The Street Style at Curlfest Gives Us Major Hair Goals

Yahoo Beauty

Women, men, and children rocking curls, braids, Afros, buzz cuts, and many other different hairstyles flocked to Prospect Park in Brooklyn on Saturday to attend Curlfest, an annual festival where natural beauty is celebrated.

Now in it’s fourth year, Curlfest has grown into one of summer’s must-attend events, where major brands like SheaMoisture, Iman Cosmetics, and Palmer’s give out free beauty swag and demo tutorials on the latest hair and makeup trends.

According to Simone Mair, co-founder of Curly Girl Collective — which hosts Curlfest — today’s political and social climate makes events like this even more important. It provides a safe space and environment of inclusion for many who often feel excluded.

“I think we are here to encourage anybody who feels left out of the beauty conversation to come and get a big ol’ hug from us,” Curly Girl Collective co-founder Tracey Coleman tells Yahoo Beauty. “It doesn’t matter what your hair is — it’s who you are inside. Whether you’re wearing cornrows, no hair, blue hair, or straight hair, you’re welcome here. We’re trying to change the conversation of what beautiful looks like.”

Yahoo Beauty was on the scene in Brooklyn capturing all the stunning street style. Click through to see 23 of our favorite looks.

Photos: Priscilla De Castro

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<p>Mominatu, Brooklyn.<br><a href="https://www.instagram.com/mominatu/?hl=en" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@mominatu" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@mominatu</a> </p>
Braided Bantu knots

Mominatu, Brooklyn.
@mominatu

<p>Chandler, New York.<br><a href="https://www.instagram.com/channiee_lu/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@channiee_lu" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@channiee_lu</a> </p>
Kinky ‘fro

Chandler, New York.
@channiee_lu

<p>Jennille, Brooklyn.<br><a href="https://www.instagram.com/be_atitudes/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@be_atitudes" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@be_atitudes</a> </p>
Textured curls

Jennille, Brooklyn.
@be_atitudes

<p>Tamar, New Jersey.<br><a href="https://www.instagram.com/tamar.imani/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@tamar.imani" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@tamar.imani</a> </p>
Blond teeny-weeny Afro

Tamar, New Jersey.
@tamar.imani

<p>Catherine, Brooklyn.<br><a href="https://www.instagram.com/fatangryblackgirl/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@fatangryblackgirl" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@fatangryblackgirl</a> </p>
Kelly green box braids

Catherine, Brooklyn.
@fatangryblackgirl

<p>Christina, New Jersey.<br><a href="https://www.instagram.com/mz_tina_89/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@mz_tina_89" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@mz_tina_89</a> </p>
Senegalese twists updo

Christina, New Jersey.
@mz_tina_89

<p>Nathalia, New York.<br><a href="https://www.instagram.com/nathaliapolanco/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@nathaliapolanco" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@nathaliapolanco</a> </p>
Lush coils

Nathalia, New York.
@nathaliapolanco

<p>Kelsley, New York.<br><a href="https://www.instagram.com/kelsleynicole/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@kelsleynicole" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@kelsleynicole</a> </p>
Rose-adorned ringlets

Kelsley, New York.
@kelsleynicole

<p>Simone, Brooklyn.<br><a href="https://www.instagram.com/symone.elena/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@symone.elena" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@symone.elena</a> </p>
Purple buzzcut

Simone, Brooklyn.
@symone.elena

<p>Ochelle, Brooklyn.<br><a href="https://www.instagram.com/alicia.ochelle/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@alicia.ochelle" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@alicia.ochelle</a> </p>
Ravishing crochet braids

Ochelle, Brooklyn.
@alicia.ochelle

<p>Chanelle, Queens.<br><a href="https://www.instagram.com/ceesgdup/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@ceesgdup" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@ceesgdup</a> </p>
Copper puff

Chanelle, Queens.
@ceesgdup

<p>Karen, New Jersey.<br><a href="https://www.instagram.com/karendennisfitness/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@karendennisfitness" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@karendennisfitness</a> </p>
Bleach blond short cut

Karen, New Jersey.
@karendennisfitness

<p>Cherie, Bronx.<br><a href="https://www.instagram.com/askcherie/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@askcherie" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@askcherie</a> </p>
Crown braid and head wrap

Cherie, Bronx.
@askcherie

<p>Joanna, Queens.<br><a href="https://www.instagram.com/livelovejayee/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@livelovejayee" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@livelovejayee</a> </p>
Voluminous curls

Joanna, Queens.
@livelovejayee

<p>Trenace, New Jersey.<br><a href="https://www.instagram.com/trenaceworld/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@trenaceworld" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@trenaceworld</a> </p>
Half-up, half-down faux locs

Trenace, New Jersey.
@trenaceworld

<p>Tatyana, Florida.<br><a href="https://www.instagram.com/tatyanacooper_/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@tatyanacooper_" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@tatyanacooper_</a> </p>
Full-on Afro

Tatyana, Florida.
@tatyanacooper_

<p>Jasmine, Florida.<br><a href="https://www.instagram.com/jasmine.rutledge/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@jasmine.rutledge" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@jasmine.rutledge</a> </p>
Au naturale curls

Jasmine, Florida.
@jasmine.rutledge

<p>Paige, North Carolina.<br><a href="https://www.instagram.com/paigegary_/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@paigegary_" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@paigegary_</a> </p>
Curl bangs and headwrap

Paige, North Carolina.
@paigegary_

<p>Danielle, Brooklyn<br><a href="https://www.instagram.com/danielledarlynn/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@danielledarlynn" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@danielledarlynn</a> </p>
Bantu knots and textured hair

Danielle, Brooklyn
@danielledarlynn

<p>Nyja, New Jersey.<br><a href="https://www.instagram.com/myepiphany/?hl=en" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@myepiphany" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@myepiphany</a> </p>
Cornrowed crown

Nyja, New Jersey.
@myepiphany

<p>Sunja, Haiti.<br><a href="https://www.instagram.com/sunjiie/?hl=en" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@sunjiie" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@sunjiie</a> </p>
Slick updo

Sunja, Haiti.
@sunjiie

<p>Brittney, Brooklyn.<br><a href="https://www.instagram.com/bripress/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@bripress" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@bripress</a> </p>
Roll and tuck

Brittney, Brooklyn.
@bripress

<p>Nakeya, Brooklyn.<br><a href="https://www.instagram.com/keyacolorz/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@keyacolorz" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@keyacolorz</a> </p>
Highlighted faux locs

Nakeya, Brooklyn.
@keyacolorz

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