These Black Bantu Knot-Rocking Celebrities Are Showing Everyone How It's Done
Borrowing beauty traditions from other cultures is a common practice...and it’s not always a bad thing. However, as evidenced by various members of the Kardashian clan, problems can arise when the borrower doesn't give credit to the originators of the style she's co-opting.
The water only gets murkier when the style achieves mainstream "cool" status only after the dominant culture appropriates it. Case in point: Bantu knots. This style has repeatedly been tangled up in the appropriation conversation, with non-POC designers even calling them “mini buns.”
We’ve gathered some of Hollywood’s most beautiful black women rocking the traditional African hairstyle to remind everyone how it's done.