Josh Wood is one of the world’s most influential and respected hair colourists. As Director of renowned London salon, Realhair, Josh approached Aloof to review their branding and design a new range of hair styling products. Aloof identified an opportunity to evolve the existing branding to make it more impactful, creating a marque that could be used in inventive ways across their day-to-daycommunication, marketing collateral and packaging.
Aloof designed a family of four new styling products, launched at Harvey Nichols, updated an existing range of hair care products with the introduction of a travel set, and created the identity for ‘Realhair Prive’ — an exclusive salon service for overseas clients.
Not long after Coca-Cola acquired Honest Tea, Beardwood&Co. were asked to help relaunch the core line to appeal to a broader range of consumers. Honest Tea is known and loved by an army of health-conscious, natural tea drinkers, but non-users saw the brand as too serious and less flavorful than the bevvy of new tea competitors coming to market.
In collaboration with Honest’s in-house creative team, Beardwood&Co. tested many packaging design iterations with consumers to understand how far the brand could stretch — appealing to a new audience while staying true to its roots. Beardwood&Co. learned that it was critical to keep the T shape for brand recognition, but not at the expense of appetite appeal, refreshment, or shelf navigation.