Playlist: Music To Cut Hair To with Craig Christon


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…

“Well as this is a special month I thought I would ask fellow Hairdresser, Virgo and ace record selector to pull a playlist together. Boy did he knock it out the park with this one! As us hairdressers can finally go back to work Mr Christon has only put together a playlist for 8 HOURS. YES! If there is anyone who knows what its like to do hair for that long and have excellent music  playing, it’s HIM. Hat doffed my darling. Above and beyond. Also just a little mention that I’m extremely chuffed for his own personal comeback. If you have been following him on IG you will know what I’m talking about. Massive love & High Fives to you sweetheart.”

1. When were you at your happiest?

I’m happy now ! I’ve just been asked to do a playlist for you which always makes me happy listening to music.

2. What’s your greatest fear?

Heights and Nuts ( I have a nut allergy).

3. Who do you admire?

People that put themselves before others . Actions that speak louder than words. People that are kind and loving.

4. What trait do you deplore in yourself/ other people? 

I’m a Virgo and can be a bit anal about some things I am a perfectionist and I often do my own head in about this … my motto is if you want a job doing right do it yourself when sometimes you can’t do everything yourself. I hate people that are lazy and do things that are half arsed and that “oh that will do attitude “ I know everyone is different I need to chill out a bit more …. ps if you ask me to do a job it gets done properly! 

5. What’s your worst habit?

 Swearing! Since March last year 2020 to now I’ve sworn more than ever at my frustrations at our incompetent Government. I will leave this question at that don’t get me started about Boris and his cronies gggrrrrrrrrrrrr 

6. Favourite word? 


7. Who would you like to say sorry to? 

 Anyone that I have upset ( hopefully no one I’m a good boy now ) 

8. Who do you despise? 

 Boris Johnson 

9. Who or what is the love of your life? 

My sons Cole and Luca, Mum, Dad and sister Ruth & Evie …. all my friends that make my life complete that’s all I need.

10. What would improve your life?

 A move to Ibiza and lottery win.

11. Worst job you have ever done?

Paper round as a kid. 

12. What’s your greatest achievement? 

My two boys Cole and Luca they are growing into kind intelligent thoughtful caring young men.

13. What keeps you awake at night?

It used to be recreational stimulants but now it’s usually ideas I have for the next project I’m on with. 

14. How would you like to be remembered?

As someone that made you laugh not cry! 

15. What lessons has life taught you?

Do the things you love as a job and you will never do a days work in your life 

16. What would your super power be? 

Cure cancers and this bloody virus 

17. Favourite smell? 

Escentic molecules no 2 and no5 

18. Who would play you in a film?

Brad Pitt obviously.

19. What song would you like played at your funeral?

Theme tune from Laurel and Hardy makes me laugh every time 

20. Top tip?

Don’t eat yellow snow.

21.Tell us a secret…

I love twiddling buttons.

What Craig is up to next:

I have a new music project I’m working on look out for music by the Veteran Delinquents. I have a couple of remixes done and coming out and more music to follow later this year  – to be revealed. The Beyond Paradise parties will return once we are allowed to dance again. Most of all I’m looking forward to getting my teeth stuck into my hairdressing at my new salon just around the corner from where I live. And of course spreading the love as always xx