Guide To Preparing For Your High School Dance

October 11, 2013 7:00 AM

(Photo by Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)

(Photo by Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)

High school dances, while fun, can often take much more time and preparation than one may think. Several DFW locations have recently emerged that are one-stop full-service shops that allow you to knock out hair, nail and beauty appointments all in one location. In the spirit of convenience, here is a list of places that are well-suited and complementary for high school dance necessities and will assist in reducing most of the stress and anxiety built up over preparations for a dance.

Pence and Panache
113 N.E. Johnson Ave., Suite 500
Burleson, TX 76028
(682) 224-3484

Pence and Panache is a Fort Worth-area bridal boutique that has a vast selection of special occasion dresses, especially those for high school dances. With the latest in designer styles and fashions, Pence and Panache is the perfect boutique to visit when planning for your next high school dance. Affordable and stylish, this top-rated store has high-quality contemporary pieces and also offers plus-size selections. Since “the dress” is going to be the foundation to building a great night, it is especially important that you choose a location that has a high customer rating and is committed to making your night memorable.

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3227 McKinney Ave., Suite 103
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 378-5150

Blaine’s is one of the hottest salons in Uptown and a one-stop shop for all beauty needs. For the perfect tan, an incredible hair blow-out and celebrity-inspired make-up applications, Blaine’s full-service salon is known for being the best in the business. Part of the stress during the high school dance process is traveling to multiple locations all across town. From nail appointments to hair and make-up necessities, it is less than often that all of these tasks can be accomplished with just one swoop. With Blaine’s salon, most (if not all) of your beauty necessities are taken care of all at once with plenty of hours to spare for additional pampering.

Hawaiian Nail Bar
3024 Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 363-6888

No high school dance preparation is complete without perfectly manicured nails and flawlessly polished toes; and no other place in town can readily get you prepared for your big dance than Hawaiian Nail Bar. Get settled in a massage chair along with a refreshing soda or virgin daiquiri and enjoy the endless lists of specialty manicures and pedicures. Choose from a rose petal- or green tea-infused spa pedicure and experience ultimate relaxation before having the night of your life. Known for its laid-back and spunky atmosphere, Hawaiian Nail Bar is the perfect location to get an expert manicure and pedicure moments before the big dance.

Mille Fleurs
5290 Beltline Road, Suite 105
Dallas, TX 75254
(972) 960-1021

For any formal high school dance, finding the perfect corsage or boutonniere is often left up to the moms. Ranked low on the priority list, this task is not one to be abandoned. Dallas florist Mille Fleurs is locally known for its superb customer satisfaction and the simplicity associated with ordering its floral arrangements. With one of the largest assortments of corsages and boutonnieres as well as specializing in custom-ordered arrangements, Mille Fleurs stands ready to provide the perfect floral addition for your son or daughter’s high school dance. Just bring in a color description of the dress that the lucky young lady will be wearing, and let Mille Fleurs come up with the perfect corsage and gentlemen’s boutonniere to accentuate the outfits for the evening.

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Whiskey Cake
3601 Dallas Parkway
Plano, TX 75093
(972) 993-2253

You look and feel gorgeous, you have spent all day pampering yourself for the big dance and now it is time to have fun. Before hitting the dance floor and showing off all of the new dance skills you’ve inherited from reality television, stop at one of Dallas’ popular eateries for a pre-dance meal. Whether it’s a sampling of the “OMG Burger” or the “Adult Mac ‘n’ Cheese,” Whiskey Cake is the perfect restaurant to try out with friends before the dance. Affordable and just plain delicious, Whiskey Cake is informal enough for a high school student to enjoy but unique enough in its selections to create an unforgettable dinner.

Leah Frazier is a freelance writer covering all things Dallas. Her work can be found on