An Ode To Serena Williams And Her Unstoppable Edges In Honor Of Her 37th Birthday

September 26, 2018  |  
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2017 Women Of The Year Awards at Kings Theater – Red Carpet Arrivals
Featuring: Serena Williams
Where: New York, New York, United States
When: 14 Nov 2017
Credit: Ivan Nikolov/

It’s Serena Williams’ 37th birthday!

We’ve celebrated her strength and the work she’s done to be at peak fitness levels, and we’ve also taken a look back at the pop culture icon that she is, but for this year’s festivities, we thought we would celebrate something that even the everyday woman can appreciate and relate to — her insanely unstoppable edges. What’s the secret?!

As we told you earlier this month, her husband, Alexis Ohanian Sr., was asked by a few of Serena’s fans to quiz the tennis ace about the edge control gel that she uses, which manages to keep her hair in place when she’s swinging away on the tennis court and working up a sweat. When he quizzed wifey about the product she uses, she said her edges are laid because of a “new gel I discovered.” When asked what that was, she replied, “Serena’s secret.”


But we have an idea of where you can find the right product to get laid edges like hers. In an interview from this past July, she told Yahoo Lifestyle that Target is her go-to place for all things beauty.

“Beauty wise, I go to Target, and they literally have everything,” she said. “Anything that says ‘curls,’ ‘manage your curls,’ ‘proud of your curls,’ I’m drawn to it.”

“I feel like there’s so much out there for natural hair and curly hair and black hair, which I love,” she added. “I’ve literally tried everything — from Miss Jessie’s to Curls. I have a whole cabinet full of products. I think every black girl does for hair.”

She may have just discovered her go-to product for keeping her edges in tact, whether she’s on the court or in front of cameras at an event, but they’ve been in great shape for years. Don’t believe us? Just hit the flip.

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HOLLYWOOD – JULY 16: Singer Brandy and athlete Serena Williams pose backstage during the 2003 ESPY Awards at the Kodak Theatre July 16, 2003 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)


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HOLLYWOOD – JULY 11: Tennis star Serena Williams arrives at the 3rd annual GM All-Car Showdown held at Paramount Pictures on July 11, 2006 in Hollywood, California. The GM All-Car Showdown is a charity-driven event celebrating the hottest modified GM vehicles, where athletes and celebrities compete for the “King of Bling” title. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Serena Williams of the US hits a return against Venus Williams of the US during the women’s singles final on day 13 of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 28, 2017. / AFP / PAUL CROCK / IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read PAUL CROCK/AFP/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 27: Serena Williams attends the USTA 18th Annual Opening Night Gala Blue Carpet at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images)

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US player Serena Williams reacts against Italy’s Camila Giorgi during their women’s singles quarter-final match on the eighth day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 10, 2018. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

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ASHEVILLE, NC – FEBRUARY 11: Serena Williams of Team USA waits on a serve from Lesley Kerkhove and Demi Schuurs of the Netherlands during a doubles match in the first round of the 2018 Fed Cup at US Cellular Center on February 11, 2018 in Asheville, North Carolina. (Photo by Richard Shiro/Getty Images)

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 12: Serena Williams poses during the media opportunity at The Blackman on January 12, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. To unveil the new Berlei campaign and their AW17 Sport collection, Berlei’s longstanding ambassador Serena Williams lead an intimate dance class in line with the new campaign video. (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images for Berlei)

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LA QUINTA, CA – MARCH 06: Serena Williams attends 14th Annual Desert Smash Celebrity Tennis Event on March 6, 2018 in La Quinta, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/Getty Images for Kelly Howard)

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