Hairology: Experts predict a hair raising August full of different bobs
There are two eclipses this month; a lunar (full moon) eclipse on Aug. 7, and a total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 (new moon). If you are old enough to think back to August 1998, whatever happened then may reoccur at least vaguely.
Major decisions should not be made the week of either eclipse, and if your birthday is Aug. 7 or 21, the year ahead should be memorable.
Hair-wise, bobs were all over the fashion runways, short, medium, or shoulder length. This style is the coming season’s everywhere hair with the full pallet of colors. This 2017 bob sports full straight bangs, center or side part, square cut with hacked off ends. No short backs and long sides, just straight across. Of course you can wave it, etc. etc.
Ok, I hear the stars speaking, so I’ll relate it to you.
Aries — The eclipses are landing on your fifth house of creativity and 11th house of friendship. Make a hair appointment for you and your friend at the salon for color and a creative style. (Ask for suggestions first.)
Taurus — The eclipse is on your fourth house (home and family) and 10th house of career. You will likely start a new career, which will be outside of the home, so ask your stylist for the latest bob, and don’t forget hair color.
Gemini — Third house of siblings and ninth house of in-laws and distant journeys. Plan a stay vacation with siblings at a full spa like ours where you can enjoy luxury services, snacks and lunch.
Cancer — Second house of income and eighth house of investments. After you receive a check from your investments, make a salon appointment where you can address those four-inch roots.
Leo — First house of self and seventh house of partners. After asking your significant other for an honest opinion, you decide to change your appearance. I suggest you wait until the middle of September. By then you will have probably dropped five pounds and be well on your journey for a new you.
Virgo — Sixth house of health and 12th house of behind the scenes. Base color brown with golden highlights, haircut short back and sides, long top styled in a pompadour, then go for a physical and get plenty of rest.
Libra — Fifth house of children, 11th house of friends. Take the kids for back-to-school haircuts, and while you’re there, get a medium length bob for that Labor Day party with all your friends.
Scorpio — Fourth house of home, 10th house of career. If you’re buying a new home located near your job, arrange for the closing after the tenth of September. Keep your hair long so you can pull it up while you are decorating.
Sagittarius — Third house of neighbors and siblings, ninth house of long distance travel. The map is already spread out for the cruise you are planning next summer with your neighbors. Hair wise, choose a don’t-fence-me-in style you can change as fast as your brainwaves.
Capricorn — Second house of money, eighth house of partner’s money. He’ll be generous to you this month because he is visualizing your muddy hair color changing to platinum blonde. Quick, make that hair color appointment before he changes his mind.
Aquarius — First house of self, and seventh house of partners. The total solar eclipse is all about you. Change is in the air, but before you decide to marry him, leave him, or join a partnership, have a total remake. Facial, pedicure, manicure, cut, color, a Cleopatra tub and Vichy shower, then make an appointment with Iris. She’s truly psychic, and also she’ll balance you.
Pisces — Fifth house of creativity, 10th house of career. No one at work will be surprised by your wavy new bob with red highlights. You are used to being a trendsetter. Also, you may be in line for a new job position. You have been turning heads with the big boys who realize your creativity can produce business success.
Talk to you in September when the moon and sun will part.
Carolyn is author of Hairology and can be reached at Star Tresses, (570) 283-0200 or at StarTresses.com.
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