Play Salon

Play

Brand: Play Salon

Owned by: Neeru Radhakrishnan of ‘Neerus’

Logo Designer: Neil Dantas and Amith Rathod

Design brief: “A basic form of scissors is interlocked with the name ‘Play Salon.’ The font is custom designed and it depicts hair curls.”

play salon font

Logo release: 2009


Play Salon Logo: A ‘cut’ above the rest!

In early 2010, when I first saw Play Salon logo in Mantri Mall — Bangalore, I thought that it is an international brand. The logo is clean, the colors are easy on the eyes and I liked the playfulness of incorporating a pair of scissors in ‘Play.’

I must say that the designers are very successful in capturing the essence of the brand in the logo. If a person sees the logo ‘Play,’ she will immediately connect it to a Salon. The custom designed font is inspired by stylish curls of hair. Impressive work.

The ‘same’kindest cuts of all

‘Scissors’ cigarette brand by ITC Ltd had a pair of scissors on the product. But I’m trying to stick to salon logos that feature a pair of scissors. Following are my finds.

Tabitha Ayers Mr Cutts

This logo is very interesting as it shows a pair of scissors as a face wearing spectacles with a pointed mustache. Design by Tabitha Ayers.

Hossein Yektapour Hair Cut

This ‘Hair Cut’ logo is designed by Hossein Yektapour. The alphabets ‘C’ and ‘U’ form the eyes of the scissors.

Sophia Georgopoulou Smart Glam

Design by Sophia Georgopoulou. Again a tweak to the eyes of the scissors.

Alberto Russo 17th avenue

Open scissors as the alphabet ‘A’ of ‘Avenue.’ Design by Alberto Russo.

Louai Alasfahani the barber

Design by Louai Alasfahani. Here, the alphabet ‘b’ is picturised as one of the eyes.

Acknowledgments

I would like to thank Amith Rathod who phoned me to talk about Play Salon logo. I was trying to get the details of this logo for more than a year. Thank you buddy!
Relevant link:

  1. ConditionsApply.net: Project details – Play Salon

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4 Comments

  1. i like mister cutts :)

  2. @Saumya: Mister Cutts has received a lot of good reviews. People who see it gets the idea instantly. This punch is missing in the other logos.

    On second thoughts, this maybe because the others are representing unisex salons.

  3. In the ‘Hair cut’ logo the scissor looks like a person holing up two letters ‘c’ and ‘u.’

  4. @Kishore: Yes, that is one way of looking at it. Is that person doing a ‘Still Ring’ gymnastics?

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