The best hair colour for your Chinese zodiac sign in 2018

New year, new you! As Chinese New Year approaches, are you thinking about getting the best hair colour to boost your luck in 2018?

This year is the Year of the Dog. From what we’ve read from various Fengshui masters, 2018 is a pretty stable year that is a balanced period in terms of energy. The Earth element is doubled in strength this year, which generally manifests itself in an improved efficiency in accomplishing business tasks and an enhanced power of the universe for analytical introspection.

However, an excess of the Earth element is not always a good thing. It is therefore recommended to wear colours representing wood to balance off the excess Earth element. This is why green (which symbolises wood) is included as a top colour to get for most zodiac signs.

Earth is not the only element you have to balance, though. Different zodiac signs represent different element mixes that may need to be balanced off with colours. What does this mean for individual zodiac signs, and what colour should you get to boost your fortune in 2018? Read on to find out…


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

Lucky hair colours: Silver, green, blue

2018 brings mixed blessings to the Rat. In the professional arena, beneficial business partnerships will develop, rather far away from the place of residence of the Rat. As a result, the Rat may have to travel more often than usual, in the company of partners and collaborators. This may lead to tensions at home and within the family, which may lead to short-term separations if not careful.

There are, however, a lot of people who may want to get the Rat down, so make sure you hide your most valuable possessions and be very cautious regarding your investments. Getting in some silver among your dark hair colours can help you in this regard.

Silver Ash by HARTS Salon

Do also cultivate patience and caution by wearing blue and green on your hair to ward away negative energy and keep calm. It doesn’t always have to be the bright green you’re imagining. An ash brown with a greenish tinge may just be what you need.

Ash Green Hair Colour by Flamingo Hair Studio

A darker ash blue like the one below is also preferable to bright blues to avoid attracting too much attention to yourself in 2018.

Ash Blue by Project Hair @ Jurong East 


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

Lucky hair coloursApple green, coffee, blue

Get ready for new chances and achievements this year as you might be due for a promotion or a pay raise. You also must learn to master your anger, especially towards family or relationships, as your loved ones may not have the same strength and dedication as you.

The patience you display during this turbulent period will bear unexpected and beneficial fruits later, so remind yourself by wearing blue and apple green streaks on your hair as reminders.

Green and Blue Highlights by J7 Art of Hair

Green and blue aside, dress in coffee to attract the right ones to fall in love!

Frappucino Hair Colour by Flamingo Hair Studio


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

Lucky hair colours: Green, blue, red, pink

2018 is a pretty good year for the tiger. After all, the tiger has a natural affinity with the dog, allowing you to be immune to the major problems during this period. You will, however, have to work quite a bit to reap the benefits of the year. Keep yourself hydrated and well-rested at all times to avoid any medical problems.

Once again, green and blue will help you to better nourish your health and keep your temper down even when non-consequential negative events come up.

Ash Green Hair Colour by AVENTA Japanese Hair Salon

Blue Hair Colour by Number76 @ Orchard Gateway

While the year of the dog doesn’t bring many opportunities for the single tiger, there is a high probability of marriage for those who are already in relationships, so wear more red and pink on your hair to bring on the luck.

Rose Gold by Number76 @ Orchard Gateway


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

Lucky hair coloursTurquoise, green, carmine red

2018 is a beautiful year for the rabbit, whether in love or in career. Single rabbits can hope to fall in love in the year of the dog, so turn up your sexuality with a carmine red hair colour this year!

Carmine Red by J7 Art of Hair 

On the career end, projects that have begun for some time have finally started to bear fruit thanks to the benevolent energy of the dog. While there are still hoops to jump through, don’t let them disrupt your momentum of professional success and you will have no trouble having the last word. Turquoise and green are recommended colours to maximise the effect of your career success!

Green Highlights by Full House Salon @ Tampines

Black Turquoise Gradation by Evolve Salon


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

Lucky hair coloursGolden brown, ash green, purple

Dragon is unfortunately in opposition to the dog this year. The dragon must not only monitor her finances, but also her love life. Her projects may not be going the direction she is hoping despite all the extra effort, and old rivals may re-emerge from the past to disrupt her activities. To get through the year while minimising the damage, the dragon must learn to moderate her pride and thick-headed personality with darker and more down-to-earth colours like golden brown and ash green.

Tiger Eye Balayage by Gene by Ginrich

Golden brown doesn’t mean boring though; adding a tiger eye to your dragon personality can be just what you need to see things from a new perspective.

Green Ombre by LeeKaJa Korean Hair Salon

You can even combine green with brown with a green ombre like the style the above.

Violet Brown Hair Colour by Full House Salon @ Tampines

Be careful with your heart as well and don’t fall in love with the wrong people who will break your heart. Go for subtler violet hair colours to attract good vibes.


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

Lucky hair colours: Silver, purple, cyan

2018 is shaping up to be a smooth-sailing year for the snake. This year, you will be more inclined to reflect upon your values which then further solidifies your socio-professional position. Before attempting to consolidate your achievements, remember to distance yourself from individuals who may want to prevent you from progressing so coffee, cyan and silver hair colours can aid you with that.

