Answering your question by parts:
— I've merged Female symbol and letter H —
The female symbol ♀ is the sign of the gender derived from the astrological symbols, which denoted the classic planet Venus. Also the feminine sign represents feminism in philosophy and sociology. This symbol is in use since the Renaissance, denoting alchemical elements, especially copper metal.
It's a symbol popularly known and accepted as it is, such that it exists as a character ♀. Mutilating a part of this symbol can have very negative interpretations, the arrogance of believing that we are capable of creating a new
culturally established interpretation for centuries or, much worse, cutting off part of a female entity. Remember the ablation issue still being very current and popular sensitization and is about female mutilation. Reinterpreting a sign is valid, omitting parts too, but here we are not talking about readability, but about symbols, concepts and consequences. Particularly I think anyone of the lower options are valid as a proposal, try to imagine the feminism reaction with its mutilated symbol !!!
Is this abstraction of the number 4 the most optimal result? I tried to find a similar font to the logo number 4 and I think none is close to the result. In addition this 4 will be part of a double reading, either with the F or H or whatever character, I think it is impossible for anyone to see it.
— Right part is fine —
Of course, it's the font itself without any change! I'm agree with you, the best part of your logo ;-)
Talking about visual perception:
In the formal part of the phrase itself, at first look, the most relevant characters regarding form and perception are the double O and the K, exactly those that you have omitted in your logo :-D
In second place: 4, R and L, I think in this order. In fact the only importance at visual level the letter L has is only by the reading since it's the first letter. At the formal perceptual level it could be in last place. The opposite in your logo where you give it the most important relevance by position, size and color contrasts.
Finally the H and E horizontal strokes repetition.
— Without changing a lot, how can I reveal the icon more —
You are asking someone to solve an impossible quiz. I think the formal shape must be restructured from the beginning and the only one can do that is you.
Personally I can help by putting in order the conceptual base of your logo:
- Name: Look for her
- Symbolic: Must have the female symbol representation ♀
- Union: Must be an assembly of characters
- The word Look could be replaced by a magnifying glass 🔍 as a representation of
look for. If that's the case, study well the behaviour of the letter L, and the missing O and K. In my personal opinion they must be all or none of them. Does this lower image have any sense?
- The burgundy is the representative color of woman
Try to see the text in different fonts, this could help:
Or much better... As I see the process and the result of your logo, I think it would be useful to forget about the vectorial result and go to the old: pencil and paper. Try to make a signature with the phrase, from there you can get a good abstraction to solve it later in vector