It’s safe to assume that when Serena Williams started out in tennis, she never thought she would also become a fashion and beauty icon. But a recent move solidifies her style status: The 37-year-old champion debuted a gorgeous honey-blonde dye job at the Sports Illustrated Fashionable Fifty party in Los Angeles, and she totally lit up the red carpet.
It makes total sense that Williams would arrive with such a show-stopping look, since she graced the special issue of SI and was named one of the most stylish athletes of 2019. The athlete’s hairstylist, Vernon François, showed off her new color with a sleek blowout and loose waves. She complemented the style with layered gold necklaces, a patent leather pencil skirt, and cream-colored top.
Her transition to blonde has been slow and steady, with Williams rocking a darker blonde ombre over the past several months. She recently appeared on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar with her natural curls on display (and a glorious golden dress to match).
Williams has often experimented with her hair over the years, from box braids to wigs to her natural curls. It seems she’s not the only one trying out blonde for summer 2019, Bella Hadid recently revealed beachy blonde waves and Chrissy Teigen shared she “went a little blonder for the remainder of summer” on her Instagram.