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.
STELLA McCartney PRESENTATION A/W 2012
Apply a strong mousse to freshly washed and conditioned hair.
Blow-dry hair back away from the face using a round bristle brush to smooth the hair.
Brush back and work your fingers through the hair to create texture while.
Gather into a ponytail.
Position the ponytail so that the hair at the sides of the head is going straight back and not down towards the nape of the neck.
Use a hooked or snag free elastic to hold the ponytail.
Twist the remaining hair lightly around the base of the ponytail into a small chignon securing with pins and grips.
Sebastian Mousse Forte
White Magic Move