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julien farel – the u.s. open’s on-site hairstylist

September 10, 2011

Stylist Julien Farel has been taking care of players’ hair at the U.S. Open for five years running (and, for 2011, blogging about it at Tennis Channel). We asked him a few questions this week.

TSF: How did you get started working with tennis clients?
Julien Farel: I use to do it for Roland Garros and always thought it was a great tournament and sport for JF Group. Now we’re in our fifth year at the Open.

TSF: Whose hair is the most fun to style?
JF: Cutting Rafa Nadal, or styling Lauren Bush or Gwyneth Paltrow is tough to compare, they are all great — and the best in their fields!

TSF: And whose are you dreaming of working on?
JF: Federer and Sharapova. Penelope Cruz and JLo.

TSF: Do you follow the sport?
JF: Yes I am I big fan of tennis and try to play as often as I can. I prefer singles and I like the back hand passing shot.

TSF: How much does a player’s outfit for a particular tournament play into how you cut/style their hair?
JF: A lot. I particularly like Wimbledon because it is all-white: very classic and elegant. I love the classic! I love Nadal’s haircut with a very fitted outfit. It’s very trendy, sexy, and cool.

TSF: What about accessories?
JF: I like men’s hair accessorized with headbands or sweatbands; for the women, a fishtail or classic braid. They can control frizz with a little JF Relaxing Balm and that will do the trick.

TSF: What are players most concerned about with their hair?
JF: Keeping the hair off their face and controlling the frizz. JF styling products work great because they all contain an UVA protection to keep the hair hydrated and healthy.

most improved hair: carla suarez navarro

September 5, 2011

It’s been around for a while now — at least since the start of 2011 — but we’re still not over how much better this boy cut is on Carla Suarez Navarro (compared to this, we mean).

The Spaniard fell to Andrea Petkovic in the fourth round of the 2011 U.S. Open 6-1, 6-4. Petko had a tough time closing out the match but eventually prevailed. She’ll play the winner of Wozniacki/Kuznetsova (which is being contested as we type).

And speaking of Petko, check out Nick’s interview with Andrea for USOpen.org.

(image via Getty Images)

fashion focus: kirilenko outstyles mchale

September 2, 2011

Maria Kirilenko ended the run of local fave Christina McHale in the third round of the 2011 U.S. Open. The 25th seed defeated McHale 6-2, 6-3, which puts her at her best showing at the U.S. Open thus far. Kirilenko’s also made the round of 16 at the French (this year and last year) and the quarters of the 2010 Aussie Open. She’ll next face the winner of the Stosur/Petrova match. (Draw: Women’s Singles)

The details: Maria did everything a little better than McHale on the court, including with their outfits. The Russian’s clothes, from this season’s adidas Barricade line, include “Intense Blue” and “Intense Pink” as its colors. Sprinkle some gold jewelry, a dark nail color, a few wristbands, some braids within braids (!), purple laces on white/yellow on her shoes, and a slouchy dark fuschia bag to bring on the court. Perf.

More: A few more images/screengrabs after the cut…

brooklyn decker flips out

June 16, 2011

(via Refinery29 Los Angeles; photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

undergrowth

May 6, 2011

You know it’s time to get a haircut when…

Loving the mini-bangs, Andy.

Madrid: Fourth seed Murray ran into the Thomaz Bellucci train at this week’s Mutua Madrid Open. The Brazilian is still in it, nabbing a semifinal spot after upsetting 7th seed Tomas Berdych 7-6 (2), 6-3. Bellucci will play the winner of Ferrer/Djokovic and Nadal, who beat Llodra, will face either Federer or Soderling. (Draw: The Madrid Open Men’s Bracket)

Look down: As hypnotizing as it is, look away from Muzz’s fuzz for a sec and check out his fun blue adidas polo, part of their Barricade group and exclusive to Andy. Loving the green detail in the placket. Buy: adidas Men`s Barricade Traditional Tennis Polo; $51.99; tennisexpress.com.

(image via Getty Images)

do not pass go, do not collect $200

October 8, 2010

Gael Monfils upset No. 2 seed Andy Roddick at the Rakuten Japan Open in Tokyo this week. The 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (6) victory puts Monfils’s head-to-head with the top American 5-3.

Gael will face Stepanek in the semis. The top-half match-up is Nadal vs. Trocki. (Draw: Singles)

(Monfils image via Getty Images; Jimbo image src)

fuzzy muzzy has lots of hair

October 5, 2010

Hey, Andy: Ernests wants his hair back. (Take him up on it, please. We don’t want a repeat of Aussie Open ’08!)

