Prom night is just around the corner, you need to look off the hook and you don't have a moment to waste. So diva, grab your magic wand, read these tips and get ready to glam yourself up!
* BOOK SALON-TIME NOW. This is prom season. Everybody and their cousins will be in the salons, so schedule your appointments now. Manicures and pedicures can be done a day or two early and touched up if needed on prom night. If you plan to get your hair, nails, makeup and waxing done the same day as prom, save time by going to a full-service salon--and pick an early slot so that you'll have more time to get ready.
* MAKE IT SIMPLE. Minimize chair time by choosing elegant, yet efficient hairstyles like French rolls, upsweeps and wraps. Keep in mind that styles like braids, twists and straw sets can be done days in advance and still look flesh prom night. Also, quick add-ons like wigs, buns, falls and ponytails provide instant drama without the fuss.
* DRESS TO IMPRESS. Still haven't picked a prom dress? Don't panic. Choose a style that enhances your assets and downplays any liabilities. Column gowns with fishtail, asymmetrical or handkerchief hemlines shout glamour. Cinderella-style ball dresses reveal your inner princess and conceal froggy flaws. Two-piece gowns are godsends if your top and bottom live at opposite ends of the size chart.
* THINK PINK. Pink is the hot color of the season, but if this hue just doesn't suit you, try a close cousin like coral, rose or fuchsia.