8 Afropunk Johannesburg Beauty Looks That Warm Our Frozen Hearts

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In January, East Coast residents normally deal with the kind of bone chilling weather that inspires tears. (Hint: We're talking about the ones that literally freeze midair as they drop from your eyes.) This is not one of those years... it's worse. And as of this week, most of the country can relate — which means we're all jealous of those who live in sunnier places.
Take South Africa, for example, where Afropunk Johannesburg just swept the city with crop tops, sandals, and examples of living your best life on full (social media) display. And let us not forget the glam. Afropunk is known for its bold and unapologetically Black beauty looks. From glitter-adorned Afros to butt-length neon braids to bubblegum pink wigs, the looks you might imagine just barely scratch the surface. In Johannesburg, attendees manage to seamlessly fuse trends with tradition — and boy does it deliver the wow factor the festival is known for. See a few of our favorites, ahead.

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