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Let your curls free! Curlfest 2018 is here

Ebena | Tue, 06/05/2018 - 05:16

Never heard of Curlfest before? Are you still deciding whether or not to attend the event this year? 

What is Curlfest?

Curlfest is a festival that celebrates the beauty of natural hair. The outdoor event gathers women and hair aficionados from all over the world. The event host; Curly Girl Collective, connects with the best and reputable beauty brands to throw events where women of color can take pride and confidence in their hair. This annual celebration of beautiful natural hair is in the heart of Brooklyn, NY's Prospect Park. From braids to big fros and locs there is always an overload of hair inspiration.

“Being a woman of color, we need to understand that we’re dope! said a creator of the festival. Don't you think?

Well, Curlfest 2018 is happening on Saturday, July 21, 2018! So mark your calendar, and bring your friends.

 

Curlfest, We're Obsessed! 

Curlfest 2018 Festival

This is definitely an outdoor event to attend this summer 2018 – if not THE event of the summer! 

 

Come and try new hair products

Curlfest 2018 hair products

Wanna know more about the newest trends and treatments for your hair?  Check out some of the Hair product companies, chat with beauty professionals, hair stylists, cosmetologists and try some free samples.

 

The vendors' marketplace is open!

Curlfest 2018 Vendors

Curly Girl Collective brings in vendors and natural beauty partners to Curlfest 2018. If you are into fashion, accessories, and jewelry, this event is definitely for you!

 

Meet members of the natural hair community

Curlfest 2018 Bennie Harlem

Welcome to the land of curls, fros, locs, and beautiful braids. Curlfest attracts thousands of naturalistas coming together to celebrate their hair and black heritage. You can take a peek at the best styles out there or find inspiration for your next look while discussing with others.

 

Want to socialize? Why not?

Curlfest 2018 Chat

Curlfest brings together naturalistas from all professional background. Models, designers, stylists, cosmetologists, entrepreneurs, marketers, business owners, bloggers, etc. you name it. The event gathers a beautiful and diverse crowd showing their pride in their natural look. Curlfest 2018 is no exceptions.

 

Come vibe and enjoy the cultural experience!

Curlfest 2018 Music

From jamming out during the pop-up Afro-Brazilian drumming performance to the best wobble you've ever seen, the scene in the Prospect Park is always bursting with colors, culture, solidarity, and pride! 

 

Food, games, and fun

Curlfest 2018 Games

Curlfest 2018 Drums

Bring your kids! It's a fun time for some outdoor play in the park. Also, they will be plenty of food trucks lining the event, so come hungry!

 

Meet social media influencers

Curlfest 2018 Instagram

You can stop by to meet with your favorite bloggers! Curlfest chats brought together famous bloggers, vloggers, natural hair influencers and their audience. Social media plays a huge role in the festival. As part of the beautiful curlfest crowd, you spot attendees snapping selfies, mingling, and then sharing live stories on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

 

Meet black-owned businesses

Curlfest 2018 Shea Moisture

Get a chance to learn about new black-owned businesses. Ebena, the fast-growing community of hair stylists and braiders, is attending Curlfest 2018. We are committed to connecting women to the best hairstylists in their cities, and Brooklyn is now on our list.

 

Connect with beauty professionals

Curlfest 2018 Beauty Professionals

If you are looking to find your new natural hair stylist? This is the place to be. Many local beauticians, cosmetologists, hairdressers, mobile hair stylists also attend the event.

If you are a hair braider, beautician, cosmetologist, this a chance for you to connect with potential clients. In our article “Hair stylists: how to attract new customers,” we give you some handy tips on how to find your next clients. Besides putting yourself on the map, using Instagram, adjusting your pricing strategy or using Ebena to promote your hair business, you should attend events like Curlfest that cater to your clientele.

Whether you are an independent hair stylist or a hair salon owner, going to Curlfest 2018 can give you good exposure, so bring those business cards just in case!

 

Are you attending Curlfest 2018? Here are some details

Curlfest happens every summer in the Brooklyn, NY. To help you out, we have collected some information for you about the date and location.

When is Curlfest 2018? Curlfest is on Saturday, July 21, 2018.

Where is Curlfest 2018? Prospect Park - Nethermead 16th and Prospect Park SouthWest, Brooklyn, NY 11125

For more information about the location and tickets visit Curlfest official website

 

Meet the team behind the Curly Girl Collective initiative

Curlfest 2018 Founders Curly Girl Collective

To finish, we would like to extend our appreciation to the founders of Curlfest. So, we did a bit of research to find who they are and learn more about them.

 

Charisse Higgins

Charisse Higgins

Charisse is the Director of Public Relations of Curly Girl Collective. She is an External Relations Specialist, Mentor, Diversity & Inclusion Champion, Family Woman and an Island Girl, with a knack for shining a positive light.
 

Melody Henderson

Melody Henderson

Melody is the Creative Director at Curly Girl Collective.
With more 20 years of experience as a creative and art director. She has served as creative leadership on various leading brands.
 

Tracey Coleman

Tracey Coleman

Tracey is the director of events at Curly Girl Collective.
She is a Creative Marketing Consultant, Travel Blogger, Foodie, Entrepreneur and Freelance Writer.
 

Simone Mair

Simone Mair

Simone is the Director of Business Strategy at Curly Girl Collective. She is a Customer Service Systems Analyst, A Twin, An Avid Dancer, and Award-Winning Volunteer dedicated to making this world a better place.
 

Gia Lowe

Gia Lowe

Gia is the Director of strategic partnership at Curly Girl Collective. She is a Marketing Manager, Community Activist, Culture Geek, Music Lover with a unique gift for the right words at the right time.

 

Do not miss the natural hair revolution! See you in New York.