Logo Design: Sakura

Some time ago a friend asked me for some help for his wife. She was going to realize her dream of her own beauty salon and asked me to design a logo for her salon. The only constraint was that the Japanese cherry blossom (jap. "Sakura") should be included in the logo. This is the development process from the draft to the final logo.

This is the final design: 

And the final of the second draft:

The development process:

Some variants: