Mother Daughter Spa Day Participant Spotlight: Meet Katy Ferris

Each year, we're fortunate enough to open our to young girls with life-threatening illnesses. Named "Mother Daughter Spa Day," this event serves as a time to pamper these strong survivors, accompanied by their mothers. This year we welcome back Katy Ferris.

Katy Ferris was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at  three and half years old, and received chemotherapy that resulted in losing her hair twice. When her hair grew back and was long enough to donate, she went to The Charles Penzone Salon at Polaris Parkway to get the cut. To this day, she says that it was a wonderful experience and she will always remember it.


Katy is 18 years old, and recently graduated from Pickerington High School. She will attend Central Ohio Technical College and major in Web Design in August. This will be her third year attending Mother Daughter Spa Day and she looks forward to getting a pedicure every year. And, we can't wait to pamper her later this month!

Posted: 7/1/2014 1:26:07 PM by Mary Sundermeier, PR Coordinator
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Real CP Brides!

Did you get engaged over the holiday season? If so, CONGRATULATIONS! We are seriously so excited for you!

On your wedding day, we know that you'll have your groom's full attention. But until then, you can have ours! We offer a full array of services for brides - literally from head-to-toe!

If you're looking for a little inspiration, check out our reel of REAL CP brides. That's right - real women styled by the fanastic hair professionals and estheticians within our salons!

And, if you want a quick rundown of the fantastic services we offer for brides, head on over to the BRIDAL BRILLIANCE section of our website! There, you'll find a full list of services as well as information about our Bridal Coordinators, On-Site Services and Grand Suite.

Or, if you're more of the chatty type, give us a quick call: 614.418.5350!

We would love the opportunity to work with you this year! And, once again - congratulations on your exciting engagement!

Posted: 1/22/2014 3:14:04 PM by Jena Huffman, Associate Director of Marketing
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The Charles Penzone Salons Presents Runway Show at Columbus Bride

We had such an amazing time at the 2014 Columbus Bride Show! Our team of taented stylists worked behind the scenes, executing all of the hair and makeup for the models in the bridal runway show. We also had an informational bridal booth, providing bridal hair and makeup demonstrations at no cost! Couldn't make it to the Columbus Bride Show? No worries! Scroll through some pictures for some amazing bridal inspiration! Oh, and did we mention that we were on Good Day Columbus? It was pretty cool! Thank you everyone for coming out, we loved seeing you!

Below is a list of our amazing stylists who brought their talent to life!

 Name  Level of Expertise Location 
 Rosie  Associate  N/A
 Blake  Stylist  Dublin
 Maria  Stylist  Dublin
 Marty  Stylist  Dublin
 Parker  Designer  Dublin
 Skye  Designer  Dublin
 Tessa  Designer  Dublin
 Mika  Director  Dublin
 Sophia  Skin   Professional  Dublin
 Jaden  Skin  Professional  Dublin
 Audra  Skin Professional  Dublin
 Harley  Skin Professional  Dublin
 Clair  Designer  Dublin
 Monroe  Skin Professional  Gahanna
 Marnie  Skin Professional  Gahanna
 Genevieve  Director  Gahanna
 Arianna  Stylist  MAX German Village
 Gwen  Stylist  MAX Short North
 Libby  Stylist  MAX Short North
 Vivian  Designer  MAX Short North
 Jade  Skin Professional  MAX Short North
 Hilary  Stylist  Polaris

Want to see Charles Penzone photos from the Columbus Bride Show? Check out our album here:

If you would like to get in touch with a bridal coordinator, please call 614.418.5350 and have a GRAND day!

Posted: 1/10/2014 4:34:33 PM by Mary, PR Coordinator
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Feeling frantic from all your holiday shopping? Schedule our Sugar Cookie Refining Facial today and enjoy some rest, relaxation and exfoliation! Cozy up in our heated spa beds and enjoy the comforting scent of freshly baked sugar cookies while your Licensed Esthetician applies a triple action refining facial scrub while you enjoy the comforting scent of fresh baked sugar cookies. Next, enjoy a warming cinnamon and enzyme exfoliating mask under steam, and a face, neck, and shoulder massage with our custom-blended massage oils. Afterwards, hands and feet, surely sore from shopping, are massaged with hydrating almond lotion. This soothing service is complete with an oxygenating treatment mask for truly radiant skin. You will be ready to glow in those holiday family photos!

