Prom Checklist 2018

You’ve been waiting all year for this moment and it’s finally here: prom season. This is the perfect night to get glamorous, take photos, and have a great time with your friends. Before the big night, there’s work to do. From dress and shoe shopping to getting your hair and makeup done in our student salon training area at The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), Holland, the perfect prom can take a lot of preparation. To help you stay organized so you can make the most of the experience, we’ve created a prom checklist for you!

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Schedule Your Hair/Makeup Appointment

Prom is a busy season for hair stylists and professional makeup artists. Don’t wait until the last minute, schedule an appointment with us ahead of time. Our professionally trained students can give you the prom hair and makeup of your dreams under the supervision of industry-experienced educators. Got a specific look in mind? Bring in a photo and we’ll do our best to replicate it for you. Planning to do your own hair and makeup? Make sure you have everything you need weeks ahead of prom. This could include a blow dryer, curling or straightening iron, bobby pins, hairspray, dry shampoo, a brush and comb, elastic bands, decorative hair pieces, and so on.

Three girls with brown hair in pink prom dresses.

Choose a Dress and Make Sure It Fits

Choosing a dress can be the most fun part of the prom experience. When you visit a shop like Spring Sweet in Holland, Michigan, you can choose from dozens of beautiful gowns at a variety of price points. Whether you choose a trendy two-piece or a classic halter, you need to make sure your dress fits like a glove. Tailoring and other alterations can take time, so if there’s an issue with your dream dress, make sure it’s fixed at least a few weeks before the actual prom.

Close up of girl wearing red dress's feet in gold shoes and boy in black suit's feet in black leather shoes.

Make Sure You Don’t Wear Painful Shoes

The prom is a dance, which means you’ll be on your feet most of the night. The last thing you want is to be stuck in a pair of heels so painful you can barely walk. If you’re someone who is comfortable in heels, wear them around for a few weeks to break them in. If sky-high heels aren’t your thing, there are plenty of beautiful ballet flats, slides, sandals, and kitten heels out there to choose from. Make sure to buy bandages, pad cushions, or sole inserts if you’re going to need them. Your feet will thank you!

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Get Your Nails Done

Another great prom accessory is a professional manicure. Make an appointment in our student salon training area for the day of the prom or right before. One of our supervised students is ready to pamper you and help you look your very best. If you are looking for a professional quality look that will help bring your look together, be sure to make us your first stop. Whether you want to color coordinate with your dress, get some delicate nail art, or want classic French-tips, beautiful nails from TSPA Holland are a prom must-have.

Three girls with face masks holding cucumber slices.

Baby Your Skin

You want glowing, clear skin for prom. During the weeks and days leading up to the big night, take extra time with your skin care routine. Exfoliate, moisturize, and use face masks whenever you can. For those who have acne-prone skin, now is the time to be extra stringent with acne control products. For extra pampering, schedule a facial with one of our professionally trained students. You can also make appointments for brow, lip, and face waxing.

Let Us Help You Get Ready for Prom

If you want to feel and look your best for the prom, come visit us at TSPA Holland. Our professionally trained students can help you walk away feeling great before the big night.

All services performed by students under the direct supervision of licensed professionals.