That sound? A combination of pressurized felt-covered balls striking hard courts and a phalanx of 1875W blowdryers running at full tilt is the sound of Julien Farel (Next Artists) at the 2015 US Open. For the ninth year running Farel’s salon has been on site at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows as the official tournament salon. For the duration of the tournament the salon will offer a full range of services tailored to the pop-up setting that include everything from braiding (first time officially this year) to makeup touchups to manicure and pedicures. Farel is well attuned to the demands of the tournament. “The sun and humidity are really tough on the hair,” he said speaking with Yahoo! Beauty. “Frizz is a major problem.” Game, set, match to Julien Farel.

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Julien Farel Salon is the official stylist of the 2015 US Open (Photography: courtesy of Julien Farel)

Julien Farel Salon is the official stylist of the 2015 US Open (Photography: courtesy of Julien Farel)