Ever since hearing about Essence fest, I’ve wanted to go. Every time one of my friends attended, they would talk about the ambiance in New Orleans and how it was the perfect place to host an event like Essence fest.
For years, Essence has been a platform that showcases all things black beauty, and lifestyle. Within the past few years, Essence has continued to create and host events that showcase the hottest black celebrities, styles, hairstyles and more.
One event that has continuously caught my eye is the Essence Street Style Festival. This festival is full of vendors, performers, influencers and more.
This year, they hosted the festival in Brooklyn, and there were so many beautiful looks. Let’s get into them.
What Is Essence Street Style Festival
Essence Street Style Festival has been running for four years. It used to be free, but since it’s gain in popularity, the event is now ticketed. However, despite it being ticketed, it’s not expensive to attend. The cost this year was about $20-$25.
This past event was hosted by Amanda Seales, with performers Teyana Taylor and Yemi Alade. Also, celebrity chef Kelis was at the event as well. This event is also famous for having some key sponsors such as Nike, Macy’s and SheaMoisture.
Overall, this event is a tribute to fashion, style, and influence curated by majority black women.
It’s the place to be for some inspiration on looks and styles! I have about four favorite looks from the Essence Street Style Festival that I want to share with you!
Amanda Seales’ High Ponytail
Amanda Seales was seen at this year’s festival wearing a high ponytail. She’s always been known for wearing blonde hair, but at this festival, she brought her Insecure character “Tiffany” to life. She wore a dreaded high ponytail.
The tail part of the ponytail looks like it was created with extensions, probably clip in hair extension. She looked amazing! To recreate this look, there are some things you’ll need.
First, you’ll need some edge control. To make high ponytails, you can use extensions. For me, I like to use braiding hair and some Clip in hair extensions bands to create the look I desire.
Kelis’ Colorful Dreads
Kelis was at the event receiving an award and wearing some of the most colorful dreads! She’s also known for having colorful hairstyles at most of her appearances.
To achieve this look, make sure you get the appropriate colors that you want. Another way to complete this look would be to have someone install some hair extensions for you like Clip in, Tape in, Pre-bonde, Bulk hair or Weave hair…
The Looks Of The People!
Apart from the celebrities seen at this Essence event, many of the children at the events had natural hairstyles that we adore. On little black girl had two puffs with accessories to complete the look. Another girl had a slick back with a puffy ponytail. Another child had her hair completely out, styled in a completely natural way.
Some other people at the festival made themselves stand out with the beauty and hair looks they wore. One woman has lavender colored hair that can be easily recreated with some human hair kinky straight extensions.
Love, love, love this look so much!
Essence Festival Love!
All in all, we love the looks that come from any festival but particularly the Essence festivals. At this year’s street style fest, we saw all the greatest hair looks from celebrities and attendees.
If you’re looking for some hair inspiration, don’t hesitate to head to a festival and get all the inspiration you need. I love going to these festivals, and I’m always happy to see how Essence tries to give everyone a platform.
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Have you been to an Essence Festival? Let us know your experience below!