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As a fashionista, your hair is the natural tiara of your frame. That means you can't pick just any old hairstyle if you want to make the most impact. Geometric hairstyles work well for pushing fashion and beauty boundaries. They're perfect for anybody who wants something a little different and isn't afraid to step outside the beauty box.
What They Are
A geometric hairstyle is any hairstyle that has clear lines and a distinct geometric shape. The shape can be either symmetrical or asymmetrical based on your own preferences. These styles are considered a little more avant-garde, but because there are so many different shapes possible, you can make your style as toned down or wild as you want.
Sure, fashionistas would love to have no physical flaws at all, but let's face it, everybody has at least one thing that isn't so stunning. If the proportions of your face are a little off, a geometric hairstyle can help you bring everything back into balance. It can draw attention away from blemishes and put attention back on the features you want to highlight. These styles also look edgy and contemporary. Depending on how far you go with the style, they can make people do a double take when they look at you.
Depending on the style you pick, a geometric hairstyle can be a little hard to grow out if you want to switch to something different. Some people think these styles look too rigid because of the lines they have. You also have to think about how the avant-garde approach will work in more conservative settings such as a professional office -- some extreme geometric styles aren't appropriate everywhere you might need to go.
Who Wears Them Best
Generally, just about anybody can wear a geometric hairstyle. The exception is if you have a round face shape. Because the lines and shapes are so clear with these styles, they tend to emphasize the roundness of your face and make you look heavier, which most divas don't want.
Even though geometric hairstyles are considered more contemporary, in reality, they've already been around the fashion block -- they've been around at least since the 1960s. With stylists such as world-famous Vidal Sassoon leading the beauty charge, women took to these types of styles as they started to fight for more gender equality and wanted bolder, shorter cuts. At first the geometric patterns were pretty subdued, but over time they blossomed into a genre all their own with a complete spectrum of dramatic impact.