Reminiscing With…Laini Reeves
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.”—As told to Kari Molvar