Serena Williams’ hair accessories brought glitz and glamor to the US Open

Serena Williams‘ hair accessories for the US Open were the brightest GOAT ever!

On August 29, the Olympic gold medalist served fashionably on the tennis court in his first-round match against Danka KovinicDressed in a dazzling black bodice from Nike featuring an explosion of stars, flowing tutu skirt and long mesh sleeves.

But while the 40-year-old’s outfit certainly provided a dazzling display, it was her sparkly hair accessories that really brought in the glitz and glam factor.

Serena not only played with a rhinestone embellished Nike headband, but also with her hairstylist, Nikki Nelms, placed Swarovski crystals in her sleek ponytail. She also used Maui Moisture’s Curl Quench Curl Milk to define Serena’s curls and keep them frizz-free during play, according to a press release shared with E! New.

“@serenawilliams is an icon,” Nikki wrote on Aug. 30. instagram. “She’s been shining her whole life… her whole career. Last night, her hair too.”

Serena literally lit up the room from head to toe in a look that she thought about a lot.

Serena Williams over the years

She described the set up on Instagram, writing“I worked with the @nike design team on my final tournament look that would make me feel comfortable and confident.”

The tennis champion revealed her diamond-encrusted shoes included hidden messages, with “mom” and “queen” engraved on the laces.

Make the sentences all the sweeter, Twinned Serena with her 4 year old daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.who wore a similar sparkly outfit for the game.

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According to Nike, the kit’s shimmering embellishments were “inspired by the night sky above Center Court.”

“This look puts her in the spotlight”, explains the brand instagram the post continued, “while giving her the freedom to make her masterful moves.”

And there was no better time to shine as Serena’s incredible legacy was honored after the game.

Earlier this month, she announced that she was “moving away” tennis.

“I never liked the word retirement“, she wrote in a cover for vogueSeptember 2022 issue. “That doesn’t strike me as a modern word. I thought of it as a transition, but I want to be sensitive to how I use that word, meaning something very specific and important for a community of people. Perhaps the best word to describe what I do is evolution. I’m here to tell you that I’m evolving away from tennis, towards other things that are important to me.”

Serena Williams, US Open 2022

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According to Serena, she is ready to focus on her eponymous venture capital firm and expand her family with her husband Alexis Ohanian.

“But these days,” she added, “if I have to choose between building my tennis CV and building my family, I choose the latter.”

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David R. Brewer