October 2, 2018
Last week, my client Barb and I celebrated the launch of her hair salon website for Colour Tech Hair Studio in Langley, BC.
Being an established business since 1991, Barb already had a brand colour that she loved. We kept the blue that her hair studio is known for, pairing it with lots of greys, cream, black and white for dramatic effect.
Also, we didn’t want to introduce secondary colours that would take away from the gorgeous hairstyles featured on the new website.
For this project, Barb opted to start with a pre-designed WordPress theme.
This is a great way to build a website if you’re concerned about investing in a completely custom design. It gives you a sense of what the finished product will look like before investing time and money into a custom site.
My favourite resource for purchasing a pre-designed WordPress themes is ThemeForest.
The biggest branding decision in this project was to pick the perfect WordPress theme to suit the Colour Tech image. For Barb’s hair salon website, we considered both the Kendall theme by Elated and the Curly theme by Mikado.
Curly ended up providing the sophisticated look we were after and looked great with the Colour Tech brand blue.
Here were our other considerations when picking the perfect WordPress theme:
Before diving into the WordPress theme, we made sure to develop a sitemap with clear goals for the website. Each page was mapped out and designed with a specific outcome in mind.
From there, I used the features of the Curly theme to build out each page on the website.
Curly came with some really fun, interactive features like pie charts, counters, sliders and beautiful testimonial layouts. I tried to incorporate as many of these features while still ensuring they made sense to the overall flow and end goal of the page.
You can take a look at the final website over at Colour Tech Hair Studio.
I’m Vanessa, a west coast Canadian girl obsessed with all things design who left her corporate gig to build websites for like-minded creative entrepreneurs. I’d love to help you too!
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