Dear French Braid,
Where have you been all my life?
Well, not all my life. My mother french braided my hair when I was little, but once I got into junior high, she stopped doing my hair for me. I also developed the idea that I looked awful with my hair pulled back from my face. That idea lasted a long time (L-O-N-G), but I've since gotten over it. Braids are really in right now, and I've been eagerly noting all sorts of tutorials, but I always come back to variations on the french braid.