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What are Scene Kids, Scene People, or Scenesters?
Recently, I came across a you-tube video with a very cute young lady who creates how-to videos on her shocking beauty routines and clothing. The colors which she had in her hair were bright and eyecatching, which drew me to click on the video initially catching my curiosity.
While I was not intending to wear these myself, I watched inquisitively to see just how she accomplished these very different make-up routines, self piercings, and colorful hair designs like rainbows, coontail stripes, cheetah and leopard print, and more. I later learned that a subculture exists for this type of teen style that is termed "Scene Kids".
How to do Cheetah / Leopard Print Scene Kids Hair Tutorial by AmberKatelynBeale
Where did 'Scene Kids' come from?
Scene kids are often in their 20's. Scene kids are often called 'Scene People' or 'Scenesters'. This subculture first popped up in the 2000s in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. However, their start was in the United Kingdom in the early 1990s. Youtube was actually the main contributor, because of fashion and make-up tutorials like the one above, of spreading the Scene Kid subculture from the United Kingdom to America and Australian. Their fashion trends include pop punk clothing like tripp pants, stripes, spiky hair, Vans, trucker hats, Chucks, tartan, etc. that have originated from grunge and skate punk fashion. The term 'Scene Kids' was hugely popular amongst skaters who viewed them as side-liners interested mostly in their fashion than skateboarding. It was in the late 2000s, that scene kids adopted the messy cropped hair with colors dyed in like the video above.
Scene Girl Showing her Hair
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Scene or Emo?
Difference between Scene Kids and Emo?
There is a great debate between the difference between 'Scene Kids' and Emo. Do not confuse these two groups. Those of the Emo group feel that 'Scene Kids' have ripped off their style. One hubber (Black Dahlia) insists that Scene Kids are a mix of everything; that while having the Emo hairstyle they make it different by including color to match their personality.
Scene Kids do not like to have the term Emo used against them. Another hubber, Alison-jza, says to identify an Emo by their preferred hair color, which is black. In her article, she hints that Emo are anti-social, while 'Scene Kids' like the be scene; hence the name.
- Emo vs Scene Hubpage - by Black Dahlia.
- Difference between Emo and Scene kids - by Alison-jza. Edited and removed link because this page no longer exists on Hubpages - 02/03/15.
Despite some people's claims that Emo is antisocial; and scene is not, a few governments have proposed banning BOTH groups for being antisocial and causing a "corrupting foreign influence" over their youth; including those being arrested, beaten, and threatened with jail. - Wikipedia (Scene Subculture).
- What do you think is the difference between the subcultures: 'Scene Kids' and 'Emo'? Leave your comments below.
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Emo vs. Scene Hair?
So, as we learned above, this debate goes on about Emo versus Scene Hair. While some people believe this is a way to differentiate between these two subcultures, hubber bbkworrell, states that the main difference lies with their behavior and dress; not their hair (which she says is basically the same).
In her hub, she outlines different steps that you can follow in order to achieve, for both girls and guys, the emo vs. scene hairstyle. She recommends dark hair color dye for someone with light hair; and light hair color dye for someone with dark hair.
Band 'Restart' known for 'Scene Kids' style
Most Popular Songs that Scene Kids Know
Scene Kids and Music
Music is a big part of the 'Scene Kids' subculture. They are typically associated with metalcore, deathcore, electronica, pop punk and indie rock. Some artists for Scene Kids include:
- Blood on the Dance Floor
- Dot Dot Curve
- Scene Kidz
- Restart (pictured above), etc.
Even though such music groups are associated with 'Scene Kids', hubber varioushubs states that because 'Scene Kids' are individual and unique, they should listen to whatever they want. He says that 'Scene Kids' actually like some of the 'Emo' groups, "happy hardcore, skate punk, deathcore or even metal that is hardcore".
- Scene Kids Love Music - by varioushubs
What are your thoughts on Scene Kids and music? Please leave your comments below.
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Looking for Scene Clothes?
Check out the following link for the best places to buy Scene clothes:
- Best Places to Shop for Scene, Punk, and Emo Clothes - by Syrusv37.