Meet Pantene Personal Pro
Celebrity Hair Stylist
With a lengthy career spanning three decades Sam McKnight has always been at the forefront of session hair styling.
In 1978, Sam worked on his first world renowned magazine shoot. He has since collaborated on hundreds of covers and stories for world renowned magazines, featuring in almost every international edition as well as maintaining his special relationship with a British magazine—a mutually inspiring and creative collaboration spanning his 30 year career, and which in 2006 saw him work on 8 out of 12 of the magazines coveted covers.
Working closely with premier photographers throughout the 1980s, Sam helped create groundbreaking images setting the foundations for a new wave of hairstyling, and clinched his name internationally. Now with a new wave of important photographers stamping their mark in the new millennium Sam continues to play a major role in defining our attitudes towards beauty and hairstyling.
Finding himself at the forefront of the fashion and supermodel explosion of the mid 80s, Sam became the hairdresser responsible for many of their unforgettable looks.
Many of these superstars continue to have their hair preened by the maestro, for fashion shoots, shows and advertising campaigns, as do the recent plethora of ‘Super’ models.
Celebrities are always top of Sam’s client list and he has been behind some of their most recognizable images in recent history. They include many world famous actresses.
Sam’s accolades for his work are countless. They have included a 3-year consecutive win in the 90s for British Session Hairdresser of the Year and also picked up the coveted ‘Venus’ award in Paris and New York. As well as being named Best Session Hairdresser of the Year at the UK Elle Style Awards 2002. Culminating in being named as a Global Ambassador for Pantene, a title that he holds to date.
Sam consistently works with the designer of the moment, including campaigns, and Shows for some of the most recognized and respected designers in Milan and Paris. Towards the end of 2006 completing print and TV ad campaigns for several prestigious luxury brands.
Respected by designers, photographers and journalists worldwide, Sam has kept his place as a number one session hairdresser.