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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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition visited Columbus, OH in August of this year to help a special family in the American Addition neighborhood.  We we were so thrilled to open the doors to The Grand Salon at Polaris Parkway and provide our services for the show!

Be sure to tune into EM:HE in December
to see how we got involved!

We'd love to spill it all now, but we can't - it's a surprise that you definitely DO NOT want to miss!

Check out our photo slide show:

Posted: 8/8/2011 1:42:08 PM by Jena, Marketing Team Leader
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Join us. Help end cancer.

It's that time of the year again -- time to join together to support Pelotonia's one goal: to END CANCER.  For the third year in a row, we have formed a Charles Penzone Peloton (team).  Several Charles Penzone team members and even one guest joined us for last year's ride!  We're hoping that our 2011 peloton is even bigger than last year! 

If you're thinking of riding (whether a veteran or first-timer), we definitely encourage you to do so!  To help foster a sense of camaraderie, join the Charles Penzone Peloton!  We're going to help each other train and raise funds. Find us on Facebook for updates on our training rides.  That way, you can join us and we can build up the miles together!

Or, if you're more of the spectating type who still wants to get involved, consider making a contribution to the Charles Penzone Peloton.  (This can be done online.)  We've added perks to make it extra appealing for you!  If you make a $25 contribution, you'll get entered for a chance to win a $50 Charles Penzone gift card.  If you make a $10 contribution, you'll get entered for a chance to win a gift basket of salon professional products!  A winner will be selected each month from now until August!  (Winners will be contacted directly.)  Your contribution is definitely a WIN for Pelotonia and could also be an extra-special win for YOU!

(click on the image above to make your donation to The Charles Penzone Peloton, online!)

We encourage our entire team and network of guests to join together to support this cause.  We dream about the day when cancer is defeated.  With organizations like Pelotonia, that goal is even closer.  Every little bit helps.  Thank you for opening your hearts.

Pelotoniais a grassroots bike tour with one goal: to end cancer. Pelotonia raises money for innovative and life saving cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Driven by the passion of its cyclists and volunteers, and their family and friends, Pelotonia's annual cycling experience will be a place of hope, energy and determination. Pelotonia proudly directs 100% of every dollar raised to research. It is a community of people coming together to chase down cancer and defeat it.

Posted: 6/2/2011 9:16:36 AM by Jena, Marketing Team Leader
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