If you’ve never been to AfroPunk’s annual fest in NYC, the main thing you should know is that it is an eclectic sonic and visual landscape of hair, rock and fashion. And when you go, prepare to wow – or be wowed – by every afrocentric, punk rock, kool-aid-colored hairstyle imaginable. Seriously. This year’s fest, which featured performances by Lenny Kravitz (swoon), Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Kelis, Grace Jones and more, was no exception. And while I was scoring life-changing hair tips at Ubiquitous’ hair show in DC, fellow Hype Hair writer Karen Harris and photographer hennyxharmon were among those getting their head-banging life on.
Ranging from fiery orange and royal purple manes to banded locs and etched fades, we fell in love over and over again with new hair ideas. Click through to check out hot street-style hair images scored from the event.