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.
Chanel Métiers d’Art 2013 – LOOK 2: The Wrap-Around Braid
Start by applying a medium hold mousse to damp hair and blow-dry smooth with a round bristle brush
Divide hair into three sections
Braid the top section close to the hairline horizontally across the forehead, wrapping back towards the crown
Also braid both side sections up towards the crown and down into the lengths
For the back section though, braided up from the nape of the neck towards the crown
For the final twist, loosely pin the braided lengths onto the top of the head, slightly teasing out the tension to give the overall look a looser texture