By Lydia Arevalo
Wake up and smell the hairspray ladies (and gentlemen), it’s prom season!
Whether or not your high school days are over, you probably understand the hype around prom. It’s a celebration; a one last hoorah for high school seniors who, in a couple of months, will move onto things bigger and better things. To the class of 2016: I wish you all the best in your future endeavors. To the classes in years to come: I hope you’re ready!
As a recent prom-goer and soon to be graduate myself, I would like to share just a few reasons why prom is truly the night of all nights.
Prom can be stressful and as silly as that sounds, I am certain that I’m not alone in saying that. For me, prom night started at the beginning of the year, when I realized that picking my dream dress could have been a nightmare. Although the first dress I tried on wasn’t the one I took home, thanks to the The Fig Leaf in Maywood, I found my dress in no time: a black jersey two two-piece with beaded bust and lace-up back. (I know, I can’t believe I went with black either).
My favorite part of prom was going out and getting both my hair and makeup done. I spent countless hours scrolling through pintrest and instagram finding the perfect look. I wanted to be different, but with that came a price. I went to countless hair salons in the weeks before prom before I found a stylist enthusiastic about my vision. The stylist at Salon Toujours in Ridgewood really took the time to get to know my hair and the hairstyle I wanted just so she could make sure it came out perfect—and luckily, it did. As for my makeup, I went to a trusted family friend at Perfect Image Salon in Rochelle Park.
The Night Itself
After months of planning, I was glad to find out that all my stress lead to a night full of incredible memories. Prom was beautiful (shout out to Seasons in Westwood). My friends and I took pictures until our cheeks hurt from smiling so much, danced until our shoes had to come off, and ate until we were afraid our dresses would rip (I wish I was kidding). There are many ways prom can be fun and unforgettable and I’m definitely glad I spent mine the way I did.
Prom is a special, once in a lifetime thing. I hope you all make the most of it.