Playlist: Music To Cut Hair To with Simon Morell


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…

“For March’s playlist I have asked my good friend and Mad March Hair, Simon Morell from the Fina Agency to compile some of his fav tunes for Music to Cut Hair to.

I’ve been mates with him for donkeys.

A) cause he makes me laugh..a lot
B ) he plays good tunes
C) he’s a softie underneath it all

Some of my fav times were at this DDD club, for those who know. And the afters. Legendary. Extremely grateful for his music & friendship.”

1. When were you at your happiest?

School Summer holidays as a kid, life was simple then,  you could go missing for hours on end & nobody would give a fk. 

2. What’s your greatest fear?

A pandemic, ahhhhh  shit house!

3. Who do you admire?

Tony Hudgell the five-year-old  who had both his legs amputated as a result of abuse at the hands of his birth parents raising 1 million for charity after challenging himself to walk 10 kilometres with two prosthetic legs in June. Heart breaking but fair play to him, he’s a fucking dude!
4. What trait do you deplore in yourself/ other people?


5. What’s your worst habit?


6. Favourite word? 


7. Who would you like to say sorry to? 

My Nan for throwing green beans at her once while she was picking fruit at my Dads allotment when I was a kid. She’s dead now so it’s too late

8. Who do you despise? 

Nobody, although ‘Influencers’ are pretty fking annoying.

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

The muppets, I was obsessed with my muppet pyjamas as a kid

10. What would improve your life?

Muppet Pyjamas for adults.

11. Worst job you have ever done?

Work experience as a kid, they sent me to a public swimming baths  which was about an hour and half away from where I lived, they had me cleaning the shithouses and showers for 2 weeks. Cheers

12. What’s your greatest achievement? 

Getting this Q&A completed for you

13. What keeps you awake at night?

This Q&A.

14. How would you like to be remembered?

Making a few people smile along the way.

15. What lessons has life taught you?

Don’t jump to conclusions, don’t react to situations you can’t control.

16. What would your super power be? 

Tommy tickle hands.

17. Favourite smell? 

Fresh pine, it takes me back to holidays as a kid every-time. 

18. Who would play you in a film?

Steve from corrie.  My mates always say he’s just like me, I beg to differ.

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

Wonkavator / end title pure imagination from Willy Wonka.  I also start this playlist with it.

20. Top tip?

Listen to Yoda he was a wise as fker.

21. Tell us a secret… 

My real surname isn’t Morell, it’s Mikolajewski , my grandad changed it when escaped Poland during the war .