High school proms are big deal these days. Flocks of teenage girls are buying their dresses from the mainland, or online. They post pictures on Facebook to avoid the mortal sin of showing up at the grad in the same dress as another girl. They go to tanning salons, and scour the internet for celebrity photos, hoping to copy the look of Hollywood starlets.
The CBC's Heather Barrett took her camera and her microphone to Paula Adam's Signature Salon in St. John;'s where a Graduation Package - a formal hairdo, manicure and makeup goes for $100. Barrett documents the preparations that go into a big day that seems to be getting bigger and bigger every year.