Glitz & Glam offers prom gown alternative

With prom season just around the corner, the stress of finding the perfect gown for the event just became a little easier and more affordable thanks to Glitz & Glam Beauty Bar.

Posted 3/02/2017

By Melissa Anderson

The on-trend salon boutique is now offering gown rentals for area high school girls to take advantage of.

“I heard about a ton of people renting from Rent the Runway for events and thought it would be a great idea to offer prom gown rentals as that was a much harder type of gown to find to rent anywhere locally or online,” Barbara Crockett, owner of Glitz & Glam Beauty Bar, explained.

Crockett believed that having a prom dress rental would be a great way for girls to be able to wear a beautiful gown without having to spend $400-$600 on a gown for a night. This also presents an opportunity for those less fortunate to afford to look just as amazing as the next girl on their big day.

Crockett has compiled quite the collection of gowns for girls to choose from even though the majority of the gowns were found and purchased by Crockett herself.

“I currently do not work with any companies. The gowns have all been purchased from different resources, some new and others used,” Crockett said.

Making sure that she has gown for every taste and style, gowns range in style from the super blingy to really basic, from ball gown to A-Line and two piece. Sizes are also as varied as the style with sizes ranging from 0-22.

“I have tried really hard to carry the widest variety possible with the budget I set for the project,” Crockett stated.

The selection that Crockett has managed to amass is astounding with over 30 gowns avilable. The prices are more than afforable for the beautiful gowns she has decided upon for the rentals. Prices range for gown rentals from $40-$75, and that includes the cleaning fee.

The way Crockett has constructed the rental process makes it easy for girls to not only have a beautiful and affordable dress but also one that fits appropriately. Once a customer has selected the gown of choice, the gown can be placed on hold for the requested event date.

“We do allow alterations as long as they can be undone without damaging the gown, and all alterations are at the renter’s expense,”Crockett explained.

The rental duration is flexible and can be discussed at time of rental as some may need more time for alterations. Once the gown is ready to take, the customer fills out a rental agreement and pays the rental fee then returns the gown on or before the agreed upon date.

Glitz & Glam was able to do a test run of sorts of the program during the Winter Gala that was recently held. While the program was not fully up and running quite in time to advertise for the gala, Crockett still was able to rent a few gowns for the event and was overall pleased with the process.

“We have also received a great response for prom and have several gowns on hold for that event already which is exciting,” Crockett shared.

Closer to the area prom dates which start at the beginning of April with Langdon Area High School’s followed by Munich High School later in the month, Glitz & Glam is still in the process of designing a prom package for  girls to continue their prom savings.

“We are currently working on getting together prom specials but do not have anything set in stone yet,” Crockett said.

The services that are typically highlighted during prom season at Glitz & Glam Beauty Bar include hair, nails, spray tan, airbrushed makeup, and the brand new addition of dress rental.

If you are still looking for the perfect dress for prom or even an upcoming special event stop by Glitz & Glam Beauty Bar in Langdon soon before the gowns are gone. To schedule your prom beauty treatments, please call Glitz & Glam at 701-256-2040.