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.
Moschino paid homage to the Sixties for Spring/Summer ’13, meaning that the trend, which has popped up in New York, London and now Milan, is gaining some serious momentum.The show’s stylist and Vogue Nippon Editor-at-Large, Anna dello Russo, wanted the beauty look to be synonymous with the collection, so following her directive Sam and his team arrived bright and early for the 5.30am call-time to tease and backcomb the 33 models’ hair into side-swept, half-up, half-down chignons. Prepping hair with Pantene’s Ultra Strong Mousse, Sam then backcombed hair with earnest, before pinning and sealing the whole look with a generous amount of Pantene Ultra Strong Hairspray.The hair was very big, very Sixties, a little bit Lana del Rey and a lot Raquel Welch. They say the higher the hair the closer to heaven… Today, the Moschino girls were just heavenly.See the look on vogue.com here.Read about a day in the life of Milan Fashion Week with UK Marie Claire.Read the backstage report from Style.com’s Beauty Counter blog.Page 1 of 11