Princess Diana was the picture of elegance and grace. The philanthropic royal had impeccable taste when it came to fashion, and her famous hairstyle inspired legions of women to ask their stylists for the same easy chop. (Dorinda Medley, we're looking at you!)
So, what was it like to work with the style icon? Sam McKnight, who was responsible for the princess' signature coif, recently spoke to The Cut about his experience with the beloved English beauty. McKnight insisted that being around his royal client never made him nervous. After all, working with celebrities is all part of a day's work for the superstar stylist. And, he's not afraid to help his clients take risks.
When McKnight first met up with the princess in 1990, Diana was looking for a change. "She wanted to change her hair and asked me what I would do if she gave me free rein. She had the big bouffant which was amazing in the ’80s, but I thought she need to be modernized. It all happened very organically — it was not planned. Often, that’s the best way to do things," he said.
Still, it's best not to leave everything hair-related to chance, which is why McKnight created a line of products that guard against hairstyles coming loose, flatness, or the telltale signs of a few days sans washing. Here's where to scoop up some of the best products from the Hair by Sam McKnight line.
McKnight is famous for his up-dos, and knows that the elegant styles can be tough to keep in place. That's why he invented this product, which he lovingly refers to as: "hair grips in a can."
Plus, the signature "Green garden" scent of McKnight's products include fragrant notes of Water lily, juniper wood, green stem, Angelica, and more.
Tested backstage at London Fashion Week, this spray will not only set your tresses. If spritzed directly into the roots, it will also amp up volume and body.
Lazy Girl Dry Shampoo
Go on, put off washing your hair for one more day. After all: you've got some serious royalty-theme shopping to do.
This floral-scented product will keep your mane from feeling greasy, and will even give it that tousled look that's the next best thing to having Kate Moss' actual head of hair.
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