The arrival of 2016 has bought its fair share of resolutions and anticipation for the year to come. But wouldn’t it be nice to press the forward button and see how two oh one six will change our lives and along with it, our skin and hair as well? What a delight it would be to peer at the crystal ball to see if the wacky hair trends continue or how the pastel wave begins! Wonder no more because our beauty astrology will do just that for you based on your zodiac sign.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Being a fire sign that burns bright with passion and vigour, you tend to always be on the go. This year, your body is asking you to slow down so start clearing your mind and body with a soothing cup of tea. Take the time to rehash your mind and your image going ahead in the year. Make yourself a warm bath with essential oils and enjoy it at leisure.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Being the well-grounded, dependable lot of the Zodiac community, don’t let that turn into predictability, Taurians! You’ve indulged to the hilt during the festivities but now it’s time to prove that you do have what it takes. Start working on your fitness with a dance session or a boxing class, making exercise a blast! Add to that post-workout glow with a facial oil massaged luxuriously into the skin.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Since the very nature of your astrological sign consists of dual personalities, this is right time to embrace it by bringing out your playful side. With your primal element being air, the strobing trend is just what you need. Seize that dreamy, ethereal look with highlighter dusted generously over your nose bridge, cupids bow and cheekbones.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
 

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

The start of the year has brought out the best in you, Cancerian and you are ready and raring to go! Since you are moving out of your comfort zone, it’s the ideal time for a redux of your image. Take a step in the right direction by opting for a new haircut or trying out a hair colour. Tap into your water element and experiment with a look consisting of tones of blues, silvers and violets over your eyes and nails.

Leo (July 23 – Aug 22)

The fiery Leo that you, you are set to make 2016 your year but not before a little pamper sesh as the centre of attention. Start with a comprehensive spa therapy that relieves you of every knot of tension you have which will keep your firecracker spirit firmly in place. If you wish to go down the DIY route, try multi-masking for that complexion perfection that you always desire.

Virgo (Aug 23 – September 22)

It’s an exciting time to be a Virgo with your mind brimming with ideas and creativity but be cautious if your body has the energy to take it all on. Fit in a hot oil head massage when you get 10 minutes to yourself. Even if you’re frazzled with you to-do list, looking polished is essential to you for which there’s nothing that a good blowout will not fix.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)
 

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

The Libran in you has always been sensible and complex but 2016 is going beyond that to achieve balance and harmony. It’s time to leave the indulgences of the festive season in the old year and instead replace them with protein, vegetables and water. Enter the year anew with a dewy, radiant skin that could be yours in an instant with the addition of a serum to your skincare routine.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Like the fierce Scorpion, you are one surrounded by an aura of mystery. With the fatigue of the festive season still lingering, you long for a boost of energy that can give life. Lend the coffee to your skin as well with an invigorating scrub for your face. Embrace your mysterious demeanor by going bold with voluminous eyelashes.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

The eternal child of wanderlust and optimism, you are looking to aim high in 2016, like a true archer. Wherever life takes you, keep the tendencies of your fire elements to your personality alone with a soothing face mask. Ever ready for something new, you can try out flash tattoos over strategic parts of your hands and hair.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
 

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Your earth element keeps you grounded, reliable and traditional to a tee, which will assist you in the bustling year ahead. Play around with earthy tones of olive, bronze and golds for your eyes and skin. Classic ‘dos like a blunt bob and textured waves are what you need to instill confidence while staying true to your roots.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Aquarians believe strongly in their fixed air element, making them progressive, forward thinkers. Aquarians, you’ve been going with the flow of life which has been working magnificently for you. A deep purple lip can do wonders and give your face a whole new appearance. Try your hand at eyeliners and eyeshadows in teals, aquas and violet which will invigorate you without rocking the boat.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

The sign of fishes, Pisceans are very much like their element, where there is so much more depth below the surface. Begin 2016 with nourished, healthy skin and the best way is with hydrating foods, moisturisers and plenty of fluids. Try including micellar water for cleansing into your regime and truly be one with your element.