What do stars do? They shine. More specifically, the tennis star of the moment, Serena Williams, sparkles from head to toe on center court for her final US Open appearance. No, really, from head to toe—along with wearing a diamond-encrusted dress and shoes, Williams wore Swarovski crystals in her hair, too.
After announcing her retirement earlier this summer, it looks like Williams will be going out with a bang at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, Queens. She won her first match against Danka Kovinić, and followed that with a win against the world's No. 2 player, Anett Kontaveit.
In both matches, she wore a custom-made dress by Nike, which included a six-layer tutu to represent her six US Open victories, and a pair of diamond-encrusted shoes with diamond-encrusted laces that spell out "Mama" and "Queen."
But, a detail some might have missed? Williams' hair stylist, Nikki Nelms, bedazzled Williams' hair with Swarovski crystals.
To ensure that WIlliams' curls were both bouncy and shiny, Nelms popped the athlete's locks with Maui Moisture Curl Quench Curl Milk ($9). The curl milk's key ingredients are aloe vera and coconut oil, which both promote moisture and shine. Nelms used this as a leave-in conditioner to add definition and diminish frizz before pulling Williams' hair back into a ponytail. After that, Nelms adorned Williams' curls with Swarovski crystals so that the star could shine (literally) from head to toe. Williams also wore a diamond-encrusted headband by Nike to finish off the dazzling look.
Now, there's that saying that goes, when you look good, you feel good, and there's no wondering why Serena's playing so well (other than the fact that she is a world-class athlete who has been training her whole life for this, of course)—this is one of the best US Open looks we've seen possibly... ever. Wherever Serena lands next, may she (and her hair) sparkle as bright as she has on the court this week and for her entire career.