The best beauty salons in London have all had the same name: the Royal and Dolly beauty salonies.
If you’ve been to one of the UK’s beauty salon’s you know the difference between the two names.
In fact, the Royal beauty salon’s name has been used by both the Royal family and Downton Abbey.
But in 2017, Downto Abbey actress Claire Foy said she had no idea the name was a reference to the salon’s owners.
She told the BBC: “When I first heard of it, I thought, ‘Oh my God, it’s so much more than that.
The Royal is such a wonderful name, I’d love to go and see one of these salons.'”
Dolly’s beauty salon name is a nod to its owners.
The name has nothing to do with the salon itself, which is based in a mansion in East London.
“It’s a small family-run business, so I have no idea who the owners are,” said Dolly.
The owners of the Dolly Beauty Salon said it’s not a coincidence the salon name was chosen.
“We’ve been running in our own name since the early 90s,” said a spokesperson for the Downtown beauty salon.
“The owner, the head of the salon, is a very respected and talented woman and it’s always nice to see her name on the door.”
So when the Royal name was picked up for the salon it was because they wanted to say ‘we are proud of the work we’ve done and the work of the owners’.