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Prom Planning

| Canyon Country Magazine | March 19, 2017

This month, Canyon High School students will create a runway show where they preview the latest prom styles for classmates. It gives them a month to seek out the look they want for the April 22 prom. Golden Valley’s prom will be right on their heels on April 29, this year held at Madame Tussaud’s in Hollywood.

For dresses, a lot of the girls turn to Eugenia’s, a longtime local resource for all the high schools. Others head to downtown L.A. to the fashion district to seek out something they wouldn’t find in local department stores.

Of course, the winter formals the schools had a few months ago are also a great way to check out the latest looks. Bailey Moore of Canyon High School told us what she saw this year. “The majority of the guys wore dark colored tuxedos and the girls wore longer dresses, primarily matte black,” she said.

What are they doing with hair and makeup this year? For answers, Canyon Country Magazine consulted with Nicole Lorraine, a local hair and makeup artist.

“I think that the messy up-do is in still this year,” she said. “The loose curls and pulled-out braid are very trendy and popular. Beach waves are another favorite this year.”

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Has anything changed, in terms of style?

“The last few years I have seen more of the formal style, the more ‘put together’ up-dos or half-up style,” she said. “This year is more of a messy/fun look.”

And for makeup? “This year everyone is loving the glowy/dewy finish,” the makeup artist said, “and full brows that are pushed upward and fluffy compared to last year’s carved out brow and contour.”

Jen Gerard of Gerard Cosmetics agrees that brows are full this year. “Full and sculpted brows are very in at the moment,” she said.

Gerard described other makeup choices also. “The hottest trends are glitter and metallics for eyes and lips,” she said. “Color-wise, I would use more nudes and pinks for teens. I also would go for a more natural look.”

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A professional writer for decades and the editor of multiple products from Valley Publications, Martha is in a constant search for new challenges. While maintaining her editing post for more than eight years, she also opened an antiques business and authored her first book, “Canyon Country,” by Arcadia Publishing. Martha manages two blogs—one for business and one that is more personal—and works to market and perfect her craft in every arena. Lack of energy is never a problem, and Martha is daily generating ideas, taking photos and talking to members of the community. She believes strongly that “everybody has a story.”

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