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10 Great Hairstyles Rocked by Oprah Winfrey

Wednesday marks the broadcast of the final episode of Oprah Winfrey's talk show. Oh, isn't it tragic? Oh, what are we going to do between 4 and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday? Oh, who will inadvertently expose to us who in Hollywood is certifiably nutty-bananas just by asking a mundane question?

The answer is, quite a few. But maybe I'm being a tad harsh. Oprah did, after all, expose us to what a giant bag of fat looked like and did something on the child slave trade in Africa. Why do I remember the bag of fat more? And why do I know how much she loves T-shirt sheets? Sure, I'll admit I watch Oprah, and yeah, maybe I did buy some T-shirt sheets after that particular "favorite things" episode (they are really comfy), but I think most of you will agree with me that there are worse ways to pass an hour than watching her show.

Whether or not you've watched her show since its debut in 1986, it's pretty much accepted that the woman's a multi-faceted icon: Entertainment, politics, education, poverty, race and sexuality have all been explored on her show in such a uniquely Oprah way (usually framed by giveaways) that we know it will be a different experience from Letterman or Lauer.

But she was also something of a fashion icon--making over many deserving (?) women over the years, teaching us how to find our proper bra sizes, and marking every season with a new hairstyle. As we bid our fond farewells, here are 10 great hairstyles rocked by Oprah Winfrey.

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