8 Afropunk Johannesburg Beauty Looks That Warm Our Frozen Hearts

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In January, UK residents normally deal with the kind of dreary, miserable weather that inspires tears. This is not one of those years... it's worse, which means we're all seethinly 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 favourites, ahead.

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