Once your facial skin is refined and re-hydrated, continue your pampering with our new Hot Cocoa Body Polish and Massage! Our Massage Therapists will utilize a chocolate body scrub to reveal softer and silkier skin. Enjoy a relaxing hot shower and return to the treatment room for a luxurious Therastone massage. Your Massage Therapist will begin with a soothing massage with chocolate oil. Hot stones are then incorporated into the experience for maximum healing benefits. You will feel relaxed and refreshed from head to toe!
Why stop now?  Continue your scrumptious spa experience with our Peppermint Patty Pedicure? Sit back and relax in one of our brand new massaging pedicure chairs. After your nails are shaped and your feet smoothened, your Licensed Nail Professional will exfoliate your skin with a chocolate body scrub. Next is a relaxing foot massage with a rich chocolate buttercream. Enjoy a soothing and hydrating Peppermint Mask, and complete your service with a new festive holiday polish, or an old favorite!
A Peppermint Patty Manicure completes your spa day! Your nails will be shaped and prepped, and your hands will be extra soft and smooth after exfoliation with chocolate scrub. Your Licensed Nail Professional will hydrate winter-worn hands with rich chocolate buttercream and a soothing peppermint mask. Match polish with your toes, or try something new. Your nails will be dazzling and ready for the holidays!

Posted: 11/25/2013 9:43:33 AM by Marnie Morley, Licensed Esthetician at the Charles Penzone Grand Salon in Gahanna/New Albany, Spa Advancement Team Member
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Kinesio Taping Now Available at Charles Penzone!

Beach volleyball champion Kerri Walsh wearing a new type of athletic tape.
(Natacha Pisarenko/The Associated Press)

Believe it or not, a little colorful tape can go a LONG way to helping deal with everyday aches and pains and even injuries.  And as of today, we’re so thrilled that we’re able to provide it to you with the introduction of the Kinesio taping method to our spa!

Remember seeing Olympian Kerry Walsh Jennings with a spider-webby looking black shoulder deal on the beach volleyball courts?  Yes, that is kinesio tape, and it can do amazing things!

Kinesio tape was invented by Dr. Kenzo Kase, a well-known Japanese chiropractor and acupuncturist who brought his methods of taping and the design of the tape to the United States.  It is currently used by chiropractors, athletic trainers, physical therapist, and massage therapist, just to name a few. 

Kinesio taping is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion.  The tape also helps to alleviate pain and facilitate lymphatic drainage by lifting the skin in order for the muscles to heal.  Kinesio taping is used to successfully treat a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical conditions. Almost anyone can benefit from the taping, and believe it or not, 85% of those using it are non-athletes!

And now, one of our very own massage therapists is a Certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner (“CKTP”)!  Beth Granich, a Senior Massage Therapist and member of our Spa Advancement Team has completed the necessary coursework, seminars and has passed the written and practical examination and is now open for this incredible service!

Currently, the kinesio taping service is available to you in two ways:

Kinesio Taping Add On To Any Massage
During a 15 minute service, your problem area will be taped using the kinesio taping methods.  Cost of this service is $20, and each additional area being taped within the same appointment is $10 each. 

Kinesio Taping and Assessment
As a 30 minutes a la carte option, your problem area will be taped using the kinesio taping methods.  Cost of this service is $40.00 and a massage not included.  Each additional area being taped within the same appointment is $10.

Think you could benefit from the kinesio taping method?  We strongly encourage you to give it a try!  Give us a call 614.418.5350 or hop online to schedule your appointment!


How to prepare for your taping:
  • Skin should be dry and free of oils, creams or lotions.  Beth will thoroughly swab the area with an alcohol pad to make sure the area that is being taped is properly prepped.
  • If needed, Beth will trim or shave the body hair in the area that the tape will be covering to allow for the tape to adhere best and work most effectively.

How to care for your application:
  • It is recommended to wait at least 30-45 minutes before getting your taping wet or engaging in vigorous activity.
  • Do not place direct heat on your taping including heating pads, hot packs, blow dryers, etc.
  • Kinesio tape can be worn while bathing, showering and swimming.  When drying off, pat or blot your taping dry.

How long will my taping last:
  • A taping can last anywhere from 2-4 days.  Please note that excessive or vigorous exercise and extreme heated conditions may result in your tape needing to be removed earlier than expected.  Please perform these activities with caution while tape is applied.

Posted: 11/15/2013 1:45:52 PM by Beth Granich, Senior Massage Therapist, CKTP, Spa Advancement Team
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