Makeup and beauty Business Name Generator
Generate names for your makeup and beauty business below.
How to name your makeup and beauty business
Hi, I am your branding expert, and I will be putting you through the process of generating your makeup and beauty business name which will express all the awesomeness your brand has to deliver. Below are twenty high-quality names I generated using this process. Before we get started to try out make-up and beauty business name generator.
- Beauty Basics
- Bossy Beauties
- Supreme Sparkle
- Beauty Bounty
- Generous Glam
- Glam Goddess
- Perfect Finish
- Make-up Masters
- Bella Beauty
- Beauty Essentials
- Vogue Styles
- Cleopatra’s Beauty Store
- Pearlville Salon
- Midas Touch
- Allure Beauty
- The Bellas
- Makeup Maven
- Beaucoup Beauty
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#1) Brainstorm your name ideas
The goal here is to find words that rightly qualify your brand – words that would resonate with your target audience. The choice of words I used exemplifies glamour and beauty while also bringing a sense of confidence to the mix with words like bossy and supreme. Your goal here is to create a list of words or names that come to mind when thinking about your business.
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Here are my name ideas after brainstorming:
#2) Shortlist your ideas
Once you’ve developed a list of possible names, do an analysis of your ideas. Remove any names that could be hard to remember, spell or speak aloud. Keep names that are brandable, sound great, are memorable and communicate your brand values, product or service to your target audience.
Here’s a quick checklist you can run your ideas through to help shorten your list of name:
- Is the name simple and easy to remember?
- Is the name easy to read and say aloud?
- Is the name different from competitors?
- Does the name convey a relevant meaning?
- Does the name avoid overused words or cliches?
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#3) Get some feedback
You’ll now have a list of 3-6 great makeup and beauty business names and you can start to ask potential customers or people working in the industry for feedback (your target audience). Avoid feedback from family and friends, are more likely to praise all your ideas and they aren’t your customer.
Be sure to ask questions like:
- What first comes to mind when you first hear the name?
- How would you spell it?
With you’re customer feedback you can now ask yourself is the name still relevant? and did it represent your business how you intended?
My customer feedback:
This sounds like a store that deals in mainly basic or beginners beauty needs.
This sounds like a makeup brand for professional women.
This sounds like an extraordinarily flashy or glamorous makeup outlet.
This sounds like a wholesale makeup store.
#4) Check if it’s available
At this point, it’s good to have at least three great makeup and beauty business names on your list, in case any of your names are already taken. You can do a quick Business Name Search online to find out if your name is available within your country/state, also be sure to search if the name is also available for Trademark and Domain name Registration.
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Competitor Name Analysis
To help you brainstorm potential business names, let’s take a look at three successful Beauty businesses and break down why and how they’ve chosen to name their business and why it works for them.
the husband of company cofounder Sandy Lerner is responsible for this name. the original concept envisioned the term “urban” being used. The phrase Urban Decay was coined and it stuck. A term that originally had negative connotations has now become incredibly popular.
as far as complicated names go, this one has no competition. Sephora is the result of a combination between Zipporah – the wife of Moses who was an exceptional beauty – and the Greek work for beauty and vanity – sephosis.
this brand is named after a French castle that the founder visited. Armand Petitjean was also inspired by the yellow flowers blossoming around the chateau. These flowers are today a part of the Lancome logo.
1. Do a Competitor Analysis
Doing a competitor analysis as your first step will save you a lot of time in the future, knowing what names to avoid and understanding why and how your competitors business name words for them will help you in forming your own business names. When analyzing competitors think about:
- What business or product values are they conveying in their business name? How does that work for them?
- Is there a trend in how these businesses are naming themselves? It’s best to avoid sounding like “just another one of those businesses”.
- Who does it best? Why does it work and how can I produce a better name?
2. Focus on Naming your Business not Describing it.
A typical pitfall most businesses run into is describing their business name too literally, using overused makeup and beauty terms like “Glow,” “highlighter” or “contour.” A more effective business name should convey to customers your businesses and product values at a deeper level. Try name your business in a way that has a story behind it.
Let’s take for example a real makeup and beauty business named “ColourPop”.
Literally, this is a real makeup store that deals in mostly lipsticks and eyeshadows, and instead of representing their business, they used something familiar to all these areas of beauty which is a pop of color.
3. How to make a more memorable name
Creating a memorable business name is the first step in getting into a customers mind and is also a task that’s easier said than done. Your business name should aim to stop a customer in their tracks and give an extra thought on your product among your wave of competitors. Some tips to create a memorable name would be:
- Use rhythmic pronunciation or alliteration (Bossy Beauties, Supreme Sparkle)
- Try using a word that wouldn’t be relevant when out of context (Midas Touch: this term refers to an ancient King’s ability to turn everything he touches to gold, and now incorporating this term into makeup signifies an excellent or glamorous makeup)
- Keep it short and simple.
4. Try purchasing a Brandable business name
Brandable business names are names that are non-sensical but read and are pronounced well. They often use letter patterns of Vowel/Consonant/Vowel as these word structures are typically short, catchy and easy to say and remember. For example, some brandable makeup and beauty business names could be:
- Pearlville Salon
You can find a full list of Brandable business names at Domainify.com
5. Avoid combining words just to create a unique name.
Another mistake business owners typically make is creating bad word combinations when they find out that their business name idea is already taken. For example, if the plan was to use Makeup Maven, its unavailability should not make you switch to MaMav. Instead, you should start this process over again and generate a new name.
You can see how these ideas are a step backward as they are not catchy, easily pronounceable or memorable. In these situations, we suggest starting from scratch and trying the tips we mentioned previously.
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How Makeup and Beauty is often described
Example Makeup or Beauty company names using these related descriptive words ‘Transcendent Beauty’ and ‘True Spirit Makeup.’.
Makeup and Beauty Adjectives
You can use an adjective in your business name to create a business name like ‘Just Genetics Makeup Store‘ or ‘Unique Beauty‘.
Makeup & Beauty Verbs
You can use a verb in your Makeup business name to create business names like ‘Applied Beauty – Makeup Parlour‘ or ‘Beautylift Makeup‘.
We’ve taken words from above and from our generator results and combined the words to create new Makeup & Beauty company names.
Beauty in Foreign Languages
Consider using foreign words in your business name to give the impression of an international or exotic brand.
Latin: Forma (form, fashion, shape, contour, figure, beauty)
Italian: Bellezza (beauty, loveliness, fairness, belle, fineness)
Spanish: La belleza (beauty, lovely, pulchritude, garnishee)