No, this 90s trend doesn't consist of mini buns. Bantu knots are a traditional Afro style that went mainstream for the first time in the 90s, thanks to Björk and Gwen Stefani. Now they're making a comeback, and can even be seen on models on the runway. Check out some different ways to wear them!
The Marc Jacobs SS15 runway show
When models wore the bantu knots look in the Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2015 runway show, the designer said he "invented" the hairstyle. People went crazy on the Internet over his claim, angry that he would try to take credit for a style that's been around for a long time in African culture. Despite all the bad buzz Marc Jacobs got, the bantu knots look still caught on with celebrities, as seen below.
Teyana Taylor was featured in Kanye West's music video, Fade, turning her into an overnight star. The color contrast in her bantu knots make the style really unique and special.
Khloé Kardashian loves trying out different trendy hairstyles, like boxer braids. We personally think that her version of bantu knots suits her well!
How to get bantu knots
If you have natural hair, then you can go to a hair salon that specializes in African hair and hairstyles. If your locks are naturally pin-straight, you can tie your hair into tiny ponytails and then create twists that can be secured in place with bobby pins. Spritz on some hairspray or smooth on some hair serum to control any rebellious strands of hair!