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How to Achieve Scene Hair

Style your tresses with these secrets to scene hair.


  • Step 1: Work in 2-inch sections, teasing the hair all the way around the top of your head, focusing on the crown. Fluff out each section with your fingers and re-tease, where necessary.
  • Step 2: Spray each section with hairspray to keep it in place and re-tease it for further height. Unpin your front section and part it to one side, flat to your forehead. Now you're fit to hit the scene in style.
  • FACT: Emo is short for "emotional," as the movement sprang from heavily emotional lyrics combined with punk rock music.
  • Step 3: Take 2-inch sections from the back sections of the part near the top of your head, and tease them underneath with a comb or brush.
  • Step 4: Imagine a horizontal part that extends from ear to ear, right on top of your head. Pin back the front section of this part by one ear.
  • Step 5: Have bangs that are at least long enough to hang over the eyes. Wear the bangs parted on the side and sweep your bangs over to cover your forehead and one eye.
  • TIP: The bangs should lie flat against your head.
  • Step 6: Straighten hair either professionally or using a hair-straightening iron to straighten each section of hair. Straight hair is key for the emo look.
  • Step 7: Dye your hair either black or platinum blond, the two most common scene hair options. Add chunky bright blue or pink streaks to blond hair or put bright blond streaks in black hair.

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