Piccadilly Salon opened it's doors in the heart of Saanich during the Summer of 2014. We want to say a BIG thank you to all of our clients who continue to support our business and also give a warm welcome to any new clients. We hold high standards for ourselves at Piccadilly- We strive to give exceptional customer service along side strong technical and artistic work. We take pride in conducting ourselves with the most professional standards possible while still retaining a personal connection to our clients.
Our mission is to help our clients look and feel their absolute best. We take the time to actively listen and communicate with you about your own vision and expectations while also bringing forth our creative perspective. We are passionate about expending our best possible work with every single client on each and every appointment.
To go alongside this mission is a committment to conduct our work in a way that is respectful to our planet. We recognize the importance of sustainability and are passionate about taking the required steps to be and remain environmentally responsible.
Growing up I spent a lot of time in England. The majority of my relatives still live there and it has always felt like a second home.
While researching possible names for the salon I came across some interesting history of where "piccadilly" originated from- but what it really came down to was that I have fond memories of riding the underground in London and when the announcement came on saying "next stop...Piccadilly Circus" I always thought it was such a charming word.
"Piccadilly is a road in London, running from Hyde Park Corner in the west to Piccadilly Circus in the east.
It is one of the widest and straightest streets in central London.
Until the 17th century the street was known as Portugal Street. The name Piccadilly may have arisen from a tailor named Robert Baker, who owned a shop on the Strand, in the late 16th century and early 17th century. He amassed a large fortune by making and selling piccadills (also called picadils or pickadils—stiff collars with scalloped edges and a broad lace or perforated border), that were then in fashion. With his great fortune he purchased a large tract of what was then open country to the west of London, and in about 1612 he built a large house there. The mansion soon became known as Piccadilly Hall. After the Restoration of the English monarchy in 1660, Piccadilly and the area to the north (Mayfair) began to be systematically developed as a fashionable residential locality. Some of the grandest mansions in London were built on the northern side of Piccadilly.
Today, Piccadilly is widely regarded as one of London's principal shopping streets, hosting several famous shops. The Ritz Hotel is located on the street, along with other luxury hotels and offices."