When fans crowded around wild card mixed doubles player Harriet Dart at Wimbledon this week, many were keen to congratulate her on the victory that sent her and her partner, Jay Clarke, to the quarterfinals.
Others, however, were taken with another of her stylish on-court displays: her hairdo, which featured a tightly woven central braid that ran across the crown of her blond head into a long fishtail ponytail that poked out of the back of a white visor.
They wanted to know where she had gotten it done, and when.
“This morning, at the player’s salon,” Ms. Dart, 21, said with a grin, signing yet another chartreuse tennis ball while casually revealing one of the best-kept grooming secrets of the Grand Slam tennis circuit.
Beyond the players’ terrace and inside the Millennium building of England’s most famous tennis club — a strictly no-fan zone — sits a compact hair and nail salon with lilac painted walls, wide open windows and a hard working team of four stylists…