CurlFest 2017: See the curl-tastic hairstyles we can’t get over!


We’re all for celebrating curly and natural hair types, so when we heard that CurlFest 2017 took place this weekend at Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, we couldn’t help but rush to Instagram to marvel at all gorgeous hairstyles!

Now, let us start by telling you: this year’s festival hasn’t disappointed. In fact, it’s served up a stunning array of curl-tastic hair looks that we urge you to take a look at – especially if you’re a naturalista in dire need of some #curlspo.

So, want to see all the super chic kinky, coily hairstyles we can’t get over? Then take a look at our gallery above or keep on reading to get all the mane details!

CurlFest 2017: 7 Fab festival hair trends to try


woman at curl fest 2017 with pineapple natural hairstyle wrapped up with hair accessories in red outfit
Channel your inner queen with this accessorised pineapple updo! Credit:

1.  Scarf updo

Looking for an effortless hairstyle that’ll keep your kinky locks off your face? Then try working this 2-in-1 trend by fashioning your mane into a pineapple updo and simply tying a scarf around it!

To take your mane game to regal new heights, add in a tiara (like this CurlFest attendee has done), for a unique look that’s full of boho allure. Credit: @fiifi_osamimagery


Editor’s tip: When creating a high bun updo, it’s important to make sure your natural locks are hydrated, so generously mist the TRESemmé Botanique Nourish & Replenish Hydrating Mist all over your finished ‘do

woman with bantu knots hairstyle at curl fest
Bantu knots are pretty and practical! Credit:

2. Bantu knots

Kick your go-to festival hairstyle up a notch (and protect your tresses!), by opting for on-trend bantu knots hairstyle, just like this party babe.

This traditional hairstyle is super easy to create, long-lasting and guaranteed to make your natural mane standout at your next event! And luckily for you, you can learn how to get this ‘do now, with our tutorial, here! Credit: @mominatu

woman at curl fest 2017 with frohawk hairstyle with flowers in it side shot
Flowers + ‘frohawk = perfection! Credit:

3. ‘Frohawk with flowers

Whether you have a TWA (AKA teeny weenie afro) or a big set of pretty curls, this fabulously simple and ultra-stylish floral ‘frohawk is one to keep on your radar. We’re sure you’ll agree that this mega-babe looks utterly amazing with this occasion-ready ‘do! #Slay. Credit: @cindytrinispice

Want to master the ‘frohawk? Watch our easy tutorial on how to get the look for yourself, right here.

woman with marley twist hairstyle styled into an updo with flowers
It’s time to get twisted! Credit:

4. Marley twisted updo

There’s nothing wrong with keeping things simple! So, to show off your festival style, simply fashion your Marley twists or Poetic braids into a piled updo of your choice and add in a few flowers. Easy-peasy, eh? Credit: @johnny_nips

woman at curlfest with space buns hairstyle smiling wearing sunglasses
You can’t go wrong with these buns! Credit:

5. Space buns

When it comes to natural festival hairstyles, you really can’t go wrong with cute space buns! Pair the look with some daisies, glitter or even hair cuffs and just watch as the compliments come pouring in! Credit: @prince_crownhim

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Editor’s tip: Keep your space buns looking glossy by using a few drops of the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oilwhich will help tame flyaways and keep frizz at bay. Time to take centre stage, ladies!

woman with vintage natural updo hairstyle curlfest
Exude vintage vibes with this pretty ‘do! Credit:

6. Vintage updo

Are you a sucker for all things vintage? Then prepare to fall in love with this quirky Elvis-meets-geisha natural hairstyle, that we spotted on this retro queen. Cool, right?

Perfect for parties and fancy events alike, this pretty hairstyle will have you dancing to the Jailhouse Rock, all night long! Credit: @naturalhollywood

two women at the curl fest 2017 fetsival with big afro hair in blue and blonde colours
Which colour will you choose? Credit:

7. Colourful coils

For a colourful way to elevate your festival style, consider trying the pastel hair colour trend. Need some convincing? Just one look at these CurlFest beauties will have you rushing to the salon! Credit: @bighairgirls

Whether you go down the dip-dye route or an all-over dye job, you’ll be sure to get everyone around you talking! And if you’re looking for more stunning natural hair #colourinspo, check out these vibrant afro styles we’re loving, here!


Editor’s tip: Before you rush off to the salon to get a new hair colour, make sure you’ve invested in a wash and care system formulated specifically for dyed tresses, like the Dove Colour Care Shampoo and Conditioner.


And there you have it, our favourite festival hairstyles from CurlFest 2017. But if you can’t get enough natural hair inspiration, you have to see the amazing Afropunk line-up hairstyles we’re loving, now!

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