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

Premier Hair and Makeup
t: +44 (0)207 221 2333
f: +44 (0)207 221 2444

Design & Production by M/A
News Editor Jessica Hogan

  • IMG_0955

    MUGLER S/S 2013

    There is a more natural, sexy, urban feel to the Mugler girl this season, but she is still true to her roots and acutely other-wordly, in an ‘alien goddess who came to earth, danced all night in a club, got sweaty and now looks a little bit dishevelled’ (expertly put in Sam’s words).

    The key to creating this look was texture. Sam created a wet-look (i.e. sexily sweaty) effect using a concoction of SACHAJUAN Hair Mousse and Phyto Phytolaque Hair Spray on the crown and front section of the head, before setting hair into a very low severe side-parting which coyishly fell over one eye. Teamed with spooky smoky eyes and a beautifully ghostly collection of clothes, it’s fair to say the whole look was out of this world.

    Read the show review on here.
    See what Nicola Formichetti has to say about Sam’s Instagramming in his interview with Into The Gloss.

    Page 1 of 11