Already its third year, Brooklyn’s CURLFEST is an annual Natural Beauty Festival founded by the ladies of Curly Girl Collective. This was Type 4 Naturals second year attending and with more than 10,000 attendees there was a whole lot of #BlackGirlMagic to take in. If you’re thinking about attending CURLFEST in the years to come, here are some tips to keep in mind.
It’s FREE, but Get there Early
No need to buy tickets, this event is 100% FREE for all. Now, if you’re a product junkie, there are early bird tickets that go on sale that guarantees a gift bag with CURLFEST tote and products from sponsors. If you get there early enough, swag bags available while supplies last. If you miss out on general admission bags, vendors often give away free samples.
Come With Friends
Bring Your Coins
Not only does CURLFEST provide hair and fashion inspiration, there are opportunities to support the cause and shop new and established Black Owned Businesses. Get sales from your favorite natural hair, beauty, food, fashion, and jewelry businesses.
Rock Your Natural
CURLFEST is the ultimate celebration of Black Women of all shades and textures embracing their natural hair. Come out rocking your kinks, coils, locs, curls, and fros. You’re bound to capture some hair inspiration just walking through the crowd. Check some of our favorite styles including Jo rocking her Fulani Inspired braids and fro.
Stay Cool and Hydrated
CURLFEST takes place in an open field with large crowds and lots of action. There will be times of waiting in long lines, searching for friends, dancing, and lots of energy so take breaks when necessary. If you do bring drinks to the party, make sure to have enough water to keep yourself hydrated.
Have you attended CURLFEST?