It's 1962, and Freda Scott and her five schoolmates are eager to embark on their life journeys. Madly in love with the dashing but unattainable Ewan, Freda instead throws herself into a hairdressing career, and soon she and her best friend, Robin, have established their own flourishing business. The future looks rosy - until Freda's life is turned upside down by a brutal attack.
As Freda struggles to come to terms with what has happened to her, she relies on her old friends more than ever. However, a chance meeting with her old love Ewan brings a potentially life-changing dilemma. Does Freda dare to finally put herself first?