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Prom Guide: Everything You Need for a Glamorous, Flawless Night

From the dress to the hair to the after-party - a prom is a lot to plan, so be sure to use this guide to make sure you have everything ready for your big night!

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It is prom season once again, and it is time to make arrangements so that everything is ready for the big night, including the dress, the hair, the makeup, and more.  If you already have your dream dress picked out, or if you are rushing to get together everything you need, this prom guide is here to help you organize yourself for the night without forgetting a  boutonniere or after-party plans.  Above all, be sure to be safe, and to enjoy the night with your friends!

The Dress
If you still have not settled on “the” dress, take a look at Estelle’s Dressy Dresses in Farmingdale, which has more dresses than a girl can dream of.  Also check out Simply Dresses/Prom Girl in Middletown, which offers prom-style formal wear in a wide variety of styles and colors.  Da Zone in Richmond Hill is a great spot to look for dresses and to also comb through an array of accessories so you can find the one that will go perfectly with your dress.  For the guys, send your date to Gino’s Fashion Tuxedos in Farmingdale for the most popular brands and current styles.

The Hair and Makeup
Be sure to plan your hair and makeup appointments in advance, and schedule a demo with your stylist so you can be sure that you get the look that you dreamed of.  It always helps to bring pictures, so cruise the web for the exact style you want so you can show your hairdresser. If you have been out of the sun and think you need a tan, get some color at Beach Bum Tanning in Stony Brook, or Hollywood Tans in Deer Park – but be sure you do this in advance of your prom so that you can correct the color and let it settle in so it looks natural. 

The Flowers
Place an order in advance for a beautiful corsage or boutonniere for your date, and try your best to coordinate your colors.  Towers Flowers in West Islip offers an array of different types of flowers and in different colors, or try Flowers by Matthew in Wantagh, where employees can help guide you to make the perfect flower choice for your prom.

The Photos
Though you certainly do not need a professional photographer for your prom pics, be sure to have a friend or mom and dad nearby with a camera ready and the battery pack charged.  Be sure to decide on where you will be doing your pre-prom photos, and coordinate your photos with your date so that both of your parents will get to see you and get the photos they want, such as in your living room or in your date’s backyard.  Also, have a backup plan in the event that it rains, so that everyone knows where they will meet for the biggest photo event in high school

The Ride
Long Island Car Service in Mastic Beach operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, rain or shine, so you can count on your driver getting you to and from prom on time. If you’re looking for something closer to you, try Camelot Specialty Limos of Farmingdale, Metro Limousines of Freeport, Lancelot Limos of New Hyde Park, or Fast Break Limousines of Ronkonkoma.
If you are having a friend drive, be sure that your designated driver is fit to drive both on the way to prom, and on the way home.  If you suspect that the driver has had too much to drink, call up a designated driver service, such as Late Night Chauffeurs, who will meet you at your location and drive you and your party home in your own car. 

The After-Party
For most teenagers, prom night does not end at the venue chosen by the school.  Plan your after-party to keep the fun going late into the night.  Many Long Island teens choose to go to comedy clubs after their prom, such as Governor’s Comedy Club in Levittown, or McGuire’s comedy club in Bohemia.  You can also check out late-night eateries, such as restaurants and diners where you can grab some late night grub, or an early morning breakfast.  Bowling alleys are also open late, so hit your local lanes in prom attire and bowling shoes for what will surely be a fun and memorable night.