Julien Farel and a team of stylists from his eponymous salon will once again be the exclusive on-site stylists at the 2009 US Open in Flushing, NY, where they will be pampering world-renowned tennis players, coaches and VIPs for the third year running. The salon, open from August 29 to September 13, is located inside the Player/VIP section of the Arthur Ashe Stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The top 40 tennis players will receive a large Phyto Plage tote bag with Julien Farel brushes and Phyto products. Farel and his team will also offer VIPs on-site haircuts, hairstyling and conditioning using Phyto products; nail care with Natura BissÃ©; and Yves Saint Laurent makeup applications. Farel and his team have created a signature US Open style designed to beat the humidity and last through even the toughest matches called Hair Thread, a technique allowing hair to be tied into place without the need for clips or pins.
"The last thing a tennis player needs is hair falling in their face during a match," Farel says. "I see such beauty in this elite level of athleticism. The players can focus on their matches knowing that they look their very best, both on and off the court."
To create the signature look, shampoo the hair with Phyto Phytojoba and condition with the Phytojoba mask. Apply the heat-activated PhytodÃ©fristant botanical relaxing balm to towel-dried hair and blow dry. Pull the hair back into a slick ponytail, and spray PhytoLaque Soie for a natural, yet firm hold. Thread the ponytail with the Hair Thread and spritz with Phyto Plage Sun Veil to protect the hair from UV rays.