Prom-goers might not be willing to break the bank for the formal, but many still plan to spend a sizable amount. That is, if swine flu doesn't get in their way, according to beauty information site DailyMakeover.com.
A recent survey found that more than half of the female respondents intend to spend at least $300 on hair, makeup and a dress for prom.
Most of the 73% of girls planning to get their hair styled said they would spend $50 or more. A quarter of respondents plan to pay for professional makeup application. Four out of 10 girls want to plunk down between $100 and $200 for a dress, while another 35% said they would spend more than $200.
But as some schools cancel or postpone the events in an attempt to contain the swine flu threat, prom attendees are having to rearrange their plans, according to the site.