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Curlfest Festival 2018 Takes Natural Hair Beauty To The Next Level

The fifth-annual CURLFEST took place on Saturday, July 21 at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York.

Every summer, the world's most beautiful heads of hair gather at CURLFEST to celebrate natural beauty in all its kinky, curly, coily, and loc'd glory. Here's just a taste of the many, many GORGEOUS looks we saw at this year's festival:

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Shout out to The Curly Girl Collective for another LIFE-CHANGING festival!!!

1. Baby's breath shall henceforth be known as 'fro flowers. All those in favor say, "YASSS!!!"

Instagram: @micaelaverrelien

2. (Bantu knots + box braids) x poppin' melanin = EVERYTHING.

Instagram: @t_f_roo13

3. How dare she casually steal my breath away with that hair and those freckles?! I'd be mad if I weren't so awestruck!

Instagram: @frecklesmeetscurls

4. There's so much I could say, but her Black Girl Magic earrings say it all.

Instagram: @the_eyes_of_bkd

5. I simply aspire to be as chic as her loc top knot...

Instagram: @devinallenphotography

6. ...And as fly as this tricked out bun.

Instagram: @the_eyes_of_bkd

7. This perfect Afro must be protected at all costs and I volunteer as tribute.

Instagram: @dreadinny

8. Not gonna lie...if homegirl offered me some forbidden fruit I'd be like "Pleaseandthankyouuu!"

Instagram: @brianwinstonfraser

9. Faux locs, faux flowers, REAL PRETTY!!!

Instagram: @nefertari_camera

10. If you're reading this, come check on me cuz I'm prolly still here staring at my laptop screen.

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11. I didn't think it was possible to love sunflowers more...

Instagram: @mlocke523

12. ... But here we are ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Instagram: @kervoryshervon

13. HALPPP! These cropped coils are giving me pixie cut fever!

Instagram: @smdvision

14. If I were a butterfly, I'd wanna chill in her fabulous curls too.

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15. Lemme find out God's also a bomb-ass hairdresser!!!

Instagram: @t_f_roo13

16. I dunno what we did to deserve this slay but thank you anyways, sis!!!

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17. This future hair icon's clearly taking mental notes: "#1 Big hair, don't care..."

Instagram: @trevphotos

18. She's proudly repping for the big chop crew and as a former member, I'm ALLLLLL the way here for it.

Instagram: @jude

19. I dare you to look at these cascading curls and not go "Damnnnn!"

Instagram: @vic_toryy

20. This pic proves irrefutable truths: 1) Natural hair is the absolute BOMB and 2) black girls invented the color yellow.

Instagram: @kmaclifestyles

21. TFW they said your hair couldn't fit in the frame, but y'all did it anyways!

Instagram: @naomisoms

22. May your future be as bold and bright as her sickening fluorescent tresses.

Instagram: @afrondeur

23. Raise your hand if you're obsessed this fiery situation...

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25. Ofc we're ALSO here for a styled look, like this magnificent updo.

Instagram: @jblairphoto

29. The bad news? CURLFEST 2018 has come and gone.

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30. The good news: we've only got 'bout a year until the next one. CURLFEST 2019, we readyyyy!!!

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Looking for some more style inspo? Check out these 50 Curlfest hairstyles that'll mos def make you say "Yasss!!!"

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