Sol Collective: Designing and Manufacturing A Hair Salon Sign

August 1, 2023

Filed in: Projects

Round wooden sign with a digitally printed white gradient and black acrylic letters reading 'Sol Collective Hairdressing'. Above the black lettering is a warm white LED neon sun logo. The sign is fixed to a red brick wall with brass locators.

Transforming A Logo Into A Modern Rustic Hair Salon Sign

A hair salon sign is essential for any hairdresser looking to make their salon stand out from the rest. Sol Collective came to Ellis Signs looking for a round wooden sign, with a chic and modern look. Keep reading to see how we carried out this brief…

Hair salon logo for Sol Collective
Hair salon sign digital mockup


As with the majority of our projects, we start out with a logo and work from this. Sol Collective sent us over a copy of their logo to work with, and the Ellis Signs design team came up with a couple of visuals. The very first visual included grey wood, orange LED neon and painted black letters. After a few design tweaks, we arrived at the final design which features a natural timber backing, a digitally printed gradient and warm white LED neon. The design process is extremely important as it allows to show our customers what their signage will look like once manufactured.


This sign has a few different manufacturing elements which have helped to make it a completely unique sign. The first manufacturing step was using our CNC router to engrave the logo into the wood, as well as cutting the circular shape. After that, we used our flatbed printer to digitally print a white gradient onto the wood. Next, we went back to the CNC router to cut the letters out of black acrylic, which we then glued into place in the engraved slots. We saved the best until last- adding the LED! For this particular sign, our customer requested warm white LED. The LED neon helped to bring an already show stopping sign to life.


The Sol Collective salon is located at Tynemouth Station, so our fitting team made sure they followed all necessary health and safety procedures to be able to work here. We used brass locators to fix this sign onto the brick wall, giving the sign an effective stand-off look. The finished product looks incredible thanks to the unique design and bespoke manufacturing processes used to make this one of a kind sign.

How Can I Get My Logo Transformed Into A Sign?

The first step getting your own bespoke salon sign from Ellis Signs is simple- fill in our online enquiry form with as much detail as possible. If you have any ideas, or if you have seen a sign which we have manufactured, send across a photo so we can get an idea of what you’re after. Once we have all the relevant information, we will get a design and quote created for you. When you have approved your visual and are happy with your quotation, that’s when we can get started on the exciting part- manufacturing! Click here to fill out our online enquiry form so we can create a spectacular salon sign for you.

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