How to Go from Prep Chick to Scene Girl

Lots of people are beginning to transition from prep to scene. If you are reading this article, chances are you want to do the same. This can be tricky because you may be called a "poser". So take it slow and follow these week-to-week steps.

Steps

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    Change your music style. Listen to music such as punk rock, alternative, rap, techno, and crunkcore. Scene style isn't about following the mainstream, so try searching around MySpace and finding new and undiscovered bands.
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    Learn the lingo. Use cute little kid words that people normally wouldn't say. And do not forget to overuse them. Also, *do not* copy someone else's words.
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    Start wearing scene makeup. Black eyeliner and bright colored eyeshadow is the way to go.
    • Note: Do not go from wearing natural tones one day to totally punked out eye makeup the next. This will cause people to notice, and it will seem like you are trying way too hard. Start with more mascara than usual, then slightly more eyeliner, and go from there.
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    Start buying the clothes. Band T-shirts and bright coloured random shirts --from stores such as American Apparel, Forever 21, Urban Outfitters and Delias-- are always in style. Make sure you always wear skinny jeans.
    • You are going to need super bright accessories and necklaces.
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    • Buy bright coloured ballet flats and/or Vans.(converse work too)
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    Go on Social Networking site. The sites that scenes are interested in are MySpace & Facebook. They are what you need to get noticed and make friends. Also there's this scene site called (Sceneteens.ning.com)that's starting to get more popular so you need to check that out too.
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    Get scene hair. If necessary, wait longer than 6 weeks for this change. Remember, your hair needs to be original, colourful, and preferably do-it-yourself.
    • The scene hair cut is, short choppy layers cut at the crown of your head. Part your hair from temple to temple and cut the top layer until it reaches your cheekbones, then cut into it to make it choppy.
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Tips

  • You must get some skinny jeans. Preferably black, dark grey, dark blue, or acid wash. (Bright, crazy colors are good too.)
  • Know who scene queens are, but don't obsess over them.
  • Give the transition some time! Don't be prep one day and scene the next because chances are, you'll be called a poser.
  • Be friends with scene kids, hipsters and br00tal kids.
  • Don't wear Hollister and Fitch clothes too much or it will seem like you're a "poser" (Although, if you were a true prep, you wouldn't have worn these anyway as they are mainly trashy clothes).
  • It is always good to have a few kandi cuffs, necklaces, etc.
  • Make friends with scene kids and attend shows.
  • Try light (almost white) or nude lips. Black lips can be fun when going out to party and such.
  • People will be mean to you. Part of being scene is being able to get over it.
  • Hair clips, hair bows, ribbons -- put those in your hair and have layers.
  • Put a little foundation on your lips to make them nude.
  • Buy some bright colored or gold accessories such as jewelry, bags, etc.
  • Acceptable shoes are Nike dunks, ballet flats, boots and old school Adidas.
  • You must have a MySpace or Stickam account. Be popular on either, just be sure not to post too many annoying bulletins, or make a fool of yourself on Stickam. Add tons of friends on MySpace and you'll soon become popular.
  • Don't go around proclaiming your status as a "scene girl." Let your style do the talking, and if people ask, tell them. Bragging makes it seem like you're trying to pose for attention.

Warnings

  • If you don't think you can cut your hair, then go to a professional.
  • Be prepared to be called a poser, even if you change slowly and gradually. You'll especially be hated upon by already-scene kids.
  • Don't label yourself, because you may be a bigger target of being called a poser.
  • Be nice to everyone! Don't hate on other cliques or drop your friends that aren't scene
  • If you don't think you can take people being mean to you then don't do this.
  • If you don't know the music that is popular with the current scene, you will be harshly ridiculed by other scene kids.

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