High school proms are an important part of the high school years. Students want to look their best and have a memorable time. The outfits worn must make a statement about the person wearing them. Create the perfect high school dance experience by getting the perfect outfit, jewelry, hair-do and more. Here’s our best suggestions to make it a night to remember for the rest of your life.

Elite Independent Hair Salons

Amy S. George
14339 N. Dale Mabry Suite #11
Tampa, FL 33618
(813) 625-3195

Amy George is one of the premiere high school prom hair stylists in Hillsborough country with over 20 years of experience in cutting and styling teen’s hair. Amy specializes in everything from braids seen on the red carpet to side swept curls, or even a stylish and current up-do. Styling prices for proms and homecoming are very affordable at $65. This quaint but stylish Carrollwood salon is open Tuesday – Saturday and excepts all major debit/credit cards. Call for an appointment today.

J’s Fashion & Bridal

1733 E. Hillsborough Ave.
Tampa, FL 33610
(813) 237-0972

J’s is the perfect place to find the perfect dress than no one else in your school is wearing. Their knowledgeable friendly staff knows which dresses have already been picked so for your school. They have all the latest fashions including. May’s – Tiffany’s – Studio 17, Hanna’s – Christina Wu, Milano – Cinderella. They carry Halter tops, Cinderella gowns and A-line, strapless gowns. Plus, they also have a large selection of Jewelry, shoes, bras, purses, hoops, scarves and even corsages.

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Perfection Prom & Bridal

10312 Bloomingdale Ave.
Riverview, FL 33578
(813) 621-1991

Authentic designer collections in all the latest styles including, celebrity-inspired dresses, Flirt Prom by Maggie Sottero, And Night Moves by Allure. They also carry Sherri Hill known for her pageant gowns and party dresses, and Tony Bowls for his cutting-edge designs seen in both his Paris and LeGala lines. They also maintain a dress registry to ensure that you will be unique at your event.

Karen’s Hair and Makeup Artistry

Clearwater, FL 33764
(727) 623-1101

After more than 29 years as a makeup and hairstylist, Karen decided to open her own shop. The big difference between Karen’s Hair and Makeup Artistry and other salons is that Karen or one of her stylists will come to you, so there’s no hassling with trying to find time to drive to the salon. The shop services Tampa, New Port Richey, Clearwater, St. Petersburg and surrounding areas.

CC’s Boutique of St. Petersburg

770 4th Ave. N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 823-1761

CC’s Boutique is one of the largest prom and dress stores in the Tampa Bay area. CC’s has been in business for over 30 years. The dresses and gowns offered by CC’s Boutique are made from luxurious fabrics, delicate laces and are of a superior quality all at an affordable price. The shop offers dresses by designers Sherri Hill, LaFemme, Faviana, Tony Bowls, Tiffany Designs and many more. With over 2,000 styles and designs, there is something for every budget and taste.

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Belle Of The Ball Project

Seminole Mall
11201 Park Blvd. Unit 45
Seminole, FL 33772
(727) 386-4502

The Belle of the Ball Project is a nonprofit organization in Pinellas county that collects gently worn prom and homecoming dresses and redistributes them to in need girls at no cost. Belle Of the Ball Project has over 4,000 quality dresses in inventory and sizes ranging from 0-24.

Belle of the Ball dress distribution dates for spring 2014: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 5 and 19, and May 3, Seminole Mall, 11201 Park Blvd.

Natasha’s Boutique, Inc

7210 Seminole Blvd.
Seminole, FL 33772
(727) 399-8839

Natasha’s Boutique has been open for 35 years. Not only does it offer gowns and dresses for sale, but it also performs any needed alterations on site. Natasha and her employees will even alter clothing purchased elsewhere. At Natasha’s Boutique, buyers can choose from prom dresses, pageant dresses, debutante gowns, cocktail dresses and even wedding gowns. This boutique stocks many different styles, colors and designs created by designers such as Porscha Couture, Kathy Hilton, Bonny, Tony Bowls, Kathy Ireland and many more.

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Katherine Bostick is a freelance writer covering all things Tampa Bay. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.