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The Ultimate Prom Hair Checklist

With prom just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start prepping for the big night. Because there’s so much to think about when it comes to your beauty look, we’ve put together the ultimate checklist to make your hair primping process as easy as possible. From when to get a trim to the best masks for shiny strands, we’ve taken the guesswork out of getting ready. Scroll below for your complete prom hair checklist!

One Week Before

Do a dry run on your style at least a week before the dance, either at home or in the salon. When deciding on a style, you want to be the best version of yourself, but still look like you, too. Are you a messy bun kind of gal? Try a sleeker version of your go-to style. If you like wearing your hair down, try switching up your part or texture.

Five Days Before

Have a trusted stylist (now is not the time to try someone new) give you a light trim to make sure your hair is fresh. Save any drastic changes with your cut and color until after the dance, and ask your stylist for an invigorating scalp massage during your appointment. Not only is it relaxing, but it amps up your hair’s body and stimulates the follicles.

Four Days Before

Start incorporating foods with vitamin B into your diet, like fish, eggs, or nuts, to keep dull locks at bay. Also, investing in a silk pillowcase will help keep damage at bay and preserve your freshly trimmed locks.

Three Days Before

If you’re wearing your hair down or half-up, do a conditioning treatment to keep it looking as healthy as possible. Apply to damp or dry hair and leave on for 20 minutes. If you’re planning on wearing an updo, skip the treatment because textured hair is easier to work with.

One to Two Days Before

Confirm any appointments scheduled, and start easing up on caffeine, which can make hair and skin dull and leave you with under-eye bags. Instead, drink extra water and get plenty of rest (at least eight hours). Wash your hair for the last time the day before, since day-old hair holds most styles better, and then you have one less thing to worry about tomorrow morning.

Day Of

Today’s the day! Make sure to eat a healthy breakfast and allow yourself plenty of time to get ready. Most importantly, have fun.

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