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knot your average braider

Lisha Lou®️... the stylist known for being "Knot Your Average Braider ®️" is one of  Florida's most sought after Natural Hair Stylists and Educators. With over 20 years in the industry, she has become an expert as it relates to Natural Hair and Entrepreneurship. Lisha Lou has used her background in education and hair to create a space for engaged learning. 


As part of her thriving business, Lisha Lou founded Knot Your Average Academy ®️. KYAA is the home of several programs providing engaging lessons to aid students in gaining skills and confidence by utilizing their own positive attributes. These programs include an Entrepreneurship Vocational Certification Program for incarcerated women at the Polk County Sheriff's Office, a Youth Mentorship Braiding Camp, and Family Hair Care Trainings. 


Lisha Lou is definitely Knot Your Average. Her attention to detail and creativity has helped catapult her entrepreneurship journey. Her programs and the philanthropic works she has done in the community have afforded her the opportunity to connect with families, business owners, clients and students from all walks of life. 


Lisha Lou's mission is to empower others to understand it's not only about looking great but being great, in whatever you do. The experience she provides in her salon setting as well as the community, leaves those she serves feeling Confident. They have the confidence to not only look good, but feel good and be better. 

Lisha Lou's Motto is "It should feel good to be you" ... Why?
Because nothing about you is average.

Lisha Lou
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Braid Class
Family Hair Training Program aims to help our families overcome the anxiety that often comes with maintaining different hair textures. In this program, participants learn about hair care, product usage, and how to achieve protective styles. I also provide 1-on-1 training for those interested in advancing their own skills.
Family Hair Care Training Program
Vocational training programs have been shown to reduce criminal recidivism and improve economic opportunities for inmates.  Knot Your Average Academy offers inmates a comprehensive entrepreneurship training and aid in shifting the mindset to being positive and knowledgeable members upon re-entering society.
Inmate Vocational Certificate Program
With its braid camps, Knot Your Average Academy offers adolescents guidance in every aspect of life, providing them with the confidence to become entrepreneurs and achieve financial independence.
Youth Braid Mentorship Program

Please allow 2-3 business days for Lisha to get back to you.

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