I too was impressed by the amount of curlies in HBP! It's great that the trend is finally turning from generic super straight hair to natural, beautiful curls and waves... I've only been natural for about 2 months, so seeing so much curly publicity has really inspired me.
Love the Helena Bonham Carter quote!
I'm going to a dress up Harry Potter party, and I'm going as Lavender Brown (the first picture). I'm about a 3a, so i think i should be able to pull off her hair okay. What do you think? Her hair is a bit longer than mine, and mine's brown. Do you still think this would be alright?