Avoid Homecoming hazards

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Only two days until homecoming, which means you have only two days to get make sure you are prepared. Make a checklist consisting of hair appointments, making sure your nails are polished, and most importantly, trying on your dress in case it is in some need of adjustment or final touches.

Everyone knows hair is an essential part of homecoming. Whether you are getting it done or doing it yourself, make sure you know what you want. When it comes to hair, Google and Youtube are your best friends. Google a certain hairstyle you are considering, print it out and give it to your hairstylist.

Now, if you want to do it yourself, practice before Saturday. Friday after school, go home and do a run through. The last thing you want is to be doing your hair the day of homecoming and have it not turn out. That would be a catastrophe.

Another important touch is nails. You don’t have to go out and spend your life savings getting fancy designs put on your nails, just paint them yourself. Choose a color that compliments your dress nicely. Whatever you do, don’t go with chipped nail polish. It looks tacky. At the very least, swipe on a clear coat.

Though the last few points are a must, making sure your dress is in tip top shape is crucial. Try on your dress as soon as possible to ensure that it isn’t missing beading and or that the zipper isn’t broken. There is nothing worse than having to safety pin your dress, trust me, I’ve seen it been done. It’s better to fix the problem now rather than struggling with it later.

Dressing up for a special occasion such as homecoming is exciting as long as you’re prepared. Don’t wait until the last minute to go through your checklist because you will regret it.

Ashley Quintela
Editor-in-Chief and Hitting the Runway blogger