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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    BALMAIN A/W 2012

    Balmain’s customers  go to great lengths to make it look like they haven’t really tried, and this was the vibe of the show.  The collection was inspired by the ornamentation of Faberge eggs, so in contrast the hair was kept really simple – freshly washed and left to dry naturally, what I call ‘naked’ hair.  Think laid back free-spirited biker girls taking off their helmets and shaking out their hair, a bevy of everyone’s favourite models including Anja Rubik, Joan Smalls and Karlie Kloss working that  “I’m with the band” look.

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