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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    FENDI S/S 2013

    Colour, craft and creativity. The three words that embodied the Fendi collection for Spring/Summer 2013. As an extension of his designs, Karl created bright, metal-embellished headbands to complement the clothes (that included beautiful pastel leather) and was very specific about wanting an aerodynamic head shape for them to sit on.
    Sam created architectural, deconstructed French pleats, for which he used the Rolls-Royce’s ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’ mascot as his inspiration. The texture used to create the style was very important – it was shiny and ever-so-slightly damp, care of Frederic Fekkai’s Marine Summer Hair Beach Waves spray. Given that the fabric eyeliner stuck on by make-up artist Peter Philips was cut from a neoprene swimsuit the beauty look as a whole embodied the feeling of sporty couture.
    See the colourful Fendi collection here.
    See the Beauty Counter review on Sam’s style.

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