On Oct. 10 her friend and former co-star Cynthia Bailey got married to sportscaster Mike Hill in the Atlanta suburb of Acworth, where Eva served as a bridesmaid. The Real Housewife posted a series of photos from the wedding revealing her look for the special event.
She wore a long white gown with a slit on the right side of the dress. But that is not what caught the attention of fans. Several people were taken aback by Eva’s hairstyle. Her faux locs stood straight up atop her head while being held together by a string of pearls.
One fan wrote, “The hair just doesn’t do it for me. Gorgeous otherwise.”
“That sage stick hairstyle is a nooooo and u knoooo it,” said another.
After a while Eva began to reply to the criticism that she was receiving about the ’do.
Someone typed, “But why did you wear your hair like that,” to which Eva replied, “because @cynthiabailey liked it.”
Others fans came to Eva’s defense, showing love to the hairstyle.
“Soon and very soon ppl will start stealing this hair style lol,” said one fan. That comment started a conversation that led to one person telling the fan that in Florida there are Black men who have dreads that wear the style all the time and call it palm tree.
The fan replied, “this may be true, but how many women bold enough to wear this style? Not many lol hence you said men.”
Eva jumped into the conversation and added her opinion, saying, “Little do they know it is traditional African hair style especially to an elegant evening. We are so colonized and so European we don’t even see black beauty in front of us.”
This is not the first time the 35-year-old has displayed this hairstyle on social media. Eva debuted the style two days prior to her dropping pics from the wedding. Interestingly, Eva did not get as much criticism for that occasion as she did for the wedding.
In fact, many fans showed support, with one writing, “You’re really killing that hair style Eva. I love it.”
Someone else added, “We love it! Very Eccentric.”
One admirer was even influenced by the look: “Once my hair grows back on definitely gonna try the locs braids.”
Nonetheless, Eva stands by her style. She responded to one of the comments previously mentioned with, “I love my hair, my uniqueness and BLACK BEAUTY.”