Take a small section of hair on one side (leaving some out in the front) and braid a normal Fishtail Braid. Tie at the end with a clear band.
Loosen the braid by gently pulling out some of the sections to make it more messy and “undone.”
Repeat Step 1 on the other side
Tie together both side braids in the middle.
Using the hair in the band you just tied as the middle section, begin a very loose french braid combining in the hair that hangs down at the bottom.
Use another little clear band at the bottom and gently pull some of the braid loose some of the braid to make it more full.
Today is my first ever hair tutorial!!! And I’ve decided that as I do more of these I’m going to name each of my hair styles after people near and dear to my heart. This is one way to introduce you to my sweet friends, those who have been by my side and shaped me into who I am today, but it’s also a way to honor them, their lives, and their families. I am so thankful for their friendships and can’t wait for you to meet these special people….
This first braid is named after my sweet friend Lisa. She and I met at the church our husbands both worked at. Our weddings were within 6 months of one another and we initally met because the facilities manager for the church thought she might want to use some of our wedding decor.
Lisa and I were instant friends. I remember immediately feeling like I was home whenever I was around her. Shortly after we met Matt and I invited her and Josh over for dinner in our tiny rundown 2 bedroom apartment. We had the best time and after they left we asked ourselves if we thought they’d think we were “cool” and would wanna hang out with us again. Funny thing is Lisa and Josh had the exact same conversation as they drove home. lol!
It didn’t take long for the four of us to become friends. We would frequently have game nights with random snacks and incredibly loud rap music (thanks Josh) that lasted until the early morning hours. Lisa and I would often call one another to see what ingredients we each had in our pantry’s and then throw together dinners based on what we could come up with last minute. Often when our hubby’s would have to work late I’d be at Lisa’s house in my pajamas (they lived right by the church at the time) until our men were finished.
Lisa and I have so many stories together that make us laugh and giggle until our sides hurt. She is the absolute best at quoting movies, making life fun and loving others. I know without a doubt that if I ever needed her she’d drop whatever she could to be there for me. She is thoughtful, kind, stunningly beautiful, considerate of others, and a massive prayer warrior…to call her friend is one of my life’s greatest joys.
Being around her is easy. Besides the fact that she lives halfway across the country there’s nothing at all complicated about our friendship…and this braid is just like that. So easy. So beautiful. Just like Lisa.