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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    L’Wren Scott A/W 2013

    For the L’Wren Scott show in London, Sam was reunited with his friend Bobbi Brown, both of whom began their careers in New York in the Eighties. For the show, Bobbi created a natural, fresh-faced make-up look, whilst Sam whipped-up, aerated, brushed out-curls in the style of American Vogue Fashion Editor, Grace Coddington. Piling on wigs and wefts, volume was key here, but to keep the look sophisticated, hair was pulled back off the face and decorated with a Stephen Jones head piece. Seventies style is back in full effect!

    See the show on here
    See the backstage beauty report on Harpers Bazaar here

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