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'Fairy Prom Mothers' sponsor teen who lost her father

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A few Memphis women are stepping up to help out a senior, who has been through a lot lately, finish out her senior year on a high note. A few Memphis women are stepping up to help out a senior, who has been through a lot lately, finish out her senior year on a high note.
Alexandria Bowman is a high school senior who recently lost her father. She now has something to smile about. Alexandria Bowman is a high school senior who recently lost her father. She now has something to smile about.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) – Attending prom can be expensive. When you add up the cost of a dress, hair, makeup, and dinner, you're looking at spending a couple hundred dollars.

A few Memphis women are stepping up to help out a senior, who has been through a lot lately, finish out her senior year on a high note.

Hair stylist Marisa Dawson, who owns Talk of the Town Salon & Spa in Downtown Memphis, says she hears a little bit of everything when her clients sit in her chair. She listens to problems, fears, hopes, ambitions, and dreams.

Recently, a group of Dawson's clients began throwing around the idea to collectively sponsor one student's prom night.

"We were like, 'We ought to do something.' And we was like, 'OK, let's do something.' And the next thing you know, we were talking about getting a child, to help her get her real life started, which is after high school," said Dawson.

The women decided to become "Fairy Prom Mothers."

A Memphis high school senior who recently lost her father now has something to smile about.

"This is something new," said Alexandria Bowman. "I've never just had someone be like, 'OK, I want to do this for you,' and I'm just really grateful for them."

Bowman will get hair, nails, and makeup done. She will also get a prom dress, as well as two dresses for graduation events.

It turns out, she is getting a lot more than pampering.

"Everyone is pushing you to do your best, they're all fighting for you to work the hardest," said Bowman. "And what you take and do with it is your own."

The senior's relationship with the "Fairy Prom Mothers" will likely turn into a lifelong friendship.

"Prom is gonna be something, it's gonna be something to remember," she said.

Right now, Bowman is the Fairy Prom Mothers' daughter, but in a few months, they say she will be a "sister."

After prom and graduation, Bowman will head to UT Chattanooga where she will study social services.

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