Sam McKnight is one of the most accomplished and well-respected hair stylists of his generation. His name is synonymous with modern, sexy hair - whether it's in magazines, on the runway or the red carpet.

He's won countless awards but perhaps the biggest accolade is the longstanding creative collaborations he has maintained with some of the best names in the business - Patrick Demarchelier, Nick Knight and Mario Testino; Karl Lagerfeld/Chanel, Vivenne Westwood, Balmain and Fendi to name just a few.

In the fleeting world of fashin imagery Sam's permanence is fixed in some of the most iconic images in modern history - Princess Diana's short, slicked back style, Agyness Deyn's bleached blonde crop, Madonna's Bedtime Stories cover, Cate Blanchett getting her Oscar, Tilda Swinton channelling Bowie, both Lady Gaga and her male alter-ego Jo Calderone plus countless covers and editorial stories of Kate Moss and all the supermodels.

The longevity of Sam's carrer career - over 30 years - provides a fantastic back-catalogue of references to bring to his work and it is this and his search for the new that keeps him so in demand.

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    Sam has been crowned ‘Session Stylist of the Year 2013′ by hair magazine,Creative Head’s, Most Wanted Awards. Set at the beautiful venue of The Natural History Museum, the awards are recognised as one of the most prestigious in the industry of hairdressing. With five hairdressers nominated in this category, the finalist is ultimately chosen and voted for by the industry’s top beauty editors, each choosing who they think is “the most exciting hair stylist working in fashion”. Speaking the morning after, Sam said, “It was such an honour to be recognised by the hairdressing industry and a great opportunity to see all the new young emerging talent too”.

    For more news on the night and to read about the other winners, see the Most Wanted site here

    See applaud Sam for his win here

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