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 S/S 2014

    Balmain, the original Parisian purveyor of cool, is not one for change. In a perfect example of the phrase, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, the fashion house exemplified their signature cool and effortless style as their unveiled their latest collection in the fashion capital. “This is the ultimate up-do”, declared Sam. “It’s the Balmain girl at her glorious, glowing, natural best. Georgia May, Rosie, Karlie et al are all without embellishment, whilst their clothes have extreme embellishment – it’s the perfect balance”. Sam’s was creating a style which had natural texture to it, that was made to look just that little bit less clean with a tiny amount of his season staple, Magic Move pomade, worked into the mid-lengths and ends. Easy, breezy, Balmain.

    See Sam’s picture diary from Paris Fashion Week on here.

    See the backstage beauty report and full catwalk collection on here.

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