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

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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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