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5 pieces of advice to help you prepare for your Matric Dance


Your matric dance is one of the most special experiences you’ll ever attend in high school. Aside from graduation, of course.

It’s so much more than just a party with your classmates. It’s a chance to spend some much-needed time with your friends before you all go your separate ways after you leave school. Of course, you’ll see each other, just not as often. When people say that you’ll always remember your matric dance, they’re mostly right. This is why it’s so important that you have the best night ever. And if you want to ensure that happens, you need to prepare.

Start with a checklist

Having a checklist is vital if you don’t want to forget anything, which, of course, you don’t. If you want everything to go smoothly, make a list. Write down each and every task you need to complete before your matric dance – from hiring a sports car to finding the perfect hairstyle for your round face – and cross them off as you go along. Keep this checklist with you so you don’t forget anything while you’re walking around making appointments and looking for the outfit of your dreams.

Make your hair and makeup appointments long in advance

Speaking of appointments, make your hair and makeup appointments with time to spare. You don’t want to leave it too late and find out that your favourite hairdresser is fully booked. It’s a special night and it’s important that you feel confident and glamorous. You don’t want to have to book a hairdresser that you’ve never been to before or who is the only person who hasn’t been booked. Find a picture of the hairstyle you want and take it with you to make the appointment or ask if you can email it to them if you book the appointment over the phone. You need to make sure the hair salon of your choice is prepared for the look you want and that it’s one that will actually suit you.

And when it comes to makeup, you want to make sure that you have the right person for the job. If you book an appointment with just anybody, you may end up with a look you’re not completely comfortable with. And if you’re not feeling comfortable with your own appearance on the night, you’re not going to have as much fun as you can.

Do a trial run with your makeup, hair and outfit

Your hair and makeup need to pair well with your outfit. So, organise a trial run a few weeks before the big night. You could even make an event out of it. Invite your friends over and you can all do your trial run at the same time. It’s a good way to get honest feedback on your look for the dance and have some fun while you’re at it. Turn on on your favourite music and put on a show.

Organise a spa day for two weeks before the big night

If you want to get a facial or any spa treatment, don’t organise it for the day before the dance. Facials cleanse your skin, meaning they draw out all the toxins. This could leave your face with red blotches and blemishes. If you’re excited for a massage to help you relax before the big night, however, you can definitely do that the day before. But don’t make any changes to your appearance or try a new treatment too close to the dance. Even a manicure may end up going wrong and you don’t want that happening.

Plan the pre-party beforehand 

Your parents will likely want to make a fuss over you before you leave for the matric dance. But, at the same time, you want to get ready with your friends. So, why not plan a pre-party with your parents and your friends’ families? That way, everyone can take all the photographs they want and you can have fun dressing up with your besties.

You deserve to have an amazing time at your matric dance. You’ve worked hard throughout your school years and it’s time to celebrate. So, make sure to prepare in advance so you can enjoy every moment of the big night. 

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