Okay. scene hair is my obsession. xD
I absolutely love the way these girls do their hair, and i’ll be getting a haircut in a few weeks once i’ve grown it out long enough. But i wanted to write a how-to for all of those scene hair freaks like me :]
First Step, (Duh) Grow your hair out to the length that you want the bottom layer to be. Lots of people do different lengths, and it’s all about what you want it to look like, but you should pretty much always start by growing your hair out long if you don’t want to use extentions (which is actually what a lot of girls do).
The next step is to get your hair cut. Be sure that you’re very clear what you want to have done, because lots of stylists don’t understand you’re trying to go for scene hair. Ask for short layers, and have the ends razored to give the hair a more rough look and define the layers. The bangs can go pretty much any way you want them too. You can get full bangs strait across your face and part your hair to the side so that they sweep across your face once they’ve grown out, or you can skip that step and ask for side bangs. No matter what you decide to do, I highly recommend bringing in a picture of the hair you want. This gaurentees that the stylist has the same picture in their head as you do while they’re cutting your hair.
Coloring your hair can go in any direction. I’m keeping my hair blonde and adding in pink highlights. But it’s definately way less expensive to dye your own hair. I bought bottle of pink hair dye from hot topic that only cost me twelve dollars. The color stayed in for about a week and then i’d have to redye it, but i had enough in the bottle to last me about six months. I recommend adding in some kind of colorful highlights to make your hair super pretty and very sceney. However, if you don’t want to dye your hair, you can buy colored hair extensions for about six dollars.
Now we get to the fun part! Styling! Teasing and spiking work the best for scene hair. Just tease up the bottom layers, add some hair spray and you’re done! If you’re confused, there are tons of how-to’s on youtube that show you step by step how people do their scene hair (search “how to scene hair” in the youtube search bar, and all sorts of helpful videos will pop up). Whatever you plan on doing, bedhead products are a must have. They have everything. Hair gel, manipulator, hairspray, and so much more. I’ve also heard that Rave hairspray works really well for holding teased hair. For spiking, hairwax is the best to use.
Once your hair is all styled, add in a bow, bandana, ribbon, hairclip, headband, or anything else you feel like putting in your hair and you’re done!