Hair it is: Afropunk Atlanta brings out the most exotic and eclectic styles

Shakeema Barnes, 25, of Riverdale, Georgia, wore blue flowers in her ‘fro at Afropunk 2018 in Atlanta. (Photo credit: Cassidy S. for Steed Media)

Flowers, glitter and other hair accessories exploded from the Afros, curls and dreadlocks of festivalgoers who gathered in Atlanta this past weekend for Afropunk 2018.

The two-day Carnival of Consciousness was the perfect environment for them to show off their individuality, creativity and personal sense of expression through their hairstyles. At every turn, eclectic and exotic styles caught my eye.

Here’s a sampling:

Draco at Afropunk 2018 in Atlanta (Photo credit: Cassidy S. for Steed Media)

Draco, 29, of Atlanta, showed off his lime-green hair color at the festival.

King Hale at Afropunk 2018 in Atlanta (Photo credit: Cassidy S. for Steed Media)

King Hale, 28, from Pensacola, Florida, accessorized her hair with yellow flowers.

Marcella (left) and Dr. Elevate Evolve Repeat at Afropunk 2018 in Atlanta (Photo credit: Cassidy S. for Steed Media)

Marcella, 22, of Atlanta, rocked a purple durag and a hat. Dr. Elevate Evolve Repeat, 31, of Pensacola, Florida, wore her dreads tied up and standing tall atop her head.

Darling Nikki at Afropunk 2018 in Atlanta (Photo credit: Cassidy S. for Steed Media)

Darling Nikki, 36, of Atlanta, rocked vibrant red curls.

Niambi at Afropunk 2018 in Atlanta (Photo credit: Cassidy S. for Steed Media)

Niambi, 23, from Saint Louis, Missouri, wore Beyoncé-inspired hair with a golden veil and bejeweled headpiece.

Marah Lily at Afropunk 2018 in Atlanta (Photo credit: Cassidy S. for Steed Media)

Marah Lily, 19, of Atlanta, flaunted curly purple ringlets with pink accents that matched her mid-drift-bearing top.

Jordan Gooch (left) and Kennedy Gooch at Afropunk 2018 in Atlanta (Photo credit: Cassidy S. for Steed Media)

Jordan Gooch, 24, and Kennedy Gooch, 20, from Atlanta, showed off their big bold hair. Jordan sported flowers throughout her hair, while Kennedy wore her hair is a funky fohawk style.

Calvin McDowell at Afropunk 2018 in Atlanta. (Photo credit: Cassidy S. for Steed Media)

Calvin McDowell, 30, of Randolph, Massachusetts, sported his blonde-tipped locks and accessorized with a black wide brim hat.

Cassidy Sparks
Cassidy Sparks

I am a blogger, journalist and media enthusiast. I am passionate about covering entertainment, fashion and beauty. Keep up with me at Cassinthecity.com

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