41 Times #BlackGirlMagic Was Off The Charts At Afropunk

All due respect to (amazing) acts like Solange, Sampha, and Raphael Saadiq, but our favorite part of Afropunk is always the glam. There's no such thing as being overdressed or underdressed at the annual festival, held at Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park. Anything goes, meaning that you'll see just about everything. Unicorn box braids? Check. Curls that defy gravity? Absolutely. And of course, you'll get your fair share of Afros in every curl pattern, height, and shape, too. Black Girl Magic is very real, duh. To see it shape shift a thousand times over in one weekend is a sight to behold. Scroll on to see some of the most supernatural looks that we witnessed.
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Let's hear it one time for this monochrome makeup moment. Feeling blue has never looked this good.
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Braided bantu knots that look this cool would make us smile, too.
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If you look close enough, you'd see the gold headband that's tied in this beauty's golden curls.
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When in doubt, wig it out.
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Yes, queen.
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Eff a flower crown. Weaving a few faux blooms into your segmented pigtails makes all the difference.
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Thinkin' pink.
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A couple that glows together, flows together.
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Umm, forget monochrome makeup... you know you're popping when the wig matches the sunglasses and lipstick and nail polish.
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Take a cue from this beauty and keep the rest of your makeup simple when you wear an element that pops, like her electric blue makeup.
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So. Much. Magic.
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Instead of highlighting, you can always break up your hair color with a patch of unexpected hue.
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Rose gold goals.
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He's a mother effing starboy.
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If you want your hair to reach new heights, try stretching it at the roots with your blow dryer.
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All you need are a few bobby pins and edge control for hold to create your own funky faux hawk.
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Issa unicorn!
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Believe it or not, but this gorgeous gal's skin glowed even more in person.
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Who knew filigree tubes could be used in so many ways?
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You 'fro, girl.
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Looking like a millenial Egyptian goddess, Flash tats and all.
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Bright rainbow hair paired with a moody black top is as cool a combo as it gets.
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Glitter as highlighter? Why the hell not!
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Hey, golden girl.
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Let your eyeshadow do all the talking.
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Is it just us, or is matching your hair to your sunglasses going to be the next big thing?
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Check out this intricate beadwork, upheld with tiny filigree tubes.
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This reveler pulled colors straight from her kente cloth outfit for her glam look.
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Flower power to the third degree.
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Sailor Moon vibes.
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Weave your cornrows with streamers to take the party with you.
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This babe's got a sunny outlook.
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Can you paint with all the colors of the wind...
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We're digging the beaded accent braid that complements this dyed frohawk.
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Another example of an unconventional (but insanely cool) highlighter alternative.
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Nothing sparkles in the sunlight quite like glitter lips.
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When you get tired of your cat-eye (or, uh, mess it up), try artfully smudging some color near your wing like this fest-goer did.
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We're guessing that these perfect ringlets are the result of bantu knots.
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This duo is rocking those curls.
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Twin powers activate!
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What cotton candy dreams are made of.
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