There’s no question that Serena Williams is a queen on the tennis court. Now, with her new crazy-sharp lob, she’s a force to be reckoned with in the hair game, too. On Monday, the 36-year-old athlete-turned-fashion designer debuted the sleekest shoulder-length lob that has us heading to the salon immediately to replicate her cut.
Williams showed off her new ‘do on an appearance on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” where she talked about social media’s profound influence on business. And though Williams looked super put-together as she gabbed about all things internet, what our eyes were really focused on was her fresh chop: a smooth, middle-parted lob that falls right below her shoulders. Williams paired her look with a curve-hugging black-and-blue dress with geometrical shapes, complementing her new cut.
The tennis player’s chop is the work of celebrity hairstylist, Venon Francois, who has also worked with stars like Solange, Lupita Nyong’o, and Ruth Negga. Before the show, Francois shared his own photo of Williams’s hair. In the photo, Williams stands in a power pose as her pin-straight lob grabs all the attention.
This isn’t the first time Williams’s hair has caught our eye. In October—a few weeks before giving birth to her first child, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr—Williams made her post-pregnancy Instagram debut flaunting a set of bad-ass waist-length braids. Now, with her razor-sharp lob, we’re sensing a major hair chameleon in the making.