How to Be a Natural Scene Girl

Are you a cute little scene girl, but your heavy makeup and dark clothes are making you feel goth? Or are you longing to be scene, but don't want to stand out too much? Well, this article is for you.


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    Read up. Read some Wikihow articles for scene looks and trends. Find out how scene kids look, act, and talk. Also, Urban Dictionary is a good website for some ideas about what a scene girl is. But note that many of Urban Dictionary's definitions for scene kids are stereotypes, that are often offensive and written by people who make fun of scene because they don't understand it. So be careful.
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    Get the hair. Scene hair is often choppy, slightly roughly cut and full of layers. You can go to your nearest salon and show them a picture of your favorite scene hairstyle and ask them to cut your hair like that. Bangs are always a part of a scene haircut, whether it's straight across or a side "fringe". Also, make sure you have the tools to work with your new hair after you get it styled. These tools include: heat protectant to keep your hair from frying when using hot tools, a ceramic flat iron to straighten and give your hair that choppy/feathery scene look, hairspray in case your hair is frizzy, and a good moisturizing shampoo and conditioner to make sure your hair stays healthy throughout the styling process. Keep your hair a pretty, natural color instead of dying it bright (remember, you're going for a natural scene look).
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    Get the makeup. Scene makeup varies from very light, to very edgy and heavy. For a natural scene makeup look, go easy on the colors. You'll want to keep your makeup nude and natural. Use a light cover up and foundation for blemishes and making sure your skin tone is evened out. Eyeshadow should be light or natural as well. Instead of using black for a smokey scene eye look, blend dark brown (it looks better anyway) shadow into the outer corners of your eyes. Apply a light cream eyeshadow or eyeliner to the inner corners of your eyes to make them look brighter and more awake. Use eyeliner sparingly and only on the top and outer bottom corners of your eyes to give you a sexy cat-eye look. Use mascara only on the outer corners of your lashes. Remember, the idea is to keep it dark but not too dark. Scene makeup tends to look too goth when you use colors like black, red, and harsh white. Use a color of blush that matches the color you naturally flush after running or blushing. Keep your lips nude with chapstick, rosy pink, or clear/nude glossy. When doing your eyebrows, it's best to go with a powder rather than a gel or a liner. Using a flat angled brush, lightly fill in your eyebrows with a shade of eyeshadow or brow powder that's three shades lighter than your natural hair color if you're dark-haired, OR three shades darker if you're blonde or fair-haired. Also for a really natural look you could try just wearing a light color eyeshadow, with mascara and a rosy or clear lipgloss.
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    Get the style. Places to consider shopping at are: American Apparel, Forever21, Urban Outfitters, and thrift stores (yes, even Goodwill). When browsing the clothing selection, try to pick out colors that emphasize your eye color and skin color. Stay away from anything too gaudy (i.e. Hello Kitty, rhinestones, glitter) and remember that basics are always trendy, simple, and inexpensive. For pants, go with skinny jeans or cigarette skinny jeans. Also, keep in mind that when you pair natural/bohemian with scene, you border on indie. Shoes to consider purchasing are: Converse, Vans, Keds, flats, flat-heeled boots, gladiator sandals, and ankle boots.
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    Consider piercings and body jewelry. Trendy facial piercings include: lip rings, monroes, septum piercings (bull nose ring piercing), and nose rings/studs, nose piercings being especially popular. Often times, other facial piercings receive bad rep and can make you look trashy. Keep the actual piercing itself small and minimal using a small silver ring or a small silver stud. Scene girls also often have gauged ears. Google pictures of gauged ears to browse different types of gauges and plugs.
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    Making friends and maintaining your style of living. What images do you get when you think of scene girls? Partying? Tons of friends? Great style? When you get the look, often the friends come with it. People are naturally attracted to others that have good style. Don't try too hard when trying to make friends. Start out by talking about similar music interests or similar fashion interests. When you are at a party, have fun and don't drink or smoke too much. Everyone loves a party animal but no one loves a sloppy drunk.
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    Music taste, now that's important. You can still listen to artists you may like that major scene kids like, but your music should kind of go along with your style. Some artist you may like are The Ready Set, Owl City, Miniature Tigers, etc. Maybe some light screamo here and there.


  • Don't tease or fry your hair too much, that just looks trashy and gross. Doing so will also damage your hair.
  • Keep your makeup simple and clean.
  • When talking to people online, text, IM, etc. d0nt talk lyk3 this. Because it's just plain stupid and annoying.


  • Do not straighten your hair every day, as that can be very damaging, EVEN IF YOU PUT HEAT PROTECTION PRODUCTS ON IT. Straighten at least once or twice a week if you must, but also deep condition once a month. Deep conditioning can be done at home, so google instructions on how to do it so you can protect your hair.
  • Don't go around parading to everyone you're scene.
  • Make sure to not use concealer to cover your blemishes/acne too much if you have acne, as this can actually make it worse.
  • Not everyone can pull off septum and upper lip piercings, so make sure to talk to family, friends, and/or a piercer before you get any of those piercings done. Also make sure that, if you get a Monroe piercing, the jewelry isn't too big because it can wind up looking more like a giant zit.
  • Keep it simple.
  • Don't lose your true self throughout this process. It is only a style.
  • don't change overnight! You WILL be considered fake, or a poser.

Things You'll Need

  • Trip to a hair salon/stylist
  • Foundation and cover up
  • Dark brown eyeshadow
  • Dark brown eyeliner
  • Light cream eyeshadow
  • Light cream eyeliner
  • Mascara
  • Blush
  • Lip gloss/lipstick/chapstick
  • Brow powder
  • Eyeshadow brush
  • Flat angled brush
  • Basic t-shirts
  • Skinny jeans
  • Flat-heeled shoes

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