Curlfest 2017 celebrated curly and natural hair in a big way. In Brooklyn's Prospect Park, countless curly celebrators showed up and rocked the fiercest hairstyles while listening to music, checking out vendors, and enjoying a space where texture isn't taboo. 

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Curlfest brought out curly girls and naturalistas of all hair lengths and textures.

And yes, it was amazing. 

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There were cute pint-sized fros.

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There were big and beautiful curls.

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And every gorgeous style in between.

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Even iguanas appreciate a voluminous afro.

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Even from far away, these gorgeous 'fros make an impact.

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When your curls are powerful enough to deflect the haters.

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There were also gorgeous wraps, too.

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They even matched their headwraps to their parasols!

This is style on a whole other level. 

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There were curls in a kaleidoscope of colors as well.

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When your hair is so fire that it rivals the sun.

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Pink powah!

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This two-tone 'fro is on a whole 'nother level.

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Who said you can't match your hair color to your outfit?

Some rules were meant to be broken.

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And there were fantastic protective styles, too!

When you're a laidback queen. 

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Cornrows that fall down your face like a waterfall? Amazing.

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Braiding the front with the back loose was a popular look.

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We're loving these multi-colored dreads.

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And bantu knots, too!

Yaasss.

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There were tons of hair accessories.

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A look that any '90s baby would love.

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There were no shortage of flowers.

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Even delicate flowers made an appearance.

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These beautiful cowrie shells were braided into her hair like a crown.

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One naturalista added silver clips to her hairstyle.

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And of course, a curly girl isn't complete without her squad.

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And when I tell you the crew showed up...

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... they showed up and came ready to SLAY.

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We weren't ready for this much ferocity.

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Curlfest demonstrated that beauty comes in many textures.

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We can't wait for Curlfest 2018!