Ball Beauty is a beauty supply store in Los Angeles that opened in the 1950's. It is a Mom-n-Pop shop which was also the first company to sell beauty supplies to the general public. I am designing a logo for their (imaginary) hair product line. I want it to feel cutting edge while still giving a nod to their vintage past.
I am inspired by Vintage Beauty Parlor signs which feel very feminine combined with...Hair Band Logos!!
This White Lion logo is my FAV!
I started feeling out the letters/words...
Found a few directions that I liked, but realized not all of them paid off my original concept. Worked more in this direction with the B's being Old English influenced:
I realized I didn't go tight enough here which made my process longer on the computer. I wish I'd experimented here with thicker letter forms as well.
Digitized logo with options:
It was incredibly hard to get those PERFECT looking letters like Mickey's with the pen tool. I still think some of mine are off - the A's bother me.
I felt at the end of the process that there wasn't enough hair metal influence, so tried to add some into the "y" character.