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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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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How To Maintain Those Manis and Pedis This Summer

Summer is the best time to show of your perfect pedicure and manicure.  As someone who has been at this for years, here are just a few tips to make those colorful and shiny nails last longer this summer! 

Touch Up Your Topcoat.
Most people never bother to reapply top coat which wears down within 48-hours of leaving your manicurist’s chair. As your lacquer’s first line of defense against chipping, it’s crucial to use it every other day. Be sure to seal the “free edge,” which in manicure-speak means the part of your nail that is clipped or filed. “Sealing the free edge can double the life of your manicure and pedicure from only days to a full week or more. Apply a layer of clear top coat every other day to minimize the chances of the color chipping.  W offer OPI Topcoat and CND Super Shiney (as pictured here.)

Carry Around Your Cuticle Oil. Use cuticle oil daily to keep your pedicure and manicure looking fresh.  It not only protects against unsightly rough skin and painful hangnails, but it also keeps polish from chipping. Apply it on the cuticle and across the polish twice a day.  OPI's Avoplex is our product recco here!

Stay Away From Heat. It takes 12 hours for your nail polish to fully harden. During this time avoid saunas, steam rooms and hot tubs. If you wash your hands with hot water, follow up with a cold water rinse for 10-15 seconds to cure the polish.

Avoid Synthetic Fragrance. Perfumes found in hand lotions can cause nail lacquer to crack. Look for natural options that use hydrating essential oils instead of synthetic fragrance

Choose The Right Footwear. Flip-flops are your ideal choice for starting off on the right foot since they fully avoid contact with freshly painted toes. If you forgot your pair at home and are stuck with flats or boots, use a thick layer of oil and a few twists of plastic wrap to protect your pedicure.

Feeling like you want to give these helpful tips a try?  Go ahead…give us a call (614.418.5350) or hop online to schedule your appointment!

Posted: 7/2/2013 8:20:47 AM by Bea, Licensed Nail Professional & Spa Advancement Team Member, The Grand Salon in Gahanna/New Albany
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Long-Lasting Pedicure and Younger-Looking Hands

Even with a perfectly polished pedi, summer activities like walking, running, hiking or even a day at the pool or beach could eventually make your feet less than flawless.  After a while, the shine of your polish may start to fade and chip. Luckily, there are a few simple ways that you can prolong the look of your pedicure.  Here are a few tips that will keep your toes looking fabulous for extra days.

First off, you should re-coat your dry nails with a top coat BEFORE you see any chipping as prevention. Re-applying your top coat every once in a while will keep your polish looking fresh, shiny and chip-free.

Secondly, be sure to buy your favorite OPI nail polish from our salons and take it around with you! This way you can cover any small chips that you may have and really extend the life of your pedicure. Take it on your vacation and fix those unavoidable chips after a long day at the beach.  Apply a top coat afterward and wait until it dries before slipping into your sandals!

And now that you have all the tips to prolong your pedi, another quick thing that we should all be mindful of is taking care of our hands!  Many of us remember to protect our faces in the summer, but what about the most exposed part of our bodies? Our hands are out in the open the most and it is important to take care of them.

Be sure to wear a broad spectrum sunscreen on your hands when outside. This will protect them from the sun’s damaging rays and help prevent signs of aging. You also want to exfoliate your hands between regular manicure visits. Ask your licensed nail professional for any home care treatments and products that you can use! You also want to carry hand cream AT ALL TIMES. Moisturize those hands often to keep them looking smooth and fresh!
Follow these easy tips and you will have a longer-lasting pedicure and younger-looking hands. Schedule yourself a lemonade manicure and pedicure to keep your summer going on the right foot (and hand!) Call 614.418.5350 or go online to book your appointment today.

Posted: 7/24/2012 11:17:44 AM by Bianca, Nail Creative Team at Dublin
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Coming May 7: A Sweet Spring Treat! Introducing the Lemonade Mani/Pedi!

Our seasonal Lemonade Manicure and Pedicure is sure to rejuvenate your skin for spring! The alluring scents of sparkling lemon and Yuzu (Japanese citrus fruit) are warmed by cozy vanilla, ginger, and white tea essences- transforming every hand and foot care service into a soothing therapeutic spa experience. A refreshing glass of ice cold pink lemonade makes this service the ultimate spring treat!

This service starts off with a gentle exfoliation using a Lemon Sugar Buff Scrub, which is formulated with natural sugar crystals to reduce calluses and smooth away dry, rough skin. Botanical extracts help soothe your skin while antioxidant citrus extract helps revitalize it! The lemon-scent is sure to whisk you away to that happy place!

After your gentle exfoliation, an ultra-hydrating Lemon Tonic Mask with shea butter extract is applied. This mask helps soothe your skin with botanical extracts, while the shea butter extract leaves skin feeling soft. The mask is then topped off with a lemon slice to help brighten skin and remove impurities. Yes, actual lemons! 

The Lemon Tonic Mask is then removed with soothing hot towels, and a lemon slice is used to gently buff your nails to make them brighter and whiter! A Lemon Tonic Lotion is applied to lock in moisture and leave your skin feeling luxurious. A polish application of your choice tops it off and completes this sensational Spring experience. 

Our Lemonade Manicure and Pedicure will be added to our menu of services on May 7!  Treat yourself to this incredible seasonal service.  You won’t want to miss it.  Give us a call to schedule an appointment (614.418.5350) or schedule it online!

Posted: 4/12/2012 9:39:19 AM by Michelle, Training Coordinator
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