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GCD: Cut Loose Hair Design [Branding & Salon Design]

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Guy and Natalie, the owners of Cut Loose Hair Design, are a father-daughter duo that you will NEVER forget! Both of their personalities are very outgoing, over the top, and genuinely fun–perfect for a salon! It’s been a dream of theirs to work together in their own space, and after a few years of planning, saving, and gaining top-industry experience they were ready to take the leap into full-time studio owners.

Cut Loose Hair Design needed our help streamlining two very opinionated personalities into one cohesive aesthetic. The perfect blend of what makes Green Couch Design so unique, we were able to bring both our graphic design and architectural backgrounds to the table–offering a truly complete branding and interior design package. From finalizing the salon name, establishing a lasting brand with focus and drive, to offering interior design, floor plan, and lighting suggestions we were truly able to provide a big picture design vision for Cut Loose Hair Design.

A father-daughter run business Cut Loose Hair Design has the perfect blend of a masculine perspective on design, experienced education, and young innovative idea’s for men, women, and children alike. Their ongoing knowledge of hair design keeps them in style and on trend. At Cut Loose Hair Design they are not afraid to bring their own personal creativity and talents to the latest coloring, cutting, styling, perms, waxes, and updos for a final look customers love.

It was important to keep the brand design smart, but fun, clean, but friendly, classy, and display an overall positive vibe. The bright colors speak to Natalie’s love of teal and rustic decor, while the simple design and san serif font target Guy’s straight line business approach and love of industrial materials. At Cut Loose Hair Design family is centric to their entire business culture. The two sheers in the mark celebrate the coming together of the father-daughter salon duo, without being over the top or cheesy. The additional marks within the brand display a raw, almost cattle brand-like styling, without feeling too country.

Vintage family heirloom barrel furniture added a unique look and feel to the shop design. Looking to attract young and fun individuals and families it was important that the salon felt trendy, but comfortable. Unlike cheap chop-shops Cut Loose Hair Design builds personal relationships with their clients and it was important to create that casual atmosphere in the overall layout of the shop.

To maximize profit Cut Loose Hair Design needed to fit as many booth spaces as possible within their layout while still providing ease of movement and function. By extending the typical waiting area throughout the ends and central location of the studio we were able to fit more booths into the shop and create comfy seating “nooks” out of the odd leftover spaces. By spreading the waiting area throughout the midsection of the shop and adding a coffee bar–toward the back rightclients can move freely and truly make themselves at home.

The relaxed floor plan encourages genuine customer interaction with all the stylists and customers, while the individual booth spaces provide room for one-on-one professional care and attention.

Guy and Natalie wanted a professional, yet family-friendly atmosphere that people would want to come back to again and again. By placing seating throughout the entire shop the public space is clearly defined while encouraging clients to move around the salon. The comfy seating and handmade family-style dining room table make the space feel even more homey. Typically clients can find the table covered with hair and fashion magazines to coloring books. Cut Loose Hair Design is truly a trendy, yet kid-friendly place.

Originally the space was very bare and boring. Guy and Natalie wanted creative suggestions to add materials and interest throughout the entire salon. The upcycled pallet wall, wine rack towel holders, old doors where the mirrors are attached, are all elements that tie to the Cut Loose Hair Design raw, chic, and industrial aesthetic. With the help of their entire family the owners were not afraid of getting their hands dirty. They took each of our interior design suggestions to heart and truly made the shop their own.

Cut Loose Hair Design has been one of our favorite projects thus far because we were able to showcase all of what makes Green Couch Design so unique. We love family, we love homey spaces, and we love great design. Creating a space and a branding platform where all three of those could flourish in has been a dream come true.

Thanks Guy and Natalie!

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* To view more work like this and others visit our graphic design portfolio at Green Couch Design.

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GCD: Hair Salon Mood Boards

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Cale and I were recently hired to bring our branding, architectural layout, and interior design eye to a new hair salon opening near Oklahoma City. A father/daughter owned salon it was definitely important to find the perfect masculine and girly balance. We presented two mood boards as inspiration for their new shop.

The first one (featured above) is our Industrial Chic Mood Board. Celebrating the color combo of brown and black, this space focuses on metal, concrete, and wood materials. The simple, yet stark natural colors bring a high fashion feel that is still approachable and warm.

The second option (featured below) presents a more flirty aesthetic in our Raw Contemporary Mood Board. The pops of colors add a playfulness to the base black and brown color scheme. Pairing upcycled materials with new furniture and lighting creates an atmosphere that is friendly and relaxing.

