The Street Style at Curlfest Gives Us Major Hair Goals

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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Braided Bantu knots

Mominatu, Brooklyn.
@mominatu

Kinky ‘fro

Chandler, New York.
@channiee_lu

Textured curls

Jennille, Brooklyn.
@be_atitudes

Blond teeny-weeny Afro

Tamar, New Jersey.
@tamar.imani

Kelly green box braids

Catherine, Brooklyn.
@fatangryblackgirl

Senegalese twists updo

Christina, New Jersey.
@mz_tina_89

Lush coils

Nathalia, New York.
@nathaliapolanco

Rose-adorned ringlets

Kelsley, New York.
@kelsleynicole

Purple buzzcut

Simone, Brooklyn.
@symone.elena

Ravishing crochet braids

Ochelle, Brooklyn.
@alicia.ochelle

Copper puff

Chanelle, Queens.
@ceesgdup

Bleach blond short cut

Karen, New Jersey.
@karendennisfitness

Crown braid and head wrap

Cherie, Bronx.
@askcherie

Voluminous curls

Joanna, Queens.
@livelovejayee

Half-up, half-down faux locs

Trenace, New Jersey.
@trenaceworld

Full-on Afro

Tatyana, Florida.
@tatyanacooper_

Au naturale curls

Jasmine, Florida.
@jasmine.rutledge

Curl bangs and headwrap

Paige, North Carolina.
@paigegary_

Bantu knots and textured hair

Danielle, Brooklyn
@danielledarlynn

Cornrowed crown

Nyja, New Jersey.
@myepiphany

Slick updo

Sunja, Haiti.
@sunjiie

Roll and tuck

Brittney, Brooklyn.
@bripress

Highlighted faux locs

Nakeya, Brooklyn.
@keyacolorz