So, your beauty salon is almost off the ground, and it’s time for a memorable, snappy, creative name that will set you apart from your competition. We’re here with some great tips, ideas and inspiration for beauty salon names.
With an estimated 43,000 hair and beauty businesses in the UK today, competition in the beauty industry is hotting up, so it's crucial to get your branding right to stand out.
A great business deserves a great name. A great name is also something you have to live with and love every time you wake up in the morning, look at your signage, view your website and hand out business cards.
It has to be personal, to you, the business owner. It will drive you on every time you see it, and it will make you proud each time a customer mentions it. Your business name is one of the most influential parts of your business marketing, so it’s crucial to get it right.
8 tips to help you choose the best beauty salon name
1. Market research
Firstly, it’s a good idea to check out your local competition via a little bit of market research. Search on google for the term ‘beauty salon’ and see who comes up in the local search listings. Look at their website, social media channels via Twitter and Facebook and see what their customers are saying on Yell or other client feedback platforms. Are they pushing their brand every day?
The secret, once you have your name, is to maximise exposure through constant marketing efforts. It doesn’t have to cost you money; it just needs some of your time to use social networks to drive awareness locally to your business.
2. Look at competitor branding
Have a walk around your area and look at your competitions signage and branding. Does it portray who and what they are? Is it creative and memorable? Does it have an impact? Make notes or, better still, take some photos for reference.
3. Write down some words
Brainstorming is a great way to get the ball rolling for beauty salon name ideas. Don’t be afraid to put everything down on paper – even if it sounds incredibly silly! Sometimes a silly idea can spark the opposite word or phrase that can be perfect for you. This is a technique used by many creative agencies around the world. The key here is to keep writing and jotting everything down. Kick name ideas around with friends or relations until you have filled all the white space on your paper or whiteboard.
If you are struggling, there are some online business name generators you can use that can help spark ideas.
4. Choose the words that you like
Simply circle the words you like. Once you have a bunch of words or names circled, play around with those words. Are there other ways to say them? Can you change letters within them to give them a different spelling but sounding the same? Could two words work together? Is there a name that starts to stand out?
Based on what you have circled, you can start another elimination phase to remove the weak words – those names that don’t quite do it for you. Remember, you have to live with this name every day, so you will start to naturally lean towards the stronger contenders.
6. Make sure your name is unique
Check online to see if there are other similar sounding beauty salon names. This is quite easy; you can google it, then type it into a domain checker such as 123-reg.co.uk to see if the .co.uk is available. You may also like to check if the trademark is taken and if there are other limited businesses trading with it on companies house. You want to avoid any future conflict early on, so it’s important to check that you don’t run into any legal disputes after you have launched.
7. Register website domain and social accounts
Once you are happy with the name, go ahead and register the domain. Also, register Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter pages along with any other social media channels such as Youtube and Periscope so that your business is ready.
8. Start designing your brand identity!
Create a fantastic brand identity for your beauty salon name. You may like to employ a creative agency for this if you can afford it. If you can’t afford it, you could try your local college or university and offer a prize to their graphic design department. This helps students produce commercial work for their portfolio, and in some cases, works for both parties.
Beauty salon name ideas and inspriation
Here is a list of some catchy hair and beauty salon name ideas and inspiration to get you started. Remember, you can get as creative as you want!
- Cut Above The Rest
- The Beauty Studio
- Crazy Kutz
- Beauty by [your name]
- Hair Repair
- New Wave Hair
- The Beauty Lounge
- Salon One
- Mirrors Salon
- House of Hair
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