15 celebrities who have put their own twist on the bantu knot hairstyle

Beyoncé on her Already music video. Photo: Disney+/YouTube
Beyoncé on her Already music video. Photo: Disney+/YouTube
  • The style has recently set social media abuzz with women sharing images of themselves wearing it following Minnie Dlamini posting her version of the style with a caption that some critiqued.
  • Social media controversy aside, YouTubers can tell you how this style can help lock moisture and generate buoyant curls.
  • Others can reference ‘that’ Rihanna bantu knot look she sported on I-D Magazine.
  • However, this hairstyle is by no means new, it's been increasingly embraced over the years. 

This style is said to have roots in Southern Africa, but many Black women across the world have rocked the look – including Hollywood’s finest. Peep the looks of 15 celebrities who have put their own twists to this iconic hairstyle:

1. Kiki Layne

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2. Rihanna

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3. Beyoncé

4. Tika Sumpter

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5. Boity

6. Marsai Martin

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7. Cardi B

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8. Natasha Thahane

9. Rapsody

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10. Amanda du Pont

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11. Tracee Ellis Ross

12. Yara Shahidi

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13. Blac Chyna

14. Amandla Stenberg

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15. Ciara

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