10 Things Every Girl Should Know Before Going To Prom

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Caroline Hawley ‘19, Staff Writer

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Prom season is a wonderful time. It gives high school students across the nation a night of fun at the end of a very stressful school year. To ensure the whole evening is the best night of your life, here are some tips and tricks that every girl should know before going to prom:

  1. Make your hair, nails, and makeup appointments a week before.
    • You don’t want that last minute stress when every salon or makeup artist is booked. Get ahead of the crowd and book all of your appointments a week or two before prom.
  2. Have a spa day the night before with your best friends.
    • Put some face masks on, paint each other’s nails, take a bath with some colorful bath bombs, and watch some fun movies. Girls night in!
  3.  Get tons of sleep the night before.
    • You’ll probably stay up late on Prom Night, so why add to the tiredness? Go to bed early the night before; you will wake up rested and without dark circles under your eyes.
  4.  Try on your dress and dance around in it.
    • Dresses are super cute, but not all of them are made for dancing. Make sure to test out some dance moves in your dress before prom to prevent any embarrassing clothing malfunctions on the dance floor.
  5. Bring the essentials in your clutch.
    • Prom is a crazy night; you never know what you might need. Be prepared and make sure you have the necessities: mini deodorant, so you won’t smell after dancing the night away; mini hairspray, so you can make sure those curls never stop bouncing; bobby pins, so your hair can look amazing all night; and mints, so your breath always smells fresh.
  6. Bring oil blot sheets.
    • Even if you set your makeup with every powder and mist you can find, you will still accumulate oil on your face throughout the night. To prevent looking oily in any of your photos, keep some oil blotting sheets in your clutch so you can dab off the oil really quickly and protect your makeup.
  7.  Wear band-aids to ward off blisters.
    • Heels are extremely painful after wearing them throughout the night, especially if you dance in them. Instead of dealing with those terrible blisters, bring some band-aids in your purse and put them on the areas that start to hurt.
  8.  Make perfume last by applying vaseline first.
    • Perfume is a necessity. But what happens when it fades away after an hour? Well, there’s no need to stress. Rub some vaseline on every spot you plan to put perfume on and then spray your fragrance as you normally would. Spray the perfume on the prime spots: wrists, neck, behind the knees, ankles, hands, and inner elbows. This will ensure that the perfume smells good all night.
  9. Put foundation on your ears and neck.
    • People often make this mistake: they think that foundation only belongs on your face. Well, that is not true! If you only put it on your face, it will be obvious that you’re wearing foundation. Instead, blend a little foundation on your ears and down your neck. Apply just enough to make it all fit nicely together.
  10.  Decide on your makeup look the night before.
    • There are so many beautiful prom makeup looks on the Internet that would look amazing, but they will only look amazing if you plan them out. If you will get your makeup done professionally, make sure to consult with the makeup studio before to show them exactly what you want. If you like doing your makeup yourself, make sure to practice the look the night before so that you don’t have to stress about blending that smokey eye the day of.

Follow these steps, and you will have the best prom ever!

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