The End of Winter Beauty Kit

Your winter boots have been replaced mid-season, you started taking vitamin D supplements, and you have finished three different television series on Netflix. That’s right, it’s March, it’s still Winter, and everyone is (still) miserable. “But it’s March” you say? We know, but Punxsutawney Phil DID predict six more weeks of Winter, so we’ve put together a snowmergency kit for some Winter hair and skin revival. We can see the light at the end of that tunnel we call Winter, and we’re going to see this season through looking fab.

A WINTER SKIN GUIDE

Winterproof your skin by doing this simple tasks below:

•    To ward off dryness, cleanse your face just once a day. We recommend doing a face cleanse at night, and a simple rinse in the morning.

•    Alcohol dries the skin, so during the cold months, keep products with high levels of alcohol on the shelf. Exfoliate your body and face only once a week with a gentle scrub or a washcloth.

•    Take short showers. Over-bathing can strip the body of its oh-so-important natural oils.

•    Moisturize! Lather up at least twice a day to combat dryness. The dryer the skin, the thicker the moisturizer.

Your Winter Look:
Jade, esthetician at MAX The Salon in the Short North, created this look to keep you looking bright using the Youngblood makeup line we carry in the salons.



Brighten up your eyes with a wash of Platinum show from the Starlet palette. Smudge black shadow or black kohl pencil along the top lash line for a sultry, sophisticated look. Finish this with a pop of color in the lips and cheeks. Try Youngblood gloss in Siren for a deep berry shine, and a Temptress pressed mineral blush.

AN END OF WINTER HAIR GUIDE
Keep your tresses in check by following a few pointers:
•    Shower less. Much like winter skin care, showering less keeps your hair hydrated and healthy.

•    Take a break from the heat. Avoid blow-drying your hair to avoid that static mess. Take it a step further, and avoid heat tools as a whole. Not only do they dry your hair out, but they can cause breakage.

•    Use a leave-in conditioner to lock moisture in. It truly is a great product for a quick fix!

•    Color your hair for the transitioning season! Have some fun with the end of winter/beginning of spring by changing your color up! Consider burgundy, reddish brown, or a fun ombre for starters!

Your end of winter hair product lineup. All products available for purchase in The Charles Penzone Family of Salons:

Davines MoMo Shampoo + Conditioner: Its particularly rich formula has been created to deeply moisturize dry, dehydrated hair, making it soft, silky and full of body without weighing it down.


Alterna Bamboo Luminous Shine Mist - A sheer styling mist that gives hair instant polish and shine for lackluster locks.



MOROCCANOIL® Intense Hydrating Mask- Great for dry, damaged, or thick hair, this hydrating mask contains oil–rich formulas to deeply hydrate and condition your hair, while dramatically improving hair’s texture, elasticity, shine and manageability.


Posted: 3/6/2014 9:45:46 AM by Mary Sundermeier, PR Coordinator
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Hot Holiday Hair + Makeup 2013

November is here!  And, like Starbucks with their lovely red cups and retailers all around, we’re ready!  Times like these are our favorite.  A change in the season means it’s time to transition your look to follow suit!  Colors, styles, trends – we’ve outlined it all!  From the 1940s ladylike era to the 90s punk and grunge looks coming back this season, there is a fashion movement for everyone. Risk takers can rock a wet look, partygoers can wear red lips and traditional ladies can show their attitude with a shade-shifting metallic manicure. Take a look at some of our favorites to see what might spark a little fire and help you on your way to feeling fantastic all season long!  


‘Tis the season to enrich your hair color!  Warm it up with a few lowlights which can add a world of difference and dimension into your hair.  For brunettes, warm it up with a chestnut, auburn or chocolate brown.  Blondes can shift their shade to the new blush tones, or can add caramel, oatmeal or golden blonde with your natural color. Killer coppers and raging reds are still a great way to still get that pop of color as well.  If you’re thinking of a new hue, here’s a little pointer to help keep it fresh and vibrant.  Schwarzkopf Toning Mousse.   As your hair professional which color is right for you (trust us – critical first step), then, keep your color fresh just by using it!

