Mother Daughter Spa Day Member Highlight: Ivory Isaacs

On Sunday, July 19, 2015 from 3-7pm, nearly 80 young girls from nonprofit A Kid Again to enjoy a day with The Charles Penzone Salons. The spa day goes beyond just a day of pampering. Along with haircuts, manicures, facials, massages, and dinner, the event offers a safe environment for girls in treatment for life-limiting and terminal illnesses to support one another. It enables these girls to temporarily escape the medicine and the hospitals and be what they truly are – girls. It also gives their mothers a well-needed break and a chance to share quality time with their daughters during a few pleasurable hours of pure indulgence.

Meet 12-year-old Ivory Isaacs. Ivory was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor called Ependymoma when she was 5 years old. Within 48 hours of Ivory's diagnosis, she underwent multiple surgeries that resulted in multi-organ failure and a coma. Ivory spent weeks in a coma, and was not expected to live. But one day, she decided to wake up! A trech was placed and she set off to learn to walk, talk, and eat by mouth again.

Ivory did 31 rounds of high-dose radiation. Seven years later, she is cancer free, but not from the side effects that come with undergoing intensive treatment. Ivory currently sees many specialists, and has had over 50 surgeries to date.


             

                                      

One of Ivory's favorite days of the year is when A Kid Again takes families to King's Island and she gets a chance to ride the roller coasters. She is a lover of horses and rides as often as she can find a horse to ride. Ivory plans to "pay it forward" through her involvement in A Kid Again, and hopes that her story serves as an inspiration for someone going through cancer.

The Charles Penzone Salons is a strong advocate for causes that empower women and support children, and salon and spa professionals will carry on this tradition by donating their time and talent at The Grand Salon in Gahanna/New Albany. Since 1999, The Charles Penzone Salons has hosted the Mother/Daughter event, providing a day of pampering for girls with life threatening illnesses and their mothers.




Posted: 7/16/2015 4:15:10 PM by Mary Sundermeier, PR Coordinator
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OPI Infinite Shine: COMING SOON

OPI's next revolution in nail lacquer will be introduced to our salons soon! As in -- the next couple of days -- soon. OPI Infinite Shine will help elongate the effects of that manicure or pedicure. Imagine intense, gel-like color that requires no touch ups all week. That dream will soon become a reality at a Charles Penzone Salon near you!

And best yet, we're bringing this elevated service offering to you as a complimentary option with all traditional manicure and pedicure services! (Can't argue that - right?)

In the meantime, pick out your stunning shade HERE. My picks: From Here to Eternity (an amazing coral-pink), Raisin' the Bar (plum purple perfection) and Set in Stone (a great gray-neutral.)



 

We hope you enjoy this new offering as much as we do! Here's to YOU -- our wondeful guests!!

Posted: 1/15/2015 9:39:26 AM by Jena, Associate Director of Marketing
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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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Get Cozy With THE HOLIDAY CONFECTIONS COLLECTION


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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