Trial Runs- To ensure you are looking great and feeling great on prom night, be sure to do a couple of trial runs! Try out any new makeup or hair care products weeks in advance to make sure they don't have an adverse reaction to your skin. Nothing is worse than breaking out in hives or getting all itchy on a night that you're supposed to be looking your best!
Watch your Health- Do no crash diet before the big date. Not only are you jeopardizing your overall health but it will leave you fatigued and listless for prom. You should be enjoying this event to the fullest, not worrying about whether you can stay awake or conscious for the next dance! Crash dieting even a few weeks out could compromise your immune system, leaving you open to get sick. No one wants to be running to the bathroom every few minutes, let alone have to miss their prom altogether! Stay conscious of your body's needs and aim for a healthy night out.
Keep Someone Informed- Make sure that your parents, guardians or a trusted adult knows where you are at all times. This includes pre-prom activities (if you're going out to dinner, etc), your prom ETA, and your post-prom plans. Weird things can happen on prom night and it is always a good idea to let others know where you are in case trouble ensues.
Don't Drink and Drive- Just don't do it. We've all seen what can happen. Don't get in a car with anyone else who has been drinking either. Even if they try to convince you that they do it all of the time, that does not make it any safer! If alcohol is involved, simply take the car out of the equation. Be strong enough to not let others drink and drive or to allow friends to get in the car with someone else who has been drinking. A moment of weakness can lead to a lifetime of regret!
Have Fun- Above all else, have fun. We only get one true prom and it is something that everyone should get to experience. Have a great night of dinner and dancing and having fun with friends before graduation. Things change once school is over and this is your chance for a "final hurrah." But all things should end on a good note of fun and laughter, so remember to be responsible and to make this night a fun and safe one!
These are just a few tips from all of us at Barbizon of Akron that we know you will all take to heart! We know that each and every one of you will look glamorous and that you will represent yourselves (and us) well. So plan for a wonderful night, have fun, be safe, and above all else, remember these great times because they only happen once!