Sherina and Hajarah have their hair done in a salon near the hotel, where they will be among 16 candidates competing in the Y+ Beauty Contest. The Y+ beauty contest is national competition with the message that people with HIV can also be beautiful, externally and internally. Participants compete for the titles of 'Miss' and 'Mister Y+'. The 'Y' stands for youth and + for HIV positive. Among the candidates, they will be the only ones to parade with short hair because the length of their own hair is too short to attach extensions too. Sherina is especially disappointed as she was looking forward to wearing extensions for the first time in her life as short hair is compulsory in her school.