Just a few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of having celebrity hairstylist Kim Vo fly into town to teach us the latest trends in color. We’re sure you’ve heard of Ombre, right?  Thanks to Kim, we’re privy to the latest color trend… Sombre!  Sombre is a subtler version for fall and winter. This service adds a few sun-kissed highlights around the face while still keeping the ends of the hair lightened. Think Victoria’s Secret hair.

While the traditional colors are all the rage, the entire color wheel is appearing everywhere on all hair types. Purple and teal pieces are peeking out all over and pink is ever-popular, too. Our L’anza Color line allows us to customize any shade you can dream up and if you are not ready to take the plunge, try Quikkies. They are non-invasive hair extensions that allow you to have a few pops of color within 15 minutes and they come out as quick as they were put in.


Thinking of a new cut in the months leading up to the New Year? Go short! It’s easy, sexy and sassy!  With so many cute hairstyles and inspirations, your options are unlimited. Try a piecey layered bob or a chic crop cut.  Rock the Michelle Williams, Charlize Theron, Kelly Ripa, Julianne Hough or whoever else inspires you. Be brave and have fun with it!
 
If you’re still loving your long locks, change it up by adding a fringe or bangs.  Face-framing fringe will make you feel like you have a whole new cut and style without needing to cut off any length. Changing your part can change your whole look. Parting down the middle can give you a boho style, or cutting long blunt bangs will bring new attention to your eyes.


No matter the cut or color, it’s the style that makes your look complete. Disheveled, tousled curls are all over the runways. Achieve this look with a curling iron or rod, and toss in a few curls from mid-length down. Flip your head upside-down and shake them out for that tousled curl. Make sure to use Davines Sea Salt Spray for the texture you need! Top knots, messy buns and braids are still all the rage this season. They are quick and easy styles that have great day-to-night versatility. To keep your bun current, it needs to be messy and textured. Alterna’s Caviar Hairspray will hold your style in place but still keep it effortless and chic. You can change up your braid with the milkmaid or “wreath” style.  Ask your Charles Penzone hair professional how to achieve this braided headband style! While you’re there, be sure to get information on other styles to try, such as a wet look, ladylike rolls, sleek hair and how to pump up the volume!

    

When it comes to pairing make-up with your new holiday hair style, try jewel tones or metallic eyes. We are noticing emerald, amethyst and sapphire colors on eyes this winter. To really make your eye sultry, rim your water line with a navy, plum, or black liner. Champagne, bronze, silver, gunmetal and gold are other colors that are the perfect shades for a festive party or a night out. Our Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics line carries several beautiful shades and liners to compliment every skin tone. Frame your face with thick brows, filling them in as needed. For your lips, paint them a red to compliment your skin tone, like ruby, cherry, or oxblood. This will make your pout come alive!
   
As the invitations come in and events mark up your calendar, let us keep you updated for all your parties and special events. We hope these tips and trends for the holidays have sparked the fashionista in you. Happy Holidays!



Posted: 11/1/2013 3:55:23 PM by Olivia Heather, Q Salon, and Shane Detrick, The Grand Salon in Dublin
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DAVINES: A New Hair Care Experience

We are so excited to announce that DAVINES products were brought into our salons this week!   We are completely enamored with this brand and its products and cannot wait to introduce you, our guests, to DAVINES.

Pier Paulo Brandolini from the DAVINES team traveled here to Columbus to educate our team on the ins and outs of this incredible line earlier this week.  During the class, we learned about the rich culture of the family-owned DAVINES line.  This 30-year-old Italian company is completely focused on crafting quality products that are a thoughtful balance of substance and style, nature and science as well as people and sprit.  While the company is firmly rooted in tradition, they’re completely innovative at the same time.  At DAVINES, they dare to do what they believe in and rather than confirming to the mainstream, they allow intuition to pave their path.  In doing this, they’re free to develop concepts and products that are original, authentic and emotionally connected with people.

