12 Ways to Wear Scene Hair in 2023

Punky and bold, short scene haircuts are not for those that hate the limelight!

For today’s trend comeback, we’re dipping into the early 2000s subculture, more specifically into the scene generation. Identified by skinny jeans and bright colors, the real star of this movement was scene hair: bright, bold, and attention-getting.

Short scene hair typically features straight locks with side-swept bangs that end just above the eyes (kind of like that emo haircut that we still love). On the other hand, long-scene hairstyles are usually characterized by dramatic hair extensions. and almost always an alternative punky color like blue, green, or even white.

Trendy Ways To to Wear Scene Hair in 2023

Check out 5 ways to wear scene hair:

1. Multi-colored

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Go the multi-colored route.

Embrace the bold and edgy elements of this trendy hairstyle by opting for a range of colors. This blend of pinks and yellows makes a major statement!

2. Citrus-Inspired

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We can’t get enough of this citrus-inspired hue.

These citrus hues blend together to form the perfect combination of green and yellow. Wear your scene hair in undone air-dried waves to make the most of your natural texture.

3. Bold and Blonde

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Pair your fresh cut with a bold blonde shade of hair color.

Make a bold statement with both your color and cut by opting for bold blonde hair color. Talk to your stylist about finding the perfect shade for you! This combination of bold color and cut will be guaranteed to stand out.

4. Silvery Blonde

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This silvery-bleached hue is all the rage right now.

Alternatively, opt for a more silvery bleach-blonde hue. This almost shimmery shade manages to be both sophisticated and edgy at the same time.

5. Dark and Edgy

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Keep it dark and edgy.

Consider a dark and edgy style like this one here. This super dark hue adds another layer of edginess to an already bold style.

6. Long and Pastel

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Choose a pastel hue for unique scene hair.

Recently more and more girls are revisiting the idea of scene girls and trying new softer colors. If you prefer subtler nuances, try pastel scene hair in pink or baby blue.

7. Scene Bob

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The scene bob is a great option for short hair.

A layered bob is a great way to rock a short scene haircut. Some colored strands will add that extra scene touch.

8. Sweeping Fairy

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Look like a fairy with this scene hair inspo.

Scene queen doesn’t always mean looking emo or punk. For example, try this gentle and ethereal fairy style, that gives a new flair to the colorful scene hair.


How to Style Scene Hairstyles

Read on to check out more about styling scene hair on short hair:

how to style shaggy scene hair
Scene hair features a shoulder-length cut with a fringe that hits the browbone.

9. Ask for a fringed shag.

Scene hair is a look that involves a shaggy, long mullet-like shape, with piecey, texturized bangs, and layers. It ends at jaw- or collarbone-length and is usually styled with a deep side part—something your stylist should know as s/he cuts, so as to respect your natural cowlicks.

10. Go bold with color.

Coloring short scene hair means embracing the brighter, less mainstream end of the color family—that is, bright blues, greens, purples, synthetic reds, pinks, and even stripes or checked patterns if that’s what your punky heart desires! Go for a wash-off or semi-permanent hue if you’re first experimenting with your signature shade (or are suffering from dye ADHD); otherwise, go for it, and don’t be afraid to play with more than one color too! Check out these fun colors for even more hair inspiration.

how to rock subtle scene hair
Want a subtler version? Round out the edges into a bobbed shape.

11. Invest in a color-safe system.

That said, the next biggest step is to include a color-friendly system in your regimen. Short scene haircuts look best with bold, vibrant hues, and a shampoo and conditioner that helps you retain your colored hair’s integrity are key.

We like the smoothing, frizz-protecting properties in TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Color Shampoo and TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Color Conditioner—they both have Moroccan Argan oil, which controls frizz and provides your hair with shine.

12. Texturize!

Short scene hair looks have a lot of texture, so pick up wax or a paste that imparts some texture and separation with a bit of control too (as you want a look that stays put as well).

We like the definition and piecey-ness that bangs and layers get from Bed Head by TIGI Manipulator Matte. To style, take a finger-swipe or dime-sized amount of product into your palms and rub them together. Rake your hands throughout your layers in a downward motion away from your part line, and use any leftover product to point-style, like on your sideburn area and on your fringe.


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