Whether you’re watching from the comfort of your home or hopping on the 7 train out to Arthur Ashe Stadium, the US Open is one of the biggest tennis events stateside. The star-studded event (we spotted everyone’s favorite Spice Girl this time around!) takes place from August 28 to September 10, and gives us the opportunity to see world class tennis up close.
If you think your fave tennis players step on the court and look effortlessly glam, think again. Even though sweat makes for an enviable glow, hairstylist Julien Farel has been making sure the world’s biggest athletes look amazing on the court and off. As the official US Open Hairstylist, he’s responsible for the perfect ponytails and slick braids that some of the biggest names in tennis are rocking –– his personal clients include Novak Djokovic, Victoria Azarenka and Ana Ivanovic to name a few. To celebrate the 11th year of his partnership with the USTA, the Julien Farel suite offered facials to VIP guests courtesy of Natura Bissé and manicures to the tennis players before games. The coolest part? Seeing some of the world’s most talented players casually getting their hair done and chatting like old friends. Can you say #goals?