Arissa
Senior UX/UI Designer

All About LUX

LUX Spa, Hair, and Nails is a one stop shop for customers to receive all their beauty needs in place. The product allowed LUX customers on-the-go abilities to book services, purchase & send virtual gift cards, chat with stylist, and view all previous booked appointments. My role in this project was to sketch and prototype the full design concept.

Design Process

Sketches

How I started

I started this design process with sketches. This is the way I iterate through many design options quickly. I usually go through typically 3 versions for the "Login Screens" or the main screens; this usually gives me options to pull from to create the starting look/feel.

Version Differences

The main differences between the versions are the way I thought about the lines on the screen. Another difference is the placement of the text and textfields. I chose the final version because it felt more Luxury. The LUX brand is a luxury brand that offers spa, hair, and nail services, especially to high-end clients.

See sketches below ⬇️

LUX Sketches of the Login and Booking Screen

LUX Sketches of the Login and Booking Screen

User Testing

During the prototyping stage I did a testing round in order to reveal possible usability problems. I used the prototyping link to send to some users for feedback. I received some good feedback on things that needed to be added to make their journey easier. I updated the prototype with new features that were recommended and the next round of testing went smoother.

LUX: Spa + Hair + Nails

UI Design

Once I tested out all usability mistakes, I continued designing the final screens in Adobe XD.

Visual Style

The visual style I was following was a luxury feel. I went with a dark background with some gold as the accent color.

Guidelines

The type of guidelines I used were iOS styleguide + specifications (safe areas and UI).

What bring me joy about this design?

I love the usage of the theme colors, images, and over all luxury concept. Fun fact: My husband saw me designing this and was like "Ooo that's nice, it makes me want to buy something from there for you." Another individual said "Wow, it looks so luxurious". I like that they understood the assignment right off the bat. The assignment or idea was to create a brand for a one stop (all things beauty) shop and make it look luxurious to draw high-end clients.

Project Reflection

My Thoughts About The Project

I felt really good about building out this design. There were a few challenges that I had to navigate through, such as text placement, icons, and overall design ideas. Nevertheless, I feel I was able to get through all the challenges by using the feedback I received during the design process phase.