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At KYAA we understand that there is a lot to consider when adopting or fostering a child and hair care might not be at the top of your list. There are so many things to consider and while you and your child have clear differences, one of those happens to be different hair.


KYAA aims to help our trans-racial families overcome the anxiety that often comes with maintaining different hair textures. We recognize that black hair is everything in our community and a huge portion of the black identity. We aim to empower parents who have taken on the hero role of being a parent to a child who isn't their own. We help parents to understand the perception and stigma that surrounds black hair in American culture, as well as their role in creating an environment of love and acceptance around their children’s hair.


Our services cover hair care regimens, product education, and
step-by-step instructions on how to achieve protective styles.

I believe all parents and guardians should be empowered to not only provide love but show love through hair care. All people should feel good about their appearance no matter their circumstances.


Thank you so much for your support in growing my mission.

– Alisha, Founder of Knot Your Average Academy, 501(c)(3).

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"I can’t thank [Lisha] enough! I feel so blessed to have found her. My kid hasn’t stopped smiling! She’s had it rough and hasn’t been with someone who spoils her a little so this was her first time getting doted on!

- Jodi (Foster Parent)

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I’m a pastor at a church in Camp, ID. One of congregants unexpectedly has custody over her daughter’s cousin - who is three years old. The girls are Marshallese and the 3 year old has 3C hair. We’ve been researching ways to best make the 3 year old feel beautiful and have a sense of belonging. We can’t get her to a salon quite yet, so we’re thankful for [Lisha's] class. I really appreciate [Lisha's] expertise, advice, and encouragement to families needing help with hair care and care for each other in general.

- Chelsea



Take an opportunity to work one-on-one with Lisha Lou to expand your knowledge and skill set. In-person sessions held in Lakeland, FL. Virtual learning offered via Zoom. 

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