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EP95 Sam McKnight talks plans and TV shows

The latest edition of the Respectfully podcast features Sam McKnight talking plans for the future including TV shows. This icon of the industry is revving up his product line and expanding into new media as he enjoys further adventures in hairdressing. He chats to Nicky Pope in an informal conversation you’ll enjoy. 

Sam McKnight

Sam was born in Scotland, and initially worked in jobs including window cleaning, driving and teaching until he took up hairdressing. He moved to London in the early 1970s where he worked at Molton Brown before reinventing himself as a session stylist – one of the early adopters of this as a career path. Today he reflects on an illustrious career working with all the super-models (many of whom remain good friends), Princess Diana and for many fabulous magazines. Most recently he has joined the new TV talent show The Big Blow Out as a judge – we’re waiting for news of a potential second series. His product range goes from strength to strength too… read about it HERE

Enjoy the conversation then hop onto social media for more of an insight: 

On Instagram it’s @sammcknight1 for the personal (gardens, friends, humour) or @hairbysammcknight for the serious hair stuff!

Online see Sam McKnight products HERE

See what we had to say about the Big Blow Out HERE and be sure to follow @bigblowoutshow for the TV news, too.

Thanks Sam – great have you with us.

contestants and judges on the Big Blow Out series 1

For more of the latest industry news, click HERE.


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