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As you count down the days to homecoming, you’ll probably be looking to check everything off your list of ‘to-dos’ that you can. Here are several tips we can offer to make sure the day of the dance goes smoothly and that you are prepared beforehand.
- Check Your ‘Do
Several weeks before the dance, start caring for those locks like they’re going to run the show. Start incorporating hair masks into your routine, like coconut oil hair marks, concentrating most of the application on the ends. You can even wrap your hair and leave the mask on overnight to increase the absorption. Do this on the weekend since it may take a couple rinses to get all the oil out. You’ll also want to book an appointment with your stylist a few weeks beforehand to trim any ends and freshen your cut.
- Find your dress
You’ll want to start shopping for your dress quite a few months before the big day. Many dresses start to sell out early and local boutiques will often keep lists of local schools and which girls are wearing what dress so that they don’t sell duplicates. If you want to get something totally new, we recommend shopping online at a site like JJ’s House, which has hundreds of dress styles at affordable prices.
- Get your shoes
We can’t stress this enough: get your shoes early and wear them often before the dance. The last thing you want is to invest in an adorable pair of heels, only to put them on for the first time the night of the dance and realize they’re terribly uncomfortable. That and high heels, like any other shoe, need to be broken in overtime to make them more comfortable. This will mean you can dance all night long in comfort and style!
- Skin care
As tempting as it may be, this is not the time to start experimenting with new products or skincare regimes. It takes our skin an average of six weeks to acclimatize to a new skincare regime and, while it’s acclimatizing, you can experience issues like irritation, breakouts, and other unpleasant side effects that you do not want to battle with on the day of the dance.
If you’re wearing a strapless or a shorter dress and want to look tan, skip the beds and go in for a spray tan. We recommend getting the spray tan done once or twice before the dance as well to see how your skin responds. And don’t cheap out! You get what you pay for with these.
- Test drive
A week before the dance, do a test run with your hair, makeup and outfit to see how everything comes together. You don’t want to be scrambling for idea the day off, so get your Pinterest board together and figure out exactly how your look is coming together before you need to debut it.