Eminence Launch December 1st!

We are so excited to introduce our new organic skin care line, Eminence Organic Skincare, which hits the salons on December 1st! Certified organic and biodynamic, these concentrated blends of pure fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices combine results-oriented treatments with natural aromatherapies to create the ultimate spa experience. We have designed two new facial treatments utilizing the Eminence Vitaskin lines.

Brighten and lighten the appearance of uneven pigmentation with our new Bright Skin Facial. Starting with a customized exfoliation treatment, our estheticians will nourish your skin with a signature plant complex of Natural Hydroquinone Alternative and Gigawhite help to reduce the appearance of dark spots and the signs of aging. Enjoy a relaxing face, neck, and shoulder massage and a carefully selected treatment mask, leaving your face glowing and bright!



 60 Minutes $95   Master $103    Senior $114               


Heal and soothe problem skin with our Clear Skin Facial. This detoxifying treatment works to target blemishes and inflammation from acne. Experience our Hungarian Herbal Mud Treatment to open pores and draw out impurities. Our estheticians  will relax you with a soothing face, neck, and shoulder massage, and fight breakouts with the Clear Skin Probiotic Mask. Blended with cooling cucumber extracts and exfoliating yogurt, this exceptional facial with leave you with a clear and luminous complexion!


60 Minutes $95    Master $103   Senior $ 114

Posted: 11/26/2014 10:31:34 AM by Marnie, Esthetician at The Grand Salon in Gahanna/New Albany
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2014 Summer Skin Suggestions

It's June, it's officially summer, and the pools are open for the season. As we relic in this nice weather, we need to keep in mind what the sun is doing to our skin. Taking care of your skin now means less problems later in life. We've rounded up our best suggestions on summer skin wear and highly recommend you add these items to your summer collection!

Sunscreen: We know what you're thinking. "Ok great, I already know to wear sunscreen," but we're going to beat this into your brain, because sunscreen is the most important tool you can have on a sunny day. The ozone layer is depleting and your body needs to be shielded from the sun's harmful rays. Sunscreen is proven to decrease skin cancer and it helps fight aging as well. This is your best bet to keep skin looking youthful! And, who doesn’t want that?!

Products we recommend:
•    Jan Marini Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF 33
•    BIOELEMENTS Ray Defense SPF 30

These products act doubly as a daily moisturizer and a sunscreen. You can also apply these products to your body! Both sold in our salons.

Exfoliate: Exfoliating your skin is important to getting that summer glow. Your body is constantly shedding skin cells and if you don't rid them, they'll just sit on top of your skin making you look dull and flaky. If you want that beautiful summer glow, exfoliation is the way to go!

Products we recommend:

This electric CLARISONIC exfoliating brush works better than manually exfoliating your face with a washcloth. It's able to get in there and really exfoliate your skin to its fullest. These are all the rage right now – our estheticians swear by them! Sold in our salons.

Hats, Clothes and Re-Application: When in the sun, wear a wide-brimmed hat to cover all angles the sun will strike. Wear a cover-up that covers your body appropriately. Re-apply your sunscreen frequently, especially when at the pool.

Overall, be smart about your exposure to the sun, and keep your skin safety at the forefront of your mind. We’re just looking out for you beauties! Have fun on the beach, the park, at that cookout...just be safe! Have a happy summer!

Posted: 6/13/2014 12:15:03 PM by Mary Sundermeier, PR Coordinator
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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.


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.

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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