Ah, CurlFest! It's a magical, annual natural beauty festival that takes over Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York, to celebrate natural curls, kinks, coils, textures and even beards. The festival, which began back in 2014, was started by the Curly Girl Collective and has gotten bigger and better every year since its inception. 


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This year, like years past, brought out some of the most stylish, creative, unapologetic and natural women of color across the land. In addition to the estimated 25,000 attendees, well-known influencers and celebrities, the festival also brought brands such as Shea Moisture, Creme Of Nature, Carol’s Daughters, Deva Curl, Palmers, As I Am, Mielle and so many more to the park to promote their products, do live demos and even offer unique activities opportunities. 

And in the midst of the product haven, the park was also packed with vendors, live music and breathtaking performances. Co-founder Gia Lowe told Pix11 that Curlfest helps add to the voice of women of color everywhere. 

"There has been a void in our voice… and together we’re saying we are here, we are enough."

If you missed the enchantment in person, here are some photos that will make you feel like you were there: 

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Curly Girl Collective Founders, Tracey Coleman, Melody Henderson, Charisse Higgins and Gia Lowe, also made their Breakfast Club debut days before the festival to talk about how the movement came to be and what it has meant for women of color, and men: 

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