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Our promposal: Will you get ready with us?

Yay! Prom is almost here! From hair to skin to makeup and more—let’s prep for the big day together.

Getting ready for prom can be just as fun, joyful and memorable as the big night itself. Mood boarding and curating your dream look. Shopping for dance floor-proof foundation, never-budging hairspray and THE lip gloss. Booking hair and makeup services for you and your besties to glam together.

So, we have something to ask…can Ulta Beauty help you prep?! Let's celebrate the joy of prom together! You figure out what you’re wearing and who you’ll be hanging with. We’ve got your hair, makeup, nails and allover glow covered.

What do you say? Let’s get ready!

The Salon at Ulta Beauty

The Salon at Ulta Beauty is here for all your prom prep needs. Come see us for hair, skin, makeup and even piercing services. With products you’ll love like NYX Professional Makeup and Redken, our experts will make your prom vision a reality.

A few weeks before prom…

Get your skin prom-ready

Three to four weeks before prom is a great time to get consistent about your skin care routine—if you aren’t already. We recommend:

  • Cleanse and moisturize in the morning and before bed.
  • Apply sunscreen daily.
  • Apply lip balm daily (and use a lip scrub if they’re really chapped).
  • Once or twice a week, add in a mask that targets whatever your unique skin goals are.
  • If breakouts pop up, don’t pick ‘em! That can lead to scarring and discoloration. Just apply an acne spot treatment with clean fingertips, and let it run its course.

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Get your hair prom-ready

Even if a pro is styling your hair on the big day, showing it some extra love will minimize split ends, boost shine and take your prom style to the next level. Try these:

  • A weekly hydrating hair mask.
  • Scalp care, including some DIY massages. (They feel so good!)
  • Scale back on heat-styling and always use a thermal protector.
  • Leave-in conditioning sprays or creams for extra nourishment and repair.
  • Booking a hair styling (or makeup) service at The Salon at Ulta Beauty? Use our app and get it on the calendar ASAP to ensure availability.

Get your skin (below-the-neck) prom-ready

Formal looks often highlight arms, shoulders, legs and even back! If you want to shine allover, give these tips a go:

  • Exfoliate once or twice a week.

  • Slather on a rich body cream or body balm after showering. Let it soak in before getting dressed.

  • Apply hand cream and reapply throughout the day.

  • Consider a gradual self-tanner for an even, radiant finish.

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The day of prom…

Get your mani prom-ready

Formal looks often highlight arms, shoulders, legs and even back! If you want to shine allover, give these tips a go:

  • Plan to do your nails about a day before prom.

  • Opt for a gel polish to prevent chips.

  • Apply cuticle oil the morning of prom to refresh nails and add shine.

  • Smooth on hand cream the morning of prom.

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Get your makeup prom-ready

  • If you’re seeing an artist at Ulta Beauty, bring photos so they understand your vision.

  • If you’re DIYing it, practice a few times before the big day to make sure you have everything you need and can totally ace your look.

  • Use a primer to help your makeup last all day and night.

  • Opt for long-wearing formulas—maybe even waterproof mascara. (It might get a little emotional!)

  • Make sure to bring your lip color with you for touchups throughout prom.

  • Finish with a setting spray for an extra long-lasting boost.

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Get your hairstyle prom-ready

Apply hair primer before air drying or blowdrying.

  • If you’re seeing a stylist at The Salon at Ulta Beauty, bring photos so they understand your vision.

  • Spritz on heat protection if you’re using hot tools. (Ask your pro to use this if you’re glamming at a salon.)

  • Once styled, mist your hair with a hairspray for touchable hold—choose a medium hold if you’re wearing your hair down, or a stronger hold for an updo.

  • Spritz shine spray on length and ends.

  • Using pins? Help bobby pins stay put by coating them in hairspray before placing them into your style.

You’re all set to get your hair, skin, nails and more ready leading up to and on the big day. But more importantly, get ready to have fun! Dance all night. Take a zillion pics. Laugh until you cry.

Prom can be whatever you make it, so make it great. You deserve a night to remember. And we’re honored to help you manifest the prom (and prom look) you’ve been dreaming of.

Happy prom!