And, this is why we love DAVINES

DAVINES uses the best nature-driven, as well as science-enhanced products for the sustainable well-being of hair, skin and body.  All products in this line are zero impact and are completely environmentally friendly.


Check out that packaging!  A little different from what you may be used to, right?  Reason being, DAVINES uses renewable and essential packaging.  Made with 25% less plastic, the packaging reflects the purity of the formula inside.  And, while you may question conditioner presented in a tub package, DON’T!  Think about it, you’ll be able to use every.last.OUNCE. of this fabulous product by simply scooping it out of the tub.  It’s as simple as that. 

DAVINES has simply, yet effectively named each product in their line.  Each of DAVINES Essential Hair Care” shampoos and conditioners has easy to read labels that come with cute nicknames. MOMO = moisturizing line.  NOUNOU = nourishing.  VOLU = any guesses?  (Yep, volume!)  Each product is formulated with a specific natural ingredient to give your hair its own natural balance. Some of these ingredients include Roucou oil, chestnut milk, fig extract, and milk thistle just to name a few.


We’re excited to share that we’re the first salon in North America to carry the DAVINES More Inside” styling line!  Each are hand-wrapped in beautiful papers straight from Italy.  Each and every one of these products feels like a gift.  (And, it’s okay to gift them to yourself! We won’t tell!)  Inside you will not only find very easy to follow directions but also an inspiring message. Each product has state-of-the-art formulas that ensure extra moisture, extreme elasticity, anti-flaking effect and functional enhancing texture, all while giving well defined hair that is flexible.


The DAVINES Authentic” line will also be available in our assortment.   This line is designed for the delight of the hair, face AND body!  The line’s fragrance, with aromatherapy balancing, is based on natural citrus fruit and floral essences harmonized by cedarwood.  And trust us, it’s lovely!

DAVINES brings so many exciting new possibilities to not only our team of professionals but YOU as guests.  While we’ve only had a few short days with the DAVINES line, we’re already raving fans.  The brand, its authenticity, and the products are the perfect combination.  We can’t wait to introduce you to DAVINES during your next visit!



Posted: 10/25/2013 2:48:21 PM by By: Mika Manley, Director at The Charles Penzone Grand Salon in Dublin and Hair Training Team Member
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Must-Have Summer Hair Care Products

With temperatures topping out in the 90s this week, it's safe to say that SUMMER is here!  As long as the sun is shining, long days of sitting by the pool soaking up the sun should be in our near future. While it’s second nature to lather on the sunscreen, it’s uber important to remember to take care of our hair, too. Whether your hair is chemically altered or au-natural, having the proper at-home hair care is important this summer.  And, have no fear – we carry products perfect for all hair types!  From color preservation, UV protection and chlorine build-up removal, here’s our rundown of the best products to grab this summer!
   
For those of you with chemically-colored hair, it is important to protect that color from the harsh UV rays of the sun. We have several at-home hair care lines to protect and prolong hair color while enjoying the summer fun. L’anza Healing is a color-preserving shampoo and conditioner made with a flower shield complex and contains sunscreen to protect color. Alterna Bamboo UV and Color Preserving Shampoo and Conditioner are also made with a color hold UV technology. Both of these are great choices to love your locks this summer.

Want more protection? We have that too. L’anza Magic Bullet is a leave in conditioning spray that also detangles and Alterna Bamboo’s Fade-Proof Fluid is a weightless fluid that shields hair with a UVA/UVB barrier.  Both of these products can be thought of as a sun block for your hair that will preserve and protect.
 
