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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.

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Holding the snake I met at #Curlfest ... I look calm and collected here but I was freaking out at first LOL

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Meet Randi. Black Girls are magical and full of personality. #curlfest photo: @dretothepeople

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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

Look who we spotted at @curlygirlcollective #CURLFEST. Our hair crush @aevindugas

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We were Squad deep! #curlfest -BlackQueens-A photo posted by Kadiatou Sylla (@ms.sylla) on

This cut tho! photo: @colinwilliamsphotography #CURLFEST #CurlyGirlCollective #NaturalHair #TagHer

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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

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When the sun not being friendly but your curls still on point ... Ft the #BEAUTIFUL @lunaangel #KEVAIND

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