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.

Nikki Brown
Aug, 16, 2016

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