Established in 2001, Coldbath is the original Barbershop in Chapel Allerton – one of the most cosmopolitan suburbs of Leeds.
The barber’s website was dated and needed rebuilding. Toby, the owner, wanted to be able to update it himself, and to add functionality to allow customers to easily book appointments (via Booksy).
Most importantly, he wanted to sell grooming products online. This objective became imperative during Lockdown, which profoundly affected the hairdressing industry.
For the new site, I advised using the Shopify platform, and went about finding a selection of suitable Shopify themes for Toby to choose from. The chosen theme has a perfect retro/contemporary hybrid feel. I then tweaked everything to match the salon’s assets (logo, salon photography).
I also built the store using the data provided by Toby and tweaked all the manufacturer images. This gave them a harmonious style helping them to look good together on a page.
The resulting website nicely reflects the salon’s strong independent vibe. It communicates a sense of quality, good taste, and distinction to suit its range of cool, imported grooming products not stocked by your average barber.