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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Pelotonia: Why We Ride

On August 10-12, Charles Penzone, Inc. will take part in Pelotonia for the third year in a row. Pelotonia is a grassroots bike tour with one goal: to end cancer. 100% of every dollar raised for Pelotonia goes directly to fund cancer research at OSUCCC - James.

If you take a glimpse at our Peloton page, you’ll notice that many donations have been made in memory of Dr. Lee Howard. Dr. Howard was the husband of one of the original four Charles Penzone team members, Jaqi Howard, and thus a member of our family. He unexpectedly passed away in January of this year.

Dr. Howard was a state record holder in cross country and track, an avid weight lifter and a nationally ranked cyclist. He once rode along with the Tour de France and had the time of his life doing so. He admired Lance Armstrong’s tenaciousness and strived to always LIVESTRONG.

“Although my husband never rode in Pelotonia, we have both supported it from the beginning,” says Jaqi. “We felt that when he passed away, in lieu of flowers we wanted to support a charity. Because of his love for cycling, we thought Pelotonia would be a great charity to make donations in his name.”

Jaqi’s son Connor, who is a support team member at The Grand Salon in Dublin, will be riding in Pelotonia for the first time this year as a member of the Charles Penzone peloton.

“I consider myself more of a runner than a cyclist,” says Connor. “But I’m signed up for the 50-mile race and am very excited.”

Connor plans to ride in honor of his father and will be using one of his father’s bikes.

“I can’t wait to be at Pelotonia to watch my son and the rest of the Penzone team cross the finish line,” says Jaqi.

You can help support the Charles Penzone Peloton by donating online.

If you make a $25 or more contribution to our peloton, you will be entered to win a $50 Charles Penzone gift card. We will draw a winner every month June-October. Winners will be notified individually. Thank you for helping us get one step closer to our goal: ending cancer!

Posted: 7/19/2012 8:33:08 AM by Ali, PR Coordinator
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A Night of Prom Prep: Our First-Ever In-Salon Prom Event!

Nearly 100 area high school girls joined us for our first-ever in-salon prom event!
Guests mingled with our professionals and enjoyed hair, makeup and nail demonstrations and hand massages (not to mention some pretty fabulous desserts and mocktails!)

Gently-worn prom dresses and accessories were collected at the event for Fairy Goodmothers, a non-profit organization that provides the gift of a prom dress to any high school girl who lacks the means with which to acquire her own.

The event served as a kick-off to our Prom Promotion, which offers a free makeup application if you schedule upstyle services for yourself and two friends. That's up to a $66 value - all for FREE!

Check out photos from the event below!

Schedule your prom service with us today, and don't forget to schedule your friends and take advantage of our prom promotion! Book an appointment by calling 614.418.5350 or you can book it online!

Posted: 4/9/2012 2:11:59 PM by Ali, PR Coordinator
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