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 smoothing mousse to damp hair and brush through from root to ends.

    Blow-dry the hair smooth using a round bristle brush.

    Blow-dry all the hair back away from the face.

    Use a medium curling iron to create waves threw the lengths of the hair.

    Take small sections of hair and wrap down around the barrel of the curling iron to create the wave in the hair.

    Create a side parting starting low in line with the arch of the eyebrow.

    Starting just below the crown of the head apply a strong gel to the hair leaving the lengths on the back of the head dry from behind the ear.

    Continue applying the gel threw sections of hair working your way section by section towards the forehead until all the hair at the sides and the top of the head is held cleanly and tightly in place.

    Apply a light pomade or cream to the lengths of the hair to smooth.

    Finish with hairspray.

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    KMS HairStay Max Gel
    Pantene Fine Hair†Solutions Touchable Volume Hairspray.
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