Rain Salon and Spa
My partner in crime (well, in life and business) and I have just taken over a luxury spa and salon in Eugene, Oregon. Our area is known for rain and for being just a wee bit quirky (Eugene actually has a Slug Queen competition yearly). Our community has two sides - we live with both academics and white color (go Ducks and the U of O) and blue collar mill workers and loggers. There are still communes out in the hills here'bouts... We're very proud of the fact that we have so many different types...and live together well.
Our target audience is probably more from the academic/white collar part of our little world. They're environmentally-oriented. They're interested in taking good care of the world around them...and of themselves. They don't mind pampering themselves...as a matter of fact, they known they're absolutely worth it.
We'd like the name/font and the overall logo to reflect as much of that SPIRIT as possible. Whimsical, perhaps, without being comical. Reflective of the elegance, luxury, and pampering they can expect from the moment they walk through the door.
The "R" in Rain should also be something we can take out to use separately (for instance, as a monogram on spa robes). The overall logo should be something that will lend itself to signage, letterhead, business cards, our "menu" brochures, etc.
We're not really experienced in this type of thing, so I'm hoping we've provided the type of information you need for inspiration. We chose not to upload anything we've looked at or thought of so far. In the first place, if we liked it that well, we wouldn't be here asking for your help. And, well, in the second place, we want to see YOUR inspiration...not a reflection of ours!
If you need more info at all, let us know. The logo designer we choose is likely to end up with other work. :)
THANKS in advance to all who submit a logo.