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August 27 2014

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Beauty Sound Bites: Double Trouble

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Tracy Austin

“Tracy Austin when she wore pigtails [is my vintage hair inspiration]. It was something we hadn’t seen before…and the first time somebody tried something [other] than a ponytail.”

Julien Farel (the man behind the hair at the U.S. Open)

Today marks the start of the stateside Grand Slam, so above we pay tribute to this hairstylist’s on-court muse. Austin—whose bouncy pigtails were as much a signature as her two-fisted backhand—won her first U.S. Open in 1979 at the age of 16 against former champion Chris Evert. Two years later, she would take home the title again, this time playing Martina Navratilova. When it comes to ponytails, we think it’s safe to say that two is a winning combination.

Photos: Getty Images

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