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Guide To Preparing For Your High School Dance In Chicago

October 11, 2013 7:00 AM

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High school dances are part of the memorable experiences during the adolescent times. Pictures taken before, during and after the dance will make memories to last a lifetime. To ensure everything goes smoothly for your high school dance, make sure to properly prepare for everything you might need to make the dance that much more special. Chicago venues offer a number of different spots that can help prepare for each dance, whether it’s Homecoming or the Senior Prom.

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Discount Sarah’s Bridal
5545 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641
(773) 685-7262
www.sarahbridal.com

For girls looking for the perfect dress, whether it’s for a regular high school dance or for the senior Prom, Discount Sarah’s Bridal has some great options. It has over-the-top elegant long dresses, short and flirty gowns and the latest in trendy gowns. If you’re looking for sparkles, rhinestones and flair, there are numerous dresses to choose from. There are some great discounted prices and the shop even carries shoes and accessories to make this a one-stop shop for all of your essentials to make the night extra special.

Norayne’s Studio Salon
2551 N. Clark St., Suite 250
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 472-4318
www.noraynesstudiosalon.com

Norayne’s Studio Salon is located in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago and was voted winner of the Best of Citysearch. While the salon features specialty treatments involving keratin, it also has some great options for up-dos and special-event styling. For girls looking for just the right hairstyle for a high school dance, prices start at $55 for a full up-do and there are even services involving hair extensions made of 100-percent human hair. Instead of going to the same old salon that all the other girls will be going to, check out one of the local salons that provides the same high-quality treatments with great discounted prices. Citysearch is providing a coupon offer that gives new clients a 15-percent discount for hair service with the printed coupon.

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Diana’s Nail & Spa
175 N. Franklin St.
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 332-2662
www.diananailspa.com

While most girls can become overly focused on the dress and the shoes, it’s important not to overlook your nails and toes. Instead of hoping your manicure makes it without chipping the week before the dance, schedule a group event to allow all the ladies in your group to have a relaxing spa trip the day of the dance. Diana’s Nail & Spa offers great group events for everyone to get their pedicures and nails done in a fun spa party. Whether you’re going for the standard French manicure or for a specialty manicure to match your dress, this is a great nail salon to choose for you and your group.

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Norman’s Formal Wear
17702 Oak Park Ave.
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 532-4312
www.normansformalwear.com

Norman’s Formal Wear is a family-owned business located in the downtown Tinley Park area. There a number of tuxedos in stock, perfect for Prom, and there are even custom-order tuxedos to fit any style you might need. While tuxedos are the norm for Prom, there are suit options for other high school dances. The shop offers suits in grey and tan in a number of different styles. Check out a local tux shop rather than a nationwide franchise and ensure your look is unique to the rest of the guys in your group.

Amici Ristorante
7620 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Niles, IL 60714
(847) 967-0606
www.amicifood.com

While most people will be focused on the after-dance spot in terms of restaurant options, it’s important not to overlook lunchtime the day of the dance. While the day might be filled with hair and nail appointments, there will inevitably be some hunger pains throughout the day. It’s important not to eat anything too heavy due to the tight gowns and long night of dancing. Amici Ristorante has an extensive lunch menu that offers some great light items on the menu, whether it’s its numerous salad options or specialty sandwiches.

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Sara Lugardo is a professional writer out of Chicago, Illinois. She has a Bachelor’s in Communication and is currently working on her Master’s. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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