By  on April 9, 2010

Suffice it to say that Sam McKnight isn’t often found reminiscing over the mountain of clips he’s accumulated throughout his stunning, 30-year career. The superstar hairstylist, who has worked with every major photographer from Richard Avedon and Irving Penn to Patrick Demarchelier and Bruce Weber, is far too busy tearing into the 21st century for that.

A miner’s son from Ayrshire, Scotland, McKnight— who currently calls London home—juggles his myriad editorial assignments with runway work (for a slew of venerable houses, including Chanel) and trots the world on behalf of Pantene, for which he serves as a global ambassador. Then there’s all the forward-thinking, artsy projects that fill his calendar, such as the wildly inventive short films he helps create for photographer Nick Knight’s uberedgy SHOWstudio.com.

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