Culture: Hair by Sam McKnight

On display from now through March 12th, 2017 at the Somerset House in London, is an incredible display of Sam McKnight’s 40-year career showcasing how he is one of the most accomplished, inspirational, artistic and sartorially relevant hair stylists of our generation.

Spearheading styles like Princess Diana’s sleek feathered bob, runway looks for everyone from Prada, Fendi, Chanel, etc. to teasing the hair in hundreds of editorials for publications such as VOGUE, British VOGUE, Harpers Bazaar and V Magazine, McKnight’s work proves the importance, influence and impact hair has on our popular culture.

In an exhibition unlike any before it, the Somerset House displays the iconic imagery of McKnight’s work through beautifully installed photographs, symposiums, walking tours, cinematography and more. There will also be exclusive hair products, vintage magazines and signed copies of the book (also titled, Hair by Sam McKnight, published by Rizzoli) available to purchase to coincide with this never before seen immersive look into the world of hair.

*Side note: Check out his website to find out how to recreate some of his amazing runway and editorial looks!

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Jillian Magenheim is the Editorial Director and Director of Partnerships for She is also a digital media consultant for various fashion and beauty brands. You can follow her thoughts on Twitter @Magenhaz and on Instagram @jillianrose_m