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.
Hats off to DSquared2 for bringing Milan fashion week back in time with Forties, Jazz-inspired show. With models looking like they were fresh out of Bugsey Malone, eyes were treated to metallic bronze cream shadow courtesy of make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury, whilst Sam created similarly glossy hair which was swooped up into a sleek ponytail, and tied just in the middle of the head (the base of the pony was wrapped with a single piece of hair for a chic alternative on a hair band) to allow for one of the collections’ head pieces to sit perfectly on top. And all that jazz…See Sam’s guest blog on Vogue.co.uk hereRead the review and view the collection on Style.com herePage 1 of 11