Exclusive! PromGirl Q&A with Kalani Hilliker

From her prom transformation to those post prom 2019 party plans.


Prom Girl: Before we ask you about your own prom experience, tell us: What inspired the PromGirl <3's Kalani dresses for prom?
Kalani: I wanted to make a line that had a perfect dress for everyone’s different styles! There are some really sweet romantic dresses, as well as some sleeker, more bold looks. It also brings a new twist on the classic prom dress–less of a ball gown look and more of a flirty vibe!

Prom Girl: You designed dozens of favorite dresses for prom. How did you decide which one to wear?
Kalani: I’m obsessed with the fit of this dress. The navy blue is really elegant and sweet, but the open, strappy back makes a statement for sure. I was also able to really make it fun with my accessories. I chose gold hoops that are in the shape of a heart, and classic red-bottom heels!

Prom Girl: How are you feeling as you get ready for prom?
Kalani: I feel so excited! It’s surreal to be wearing my own dress line to my senior prom. I can’t wait to see what everyone else is wearing and how they styled their looks. And of course I’m excited to dance!

Prom Girl: What part of prom are you looking forward to the most? Getting ready, pictures, dinner, dancing?
Kalani: I love getting ready and since I’m doing my own hair and makeup, I’m really looking forward to putting my look together! I think makeup can really complete a style so it’s fun for me to come up with my vibe and then try to create it. We are also filming a Get Ready With Me Video for YouTube, which I always have a good time making. Make sure you check that out on PromGirl’s YouTube and mine when it comes out! But I’m excited for all of prom! It’s such a special night and I know it’ll be a blast from start to finish.

Prom Girl: Tell us about your makeup look for prom!
Kalani: At first, I wanted to do a really fresh-faced look. I did soft cheeks and a glowy highlight, but paired it with extra-glam lashes which brought the look up a few levels. It was a mix between fresh faced and glam, which was perfect with the dress.

Prom Girl: What is you favorite song to get ready to right now?
Kalani: Right now I’m into these remixes of old songs, like Breaking Free from High School Musical, or the Drake and Josh theme song, but they mix them into really fun dance hits! We’ve been blasting that play list all day and it always puts me in a good mood.

Prom Girl: What are your pre-prom plans?
Kalani: I’ve been hanging with my PromGirl fam all weekend! Yesterday we filmed a Muk Bang for PromGirl’s Youtube channel–we ordered all the fun drinks at Dutch Bros and gave them all a try! And today, we went to breakfast and just had a really fun morning. We’re taking it easy because I know I’ll need a lot of energy for prom.

Prom Girl: What are you post-prom plans?
Kalani: I’m going to hang out with some of my good friends and have a sleepover! We have a lot of yummy snacks to munch on (ice cream, chips and salsa, etc…) and we’re going to put on face masks when I’m home from prom. I just want to spend this time winding down with my friends and chatting about how much fun we had at prom.