A brand mark defines a business which is why it is so important to create an image that is distinct and innovative.
If you are trying to craft a symbol for your barber shop, then make sure that you keep this factor in mind.
Below mentioned are a few ideas for your barber shop logo design that will give your brand mark an edge over others.
For logos with images:
Use the shop equipment as an inspiration:
Here you can use take inspiration from the equipment that you normally use for in your shop. Look around you for the simple tools and then mold them creativity. For example, you can craft a scissor to look like a face with mustaches or you can use the comb or an electric shaver as your central focus. You can also create an animated figure out of the electric shaver and craft it so that he has his arms folded over his middle and knives and scissors in both hands. The animation will create a friendly appeal to your brand mark. If you want to give your shop a vintage and sophisticated look then you can also craft an illustration of a distinguished looking man from the 18th century with an electric shaver or a spray bottle in a hand. This will be a nice combination of traditional and modernistic times which will look appealing to the viewers.
Use imaginative creatures as an inspiration:
If you want to add an interesting and imaginative touch to your trademark then use images of mythical creatures. For example you can create an image of a centaur that is groomed and admiring himself in front of a mirror. You can also use an image of Medusa with a pair of scissors over her head. You can also craft a man in saintly robes whose face is clean shaven with trim hair. Browse the internet for all kinds of mystical creatures and see which one is most appropriate for your business emblem.
For logos with symbols and text:
Another idea is to combine the store name with small symbols that represent your business. Previously the central focus was on the image in your brand mark whereas now the focus shall be on the text and image symbols shall be used only to support the text. For example, here you can craft your business name creatively with an image of a comb substituting the letter E or a blow dryer substituting the letter F. You can add an image of a top hat on the first letter of the name to give your barber shop logo design a distinguished look.
In conclusion, use images for your trademark that are distinct yet relatable to your trademark. Your trademark should not have more than one image as a central focus which should be easy to understand for the viewers.