101 Hair Braiding Logo Ideas
Last updated: Jan 31, 2023
Free Logo Ideas Maker for a Braiding Salon or Stylist
Before getting started with the actual logo design for your business, it’s best to look at lots of logo ideas. It’s good to collect a variety of designs, clipart, and pictures on a mood board. We made a cool free logo ideas tool that lets you put in your hair braiding business name and then scroll through a hundred logos made with letters. These types of logos are also called wordmarks because they’re made from type only. Take a screenshot of the logos you like and add them to your “creative brand box.”
Braids, Wigs, Hairstyles, and Extensions—What to Show in a Logo?
Every business has a variety of products and brand aspects that need to be communicated somewhere in the marketing materials. Start off with a list of things that you’d like people to think of when they see your branding. What would you like your hair braiding business to be known for? What order of priority should these aspects have? Is your business the one with the most hairstyles, a wide variety of braids or wigs, or natural extensions? What are your style and focus? Is it elegant, modern, African, black, blonde? Do you sell products with packaging in an online store or does your business take pride in personal care?
One big designer tip: Nothing needs to be literal in modern branding—for example, there’s no need to show scissors in a salon or hair braiding logo. Instead, pick a font that is slashed or cut.
Now take your list of aspects and see which aspect can be expressed in your business’s logo, tagline, and color palette of your branding. For example, elegance can be shown by having black and gold brand colors, personal care can be shown by adding your own name to your business’s name, like Janet’s Salon. And “Beautiful Wigs, Braids & Extensions” as the tagline. This way you also have the word “braid” in the name and you don’t need to say it elsewhere.
What’s Modern Branding?
Modern branding is not clipart and pictures. Often, it’s not even creative but functional. Is my logo readable in small on a phone? Does it look good with lots of other text elements on my product packaging? In the beauty industry, modern logo design is usually made with typography. One big designer tip: Nothing needs to be literal in modern branding—for example, there’s no need to show scissors in a salon logo. Instead, pick a font that is slashed or cut.
From Hair Braiding Logo Ideas to Final Branding
Let your brand mood board sit for a few days and revisit some of the ideas later. A fresh mind helps to stay creative and allows designs to unfold. Often, the best logo ideas are minimal in style and design. Download a logo png or take a screenshot of your logo selection and share them with people that could be your customers. Add your placeholder logo to a demo website and other places that give you the context of the look and feel of your brand. One final thought: Don’t be too strict—have fun with your visual branding (here’s an overview of fun fonts). After all, it’s a reflection of who you are as a person.