Charles Penzone, chairman and founder of the Charles Penzone Family of Salons, first envisioned the concept of The Grand Salon in the 1970s.  In 1991, his vision of full service, suburban, freestanding salons and day spas became a reality.  Under the leadership Charles and his wife, Debra Penzone, now serving as president, the company has grown to six salon/day spa locations operating under three different brand identities.  Each brand is unique and has a slightly different demographic based on location, size and function to cater to the different personalities and tastes of central Ohio consumers.

The Charles Penzone Family of Salons has been the recipient of numerous industry and community awards, some of which include, “Salon of the Year” in 1993, 1996 and 2003 from Modern Salon Magazine, the Consumers’ Choice Gold Award and have annually been voted “Best in Columbus” from the readers of Columbus Monthly since 2002.

Debra and Charles have also received several industry recognitions.  Most notably,
Debra and Charles were named Top 20 Salon Owners from Salon Today Magazine in 2003 and were recognized by Salon Today Magazine as “Power Players” in the salon and spa industry in 2008.  

Intercoiffure, the finest and most prestigious international organization for hairdressing, has united the most talented professionals of the beauty profession for more than 75 years. With more than 2,500 member salons in 35 countries, Intercoiffure elite are found in capitals such as Paris, New York, Tokyo, Berlin, London, Rome...and Columbus, Ohio.  Intercoiffure members set the creative and quality standards for the beauty industry.

In 2003 and 2004, Charles Penzone served as Vice President on the board of Intercoiffure. 

Ohio State Board of Cosmetology
The Ohio State Board of Cosmetology is committed to establish and maintain authorized, sanitary, healthful and professional standards for the cosmetology profession since its creation in 1932. Charles Penzone was appointed to the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology in 1994 and served on the board until 2009.  Charles has also served as chairman for the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology.  

International SalonSpa Business Network (ISBN)
The ISBN plays a vital role in helping chain salon businesses grow and expand, while also working with lobbyists on salon legislation. The ISBN is comprised of more than 50 top companies.  The membership represents more than 25,000 salons and employs more than 250,000 people licensed in the cosmetology field.  Charles Penzone served as a board member and officer from 2004 to 2009.