Prom is the perfect time to sport that gorgeous manicure or pedicure, even if you normally aren’t the type to do your nails. Getting ready for your junior or senior prom with your girl friends can be a blast, from choosing the perfect prom gown to picking out accessories, to doing your hair, applying your makeup, and of course, getting your nails done.
Depending on your budget and your creativity, you can either get your manicure and pedicure professionally done or you can do your nails yourself. If you choose to do your nails yourself, you can either rock your natural nails with a hot nail polish color for prom or you can apply fake nail kits that look great and last for about a week or so, or until you remove them if sooner.
Consider these tips to help you decide what you would like to do for your prom manicure and pedicure.
Prom Manicure Tips
Manicures can be a vital part of your look for prom. Nice nails can make you feel glamorous and classy. Your manicured fingers will look great in your prom photos, especially if your date gives you a bouquet for your junior or senior prom. Consider these tips to help you choose a salon manicure or an at-home manicure.
Prom Nails at the Salon
Getting your nails done at the salon can be more expensive than doing your nails at home, but there are some advantages to consider as well. With the added cost often come longer wear and more professional styling and designs. Also, the sky is the limit. You can go for acrylics, false tips, or adornments on your natural nails. You can get your nails airbrushed, painted, or creatively sculpted with cool nail charms or other details.
If you opt to get your nails done at the salon for prom, you will also enjoy a more relaxing nail experience since you don’t have to worry about messing up the nail designs if you do them yourself. You can rest easy knowing a trained professional nail artist is handling your manicure for prom.
For your prom manicure at the salon, consider a timeless French manicure. You might also consider a set of colorful nails that match or accent your prom gown or accessories. Take a look through your favorite beauty and fashion magazines to see what the stars are doing for their nails these days. You can also consider the pretty nail colors for spring and summer to help you choose if your prom gown color isn’t helping you make a decision.
Lastly, getting a pedicure at the salon can be great fun with your friends. A professional pedicure can make your feet feel so supple and smooth. Just be cautious that you choose a nail salon known for cleanliness and good hygienic procedures, as pedicures get a bad rap from time to time.
Prom Nails at Home
Whether you are a true creative type or simply on a budget, doing your nails at home for prom can be a very worthwhile experience. You can save big bucks while also utilizing your own artistic talents. As you prepare to do your own prom manicure or pedicure at home, consider whether you would like to paint your natural nails or apply fake nails or fake tips.
Once you decide on the style of nails you would like for your prom manicure, the next step is to determine the color. You can choose something neutral like a pretty pearl or gold shimmer color or you can go for something more bold and daring, something in line with the colors of the season. Match or contrast your prom dress for a fun expression on your nails.
If you would like a neutral yet classy look, consider a French manicure and pedicure. Even if you are worried about the lines being straight for the white tips, you can find at-home French manicure and pedicure sets that include sticker guides to help you paint straight lines. You can also paint your nails a solid color for a simple look. If you want something a little more daring, consider adding an adornment to one or two of your nails. You can add something like a rhinestone, sequin, fimo nail art, or other nail charm or decal.
No matter what you decide about the salon or the at-home nail painting, a prom pedicure is a must-have. If you plan to wear strappy high heels for prom like most girls, a perfect pedicure will be the ultimate accent to your look. Your feet will be soft and smooth and looking great.
For your prom pedicure, consider a French pedicure, neutral colors, same color as your prom manicure, or failing all else, a clear gloss coat. The simple fact is that you will look and feel great by simply taking the time to dress up your tootsies!