Best of Masters: Laini Reeves


Laini Reeves began cutting hair at sixteen, she received the L’Oreal Trophy at seventeen, and ever since she has dedicated her life to the mastery of hair styling and cutting. She is recognized in the industry for her unequivocal technical expertise, her adoration of natural and organic products, and her prowess at both extreme and fantastical looks as well as the elegant and effortless. 

What began as necessity quickly translated into passion as Laini sculpted a hairstyling career out of Birmingham, England, and into London. Her talent caught the eye of hairdressing firm Toni and Guy, where she spent a decade teaching, training, and eventually creative directing the company into global recognition. Once in California, she launched her career into the reputation it has today in the fashion and celebrity worlds. Laini’s repertoire spans the Paris, Milan, and New York fashion shows to editorial landscapes of constructed beauty and celebrated red carpet moments.

Her faithful clientele includes beauty sirens Kate Bosworth, Emily Blunt, Michelle Williams, and Ellen DeGeneres. Laini is the honored recipient of the British Hairdresser Award.

Winn Claybaugh says, “Laini is not only a successful and powerful woman in the beauty industry (currently Ellen's personal hairdresser ... check out the credits on Ellen's show!) but she is also a lovely friend. If I had a microphone on her during our many dinners together, you would be impressed every single time!”

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About: Winn Claybaugh is the author of Be Nice (Or Else!) and “one of the best motivational speakers in the country,” according to CNN’s Larry King, who wrote the foreword for the book. A national speaker for major corporations and a business owner for more than 30 years with over 16,000 people in his organization, Winn is the founder, co-owner, and dean of hair care giant Paul Mitchell’s school division. Under Winn’s leadership and in keeping with their unique culture of giving back and building self-esteem, the 100-plus schools in the nationwide network have donated countless volunteer hours and raised more than $15.2 million for multiple charitable organizations.