Growing up as a child with a crown of curly locks on your head was tough. At some point or another, you probably despised your hair and desperately wished for straight, more "manageable" hair. Thanks to the growing Natural Hair Movement, the older you got, the more you began to embrace your natural beauty. That newfound love of your hair is the driving force behind this new festival coming to Atlanta, which celebrates the beauty of curly hair, no matter who you are.
Appropriately named "CurlFest," this festival puts your hair in the spotlight. This wildly popular event, created by the Curly Girl Collective, initially began in 2014. Their first annual event began in New York with 1,000 attendees.
The hair-loving event has exploded to over 75,000 people flocking to the festival from all over the world. Atlanta is the first city outside of New York that will be able to experience the magic of Curlfest.
Get your favorite fit together and make sure your go-to hair products are fully stocked because the event is like one giant runaway. You'll be surrounded by people who love their kinks, coils, and curls just as much as you do. There will be cameras everywhere to capture each moment.
This event doesn't discriminate on color, age, size, hair texture or gender. If you've got any pattern of curl or even just want to support your curly-haired friends and family, you're welcome to come.
There will be live hair demos, games, giveaways, photo booths and best of all, good energy.
Vendors will be on-site, so you might even find a favorite new product during a live demo or just by swapping tips with a fellow attendee. Some of the sponsors and partners for the July celebration in New York are Camille Rose, Creme of Nature, Curls, and so many others. If Georgia gets half as lucky, your wallet will be a necessity.
Outside of hair vendors, there will be makeup, clothes, skincare, and essential products galore. If you're already stocked on products, no worries. There will still be music to enjoy, along with live art, panels, food, and drinks.
New York's Curlfest is known to get packed, so you already know Atlanta will show out too. Narcity has reached out to Curlfest on when you can expect the official Atlanta date to drop, so we'll update with more information.
Why you need to go: If you find a large part of your identity in your hair, this festival is perfect for meeting likeminded people and celebrating your beauty.