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