicious star Hongluan (红鸾), you will have significantly improved luck in the Rooster year in the areas of love, career and health, and even with your benefactor. Don’t be too impulsive though. Your career will be adversely affected by inauspicious stars, such as Bingfu (病符) and Wangshen (亡神), which may make you prone to making wrong decisions, derailing your career success.

Stabilise your mood with a more down to earth brown, yellow or beige colour. Both the balayage ombre and sombre are great choices to spice up the browns.

Sombre Hair Colour by Branche Hair Salon



If you are thinking about getting some of the colours you see above, read through our list of the top hair salons for vibrant hair colours and professional hair colours and remember to check if any of the salons are having promotions here!


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