When Serena Williams introduced her upcoming retirement, or as she likes to name it, “evolution,” from tennis within the September 2022 Vogue subject, it felt like the tip of an excellent period. The bittersweet information little doubt shook diehard tennis lovers as a lot because it did non-tennis followers when it was introduced on August 9. Although she shall be stepping away from the tennis courtroom quickly, she hasn’t packed up her racket simply but. On August 29, the GOAT got here able to compete and win (which she did) on the primary day of the US Open in a glittery ensemble that included gems in her ponytail.
This US Open could possibly be Williams’s final one, so she is decided to exit with a bang. The tennis star performed in a shimmery, flowy black gown and an identical bedazzled Nike headband. Hairstylist Nikki Nelms slicked Williams’s curls into what appeared like a easy smooth ponytail. Nelms wove teeny-tiny jewels into Williams’s caramel brown-highlighted kinks.
In an Instagram submit she shared of the look, Nelms sang Williams’s praises within the caption. “Final nite was wonderful. @serenawilliams is an icon,” the caption reads. “She’s been shining her entire life… her entire profession. Final nite her hair did too. #HairByNikkiNelms.” And he or she certainly shone through the Monday recreation.