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.

SHOWstudio - Sam McKnight Interview

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    Apply a medium to strong mousse to damp hair starting at the top and sides of the head then brush through to the ends.

    Section off the hair at the back of the head; gather the hair from the top and sides of the head clip away to style later.

    Pull the hair at the back of the head into a ponytail and secure with elastic, then wrap the hair flat around the base of the ponytail.

    Cover with a hair net and pin flat to the head.

    Lightly backcomb the hair on the top and sides.

    Lightly smooth one side of the hair back to cover the bun and secure with fine pins and grips

    Repeat on the other side.

    Then smooth the hair on the top of the head back and twist it into the other sections.

    Add hair band.

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