I did some research and hereâ€™s two examples of scene hair, or at least people known for having scene hair (for a significant amount of their lives so far):
Iâ€™m going to leave it up to you to decide whether Audrey and Pete are scene enough, but in terms of my research this is what Iâ€™ve found out about scene hair:
- Scene hair usually is choppy-looking with, heavy blunt bangs; the hair is layered, and often has streaks (and even stripes) of neon color.
- These hairstyles look quite messy, but thereâ€™s actually a fair amount of skill involved making them look that way (in other words, you need to visit a hair salon to achieve this look).
- VOLUME is of vital importance. Plenty of hair product is used to achieve lots of volume (such as wax and mousse).
- Scene hair types use lots of brightly colored accessories, including silly sunnies (like Pete), hair clips and bandanas. Often these accessories have no real practical function however.
- Evidently, looking at the picture above of Pete, choppy scene hair and hats are a good way of masking a balding head.
Now, since scene hair is typically defined as choppy, with layers and a blunt fringe, and often black, youâ€™re probably thinking itâ€™s kind of like emo hair. Well youâ€™re right. But there is a difference: scene is, apparently, more fun than emo. Scene is emo without the drama and angst, without the brooding and weeping and poetryâ€” without conversations that probably include phrases like "Youâ€™re not even my real father. I hate you" [door slam].
But having said that, scene also seems a little shallow and trite. Like if you remove the emotion from emo and end up with "scene," what youâ€™re in fact left with is just fashion for fashion sake.
But isnâ€™t that what all fashionâ€™s like? Hmmm, now Iâ€™m thinking emo is actually kind of radical...
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