Bantu Knots have been around forever but there’s no end to the gorgeous new recreations of this beautiful way to style natural hair. We recently spoke to hair legend Vernon Francois – the stylist behind some of Solange, Lupita, and Venus’ most iconic looks – and while Vernon suggested using Bantu knots as a fuss-free way to prep hair before bed to create easy heatless curls, they also look insanely gorgeous left in. (Check out his tips on looking after your fro here). Creating Bantu knots involves twisting different sections of the hair and wrapping it around into a Bantu knot; watch this super easy Bantu knots tutorial here. Here are 9 stunning Bantu Knots designs we fell in love with:

Bantu knots with cuffs

Braids and Bantu knots

Braided Bantu knots crown with cuffs

Mini Bantu knots crown

Mini two-toned Bantu knots

Bantu knots mohawk

Check out the tutorial for this look here.

Copper-toned Bantu knots

Bantu knots with opened Bantu knot curls

Skinny Bantu knots

Which is your fav style? Let us know in the comments below.