For some young people, they dream of the day they attend prom. The perfect dress, the perfect hair and make-up, the perfect transport and, not forgetting, the perfect date: all are ingredients that make the perfect prom, or so they think. Continue reading for our advice on how to help your teen to have a prom to remember.
Hair and Beauty
Not everyone is blessed with a mother who can recreate stylish up-dos they have seen on Pinterest or the latest in fashionable make-up. If you really want it to be a prom to remember and are unable to transform your child’s look into what they have envisioned, it is almost certainly the right time to seek help from a professional.
Be sure to book in way in advance to ensure you bag a spot. Hairdressers and make-up artists are in demand at the best of times. We also advocate having a trial. There is nothing worse than having your heart set on one thing and not seeing that reflected in the mirror. Although they can make incredible transformations, they are not miracle workers. Your skin and hair type along with your face shape determine what actually suits you. Don’t forget to make appointments for tans or eyelash extensions too.
This is another area which should be sorted out in advance. Most people take several shopping trips to find the prom dress of their dreams. Shopping in the morning is an excellent piece of advice. You will both be feeling full from breakfast, but your teen will not be bloated, which can have an impact on how an outfit fits. Not being hungry also means that your mood will be more pleasant. You are less likely to end up arguing pointlessly about whether a particular dress is taupe or fawn.
The option of browsing online can certainly be a much more pleasant experience. Many stores offer free delivery and make returns or exchanges simple. These dresses, for example, are shown from several angles and in a variety of colors. If your teen is unsure of which shade to go for, there are many different types of color analysis to check which color palettes work best for an individual. This will really help ensure that it’s a prom to remember.
For many teens, they aspire to arrive in style. Others aim to make an impression with a unique entrance. Whether your child wishes to travel in a classic limousine, flashy red Porsche with its top down or even a reliable old tractor, booking something in advance is highly recommended. As with the hairdressers and MUAs, people will be seeking transport well in advance. Don’t forget to split the cost of whatever your teen wants to choose with any friends who would like to share. This reduces the amount you will spend on getting your child prom-ready by a significant amount. Always double-check the booking a week or so in advance to prevent any last-minute hiccups which could taint what ought to be a prom to remember for happy reasons.
Do not even be tempted to get involved in this area at all. Period. They will never ever forgive you if something were to go wrong. Leave the date to them so it will be a prom to remember!