Sam Mcknight wants you to wear a bee­hive

The famed hair stylist, whose epony­mous styling prod­ucts are fi­nally avail­able on our shores, tells us which looks we’re go­ing to be lov­ing next

ELLE (Australia) - - Beauty -

WHERE DOES YOUR AES­THETIC COME FROM? I’ve never been afraid to style hair with my hands; even with­out my kit, I would be okay. On a very ba­sic level, I would say it’s down to not be­ing afraid to touch and shape hair. HOW ABOUT YOUR IN­SPI­RA­TION? Life, my gar­den, flow­ers, the Lon­don streets, travel. I don’t pur­posely seek in­spi­ra­tion; it comes from my in­ter­ests and where I’m spend­ing my time. YOUR COL­LEC­TION IN­CLUDES FOUR PROD­UCTS. WHICH CAME FIRST? All four. Each one is a prod­uct that I felt I needed in my kit. Quick-fix sprays that gave me ver­sa­til­ity and do the job. AND IF YOU FOUND YOUR­SELF STYLING HAIR ON A DE­SERTED IS­LAND… I’d have Cool Girl with me. It can trans­form all hair types and is so ver­sa­tile. As it’s build­able, you can spray it through the hair and it re­mains soft and touch­able; but keep lay­er­ing it up for more grip. It can make braid­ing or styling long hair eas­ier. It can also create larger-than-life curls or give fine hair the strength it needs to keep its shape with­out weigh­ing it down. YOU SPEND A LOT OF TIME BACK­STAGE. HOW DO THE PROD­UCTS WORK IRL THERE? Dur­ing fash­ion week, the mod­els are running from show to show and go­ing through sev­eral dif­fer­ent hair­styles; I’m con­scious of how we treat their hair. Coming up with in­no­va­tive ways of us­ing prod­ucts that can be eas­ily brushed out was re­ally im­por­tant. Mod­ern Hair­spray, when sprayed closer to the head, can create a su­per sleek pol­ished fin­ish. It’s per­fect for when we need to do smooth chignons and pony­tails. Rather than us­ing a prod­uct that needs wash­ing out, you can layer up hair­spray, style and then brush it straight out. WHICH HAIR TREND HAS YOU EX­CITED? I loved the strong bee­hive shapes from Fendi and the Chanel Parisi­enne rock­a­billy rolls dur­ing Cou­ture in Paris. Both are in­spired by the past but with a mod­ern take, whether it was the cool-girl pony­tails at Chanel or the smaller sleeker sil­hou­ettes of the Fendi bee­hives.

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