Hair by Sam McKnight

Get the Look: Cool Girl

The legendary session stylist opens up his book of hair secrets as his first styling collection lands

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He’s sculpted the strands of an infinite roll call of names from the fashion world to the big screen and now, legendary session stylist Sam McKnight has bottled his forty-year-strong career in a line of game-changing styling products – each fragranced with a bespoke scent developed by Miller Harris, no less. As Hair by Sam McKnight launches, exclusively at Liberty London, the industy icon shares the secrets of runway-ready hair with a guide to the most elusive look in the book: insouciant, cool girl waves.

The Guide

1. Start with freshly washed and conditioned hair, blow-drying smooth with a pure bristle brush.

2. Use a medium-sized curling iron to create soft light waves through the hair.

3. Make a centre parting by brushing the hair back and letting it fall naturally to each side – this will give your parting a soft, natural look.

"Cool Girl gives you the hair that everyone wants. It’s rock ‘n’ roll and sexy. The trick to Cool Girl hair is making it look like you haven’t even tried. It’s the antithesis to done hair."

Sam McKnight

4. Blow-dry the front of the parting forward and down.

5. Lift the hair at the crown and spray Cool Girl into the roots to add volume and texture.

6. Spray Cool Girl through the layers of hair to add texture.

7. There you have it: an undone, loose look that exudes insouciant cool.

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