The Most Gorgeous Hair From This Year’s Curlfest

Photographed by Saphir Niakadie.

More beauty inspiration than you’ll know what to do with

Curlfest is in its fifth year and shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, this past Saturday, thousands of people—more than ever before—gathered in Brooklyn's Prospect Park to attend the world’s largest natural beauty festival (and the best-smelling one). Lines snaked around barricades to get in, ladies waited patiently for free samples and consultations, and everybody joined together to have a good time.

Of course the main (mane?) attraction were the hairstyles. Curls both loose and tightly coiled, dreadlocks both ornate and simple, and more protective styles than we could keep track of were found in every corner of the park. Providing, as always, hair inspiration for about the next five years.

Ahead, we highlight some of our favorite beauty moments from this year’s Curlfest, the place where Black Girl Magic goes to flourish.

Photographed by Saphir Niakadie.

"It's only been a year and a half since I've been natural, and this is the first time I've fully embraced it," festival-goer Shehema Massiah (second from the right) told us. "I love that women from different cultures are embracing their natural hair."