A trip to About This Place hair studios is rarely just purely functional.. Hairdressers can often end up being confidante’s. It’s all about the setting too, so is there more annoying than bad music? it’s unacceptable. Bad music is only an interruption of what we believe the salon atmosphere should be. This why ‘Music to cut hair to’ was created.
Here at the ATP Studios, headed by the Hair Mistress aka Victoria Saunders has perfected that blend. She cuts the hair of half the DJs in London and many of the people in the background of this wonderful industry. The reason they keep coming back, aside from a damn fine cut, is the fact the music is spot on - hence being asked by R$N to compile a feature for them.
Music To Cut Hair To, a selection of some great music played in the salon alongside some appearances from friends...
"This month I’d like to welcome a very good friend & ex housemate..sorta.. please say hello to Mr Antony Hill. Man behind the scenes of the wonderful Fact magazine and chief organiser of events. But more than that to me. Good friend, excellent taste in music, great to dance with, will DJ for hours (thank god) and great to spend time with but I have to say when him and his lovely wife Catheryne are together it’s even better #COUPLEGOALS
Mr Hill I salute YOU and your wonderful family. Love always."
1. When were you at your happiest?
On my wedding day, at The Watering Hole on Perranporth Beach in Cornwall, with 150 friends and family, and a proper Balearic pink sunset.
2. What’s your greatest fear?
Heights. I get clammy hands driving over the Dartford crossing.
3. Who do you admire?
My oldest and best mate Simon Rigg, who set up and runs Phonica. We met at university in Sheffield back in the early 90s and have been working together since 2003. Also as a Manchester United fan, Sir Alex Ferguson.
4. What trait do you deplore in yourself/ other people?
I’m pedantic with high standards which means I’m not very tolerant of people who lack attention to detail.
5. What’s your worst habit?
Smoking. I know I should stop but it’s quite moreish.
6. Favourite word?
When I lived in Paris, I always liked the French word for traffic jam - embouteillage.
7. Who would you like to say sorry to?
I say it regularly in emails when I’m late replying but aside from that, I’m guilt free.
8. Who do you despise?
The current Government and those behind Brexit.
9. Who or what is the love of your life?
Well that’s easy, my wife Catheryne.
10. What would improve your life?
Same as everyone, a pay rise.
11. Worst job you have ever done?
Packing books. Before I could start, they made me have an induction to show me how to take books off a shelf and put them in a box.
12. What’s your greatest achievement?
My two boys and launching FACT magazine (factmag.com) back in 2003.
13. What keeps you awake at night?
Catherine snoring mostly.
14. How would you like to be remembered?
As the best person to play the 2-4am slot at an after-hours party.
15. What lessons has life taught you?
Cats are a lot less hassle than dogs.
16. What would your super power be?
To be able to time travel, or rewind/fast forward time.
17. Favourite smell?
Catheryne’s neck at a rave ;)
18. Who would play you in a film?
Robert Downey Jr.
19. What song would you like played at your funeral?
Aphex Twin - Polynomial C.
20. Top tip?
Keep It Tidy.
21.Tell us a secret…
Me and a mate used to regularly go back to my house at school lunchtime and do dance routines in my kitchen. I hate to think what we might have done had Tik Tok been around.
Also anything exciting you would like to shout about, radio shows, what you are working on, upcoming gigs, parties. weddings etc etc
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