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Why RHOA's Cynthia Bailey makes anti-weave supporters rethink their decision

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There are three group opinions about weave that tend to be drastically different. One group is disgusted by women who feel that the only way they feel attractive is to put someone else's hair texture and style into their heads. Another group feels weave is an accessory no different than jewelry. And a third group is somewhere in between, not hating it and not loving it but seeing the perks of it.

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In the February 2014 issue of "Sophisticate's Black Hair," "Love & Hip-Hop" reality star Oluremi "Mimi" Faust explains why a haircut lead her to be a first-time weave wearer and why the cosmetic aspect of the show made her test out purchasing hair.

When a woman is in an industry that is constantly curling, twisting, tightening and chopping at her hair, it's a little easier to understand why she would choose temporary hair instead of ruining the hair growing from her head. And she does it well.

The best styles are from women whose versatile hair actually looks like it could be their own. Mary J. Blige, Beyonce and Tyra Banks immediately come to mind as women who know exactly what hair styles and hair colors suit their faces and complexions.

And someone who also always gets it right -- and shuts down Chris Rock's "Good Hair" comment about black women not wanting to wear "nappy" hair -- is "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Cynthia Bailey.

The Alabama native's modeling background no doubt helped her with her fashion. She's been affiliated with everything from a five-year contract with Wilhelmina Models and Essence's magazine cover to Fashion Week in Paris and Milan.

Check out the gallery above to see some of her best fashion hair moments when she's not rocking her equally chic short cut.

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