Tuesday, July 19, 2016

STEP - BY - STEP Guide on Preparing for Homecoming Night

The lead up to homecoming can be full of mixed emotions, highs and lows not to mention heaps of fun. Preparing for your homecoming night can be easier if you have a plan of action however. This is where our comprehensive step-by-step guide comes into play. In this guide, we feature some essential stages you will need to have ticked off your list before your homecoming night.

But, before we delve deep into this guide, let’s take a trip down memory lane in this timeline about the origins of homecoming:

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Now that you already know about the origins of homecoming, let’s go back to the homecoming preparation guide.

When preparing for homecoming, you should know that there are some things that are more essential than others therefore must be prioritized. We assume you have already started looking for (if not already purchased) your actual dress! That’s the best part of course. If you are still searching for the perfect gown, check out the Prom Dress Shop for this year’s most trendy homecoming dresses. Here you will discover a range of styles from affordable designers and your favorite evening wear labels.

So, you have your dress. What’s next? Follow this guide to be homecoming-ready and have no last minute stresses before the big day!

Hiring transport

You may opt for a full-fledged kitted out limo, a Hummer, a Bentley, the great thing is there are lots of options now for homecoming-goers. However, as there are many people who would attend the event and your pals from school are highly likely to hire transport, you’re going to want to book ASAP. Here are some of the things you will need to tick off your checklist:

Ø  Put one person in your group in charge of arranging the transport. They should arrange the time and date with the driver and ensure numbers have been confirmed – that’s if you want to share your ride.
Ø  Hunt down a reliable limo company with a good reputation and good rates too. A local Google search is a must if you want to pin down someone local in good time.
Ø  Search around for good quotes and don’t be afraid to haggle a bit for a better deal!
Ø  Make sure you have your numbers right. Some limos can seat up to 24 people! So the more of your friends you have on board, the cheaper it will be for each person.
Ø  Then reserve! You want to book your driver down at three to five months before the homecoming night. You will also be competing with weddings and other events in your area.
Ø  Remember to get essential details such as the pickup point, payment details, names and numbers.

Getting your skin ready for homecoming

Another big element is having photo-ready skin for all of the snaps that are going to be taken on the big night. You don’t want to be photographed looking as old as your school does. You want your skin to be glowing weeks before the night even happens. This one is a little trickier to control but with the right skincare regime; you can take care of your wrinkles and blemishes in no time. Use these tips to get a good head start:

Ø  Get into a good routine of drinking lots of water daily. Also start the day with a cleanse! This may be a veggie/fruit smoothie or a warm lemon water to flush the previous day’s toxins away and give you a fresh start.
Ø  Go to a beautician. Finding one near you before they get booked up is a great idea. Getting regular cleanse facials with a gentler exfoliator/microdermabrasion before putting on a cleansing mask will really help get your skin ready for homecoming. They can also suggest skin care ranges that really care for your skin specifically.
Ø  If you have skin issues – don’t fret! If you have acne, consider getting weekly facials in the run up to your homecoming. Getting into a good routine from at least four months prior to your homecoming is a great idea.
Ø  Paracetamol/pain killer those spots away! This trick always works for last minute pimples that appear before homecoming. You can also get over the counter acne medication for more advanced acne.
Ø  Getting into a good waxing routine before. You want to book an appointment for your brows or facial hair at least five days before homecoming.

Doing your own make-up? Last minute beauty tips before homecoming

Everything you do can really help your face and overall look for the homecoming. This may be investing in the right foundation to buying quality hairspray. Here are some top tips:

Ø  Get the right foundation pinned down a few weeks before homecoming. The perfect shade with the right matte or silk finish you desire will take time to choose. You also want to buy the right application brush to ensure it goes on smoothly and ends up looking flawless.
Ø  Invest in a decent concealer. Once again, you need to do your research and get to know the best concealer for your skin that can camouflage any wrinkles and blemishes. When you have your secret weapon, get all those t-zone areas, the chin and any unwanted bags under your eyes. Also remember to take it in your bag as it can wear thin every few hours.
Ø  Take shine-sheets with youPrevent the greasy photo look. Let’s face it, if you have oily skin or if you don’t, once you get in a room with lots of people and start dancing, you’re bound to sweat. These compact blotting sheets help you stay shine-free throughout the night.

DIY hairstyle? Make sure you:

Ø  Buy a quality hairspray that keeps your hairstyle in hold. Keeping your hair firmly in place throughout the night is essential. It can also help add volume to your luscious locks and get you creating the perfect effect with your chosen hairstyle. It really helps to get rid of oily sheens too.
Ø  To make the hold even stronger if you have fine hair, use a light spray first then spray the stronger one starting at the roots. This will provide a double strength to hold your hair down no matter what you do!
Ø  Styling cream and heat protection products will help you style and curl with confidence.
Ø  To get luscious curls, the one inch tongs specifically for curling are perfect. After wrapping your hair round and twisting it up, set them and spray them again to give extra-hold.

Booking your beauty or hair appointment 

You may want to book and leave it up to the professionals which takes a lot of weight off your shoulders and gives you the full pampering experience. So why not! Just make sure you do a bit of prep yourself. This includes ensuring you do your research to get the right hairstyle ideas pinned down to give your hairstylist direction for what you want. Also, you will want to do the same for make-up and have some shades in mind for eye shadow, blusher and lipstick.

Top tip 1: Book a trial run. With your hairdresser and beautician, pin them down a month before and do a practice run to get your look down. This means when your homecoming day comes you know exactly what you’re doing and this leaves little room for error.
Top tip 2: Book months in advance. This is peak season for hairdressers and beauticians so you want to make sure you get in there early!
Top tip 3: The same applies to your manicure and pedicure. Get your colors in mind and decide if you want gels or fake nails applied as this will have to be done in advance.
Top tip 4: Consider whether you want to do fake tanning and whether you are going to DIY or pre-book with your beautician to give you that natural glow!

Following this guide in the lead up to your homecoming will really ensure everything goes smoothly and prepares you in the best way possible. You can take the rest easy and go with the flow as things take care of themselves. Just follow this guide and you’re sure to look glamorous while enjoying the homecoming party with your friends.


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  5. Good post!


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  7. Really interesting post...thx for sharing! xx

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  10. this is a great post! You didn't miss a thing! Oh man, I MISS my homecoming days. xX


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  15. Great post :)


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  18. Great post very informative

  19. Great tips! Unfortunately I'm now way past homecoming! Maybe I can apply this to my upcoming high school reunion =P Thanks for sharing!


  20. Very nice post!
    Perfect tips :)
    Have a nice week!


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  22. Really great guide! x

    Have a nice day,

  23. Great post dear!



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  33. That dress!!

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  38. All such great info. Wish I was going to a homecoming after reading your post!


  39. awesome! thanks for the tips!

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  41. Great outfit. Totally are with your make-up tips :)