7 Hair Com­mand­ments by SAM McKNIGHT

He’s been coiffing celebs for 40 years, was on speed dial for the late Princess Diana and has worked on more Vogue cov­ers than Kate Moss. In other words, Sam Mcknight knows good hair. Here he shares his se­crets

Look (UK) - - BEAUTY - Words: Ly­dia Thomp­son @Bri­tish­beau­tyed­i­tor


Stop your curls from drop­ping ‘Di­vide hair into sec­tions, then blast with hair­spray be­fore styling, set­ting the curls a lit­tle tighter than you’d wish them to look. And avoid the damp (ob­vi­ously!).’ Use: L’oréal Tecni.art Fix Anti-frizz Hair­spray, £11.29


three hair prod­ucts ev­ery woman Should own

Philip Kings­ley Elas­ti­cizer, £17 – es­sen­tial for heav­ily dam­aged hair Fudge Salt Spray, £8.75 L’oréal Tecni.art Wild Stylers Beach Waves Spray, £14.99


Blondes can have glossy hair too ‘You just need to look af­ter your locks and con­di­tion them prop­erly with an in­ten­sive treat­ment once a week – and a serum is key.’ Try: John Frieda Sheer Blonde Hi-im­pact Deep Con­di­tioner, £6.99


the eas­i­est way to get vol­ume ‘When hair is 80 per cent dry, tip your head up­side down and fin­ish dry­ing. Spritz hair­spray through­out, brush so it dis­perses evenly and put rollers in. Leave them in for as long as you can, but it’s re­ally that up­side-down trick that gives you great vol­ume.’


tips for Bud­ding hair­styl­ists 1. ‘Be some­one that peo­ple want to have around and al­ways be happy to be there. If you want to clock off at 5pm on the dot, this isn’t the job for you.’ 2. ‘Work hard. I took risks in my ca­reer and I didn’t go with the norm. You have to take jumps that scare you to get what you want.’ 3. ‘Don’t panic if some­thing goes wrong. Val Gar­land and I once lost our bags on a trip to St Barts, so I made a spray from sea­wa­ter and Val used some­one else’s mas­cara or some­thing. We just went with it.’


love your hair ‘Ev­ery woman should em­brace what she has and stop fight­ing with it. Make the most of what you’ve got.’


take my 7-day hair chal­lenge ‘My big­gest bug­bear about hair is that peo­ple don’t do enough with it. It’s great that we’re now em­brac­ing colour, but I’d love to see peo­ple step it up with their styles; it is pos­si­ble to do with­out go­ing over­board. Es­pe­cially with the in­ter­net, there’s now so much in­spi­ra­tion avail­able, so there’s no ex­cuse.’

Hair by Sam Mcknight is show­ing at Som­er­set House in Lon­don un­til12 March. Tick­ets cost from £10.50 and are avail­able at som­er­set­house.org.uk

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