Swimming in the ocean or pool is definitely a summer-time favorite, but salt water and chlorine can cause serious build up on the hair.  A clarifying shampoo is something to keep in the shower or beach bag if you’re an avid swimmer to help remove and prevent any environmental or chemical build up on the hair.  And have no fear, we carry four clarifying shampoos to choose from: Philip Pelusi Clarifying Shampoo, Brocato Peppermint Scrub, L’anza Healing Pure Clarifying and for the munchkins – Blueberry Clarifying Shampoo by Glop & Glam.  All of these can be a perfect preventive solution for the hair.  Now if desperate times call for desperate measures, we still have your back!  Our Malibu Treatment can be scheduled in the salon and is a gentle, yet very effective way to remove chlorine and any other build up to leave the hair freshly cleansed. 
 
If the a-la-carte options aren’t for you, check out our Summer Care Kits that are packaged and ready for purchase at any Charles Penzone Salon location. 

L’anza Summer Kit: (includes)
  1. Healing Pure Clarifying Shampoo (gently clarifies hair.)
  2. Daily Hydrating Conditioner (replaces moisture lost to sun and harsh environments.)
  3. Magic Bullet Leave-In Conditioning Spray (protects color while detangling and works as a sunscreen for the hair.)
                           
Alterna Bamboo Beach: (includes)
  1. Mango Coconut Dry Shampoo (a refreshing dry shampoo with the mango coconut fragrance.)
  2. Summer Sun Recovery (a leave-in conditioner that helps to combat the damaging effects of sun, pool and saltwater while nourishing and moisturizing.)
  3. Summer Ocean Waves (a lightweight texturizing spray that gives you that beach look.)
 
So, fear not.  While summer is here, your hair doesn’t need to fall victim.  Protect and preserve your hair with any of the great products mentioned above.  If you’re still unsure, ask your Charles Penzone professional to make a recommendation for you.  It’s what we do and we’re always happy to help out!     
 
Posted: 7/15/2013 11:28:13 AM by Mika, Hair Professional | Director at The Grand Salon in Dublin, Hair Training Team Member
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Don't Miss Our Back-to-School Offer With Glop & Glam

While it may seem like the summer weather JUST arrived, Back-2-School is actually closer than we think!  That's why we're introducing a special promotion to help those little ones get ready to hit the books again for another year!

From July 29th - August 10, 2013, any child under the age of 12 who receives a children's haircut (prices start at just $23!) will receive a FREE Glop & Glam travel-sized product

We launched Glop & Glam last summer and love their product offerings for our young guests!  Their products not only come in fun colors and scents, but are parent-approved, natural and organic! All of their products are safe for baby-soft and sensitive skin and contain no parabens, alcohol or sulfates. They are the perfect products that you can trust for your infants, toddlers and tweens!

In addition to a great haircut and free Glop & Glam product, kids will walk away with a swirly lollipop and have a chance for a photo opp!  All children who receive haircuts during the promotional timeframe can have the opportunity to get entered in a Facebook photo contest to be the official Charles Penzone Glop & Glam Kid!

How the Contest Works:
  1. Have your kid’s photo taken at the Glop & Glam photo booth after his or her cut and style (and, sign a little model release form so we know it's okay to post their photo online.)
  2. Check our Facebook page August 12 for your child’s picture in the Glop & Glam photo album!
  3. “LIKE” the photo of your little one and encourage family and friends to get involved, too! The picture with the most “likes” by 3pm on August 19 will be named the official Charles Penzone Glop & Glam Kid and score tons of free Glop & Glam product and Charles Penzone fame!

Each Glop & Glam product is infused with blends of nutrient-rich raw extracts like aloe, echinacea and green tea, creating a signature hair hydration system to keep strands well-nourished and full of moisture. Andiroba Oil, tea tree leaf oil and quassia amara wood extract have also teamed up inside the bottle to serve as an effective lice preventative! This is the must-have kid’s line of hair care products and we can’t wait for you to try them out!

Schedule your child’s appointment for this special deal today by calling 614.418.5350 or going online.


 
Posted: 7/12/2013 11:22:21 AM by Jena & Ali, Marketing Team
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