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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    July. The month that British Vogue always dedicates to its ‘Ageless Issue’, a celebration of all manner of things, no matter what their age is. This year, editor-in-chief, Alexandra Shulman, chose the resplendent Helena Bonham Carter as her cover star, and Sam was behind-the-scenes on the day of the shoot to coif her hair. Shot by Mert & Marcus and styled by Fashion Direction Lucinda Chambers, Sam describes, “Helena was really such a delight and so up for trying new things for this shoot. I tied her hair up in a boyish, side-parted chignon that was prepped with Pantene Volume & Body Mousse before being smoothed over with the new ghd eclipse styler and twisted up”. Pure, timeless perfection.

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