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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    DSQUARED2 S/S 2013

    There, the trend crops up again… The Nineties were a key reference backstage at Dsquared2. But this Nineties girl was a flirty biker and an homage to the brilliant stylist Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, who Sam has worked with for many years and who happened to be in the audience watching the show. The brief for the hair was succinct: Slick, straight and super shiny. So Sam drenched hair in Pantene Heat Defence Spray and Leave-In Conditioner for a high-octane, glossy finish that swished and flicked as the models strutted their stuff down the runway.
    But Sam’s work was not kept behind-the-scenes, both him and make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury were brought front of house for a rare appearance, as designers Dan and Dean created a mock shoot set-up to kick the show off. Lights, camera, action!
    See the collection in its entirety on here.
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