September 2 2014

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Winning By A Hair At The U.S. Open


Tennis enthusiasts with a mind for beauty are likely interested in more than just a killer backhand when they watch the U.S. Open. With each serve and volley, they are presumably examining the headband-clad ponytails and braids that move with every swing of the racquet. (How do they stay so perfect?!) In addition to ice running through your veins, good hair is key to advancing to the next round of the tournament, as a stray wisp could blur the kind of perfect vision needed for triumph. With this in mind, the U.S. Open actually has an official hairstylist on hand in the player area of Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, N.Y., to help athletes secure their locks on-the-court and pamper them when they come off. That would be Julien Farel, the one-time cutting designer at Frédéric Fekkai who went on to open his own Feng Shui-influenced oasis at 605 Madison Avenue. For the third year in a row, Farel and his team have been offering players a full range of services, including hair-threading (a weaving technique that secures strands without the use of pins or elastics), haircuts, styling, and conditioning; nail care; and makeup applications. Yup, that’s how Maria Sharapova always looks so good—grunting, sweating, and all.

Photo: Emmanuel Dunand / AFP / Getty Images



  1. fashionpicks says:

    Whats the big surprise there? I don’t think anyone was so naive to think that Maria would just roll out of bed, head straight to the court and start slamming or grunting or whatever especially when she has a lot of lucrative endorsements at stake, those endorsements to a large extent depend on how popular she is which in turn in dependant on how good she looks on court when she gets the maximum viewership. remember also that she is a player who earns more off court than on it!

    P Adhikari