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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    All aboard the Chanel train. The train that never stops moving as it journeys through the world, showcasing the diversity and international appeal of its collections. Apart from the usual Ready-to-Wear being shown in Paris, Chanel’s global capacity has seen its Pre-Fall and Cruise collections showing in Scotland’s Linlithgow, Shanghai and Bombay to name but a few. The next stop was Singapore. Sam was creating boyish, fringed chignons for a slightly edgier take on the Chanel aesthetic. “Karl wanted a simple but tough look for this collection, so we tucked away the girls’ hair into chignons and then flipped the ends forward to create a long side-swept fringe”, he explained. His make-up counterpart, Peter Philips, in tandem created a tough two-tone blue and black liner to give the girls even more punky attitude. With the opening of The Met’s new exhibition, “Punk: Chaos to Couture”, this week, it seems as though the punk trend is here to stay. Get on board.

    To read the show review and see the collection, click here

    To see Sam’s guest blog on, click here

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