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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    Moschino Cheap&Chic A/W 2012

    This was a fun, light confection in sugar almond colours –  King’s Road- meets Julie Christie–meets candy floss hair.  So grosgrain/leather hair bands at the front, plenty of back-combing and buns at the back – what I’d call dishevelled couture hair, with more than a nod and a wink to a young Princess Anne.

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    Stella McCartney A/W 2012

    Stella’s modern, sexy eveningwear called for the same kind of hair, with individual looks for the ‘faces’ in the show  – a sexy chignon for Amber Valetta, sleek and chic for Yasmin Le Bon, big and wild for Shalom, a short shag cut for Stella Tennant and modern Bardot for Kate Moss – you get the picture.

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    Clements Ribeiro A/W 2012

    Clements Ribiero’s ‘Electric Folk’ collection had a lot going on with colour and print so we kept the head small, sweeping the hair into punky pleats kept in place with a twisted black hair band – a kind of 40s/80s mash-up.

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    Balmain A/W 14

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