Women, men, and children rocking curls , braids , Afros , buzz cuts , and many other different hairstyles flocked to Prospect Park in Brooklyn on Saturday to attend Curlfest , an annual festival where natural beauty is celebrated. Now in it’s fourth year, Curlfest has grown into one of summer’s must-attend events, where major brands like SheaMoisture , Iman Cosmetics , and Palmer’s give out free beauty swag and demo tutorials on the latest hair and makeup trends. According to Simone Mair, co-founder of Curly Girl Collective — which hosts Curlfest — today’s political and social climate makes events like this even more important. It provides a safe space and environment of inclusion for many who often feel excluded. “I think we are here to encourage anybody who feels left out of the beauty conversation to come and get a big ol’ hug from us,” Curly Girl Collective co-founder Tracey Coleman tells Yahoo Beauty. “It doesn’t matter what your hair is — it’s who you are inside. Whether you’re wearing cornrows , no hair, blue hair, or straight hair , you’re welcome here. We’re trying to change the conversation of what beautiful looks like.” Yahoo Beauty was on the scene in Brooklyn capturing all the stunning street style. Click through to see 23 of our favorite looks. Photos: Priscilla De Castro Read more from Yahoo Style + Beauty: • We Can’t Get Enough of This Woman’s Gorgeous Butterfly Braids • #HairTies Video Series Gets to the Root of How Black Women View Their Hair • 14 Things You Should Never Say to a Woman With Natural Hair Follow us on Instagram , Facebook , and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyle and @YahooBeauty .
She flaunted her new ’do while wearing a pink spaghetti-strap top, gray leggings, and hoop earrings: "I wanted a little change up for the Summer."
It seems every summer people rediscover the gorgeousness that is braids. Happily this summer is no exception, and this year’s take on the hair trend is coming with the super-beautiful addition of Ankara wax print fabric.
Through the years, Lenny Kravitz has kept things fresh by changing up his hair. He’s sported everything from dreadlocks and Afros to cornrows and blowouts.
Who remembers that amazing hair moment singer Solange had on Saturday Night Live back in November? If you don’t, here’s a refresher: The younger Knowles sister wore a bejeweled net body suit, a white bralette, matching bottoms, and metallic silver booties. But the real MVP of her entire look was a dazzling braided headdress that resembled a fancy dreamcatcher. That essential accessory alone left us all wondering: Who exactly was the creator of that beautiful headpiece? The answer is none other than the braid queen herself, Shani Crowe.
Viral stories about dads and their daughters’ braids are typically heartwarming — like the one about Michael Worthington and the precious styling sessions with his 4-year-old, or of Kordale Lewis and Kaleb Anthony, whose videos of them lovingly undertaking their kids’ hair and other morning rituals landed them a spot in a Nikon campaign. Harris, a Delaware-based barber, posted screenshots of his back-and-forth texts with the unidentified mother on Facebook on Dec. 4. Seemingly knowing what the problem was, Harris answered, “Is that seriously your response?
At the Critics’ Choice Awards, celebs embraced the dark lips and straight hair that’s standard in December, but Tracee Ellis Ross stood out from the crowd.
I’m fully aware that, in writing this post, I’m forfeiting any and all future opportunities I may ever have to hook up with Justin Bieber. But… it’s a risk I’m willing to take.
A bold change from her character Bonnie in Vampire Diaries, Kat is fun and daring with both her sartorial choices as well as her ever evolving mane. “We didn’t reconnect until years later when she was working on Vampire Diaries.” “He came and did my hair for Vampire Diaries,” finished Kat.
The world may be oversaturated with Kardashian-Jenner news, but sometimes—like, now—it’s actually worth reading. Kylie Jenner (and Miley Cyrus, Amanda Seyfried, and Khloe Kardashian… but mostly Kylie Jenner) has been catching a lot of flack, lately, for her recent affinity for wearing her hair in cornrows. Led by teen actress Amandla Stenberg, critics of Jenner have been quick to call her out what they see as racial and cultural appropriation.