CRESTWOOD, KY (WAVE) - At Salon 146 in Crestwood, Jennifer Richardson tells her 17-year-old client what she's planning to do with her hair.
"We're going to put just a little bit of spry in here OK," she said.
Friday was homecoming night for South Oldham High School, and Maddie Ray's hair has to be just right.
"It's going to be beautiful," Richardson told her.
"She got her nails done the other night and getting her hair done today," Maddie's mother, Elizabeth Ray, said while watching.
Maddie is a senior who doesn't let Down syndrome slow her down. She was hoping to become the school's homecoming queen.
"Just holding back tears at every moment," her mother said.
The fancy up-do got a huge smile from Maddie, but the pampering wasn't over, it was off to a friend's house to get her makeup done.
"You look so pretty," a long-time friend, Cailyn Mckenna, whispered to Maddie.
"She's never told me she loves me, but I see it every time she smiles at me," he continued.
"To listen to everyone chant her name and scream and yell for her it was more than I could even expect, ever," her mother said. "I mean it was really great."