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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    Isabel Marant A/W 14

    “Undone rather than overdone” was Sam’s motto backstage at Isabel Marant this season, which has long been the backstage beauty look that resonates so well with beauty editors and fashion editors alike (who doesn’t want to look like an Isabel Marant girl?). With dishevelled hair and barely there make-up, Isabel Marant is a show where you can expect “cool, sexy, French style”. How? By prepping with L’Oréal Art Mousse, putting in random bends with curling tongs and then misting through with Bumble & bumble’s Dryspun Finish Spray. Then team with chunky knits, oversized shoulders, slouchy trousers and fur-lined boots and you are all set for winter, the Isabel Marant way.

    See the full collection and show review on here
    See more of Sam’s backstage pictures on his exclusive guest blog on here


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