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3 Trends We Loved at Afropunk

Posted on 30 August 2017

Racism, ableism, fatphobia and all other forms of hate had to take a back seat to the resistance on the final weekend in August. Afropunk brought together the marginalized, the eccentric, and the hopeful this year and in an effort to escape the day-to-day negativity of our current climate many of them chose to make a statement with their style.  

Signaling the end of festival season Afropunk has traditionally offered a chance for attendees to experiment with bold fashion and beauty looks. 

Here are some of our favorite trends from one of Brooklyn’s most fearless weekend.

Colorful Braids

Misty might be a little too lit but “Luke Cage” star Simone Missick’s personal style is right on the money. She sported an oversized ombre purple braid while posing with Deray Mckesson that was perfect for a music festival. The best things about oversized braids is they can easily be converted into buns to combat the heat of a large crowd like the one at Afropunk. Get her look using our purple rain hair.

This festival goer killed it in multi-colored bantu knots and canary colored heart shaped glasses.

Another festival goer paired hers with fluffed out curls. Get the look by adding our medium curls in ginger.

This beauty rocked a blue halo braid that matched her printed jumpsuit!

This attendee paired her sexy schoolgirl look with three funky pastel braided buns.


Beads might make you think about jelly sandals and now and laters but Afropunk brought some updated versions of the hair accessories.

Quality materials, structured styles, and unexpected combinations make beads a viable styling option that is much more current. Check out how this queen created a chic pattern to stand out below.

This attendee chose to create an adorned bang using golden hair charms and cowry shells.


Flower crowns may be passe but people are finding different ways to incorporate flowers into their looks, embedding them into pigtails is just one of them.

We can’t decide what we love more the sunflowers in this girl’s glam braid or her luscious lashes.

We can't wait to see the style that gets served up at Afropunk Atlanta.

Photo Credits: Dee Williams for The Blonde Misfit, Cosmopolitan, BET

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