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.
Sam and make-up artist Christelle Croquet were causing a desert storm backstage at Emanuel Ungaro, inspired by the designer’s inspiration: a horse-riding girl from Arizona…. Who has found herself in Paris. Cue dusty, tousled hair that is low in volume, but big on texture. Sam wanted a “rough, lived-in” effect, and relied on his season staple Magic Move Balm to get just that effect. Meanwhile, Christelle buffed bronzer into models’ cheeks and smoked out eyes to enhanced the look. Dressed in the collection’s polka dots and prints, it’s fair to say the cowgirl has had the chicest of makeovers. Vive la France!See Ungaro in Glamour UK’s backstage beauty report here.View the fashion collection on Style.comSee Ungaro’s official S/S ’14 video here.Page 1 of 11