Spring Hair Trends 2015

From smooth pony tales to gorgeous blowouts, boho waves, and just tasseled or braided locks, this Spring will be a relaxed breeze. In the past we've spent our time with perfect curls or just-right buns, but no longer! It's time to have fun with your hair.

If you have texture to your hair then work with it, boho waves are hot this year. The more lose and messy, the better. No more picture perfect curls- embrace the beauty of just letting you hair be itself.



If you have natural straight hair and want the boho waves, try braiding your hair in a very messy lose braid mist with a little water and wear this during the day as braids are still hot. Tomorrow, take it out, spray with a sea salt spray, and now you have your very own boho waves. That's a 2-in-1 look! My product reccomendation for this look is the Davines This Is A Salt Spray, sold in The Charles Penzone Salons.



Long /low sleek pony tales are also hot this year and can be transformed in many looks for the next few days. Wear your long low pony today, tomorrow twist and don't forget to mist your pony then wrap into a knotted bun. Wear this for a day or into a fun night out, then the next day let all this out and once again you have your messy locks! My product reccomendation for this style is to use the Alterna Cavier Anti-Aging Working Hairspray for that sleek, keep everything in place look. For second-day hair, I reccomend the Davines Hair Refresher, a great dry shampoo for that perfect second-day hair look. Both sold at all Charles Penzone Salons.



Blow outs are another welcome back trend all hairdressers are loving this spring, that leaves your hair in full bounce and gorgeous shine that is sure to make everyone stop. Stop by our salons and try the Alterna Bamboo Volume Uplifting Root Blast for added volume.


        
  
Accessories are more then welcome. If you're feeling like your pony or bun needs a little something, add a fun head band or clip of any kind to jazz up your style. Fun, free, and easy is the way to go this Spring.

                                        

Posted: 1/20/2015 3:13:45 PM by Mika, Hair Director at The Grand Salon in Dublin
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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!

 

BRIGHT SKIN FACIAL

 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!

CLEAR SKIN FACIAL

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:
•    CLARISONIC MIA Brush

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.

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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