Tennis Identity

Salon before slice. Taming tresses at the US Open


When it comes to tennis’ biggest stage, looking good means feeling extra confident on court. If you’ve been to New York City in late August/early September you know it’s predictably hot and muggy which means SUPER frizzy hair – not a good look. Can’t have that when you’re a top tennis player being broadcast round the globe.

Enter one of NYC’s toniest salons, Julien Farel. Farel, the salon’s namesake and owner, will once again open a pop-up player’s salon at the U.S. Open. To celebrate, the shop’s Masters got creative and had some fun doing up some mah-velous ‘dos’ – see below video — not for the courts of course but I like this kind of brainstorming Very un-boardroom. How about that modified beehive with tennis ball garland?

With the party over, the elaborate coiffures were toned down for the tournament and translated to serious, play-friendly styles that stay put, even after hours on court.
Three such styles are modeled below, a pulled back “messy” chignon; sleek twisted up-do; and a classically polished braid. Special products used by the team insure that the hairstyles keep up with the match. I, of fine curly hair, personally marvel at this.
Julien Farel hairstyle for tennis US Open
Julien Farel hairstyle for tennis US Open
 Julien Farel Hairstyle for tennis US Open
Look for these and other hairstyles at the US Open on the WTA players.
By the way, Farel’s team will also do player makeup (from YSL Beauty) and, new this year, offer a mini facial from Natura Bisse. Are these tennis players or Bond girls? Ahh, the life.

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