Whether you’re going to a salon or doing it yourself at home, it’s always a good idea to plan ahead. Look through magazines for ideas and decide what type of hair you want. Remember, well-done hair can be one of your best accessories.

If you’re going to a salon, make your appointment early (they’ll be very busy around prom time). Schedule a “practice” session. Explain your ideas so the stylist knows exactly what you want. You don’t want any surprises on the day of the prom. If you are doing your hair at home, the same rule applies.

Look through fashion magazines for ideas, and try to find issues that have “how-to” articles. Once you know what you want, be sure to “practice, practice, practice,” well in advance. The more you do it, the easier it will be the day of the prom.

Whether you are doing it yourself or having your hair professionally done, well chosen hair accessories are always a nice touch. Flowers or rhinestones woven in the hair always look special, or you might try something like a nice barrette, or clip.