Andy Murray, vying for a title at this week’s China Open — along with top seed Nole Djokovic, Soderling, and Kolya — is wearing a polo and shorts from adidas‘ Barricade line. This was the same outfit he wore at the 2010 US Open, where, as the tournament’s fourth seed, he got upset by Stan Wawrinka in the third round. In Beijing, Muzz beat qualifier Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-2, 6-3. Draw: The China Open men’s second round schedule’s been set. See the match-ups here.

Buy: adidas Fall Barricade Polo, in white/Blue Beauty, $39; Competition 9″ Short, $32; TW.

(image via Getty Images)

furliciano lopez

October 17, 2009

Wolverine, 3.0: Even the normally furry-licious Gilles Simon‘s beard was no match for that of Feliciano Lopez‘s patchy facial hair, which was showcased at this week’s Shanghai ATP Masters tournament. In today’s semifinal, Feli lost through retirement 1-6, 0-3 (right ankle). This was a sad end for the run of the unseeded Lopez, who upset seeds David Ferrer (16) and Robin Soderling (9) before facing Nadal.

Joma: Props to the subtle pops of blue all over Lopez’s crisp, white Joma outfit (especially the placket). While this Shanghai kit isn’t available for sale, you can check out some older styles — including his Davis Cup apparel — at the company’s website.

More: See more pics of Feli’s outfit: the bandana, the socks, the wristband, the shorts — all after the cut…

fashion focus: venus williams in tokyo

September 28, 2009

Venus Williams had such cute hair at this past weekend’s press conference for the Toray Pan Pacific Open. Too bad that the first round scoreboard looks like a massacre. Top seed (and World No. 1) Dinara Safina got upset in three set to No. 132 Chang Kai-Chan; Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beat Venus in two; Sveta goes down to Andrea Petkovic in three; and both Pennetta (No. 9) and Ivanovic (No. 10) lost to Vinci and Safarova, respectively.

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Moving on: That pic above made me window-shop for hairwear, and I ran across these three. Rhinestone headband (right), $7.80; and Jeweled satin headband (left), $5.80; both at forever21.com. And if you’re feeling adventurous (and splurgy), these Side Poms (center) are for you! Available at Topshop for $75.

(Venus image via Getty; hair accessories images via topshop and forever21.com)

street ball

August 17, 2009

Tennis has always been a country club, countryside sort of sport. Monday in Toronto, however, it was urban as it could get when Caroline Wozniacki and Ana Ivanovic took to the streets downtown in an exhibition event for this week’s Rogers Cup.

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See more Toronto street ball, an urban tennis classic and our favorite Monday hair-do after the cut.

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kirilenko likes ‘em hairy

July 8, 2009

Maria Kirilenko is blogging from Bastad this week. What we know so far? She’s not into manscaping.

You’re out of luck, Verdasco!

Scoreline: Maria beat sixth-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the second round of the Collector Swedish Open Women and will now face top seed Caroline Wozniacki in the quarters. See draw here.

tommy robredo, is that you?

June 23, 2009

More from the hairstyle files: Frenchman Jeremy Chardy became fodder for Andy Roddick‘s campaign for a Wimbledon singles title (Andy’s twice been a runner-up), falling to the American 6-3, 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-3. Roddick only had nine unforced error and hit 46 winners, including 20 aces.

Who knew that under all that hair would be a Tommy Robredo 2.0? Perhaps Jeremy’ll consider being more like Tommy and doing some, uhm, modeling

What do you think of Jeremy’s new ‘do? Tell us!)

Buy: Lacoste Short Sleeve Solid Super Dry Zip Polo, black/white/blue, $88, lacoste.com.

More: A few other action shots of Chardy after the cut…

por que no pompa?

June 22, 2009

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Tennis isn’t the same without your pompadour, Fernando. Bring it back!

Scoreline: The seventh seed beat local (and wildcard) James Ward in four sets 6-7 (8), 7-6 (1), 6-2, 6-4. Up next for the Spaniard is Kristof Vliegen, who also beat a wildcard, Mahut.

(image via Getty Images)

fuzzy wuzzy had no hair

May 28, 2009

Jose Acasuso and his buzzed hair (pic: before) took a stab at defeating Roger Federer in the second round of the French Open. While the Argentinian put up a fight, he could not upset Federer, who’s riding his soon-to-be-pop high and is fresh from his clay title win against Rafa at the Madrid Masters earlier this month. Federer won in four: 7-6 (8), 5-7, 7-6 (2), 6-2.

Big leagues: Roger needs to step it up — no more losing seven straight games like he did in the second and third sets against Acasuso — if he wants to make his fourth straight French Open final. Up next for Roger is the winner of the Pablo Andujar/Paul-Henri Mathieu second-rounder.

