Event Recap: New York Curl Fest 2018

By Atahabih Germain

The Curly Girl Collective was back again with their fifth annual natural beauty festival, Curl Fest. This multicultural extravaganza was held at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York, and was nothing short of amazing. It served as a reminder that black is truly beautiful and that natural hair, although it may come in many strand types, style and sometimes color, it remains unmatched.

Looks varied from curls, coils, dreads, beards, and we definitely cannot forget color. There was no shortage of color from hair to clothing. And although it was set to rain, that did not stop the attendees from dancing to an assortment of tunes from the Caribbean; showing off their unique festival looks and getting some tips and tricks from some of the special guests in the building such as Curvy Curly Conscious founder Shelah Marie and her boyfriend and rapper Ace Hood, as well as social media influencer Broderick Hunter, who had a few thoughtful words to say to the crowd. Last but surely not least, some of the biggest names in natural beauty such as Curls, Eden, and Shea Moisture were also there selling and giving out samples of their products. We managed to get our hands on a few products and we can’t wait to try out our twist-out cream and shea butter and castor oil infused ECO Style gel.

It’s safe to say we truly enjoyed ourselves and cannot wait to go back again next year. In the meantime, take a few minutes to go down memory lane and check out some of the highlights of this year’s event. If you missed it, this might be the motivation you were looking for to not miss it next year. Enjoy!

Let us know how you feel about natural hair festivals in the comments below!


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