Afropunk Atlanta Just Gave Us The Ultimate Festival Beauty Encore

Even though we're pumped for Halloween and New Year's Eve, we're already mourning the end of festival season. Think about it: Aside from all the dope artists and awesome food, a festival is the best opportunity to get wild with your hair and makeup, all while the temperature is above 80 degrees. What's more, festival beauty seems to be getting more interesting every year, providing serious inspiration from all over the world — even if you can't make it IRL. As always, Afropunk takes it a step further.

The festival's second annual Atlanta event — which has been appropriately dubbed the "Carnival of Consciousness" — is no exception. Attendees used their glam to demonstrate natural beauty this weekend, giving us all an inspiring dose of Black girl magic and Black boy joy.

Of course, Afropunk Brooklyn will always have our East Coast-dwelling hearts, but if the Instagrams ahead are any indication, the Dirty Souf knows how to bring the beauty. Click ahead for bigger hair, brighter colors, and a whole lot of incentive to start planning next year's looks early.

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This dynamic duo turned up the volume with their vibrant lipsticks, proving that your everyday nude need not apply at Afropunk.
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Yes, folks: Festival space buns are still very much a thing.
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Pardon the pun, but this perfectly inky wing and navy lip combo is fly.
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It looks like this beauty got the memo about the triangle braid trend.
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Head wrap and wig goals, courtesy of @rhonda_mary and @chantailleelise.
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What goes well with a neat set of dreads? A cluster of dandelions, of course.
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Some people bask in the sun. Others, like this pair, possess glows that rival the entire solar system.
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Big hair don't care.
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Neon green hair don't, either.
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So many waves, the ocean is probably jealous.
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Oh hello, glitter undercut.
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Well, we thought we were over the unicorn trend... but consider our minds changed, immediately.
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All black everythang... with a touch of hot pink lipstick.
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There's something about butterfly clips that sets our spirits aflutter.
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