I have always been lucky to have a mother that does hair. Not only was my hair done for free, but I had the freedom to change up hairstyles ALL THE TIME. So, I did not realize the struggle of finding a reliable hair stylist that will have you looking right without putting a huge dent in your pockets until I left for college. Finding someone I trusted with my tresses was A STRUGGLE and my hair really suffered because of it. I know for a fact that many Black men and women have the same struggle so when I came across a new app named Bantu, I knew I had to share it with you all!
So, what is Bantu?
Bantu is a FREE app that helps you find local hairstylist for kinky, coily, and curly hair. If you’re not natural, don’t stress! The app also caters to men and women who’s hair is relaxed. Just think of the app as a mobile rolodex with stylist names numbers, service offerings and pricing based on your location. The bantu app is also a great tool for hairstylist to get their name and services out to the masses! If you are a hairstylist and want to add your business to their directory, click here!
Looking for some hair inspo? Follow @bantuapp on Instagram!
Co-founder and the wellness curator, Odilcia is a current 4th year at the California State East Bay. Having been raised in Salinas, CA, she was surrounded by negative stereotypes of the Bay Area. However, because her family lived in the Bay, she had an early appreciation for what the Bay has to offer. Now that she lives in the Bay, she wants to use her insight and love for the Bay Area to help alter the negative stereotypes of the Bay that some people may have. @odilciab