Bored With Your Hair? Get Some Fresh Hairspiration Courtesy of AfroPunk

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I traveled far and wide a whole hour from Harlem on Sunday to attend the Afropunk Fest. The Brooklyn festival, a two-day arts and music expo, was well worth the journey. Besides the music, which included D’Angelo, Lianne La Havas, Alice Smith and Sza, there was delicious food, creative vendors with one-of-a-kind pieces and the most colorful, eclectic crowd. I was overwhelmed by all the inspiration!

Though the performances were incredible (I hear), I didn’t stay for one. Duty called (aka MTV VMAs coverage) but I don’t feel like I missed I a thing. I was so inspired and full after shopping and taking in the scene. I was immediately drawn to beauty street style.

Of course, gorgeous natural hair was in abundance but it was pretty awe-inspiring how beauties would let their creativity shine through in their hairstyles, whether from a bold color or an eccentric hair accessory. Check out some of my fave shots:

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These women are so fearless with their style I couldn’t help but be inspired (and you guys know I’m considering playing with hair color after this post). From color to hair accessories like crowns and bunny years, they’re unafraid to experiment and have fun with their looks.

If you’re inspired to jazz up your hairstyle, even on a more conservative scale, shop some pieces inspired by these ladies:

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And speaking of shopping, I sure did my share at Afropunk. Here’s what I got:

A Futa by Chama wrap skirt that can be worn four ways:


Yumnah Najah Designs jewelry (P.S. remember her work from Channing‘s anniversary party?)


My friend Charreah picked up beautiful artwork by House of Eli:

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I regret not picking this up:


I have to order it!

I also got a turban, an ankara dress and sunglasses by Tnemnroda:

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Stay tuned for outfit posts and a separate post on Tnemnroda‘s exquisite jewelry and sunglasses!

For now, what do you think of the street style and shopping at Afropunk? See anything you love?


Get even more hairspiration in this incredible feature shot by Awol Erizku on Vogue.


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