Hair Dream Meaning and Interpretations


Hair Dream Symbol – Hair is a symbol of strength and empowerment. Dreaming of hair signifies prosperity, knowledge, and your thoughts. Long hair is a sign of spiritual and physical strength. It can also mean the enjoyment of sexual pleasures. Short hair demonstrates you have integrity and are trustworthy. White or gray hair signifies the wisdom that comes with age and how your body weakens with age.

Dreams of being covered in hair mean you need to analyze your goals for the future. What was important in the past may have changed to something new. Is this you? Hair covering your body can also mean you are protected. Dreaming of a trip to the hairdresser may be in connection with a negative outlook on life. It is a warning to be more positive. A new hairstyle can help change your attitude.

Cutting your hair represents recreating your life. Cutting someone else’s hair represents your fear of losing control. Seeing a bald head indicates someone questions your knowledge. You may need to prove yourself. Dying hair means you may need others’ advice about your future. Curling your hair indicates you soon overcome any challenges. Curling someone else’s hair means they will help you out somehow.

Wearing a wig foretells there are fake people around you. This is not something you appreciate having close to your life. You need to seek them out. Dreaming of washing your hair brings positive outcomes to a new project or relationship. Hair falling out means there is a loss coming while growing hair indicates having to soon make a choice.

Additional Interpretations

Hair is vitally personal to children. They weep vigorously when it is cut for the first time; no matter how it grows, bushy, straight, or curly, they feel they are being shorn of a part of their personality.” Charlie Chaplin

In dreams at least, the children are correct. Hair is related to an aspect of our personality.  It is connected to our self-confidence. If we feel good in our physical body, our outlook is positive.  We are ready to take on the world.  If we are not pleased with our appearance, some find it very difficult to face the day.  Think of the times when someone comes to your door or invites you out before you are ready. “My hair isn’t done yet. I can’t go out now.” You may not even open the door and only peek your nose around, so as not to be seen.

hair-dreamsIn life, we spend a great deal of time and money on the maintenance and upkeep of our hair.  Why is this? Because, we know or more importantly, we believe that we are judged by our appearance. We put a lot of our value in outer beauty. Before others will see us for whom we truly are on the inside, the outside is what is seen first.  The hair, being placed on the top of the heads, would by hierarchical designation, making it the first thing we worry about when it comes to how we look.

Think of the anguish and tears that come after an unfortunate trip to the hairdresser which results in your hair being cut too short, a bad dye job, or even worse a failed perm. Once the damage is done, you simply have to live with the results.  Men sometimes become reluctantly resigned to the loss of their hair as they go bald. For many, it remains a sensitive topic. Like the children Chaplin describes, it may affect your confidence with lasting consequences.

When you dream your hair is dirty, this represents that you feel unworthy or feel that you are being judged. To dream of washing your hair means you feel in control of your life. To dream about getting a haircut means that you are confident about letting things go from your waking life. If you are not happy with the outcome, it means that you feel that you have lost some of your self-worth or have had your personal power taken. In this case, it would be interesting to know who did the cutting. Like Samson, whose strength was in his long hair, it would be valuable to know the identity of your dream Delilah.

To dream that your hair is growing means your confidence is growing. If your hair is growing uncontrollably or your hair is very long, you may be prideful and possibly arrogant. To dream that your hair is falling out means that you are losing confidence or feel defeated either personally or in a certain situation in life. To dream hair is growing in strange places means that you feel under attack in some way personally or that you have lost control of a situation.

Our own inner judge is much harsher than the world will ever be. Ironically, we believe our hair matters, but even though you may anguish with a bad-hair day, most people never even notice. They are too busy dealing with their own hair issues.

Barber Dream Symbol

Dreaming of a barber is a sign you may soon see the world around you with a new perspective. Having your hair washed and cut can mean you are preparing for a future important social event. You want to make a good impression. If you know the barber, consider what else is happening in the dream to work out what this dream may mean to you. It may simply be a reflection of what is happening in your waking life to prepare for a big social event.

Dreams of a barber is a message to let you know your hard work will eventually pay off. It can also mean there is someone around you hiding who they really are. They may have ulterior motives to stop you from achieving your dreams. A barber shaving someone can mean you feel frustrated by a tough situation that persists in your life. You may need to see things with a new perspective to solve your frustrations.

A barber shaving you warns you will soon face uncertainty in your life and financial problems. You need to prepare. Seeing yourself at the barber is a sign there are arguments within your family. These may be simply resolved by spending some quality time together. Seeing yourself visit a barber warns of huge financial problems. You will need to be careful to overcome this. It can also warn not to be the one to spread the malicious gossip you may hear while sitting waiting.


Dreaming of being a hairdresser can be a sign you are forcing yourself onto others. This is a sign that you need to work on the way you see yourself. Are you lacking in self-confidence? It can also mean you are ready for a change and to move on in a new direction. Are you thinking of making major life changes in some way?

Being in a hair salon can mean you worry about how others see you. It can also represent the secrets you keep. Have you been misleading others with what you say? Or, do you hide something from others? This may be the time to come clean.

Note*: If you have had a dream related to this dream symbol or would like to add something that is related to this topic please leave a comment below. Comments are a great way to interact with others who are dreaming about similar topics.


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Stephen is a self confessed dream junkie that loves all things dream related. He is a writer for Dream Stop and has been working in the field of dreams for the past decade. He believes that the YOU are the only person who can truly understand the meaning of your dreams. You have to look inside your inner thoughts to find the hidden truths in your dream. These interpretations are for entertainment purposes only. Stephen's interpretations should be considered an opinion, not professional advice.


  1. Ashwini Kumar on

    I saw long black hair comes out from my biscep,, and make roll on my biscep…..
    On left hand side only,,,

  2. Okay, this is all nice and dandy. Whatever. I had a dream that thick black hair plunged down from the sky and suffocated me. I would like to know what that means, but it seems like no one has an answer for me.

  3. I dreamt I found one hair growing from almost the top of my nose, it was about an inch and half long. I pulled it out and thought how on Earth did I not see or notice it?

  4. I had a nightmare that I cut my hair into a cute style but I regretted it. I cried crocodile tears and couldn’t gain composure.

    Then I woke up. Lol, thank God I woke up. My hair is correctly bra strap length and I’m aiming for mid back in the next 4 months.

  5. I dreamed I got the the hair dressing right after coming the beach and I got fully naked to get my hair dyed only to get up a a few min after ????

    • I dreamed that I was taken out into the wilderness by 3 women for destroying their make up shop. There the wind blew my longg, wavy, red hair into a dreaded mess covering my face. Later back at the shop and then outside the shop I was pulling my hair out in chunks so I could see again. Very empowering.

  6. I dreamed that my hair grew very long it looked very healthy and I was brushing it the colour was black though I have brown hair

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