The shop is still getting it’s feet on the ground, but we wanted to share with you the two mood boards we presented for the overall shop design. We can’t wait to show you the completed branding project after their Grand Opening in Mid- November.

Find the links to these images and see what else inspired our branding by visiting our Salon Board on Pinterest.

Which board do you like the best?

We love how both concepts are a mix of rustic, found objects, with a modern, clean feel. Don’t be afraid to keep it simple folks! Cale would say keep it white, but I would say a little color goes a long ways! ;)

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GCD: Concrete Jewelry in Dwelling Spaces

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This past Monday we took a little road trip and dropped off our first batch of concrete jewelry at Dwelling Spaces in Tulsa, OK. We have heard amazing things about this store and it’s owner, Mary Beth, but had no idea just how wonderful it was until we we’re able to visit in person. Not only is the store aesthetic eclectic and fun but it’s got all the heart and soul we could ever ask for from a store carrying our products.

“Meet Mary Beth Babcock, the thirty-nine-year-old geek-chic cheerleader for all things Okie who makes you want to wear state pride like a party dress.” – Oklahoma Today: Mary Beth Babcock named Oklahoma Today’s 2011 Oklahoman of the Year

For the past six year Mary Beth has created not only a store but an art district and culture born out of a genuine passion to support local art and artist.

“Art feeds the soul, so she would feed the art.” - Oklahoma Today: Mary Beth Babcock named Oklahoma Today’s 2011 Oklahoman of the Year

We only spent 30 minutes with Mary Beth (and mostly that was us talking), but instantly we found a friend that loves pushing boundaries and is not afraid to take things to the next level. Her passion is truly contagious and something we hope you’ll support by checking out her wonderful store; Dwelling Spaces.

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You can also purchase our jewelry at Shop Good in OKC and online!

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GCD: Updated Kitchen Line & Spring SALE!

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It’s FINALLY HERE!! We’ve been working like busy little bees updating our kitchen line and providing you with the best handmade quality. Every custom batch we make we learn something new and we dig a little deeper into the world of sewing, printing, packaging, etc. This time we really raised the bar by connecting with a professional local printer to do our screen printing. We also have partnered with The Spero Project to connect with Burmese Refugees. These wonderful families are working to establish themselves in America and we are given the great honor of hiring them in a fair trade contract to make our Mixer Covers! One of our dreams is for Green Couch Design to develop the ability to give back with everything we do. And we just took a giant leap forward with this awesome development.

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Garden Finds: Hand Tools

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1. Gardeners Supply 2. RADIUS GRIP 3. Universal Hand Tools 4. Guru Nanak 5. Long Reach Hand Tools 6. Black Hand Tool Set

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Everyday Design: Wood Grain Design

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Everyday Design is all about wood grain this time. If I got really deep inside of myself I think I ultimately want to be a lumber jack. It’s the flannel, and the beards, the boots and let’s face it the smell of a old school wood shop. So I couldn’t help but let a little of that out here with our feature on wood grain and the art it inspires. Hog Eat Hog is a design/build wood shop that builds from local and salvaged materials. Their website and imagery has inspired this post. I found them on a wonderfully manly blog called Grain & Gram, who happened to be featuring Blair Sligar owner of Hog Eat Hog.

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Creatives Near You: Justin & Audrey [Shop Good]

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On a little side street in down town Oklahoma City is a wonderful little community of restaurants and one SHOP GOOD, no really that’s it’s name SHOP GOOD. You may have never heard of the 9th Street District in OKC, or the little shop called SHOP GOOD, but it’s home for these two justice minded shop owners with a passion for good quality products with good quality values.

Meet Justin & Audrey,  a husband and wife team and co-creators of SHOP GOOD. With a heart to provide their city with an accessible, eclectic and fun outlet for thoughtful shopping there store is a place where every purchase benefits a deserving community development project. From screen printing their own T’s to fun accessories SHOP GOOD is the place where every purchase truly counts.

We are so pleased to introduce our good friends and FIRST Creatives Near You couple!

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Fresh & Local: STASH

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STASH is the place you go to get the good “stuff”. It’s your stash. It’s the stuff you cherish longer than a moment, it’s the stuff you love for years. From handmade, vintage and fair trade items STASH offers well designed, unique gifts that are truly timeless.


GCD: Product Design [Portfolio]

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Product design has been a part of Green Couch Design since it’s inception in 2008, we love to work with new materials and play with the everyday elements we use in our homes and try to make them better, more fun, or just dress them up a little.


GCD: 2010 Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Turkey

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Just wanted to shout out a Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and share some of our Black Friday deals with you…


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