This week Sam McKnight, world-leading session stylist and Most Wanted Hair Icon, has confirmed his appearance at Salon Smart 2018.

“I’m really excited about the event – meeting with fellow hair stylists from around the country and catching up with everything that’s happening in the salon world,” he says.

Sam will be interviewed live onstage about his stellar 40-year career, including his 190 Vogue covers, advertising campaigns for Chanel and Fendi, catwalk shows with supermodels Kate Moss, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell, and his work as personal hairdresser to Diana, Princess of Wales.

He’ll also share behind-the-scenes insight into his 2017 exhibition at Somerset House – the first to showcase the cultural significance of hair and the role of the session stylist in fashion – and the launch of his brand new product line, Hair by Sam McKnight.

Sam leads an all-star cast of hairdressers, salon owners and business experts from all around the UK, who will be sharing their ideas, insight and experiences at Salon Smart 2018, presented by Creative HEAD in partnership with L’Oreal Professionnel, Salon Success and 3.6.5 Education.

Larry King, Hellen Ward, Skyler MacDonald, Simon Webster Hair and Sally Montague will join Most Wanted 2017 winners Cut & Grind (Best Salon Team) and Jonathan Andrew (Male Grooming Specialist), 2017 It Guy Ky Wilson and the 2017 L’Oréal Colour Trophy winners, Linton & Mac, as Creative HEAD presents two days of inspirational business presentations, workshops and social networking, all designed to help you learn new business ideas from the best in the industry.

Also appearing live onstage, the multi-award winning Brooks and Brooks art team will deliver unique and original creative inspiration, while the Meet & Mix networking session is your chance to “talk shop” with a plethora of industry stars.

Top industry brands like L’Oréal Professionnel, Salon Success and 3.6.5 Education will also be showcasing their latest products and business-building initiatives at the exclusive Salon Smart Working Lunch.

Want to get your hands on practical ideas, tried-and-tested by leading industry names, that will give your salon the edge over your competitors?

Salon Smart 2018 takes place Sunday 25 and Monday 26 March 2018 at the four-star Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London. Tickets start at £100 plus VAT.

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