Drama Parlour’S Music To Cut Hair To #1


A trip to the hair salon is rarely just purely functional. When in the right setting, it becomes a shared and social experience. Hairdressers behave like friends and counsellors and the salon is a place for relaxation, self-reflection and a good ol' conversation.

Therefore, there is nothing more annoying than shit music. OK, the stylist can be forgiven if they have as much personality as a wet blanket, so long as the haircut is to a certain standard, but if I hear them banging an EDM number or the latest pop drivel, it’s just unacceptable. Not only is it an interruption of what we believe the salon atmosphere should be but when you are working up to 12 hours on your feet, do you want to be listening to rubbish? No thank you.

Here at the Drama Parlour, a salon headed by the Hair Mistress, Victoria Saunders and her partisan Jeff Ginsburgh we believe we have perfected that blend. We cut the hair of half the DJs in London and apparently the reason they keep coming back, aside from a damn fine haircut and our ability to talk bollocks professionally, is the fact the music is spot on – hence being asked by R$N to compile a fortnightly feature for them. Music To Cut Hair To, a selection of some great music played here at the Drama Parlour, and we have even asked our mates to chip in too, we hope you enjoy it.

The hair mistress herself, Victoria Saunders, is first to select her top Music To Cut Hair To favourites and, as the music played is so personal to her, each track chosen has a significant reason behind its choice – just as she did last time round when she was guest selector for Thunder Picks way back when that ran on R$N…

Jenny Wilson – Let my shoes lead

This reminds me of the end of the season in Ibiza and the end of an out of world night. Leaving a villa with Kim Booth, Kelly Love, Helen Cook and Chris Bones in a slight daze, it was a magical night when all the loose ends were tied up. I will never forget this song and this moment that still sits with all of us.

Psychemagik – Feelin Love

Sexy time! Always a winner with the ladies and that’s’ why he was our first choice as guest complier.

Roxy Music – Angel Eyes  

So many memories attached to this song but the best one was leaving Amnesia… There is nothing more to add than that.

Melba Moore -You stepped into my life

This song makes me think of my festival fellow workers in The House of Boo Dior. Big festival fave with all of us and always puts a smile on my face.

Sweet Daddy Floyd – I just can’t help myself

Currently a MASSIVE tune in the salon. Uplifting and the words are so true, they embody the DP staff and their friends.

Sylvester – I need somebody to love tonight

This goes out to my girl Sarah Hill. DP favourite and always a big hit with her.

Lyn Christopher – Take me with you

On heavy rotation in the DP. My secret guilty pleasure. It’s what I’d say to my soulmate

Crosby Still Nash – Darkstar

This song is SO me. Was played at my good friends' Mr & Mrs Harveys wedding in Croatia. So good to hear that tune loud, outside by the sea surrounded in love.

Nolan Porter –  If I could only be sure

Brings back good memories of a special person.

Hubbabubbaklubb – Mopedbart

It’s a TUNE. Music to cut hair to!

David Bowie – Love is Lost (Brothers Grimm)

This tune is one of the reasons I asked Mark Broadbent and Andrew Livesay to put together my first playlist for the DP. These boys KNOW their music. Always a fan of David Bowie and always will be at the top of my playlists with the added bonus of James Murphy on this too.

Jackie Brown – Across 110th Street (Love Vinyl)

We asked our good friends at Love Vinyl to pull up a playlist they surpassed themselves with tracks from films. This has always been a fave of mine so it goes straight in on the list.

Don't miss Drama Parlour's Summer Gymkhana on 10th September – find out more here.