Beauty Street Style Like You've Never Seen It Before

Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
This weekend, Afropunk came back, and it reemerged better than ever. The two-day festival, which took over Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park, celebrated its 10th year with a lively mix of music, food, film, and fashion.
Since its arrival in 2005, Afropunk has become something of a community-wide cultural movement, bringing together an eclectic mix of fiercely independent individuals. Which is not just evident in the artists who perform there (the fest features many underground acts like SZA and Alice Smith), but also in the concertgoers' unique sense of style.
Advertisement
Click through to see the boldest beauty looks we encountered in Brooklyn this past weekend. From colorful updos to free-flying natural tresses, this is beauty street style like you've never seen it before.
1 of 16
Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
Dijah Malone is a rainbow of bold and bright colors with her red lip and orange headscarf.
2 of 16
Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
Alexa Whipple's bold brow, smokey eye, and neutral blush and lip rest in sharp contrast to her long, black braids.
3 of 16
Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
We're all about letting your natural tresses take the spotlight.
4 of 16
Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
Reign Apiim is regal and elegant with her shaved head, yellow updo, henna adornment, and cat-eye.
Advertisement
5 of 16
Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
Elan Ferguson chose to let her prints shine with her blonde pixie cut and subtle, pink lip.
6 of 16
Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
How dope are her silver aluminum-foil-inspired nails?
7 of 16
Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
Eden Connelly is at peace with her nude pink lipstick and blonde tresses.
8 of 16
Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
We're all about dark lipstick for fall, and Lilliana Crosdale's hue is at the top of our list.
9 of 16
Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
Friends Amanda Christopher and Aminata Conteh went for very opposite hairdos for the festival. Out and curly or up and in buns — either way, we're into them both.
Advertisement
10 of 16
Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
This red ombré'd hairdo and matching red lip is definitely a combo we'd like to see more often.
11 of 16
Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
We love a good 'fro. The green one Jocelyn Ward is donning? Even better.
12 of 16
Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
Sometimes all a girl needs is a bold berry lip and she's good to go. Carina Gomez clearly got that memo.
13 of 16
Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
Musician Tecla is impressive both on- and offstage. Her gray buns are definitely a new spin on the '90s beauty trend that we haven't seen before.
14 of 16
Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
Natural tresses were aplenty at the festival, and Iris Thijssen's blonde, curly pompadour was one of the standouts.
15 of 16
Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
Shakeera Bacon's dreadlocked updo is bringing beauty street style to new heights.
16 of 16
Like this post? There's more. Get tons of beauty tips, tutorials, and news on the Refinery29 Beauty Facebook page. Like us on Facebook — we'll see you there!
Advertisement