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90s Bantu Knots Are Making A Comeback!

All manner of hairstyles that were popular in the 90s are suddenly making a comeback – and the latest style we're welcoming back is bantu knots! Here's how to get the 2016 take on this African-origin 'do.

How To Get Bantu Knots

Traditional bantu knots requires an expert hand to recreate this specialty hairstyle. For naturally thicker hair, you'll want to book into a salon that specializes in African hairstyles so that your bantu knots can be styled by a professional.

However if your locks are naturally pin-straight, you can dabble in this trend by doing a variation on mini buns. Simply tie your hair into multiple tiny ponytails and then twist the lengths into a knot shape. Secure each knot with pins and set the whole style with a good hairspray like L'Oréal Professionnel Infinium Lacquer.

Bantu Knots... As Seen On The Runway

The Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2015 runway show featured models rocking a bantu knot inspired hairstyle. The buzz generated around the bold look brought the style back into the limelight. It wasn't long before celebrities and social media style-setters jumped on the band wagon.

Bantu Knots... As Seen On Social Media

Model and social media sensation Teyana Taylor is one of many fans of the bantu knot look. The music video star adapted the bantu knot style and combined it with her own unique two-tone hair colour to create a look that has a striking contrast. It's a statement style, and she rocks it!

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