[Close-Up] Venus Williams Is Bun Perfection For ‘New York Times Magazine’

Venus Williams X New York Times Times Magazine
Photo Credit: Mickalene Thomas/The New York Times

Venus Williams is giving us pure bun life in a new cover spread for New York Times Magazine.

Coiffed by Nikki Nelms, she sports a twisted, textured and wired ‘do that is half-chignon, half-sculpture — and all slay. She complemented the regal look with a bronzed nude beat by Emily Amick.

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Inside, NYT follows Venus’ journey as a pioneer and arguably one of the most understated tennis players. As Serena’s older sister, she led the charge of firsts as they become two of the greatest players of all time.


Venus Williams X New York Times Times Magazine
Photo Credit: Mickalene Thomas/The New York Times

She was the first Black woman to be ranked number one in the world. She was also the unapologetically Black drive force that changed the game and cleared the path for her younger sister and inspired a new generation of young Black girls like Naomi Osaka and Coco Gauff.

Venus Williams X New York Times Times Magazine
Photo Credit: Mickalene Thomas/The New York Times

Read more on her journey here.

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Stephenetta (isis) Harmon

isis is a music, hair and communications junkie. she is a Black beauty editor; founder of Sadiaa, the premiere beauty directory for women of color, and editor for HypeHair.com.