Getting prepared for Prom


A lot of planning goes into the big day, so be sure to keep a checklist for perfection.

Danna Andrade Heredia, Staff writer

We can be ready and excited for prom but are we really READY? Prepping for prom can be difficult, especially if it’s your first year attending. Getting an outfit for prom normally consists of dresses and suits along with accessories, but sometimes knowing where to get those things can be difficult.

For girls, there are lots of stores nearby that hold sparkly and beautiful prom dresses. For instance, Windsor at the Solano Town Center is always stocked with dresses during prom season. Depending on the dress, the price can be around $90. If you’re interested in having a unique gown, it might be worth going to a bridal shop like Lucy’s Quinceañeras & Bridal on Travis Blvd. The price may be a little higher, but the dress itself will be sure to stand out. Don’t forget to visit early.

Men’s Warehouse is a great store for suits and tuxedos for the men who are planning on wearing one. The prices are normally over $100 for a full suit, but the quality is great and will last long enough to reuse. If you want to go in style, choose a tuxedo, but be sure to go in early to have it fitted.

If the cost of a suit or a tuxedo is way out of your price range, H&M is a great store to check out. They sell shirts, pants, and blazers that you can mix and match. For a complete suit at H&M, you can easily buy it for about $60. They have a variety of colors that are good quality. They are normally always stocked up, and will be even more stocked up around prom season.

For the ladies, no look is complete without hair, make-up and nails being done on the day of the prom. With hair, you can always style it yourself, but going to a salon will be a great experience. Belleza Hair Studio works with all types of hair and can make your vision come to life. The prices, of course, depend on the type of hairstyle, but I don’t think it can be more than $60. The salon is located at 623 Main St, Suisun City, CA 94585 and has very welcoming employees. Of course, it is important to make an appointment so you can get it done the day of prom.

As for makeup, there are lots of small businesses on social media. One great makeup artist is on Instagram. Her work is amazing and will have your face looking super smooth! It will give you a great confidence boost for prom.

There are several nail salons locally that have amazing nail artists for those who want their nails shining at prom! The prices of course depend on your liking, but they can make it work. Whatever you want for your nails, they can do it for you.

Remember to make your appointments in advance since students will be rushing out to get their hair, make-up and nails done and many of the shops will be booked ahead of time.