2 posts tagged "Sun-In"
Beauty Nostalgia is a weekly column on Beauty Counter in which we ask influencers, tastemakers, and some of our favorite industry experts to wax poetic on the sticks, salves, and sprays that helped shape who they are today.
The pro: Celebrity hairstylist Laini Reeves
The product: “When I was about 14, I was obsessed with bands like Duran Duran, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and Japan. I desperately wanted bleach-blonde, undercut hair. Sun-In was a life-changing discovery at the time, because it was a way to ‘secretly’ bleach my hair without my parents knowing it, or so I thought. I remember convincing nearly every kid in my neighborhood in Birmingham, England, to use Sun-In, too. We’d gather in a friend’s house whose parents didn’t check on us that often and try out the product. As you can imagine, we made a lot of mistakes. You could pick out the kids that I had experimented on by their bleached ‘ombré’ hair. It actually got to the point where a lot of friends were told not to hang out with me anymore! Still, this began my love affair for hair. And to this day, I still have an affinity for Sun-In and would use it in a heartbeat if the right opportunity came along.”
Beauty Nostalgia is a new, weekly column on Beauty Counter in which we ask influencers, tastemakers, and some of our favorite industry experts to wax poetic on the sticks, salves, and sprays that helped shape who they are today.
The Pro: Celerie Kemble, interior designer
The Product:“Growing up in Palm Beach, I experimented with a whole pharmacy shelf’s worth of Sun-In to make my hair blonder. That and at-home hair dyes were my obsession—I tried every brand that was popular in the eighties from Revlon to Clairol. In my early and mid-teens I was every shade of hair color at least once—the best being a bottom-of-the-pond blackish emerald green. At the time I thought it made my eyes ‘pop’ and maybe even looked a little La Femme Nikita but I probably just looked like a preppy witch in my dad’s old cable-knit crewneck sweaters and cuffed jeans!”