New York City naturals flocked to Curly Girl Collective’s “Curl Crush” event for a fun night of meeting, greeting, and all things natural hair!

The Collective’s aim is to foster acceptance and celebration of curls, kinks and coils — and this night, they more than met their goal. 

“The energy in the room was simply golden!” said Gia Lowe, co-founder of Curly Girl Collective who partnered with and Shea Moisture to host the event. “The women here gained a sense of sisterhood, inspiration and empowerment which is so instrumental in the natural hair community,” continued Charisse Higgins, also one of the group’s founders.

From intricate afro upsweeps to super-short spirals, these street style mane moments rocked