(photo by Getty Images)

jelena’s spring blues

May 27, 2009

You know, we’ve been really impressed by a lot of the clothes debuting at this French Open — especially with the ladies. They’ve been been hitting out of the park, haven’t they? (And we’re not even done posting yet!)

So we’re officially ready to let our guard down with Jelena Jankovic. She was flip-flopping for a while there, mixing great fashion choices with some couture catastrophes, forcing us to withhold our applause and love for one of tennis’ biggest draws. But after that gorgeous dress she wore to Cannes, this pink one at a reception for Serbian prez Boris Tadic, and now her French Open ANTA outfit, we’re ready to leave the love faucet on full blast for Jelena.

Ms. Jankovic opened her 2009 French Open campaign in a bright blue dress accented with an asian floral print down the side and back panels. We’re all about that frilly skirt, too. What do you think of this dress? Tell us!

Scoreline: Jelena got lumped in the bottom half of the draw, and we don’t foresee any hiccups until her quarterfinal vs. Serena Williams (though our friend Chris’ bracket has Wozniacki beating Jelena in the round of 16).

More: See detail shots of her blue, blue (did we say “blue”?) outfit — including fingernails, hairpins, shoes, and maybe mascara (one can only hope) — all after the cut…

robredo’s hair: now you see it, now you don’t

March 1, 2009

Tommy Robredo went through some spring cleaning on Friday morning, making good on a bet back in Argentina to shave his head if he won the Copa Telmex title.

It all started back in Buenos Aires, when Tommy saw his friends Daniel Gimeno-Traver, Marcel Gronellers, and Alberto Montanes — all with buzz cuts. The world No. 15 said he would do the same if he won his finals match against Juan Monaco (and he did.

Robredo traveled to Acapulco this week for the Abierto Mexicano Telcel hoping that his friends would have forgotten about this bet, but of course they didn’t let him off the hook; at the Fairmont Princess Hotel, Montanes’ coach Narcis Pelach styled Robredo’s hair as Santiago Ventura, Granollers, and Ruben Ramirez-Hidalgo looked on.

After the hair cut, the now-aerodynamic Spaniard sailed past American Kevin Kim and said: “I feel much faster on the court without any hair in my head.”

In the quarters, Jose Acasuso snapped Robredo’s 12-match winning streak 7-5, 6-2. This was the fourth time in as many weeks that they’ve played each other (and are tied at 2-2).

More: A few more pics after the cut…

i want to wrestle andy murray…

February 25, 2009

…to the ground and give him a proper haircut.

Scoreline: As the second seed at the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships, Murray beat Arnaud Clement 6-2, 6-3 and will face Richard Gasquet in the quarters.

(image via Getty Images)

the revolution might be televised… in June

February 3, 2009

Si se puede: Thanks to Monica for grabbin’ the baton and setting up the straightforwardly named Facebook group “Roger Federer needs mutton chops at Wimbledon”.

I was thinking more in time for Indian Wells, but beggars can’t be choosers, right?

citizens for the sideburns of roger federer

January 26, 2009

While I’ve heard complaints about Roger Federer‘s pre-Aussie Open haircut — how it looks too similar to the hairdos of everyone from Liza Minelli to Jimmy Connors — I must say it’s refreshing look, and complementary to the classy Nike outfit he’s wearing at this first major of 2009. (One tip, though: he needs to keep the bandana from riding too far up his forehead. Apart from that, he’s golden.)

Next step: I say Roger should show up at Indian Wells with some sideburns (or mutton chops, even). Are you with me? I’m starting the Facebook group!

Scoreline: His fourth round match against the erratic Tomas Berdych kept us at the edge of our seats for all five sets: 4-6, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-2. (Meanwhile, Nadal has yet to drop a set…)

Looking forward: Up next for the second seed — and our pick to take the title — is the lanky Argentine Juan Martin del Potro in the quarterfinals.

(image via Getty Images)

when god pits you against a lemon dress, you make lemonade

January 22, 2009

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Two snaps for Carla Suarez Navarro, who upset sixth seed Venus Williams in a 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 second round match at the Australian Open

The baby-faced Spaniard took an early lead in the second set, and this put Venus on the defensive — a position the American was uncomfortable in.

“I think [Carla] played some really good tennis,” Venus said. “She was super consistent and aggressive and just went for her shots. I think she just played really well. I think she took her opportunities and really showed a lot of character.”

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We’re sad to see Venus and her gorgeous yellow EleVen dress bow out so soon, but we’re glad she tried the silhouette and keyhole design in yet another color (white for Wimbledon; white/lime and black for the U.S. Open). If it ain’t broke…

More: See how she accessorized around this dress (visors! headbands! earrings! hotpants!) all after the cut…


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