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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    Two twisted rope braids where made from extensions to sit over the top of the hair.

    Two even sections of hair are twisted around each other in opposite directions and secured at the end with very small clear elastic.

    Hair is parted through the center of the head from the forehead to the nape of the neck.

    Apply a strong mousse and hair gel to the hair on the scalp and brush cleanly into two low ponytails gathered and tied symmetrically between the ear and the nape of the neck.

    Apply mousse and some gel to the ponytails.

    Split each of the ponytails into five to six even sections then divide each section in two and twist into a braid.

    The braid on the top of the head is held in place by small grips and the ends are tucked into the hair low behind the ears.


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