OMG, imagine rolling out of your XL twin bed and having Glamsquad waiting for you. That would be the dream. Your makeup and hair would be perfect. Basically, you would be the Kim Kardashian of sorority recruitment.
A girl can dream.
Back to reality, you have to wake up and do it all yourself.
B U T… I’m going to help you find your look. Let’s get into the tips and tricks to have you feeling your best.
Want to know 5 ways to stand out from all the other potential new members?
Babe Tip #1. Confidence is the key to success.
I am not going to lie… looks do matter to a certain extent.
The sorority members don’t want you to look like you just rolled out of bed. They want new members who are showing off the best versions of themselves. They want girls who are aspiring to grow into amazing women.
Now with that being said:
Do they care if you have a French manicure? N O !
Do they care if you have black nails? N O !
Do they care if your hair is straight or curled or natural? N O !
Remember, the goal of the sorority members is to find the perfect pnms (potential new members). The members want girls who they can be friends with. They want girls who are active in their community. They want girls who they have connections with.
You don’t need to obsess over looking picture perfect or like Miss America. You need to focus on making real connections and finding your people. When you focus on these things, you will find the sorority that allows you to be you.
Babe Tip #2. Babe, do you.
When I was going through recruitment, I read all the articles on how to look your best and what type of makeup to wear.
I am not going to breakdown the makeup you N E E D to wear or the look you N E E D to have.
It’s simple. Every girl going through recruitment is different. You need to focus on a look that makes you feel your best.
If it’s to have a full face of makeup and cat eyeliner, great!
If it’s to have a natural look, wear it!
If it’s to just wear mascara and a lip balm, amazing!
If you love a red lip, awesome! Just make sure it’s not on your teeth. Also, help a sister out. If you see a girl with lipstick on her teeth, let her know.
If it’s to go to Dry Bar, do it babe!
If it’s hot out and you have 100 pounds of dry shampoo in your hair, wear it up in a ponytail or a braid. No one cares if your hair is up or down.
If you love the barrette trend, wear them in your hair.
The moral of the story is to do your makeup and hair however you want. There’s not one look every sorority is looking for. I mean how boring would that be, right?
Showing off your individuality will allow your personality to shine! Find a look that allows you to feel beautiful and confident.
Babe Tip #3. Think about the conditions.
This tip is really important. There are two things you need to look at.
your schedule for recruitment.
Let’s talk about the weather.
If you are going to a southern college, it’s going to be hot and humid. Like really hot and really humid.
Make sure you take some extra steps, so you will be looking and feeling your best. Maybe this new plan includes using hairspray or using a setting spray or bringing blotting sheets or bringing extra deodorant or bringing a roll on perfume.
It’s okay to sweat. Everyone will be looking dewy, but you don’t want to be drenched. You know?
You also need to think about if it going to rain or snow.
Now, let’s talk about your sorority recruitment schedule.
You need to plan ahead. Look to see how long your days are. Some colleges pack their schedule.
What do I mean by packed schedule?
Basically, you might be at sorority recruitment A L L day. Like 7 am till 7 pm (or later). It can get really crazy.
If this is the case for you, you might want to consider wearing long lasting makeup and bringing makeup to touch up.
Also, I highly, highly recommend wearing waterproof mascara.
It will stay on all day no matter how hot it is. Plus, it will not run down your face for the more emotional days.
Babe Tip #4. Don’t get too ambitious.
You want to be confident in sorority recruitment. Your confidence will allow you to make better connections. One way to boost your confidence is to look and feel your best.
To look and feel your best, you need to do a test trial of your makeup and your hair. It might sound crazy, but you don’t want to try something new the day of sorority recruitment. If you get too ambitious, it probably will not go according to plan. You will start your day stressed. There is nothing worse than redoing your makeup in five minutes.
I recommend you wear your makeup and hair for a whole day. This way you will see how it holds.
Did you have eyeliner all over your face after three hours?
Now you can find a new eyeliner, or you can decide not to wear it.
Babe Tip #5. Let’s talk about piercings.
Should you wear nose piercings or lots of ear piercings?
Keep them in or take them out. Do whatever makes you feel the most confident.
Babe Tip #6. To spray tan, or not to spray tan?
Should you get a spray tan before sorority recruitment?
If you want to look tan, go for it.
Most sorority members will have one.
However, it’s N O T necessary. No sorority will drop you for being pale.
Also, just a pro tip make sure you don’t turn out orange.
To summarize this blog post, B A B E J U S T D O Y O U ! Do your makeup however you want. Do your hair however you want (curled, straight, natural, up, whatever). The goal is for you to feel the most beautiful and confident.