With the holidays in full swing, Chicago naturals gathered at the Nia Naturals Kwanzaa Festival to celebrate the season in style.

Event host and natural beauty expert Rachel Odom created the event not only to gather with local naturalistas, but also to help the African-American community learn more about Kwanzaa traditions.

“Every woman left the event inspired and empowered as we gave back to charity and learned lots of great information about caring for our natural hair,” said Odom.

From crimson curly coifs to lush and lavish ‘locs, check out these festive naturals!