At the ESSENCE Music Festival lovely ladies beat the Big Easy heat in sweat-proof natural hairstyles. New Orleans was flooded with women rocking fancy up-do’s, pompadours, braids and twists in every cut, color and curl type you could imagine. With all the yummy food and jamming music EMF offered, these dazzling do’s were one more reason it will be a weekend we won’t ever forget.

Check out these naturals in N’awlins for yourself!