Silver Hair Colour by Picasso Hair Studio

Cyan Hair Colour by Bump by AVENTA @ River Valley

Not everyone can pull off hair this bright, so you may just want to get silver highlights or streaks on the outer layer of hair for easier maintenance.

Silver Highlights by COVO Japanese Hair Salon

A single snake can envision to get serious into a relationship, while snakes who are already in a relationship can accept wedding bells to ring this year. Purple hair colours can also help bring you closer to your relationship goal.

Purple Ash Hair Colour by Style NA Korean Salon @ Parkway Parade


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

Lucky hair coloursLarch green, orange, blue

2018 is a stable year for the horse, but remain humble and don’t take your dreams to be reality. You will have no choice but to centre more attention at home especially because your nightly escapades or fickle-mindedness will be less tolerated this year. So, wear orange to help you better evaluate your lovers and come to a decision.

Orange Ombre by 99 Percent Hair Studio @ Bedok

Not too keen to go so bright – there’s always the milder orange-brown that is much more easily maintained.

Orange-Brown by Art Noise Japanese Hair Salon

On a professional level, the horse may have to choose between keeping the boring job versus starting a totally new project that may change the entire course of your career. Get a green/blue tinted colour to help you make the most optimal choice.

Green Peek-a-boo by Art Noise Japanese Hair Salon

You can even hide it as a peek-a-boo if green isn’t your favourite colour. Remember, this is a year of possible growth but you will have to manage and organise it well for best results.


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

Lucky hair coloursPrussian blue, orange, gold

This year isn’t going to be the best for you on a professional level. Malicious gossip may slow your career advancement, so be careful of how you act and what you say to minimise that. This isn’t the year to begin new projects as well, so get a blue hair colour to remind you to remain prudent and cautious to avoid any missteps.

Blue Hair Colour by Essensuals Hairdressing

Otherwise, get earthy colours brown or gold to maintain a low profile.

Golden Sombre by Branche Japanese Hair Salon

You are pretty lucky in love this year, so give it a boost with some orange in your hair colours for that extra sparkle!

Sunrise Colour by Mane Made @ Hougang


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

Lucky hair colours: Khaki green, purple, pink

The monkey will possibly see a stagnation of projects close to her heart, so be patient and take the time to cultivate wisdom and common sense to help you see who you can truly work with and who you must keep at a distance. A khaki green hair colour may just give you that additional emotional wisdom.

Khaki Brown Hair Colour by COVO Japanese Hair Salon

Financial matters are not the best this year, so avoid expensive travel or investment opportunities that may promise fast returns. However, you can expect significant cash flows in the second half of the year. In the arena of love, wear purple or pink to help you get through emotional turmoil that has resulted from past actions.

Lavender Pink by S.A.D’s Hair Design @ River Valley

Pink Scarlet Balayage by Risel Japanese Hair Salon


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

Lucky hair colours: Pine green, red

2018 is seen to be a favourable year for the rooster as it is placed under the sign of protection and regeneration. You may see more overseas trips and life encounters that will enrich your life this year. While you may experience some periods of stagnation, get a red hair colour to overcome the temporary insecurities.

Red Ombre Hair Colour by Follicle Salon @ Ngee Ann City

The success of 2018 depends on the number and quality of relationships that the rooster has managed to develop, and her ability to avoid the difficulties that can arise during the year, so wear green to boost the growth in this area.

Pine Green Peek-a-boo Hair Colour by Focus Hairdressing


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

Lucky hair coloursSky blue, purple

2018 marks the beginning of renewal for you. We know it’s been tough for you in recent years due to the many obstacles at work or in your private life, but the many years of introspection have started to reveal a deeper more spiritual path that will help you going forward.

This year, you can enjoy the protective benevolent nature of the dog. Having mastered the many anxieties that have plagued you, the maturity of the dog will have positive effects in 2018 for both himself and those around him. Sky blue hair colour suits you best this year to signify your strong inner peace.

Blue Ombre by Bump by AVENTA @ River Valley

Singles under this sign should refrain from pining over romantic advances as they will not bear any good results. Married individuals may experience more arguments with their partners to get a purple hair makeover to remind yourself to keep your relationships harmonious.

Purple Blue Highlights by No. 8 Hair Studio @ Jurong East 


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

Lucky hair colours: Green, gold, coffee 

2018 brings career success but also financial issues, leading to a relatively anxious year for the pig. The Tai Yang Star will keep careers smooth, but betrayals at the workplace can make the year less than fruitful for the pig. As 2018 is far from being idyllic, take the effort to meet new people particularly during festivities e.g. weddings, births who can help you spend the year more at ease. Boost your luck with gold and coffee hair colours.

Mocha Brown Hair Colour by Chez Vous Hair Salon

Beyond the anxiety you will feel in 2018, you can expect to gain strength and endurance which will help you succeed in the near future … enhance it by wearing green!

Emerald Highlights by Aqua Hair Korean Salon