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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CMH Fashion Week Recap

The Charles Penzone Salons was honored to be Title Sponsors for this year's CMH Fashion Week, which mimics New York Fashion Week with an entire week full of fashion events, and concluding with two seperate fashion shows: The CMH Fashion Week Bridal Show, and the CMH Fashion Week Finale Show. As title sponsors, we hosted an open house at one of our salons in lieu of the upcoming fashion shows, and we showcased our hair and makeup capabilites by doing all of the hair and makeup for these two runway shows.


Our professionals have incredible talent, and were able to bring all of these local designers' visions to life. Never underestimate the creative force that lives in this city, they will always surprise you in the most wonderful ways. We can't wait to do this all over again...next year.

A big shout out to our CMH Fashion Week Team, as well as our team captains! Congrats on a job well done!

Team Captains: Vivian, Catalina, Tiche, Olivia

Charles Penzone Salons Team: Wendy, Gwen, Libby, Hayden, Lola, Kat, Kelly, Rosie, Kasey, Gianna, Paulina, Monroe, Eden, Jaden, Noelle, Sophia, Alia, Harper, Kendra, Daphne, Jordan, Miley, Nicole, Genevieve, Cali

Check out our Facebook page for more CMH Fashion Week images: facebook.com/CharlesPenzoneGrandSalons




Posted: 10/30/2014 2:18:25 PM by Mary Sundermeier, PR Coordinator
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Mother Daughter Spa Day Participant Spotlight: Meet Rachel Barber

Rachel Barber will be attending Charles Penzone Salons' Mother Daughter Spa Day for the third year, and is really looking forward to that haircut and style!

Rachel, almost 16, was born with a disorder called Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB for short). EB is a skin disorder that makes Rachel's skin very fragile and causes blisters and wounds all over her body. EB is not contagious, but it will require Rachel to wear full body bandages to protect her skin and to promote healing. Despite having this debilitating disorder all her life, Rachel lives her life like a normal teenager. She is even in the process of getting her driver's license!


Get to know Rachel:

What hobbies do you have?
Rachel: Reading, listening to music, hanging out with my friends, and watching TV

What is your favorite class?
Rachel: Math

What inspires you?
Rachel: Music!

We're looking forward to seeing Rachel and her mother again in a few weeks!


Posted: 7/14/2014 3:28:15 PM by Mary Sundermeier, PR Coordinator
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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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CMH Fashion Week 2012

CMH Fashion Week has been designated as the largest fashion movement in the Midwest. For the 3rd year in a row, a troop of 30+ CP stylists and makeup artists helped the models get runway-ready. Ten fantastic Columbus designers were featured at this year's event at the brand new Hilton Columbus downtown!



As a non-profit organization, CMH Fashion Week provides a platform to promote local designers, talent and businesses while providing scholarship for emerging designers and creating educational programs that will benefit the community.

Posted: 11/5/2012 9:55:40 AM by Ali, PR Coordinator
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