How To: Grunge Twists

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Bantu knots have been around for a while —with a long history in black culture and their major moment in the 90s when edgy girls made this hairstyle their go to look— yet today they’ve been yelling major comeback! Seen in the 2016 pre-fall Valentino Runway and modeled by the girls in Marc by Marc Jacobs the Bantu knots are definitely a new cool girl do.

Rockstar Jason Crozier created this punk look inspired by the suede heads of the 80’s for the editorial A Treeless Forest in a few easy steps and we broke them down for you so you can recreate this Riri style updo:

Photo by Daniel Nadel

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Our HowTo/

Bantu Knots by CrozNest

  1. Separate the hair in different sections (depends on the amount of twists you want to create) and prep it with the setting spray Uniq One All in One to add shine and condition pre-lightened hair
  2. Comb through the hair using a wide comb.
  3. Twist tightly using the tip of the fingers to roll the hair around it creating the mini bun shape.
  4. Secure each knot with a bobby pin and use the styler to tweak loose ends.
  5. Spray with a light hairspray to finish the look.