I recently had the dream come true opportunity to collaborate with Barefoot Blonde hair on the package design for their hair extensions. I have been a fan of Amber Fillerup for years and have always loved her style, blog, and infamous braids that are all over Pinterest. So when I saw an e-mail from Barefoot Blonde Hair in my inbox I literally jumped up and down screaming with my sister (also a fan.) Amber has such a clear vision for how wanted her packaging to be displayed and wanted to create it so that any girl who purchases hair extensions would want to keep the box as well. Her idea for the ballerinas was exciting and intimidating because I am not the best at illustrating characters, and people, but it was definitely an area I wanted to pursue.
I started off with some ink sketches and added watercolour to them to get an idea of the soft and feminine look she was going for. I then scanned them in and digitally illustrated them along with the 4 other ballerinas. Each ballerina has a unique hairstyle and position and all of the hairstyles were found on Amber Fillerup's or the Barefoot Blonde Hair Instagram pages. It is definitely one of my favourite designs I've ever had the opportunity to create and I am excited to create more.
I also designed a watercolour leopard print box design for BFB and have added some pictures below. Scroll down to see some of my work and photography from the BFB LA Pop Up Shop these boxes were featured at. See the full article here.
Sketches & Final Design
BFB LA Pop-Up Shop
Photography from BarefootBlondeHair.com | Design by Victoria Bilsborough