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Mall event showcases tips, services for special occasion

Mar. 10, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- While local models sashayed down the runway, area high school students had the chance to see the latest fashions and trends for this prom season Saturday during a Prom Show at the Huntington Mall.

More than 150 prom attendees flanked the stage during the show's main event Saturday afternoon, said Susan Harper, promotional assistant at the mall.

Vendors were set up throughout the day offering professional tips and information on prom attire, hair, makeup, tuxedos, flowers, prom safety, photography and even post-secondary education opportunities, said Harper.

She said the event was a win-win situation for the vendors and the prom crowd alike.

"We hope the students are able to find some ideas about what they want to do for prom, and we hope they have a good idea of where they can find it in the Tri-State," said Harper. "This gives these local businesses the chance to promote themselves and show their customers everything they have to offer."

During the event, participants had the opportunity to register for a variety of prizes, including gift certificates that could go toward the purchase of a tuxedo rental or flowers for prom and a variety of restaurant gift certificates, hair products and makeup.

Representatives from Apex Salon, located at 5636 U.S. 60 East, were at the event, and they said they were eager to share their prom services with potential clients.

"Shows like this are a good thing," said Melissa Stocker, a cosmetologist at the salon. "We just hope people get the chance to check us out and really see what we are all about. We have so many services for prom to offer from updos and styling to make-up and even eyelash enhancements."

For more information about upcoming events at the Huntington Mall, visit http://www.huntingtonmall.com/ or call 304- 733-0492.

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