If scene hair suits your style, then it can be a great way to show your originality. To complete your scene look, you’ll need to know how to style your hair. Here’s how:
- Decide on a style. Look online, or towards musicians whose hair you like. Decide exactly what hairstyle you want before beginning.
- Get your hair cut. You can do it yourself, or go to a salon. If you do it yourself then I suggest checking out How to Cut Hair at Home for great haircutting tips. If you go with a home cut you’ll get a very unique style, but you do need to watch out for unevenness, especially in the back. Get choppy layers, or a razored cut with layers. Grow out your bangs to your chin, or at least to your cheeks before getting your hair cut. Bangs to the middle of your face, or down to your chin, are an essential part of this look. Taper the bangs so they only cover one eye.
- Add color. With scene hair, anything goes. Black, blonde, pink or blue- choose a color and dye your hair. You can even dye streaks of other colors, the crazier the better. You can also dye the underside of your hair a different color. If you are changing the color drastically, go to a salon. If not, you can do it yourself.
- Straighten it. Scene hair is straight. If you have curly hair, consider getting it straightened at the salon, or buy a hair straightener. After you brush your hair and dry it with a diffuser, straighten it and then brush it once again. Use a hair protection spray to keep the straightener from damaging your hair. Your hair should be as straight as you can get it to show off your scene style.
- Style your hair. Use hair wax to separate the layers. Start about midway down the hair’s length, and pull out each layer with waxed fingers. Your hair will start to separate into layers. Use gel or hairspray to mess up the back, or make spikes. You can also tease your hair to add volume, especially in the short layers around the top of your hair. When you’re done, use hairspray to keep it in place.
- Experiment! There are many different ways to get scene hair. Add accessories like bobby pins and ribbons, if you like. If you have shorter hair, you can get hair extensions in bright colors. This can be a great way to try out a new style without growing out your hair and dying it.
- Take care of your hair. Straightening, combing, and hairspray damage your hair. Use a hot oil treatment or other conditioner to keep your hair from becoming damaged. Get a trim every 4 to 6 weeks.
Scene hair can be a very original style if you keep experimenting. If it doesn’t sound like you, don’t try it, because you probably won’t like it. But for many people, scene hair is the perfect choice for a distinctive style. Be sure to take care of your hair, since styling scene hair can be hard on it.