Your Instagram feeds were likely brimming with #hairspiration this weekend when Curly Girl Collective (CGC) hosted its second annual CURLFEST, "a mecca of Afros, Twist-Outs, Curls (and Beards!) set to a soundtrack of chill music and positive energy" in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
In addition to giving us enough eye candy to last until CURLFEST 2016, this was an opportunity to unite the many supporters of the natural hair community, to promote self love, and combat societal views that lead to self-hate and low self esteem. To spread this message of empowerment, the event featured a team of bloggers and influencers who hosted Picnic Chats on topics like “Raising Children Who Love Natural hair,” and “How to Stay Fit, Curvy, & Naturally Fabulous.” The hosts included Whitney White of Naptural85, Jenell Stewart of KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.com, Christina “Love Brown Sugar” Brown, Curvy Fitness Professional Anowa Edjah, Anu Prestonia of Khamit Kinks Salon, and Celebrity Stylist Kimberly Gedeon of Bravo’s Newlyweds show.
Keep scrolling for a healthy dose of natural hair (and style!) inspiration.
Stopped by #curlfest2015, fell in love with these amazing beauties at the @hausofswag booth! #prospectpark #bksummer #curlfestA photo posted by Demetria Lucas D'Oyley (@abelleinbk) on
Thank you @dretothepeople for capturing this adorable shot of #babybrownsugar! She was having too much fun at #CURLFEST - the @official_darkandlovely crew & their bubbles & hula hoops kept her entertained .A photo posted by Christina Brown (@lovebrownsugar) on
We were Squad deep! #curlfest -BlackQueens-A photo posted by Kadiatou Sylla (@ms.sylla) on
Adorable! @_callmesparkle at #curlfest! photo: @omartakespictures via @curlygirlcollective. A photo posted by Style Influencers Group (@styleinfluencers) on
Fros & Frocks On Fleek! Photo by @ronspecsphotographyA photo posted by Erica (@glammzmore) on