Real CP Brides!

Did you get engaged over the holiday season? If so, CONGRATULATIONS! We are seriously so excited for you!

On your wedding day, we know that you'll have your groom's full attention. But until then, you can have ours! We offer a full array of services for brides - literally from head-to-toe!

If you're looking for a little inspiration, check out our reel of REAL CP brides. That's right - real women styled by the fanastic hair professionals and estheticians within our salons!

And, if you want a quick rundown of the fantastic services we offer for brides, head on over to the BRIDAL BRILLIANCE section of our website! There, you'll find a full list of services as well as information about our Bridal Coordinators, On-Site Services and Grand Suite.

Or, if you're more of the chatty type, give us a quick call: 614.418.5350!

We would love the opportunity to work with you this year! And, once again - congratulations on your exciting engagement!

Posted: 1/22/2014 3:14:04 PM by Jena Huffman, Associate Director of Marketing
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Feeling frantic from all your holiday shopping? Schedule our Sugar Cookie Refining Facial today and enjoy some rest, relaxation and exfoliation! Cozy up in our heated spa beds and enjoy the comforting scent of freshly baked sugar cookies while your Licensed Esthetician applies a triple action refining facial scrub while you enjoy the comforting scent of fresh baked sugar cookies. Next, enjoy a warming cinnamon and enzyme exfoliating mask under steam, and a face, neck, and shoulder massage with our custom-blended massage oils. Afterwards, hands and feet, surely sore from shopping, are massaged with hydrating almond lotion. This soothing service is complete with an oxygenating treatment mask for truly radiant skin. You will be ready to glow in those holiday family photos!

Once your facial skin is refined and re-hydrated, continue your pampering with our new Hot Cocoa Body Polish and Massage! Our Massage Therapists will utilize a chocolate body scrub to reveal softer and silkier skin. Enjoy a relaxing hot shower and return to the treatment room for a luxurious Therastone massage. Your Massage Therapist will begin with a soothing massage with chocolate oil. Hot stones are then incorporated into the experience for maximum healing benefits. You will feel relaxed and refreshed from head to toe!
Why stop now?  Continue your scrumptious spa experience with our Peppermint Patty Pedicure? Sit back and relax in one of our brand new massaging pedicure chairs. After your nails are shaped and your feet smoothened, your Licensed Nail Professional will exfoliate your skin with a chocolate body scrub. Next is a relaxing foot massage with a rich chocolate buttercream. Enjoy a soothing and hydrating Peppermint Mask, and complete your service with a new festive holiday polish, or an old favorite!
A Peppermint Patty Manicure completes your spa day! Your nails will be shaped and prepped, and your hands will be extra soft and smooth after exfoliation with chocolate scrub. Your Licensed Nail Professional will hydrate winter-worn hands with rich chocolate buttercream and a soothing peppermint mask. Match polish with your toes, or try something new. Your nails will be dazzling and ready for the holidays!

Posted: 11/25/2013 9:43:33 AM by Marnie Morley, Licensed Esthetician at the Charles Penzone Grand Salon in Gahanna/New Albany, Spa Advancement Team Member
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Kinesio Taping Now Available at Charles Penzone!

Beach volleyball champion Kerri Walsh wearing a new type of athletic tape.
(Natacha Pisarenko/The Associated Press)

Believe it or not, a little colorful tape can go a LONG way to helping deal with everyday aches and pains and even injuries.  And as of today, we’re so thrilled that we’re able to provide it to you with the introduction of the Kinesio taping method to our spa!

Remember seeing Olympian Kerry Walsh Jennings with a spider-webby looking black shoulder deal on the beach volleyball courts?  Yes, that is kinesio tape, and it can do amazing things!

Kinesio tape was invented by Dr. Kenzo Kase, a well-known Japanese chiropractor and acupuncturist who brought his methods of taping and the design of the tape to the United States.  It is currently used by chiropractors, athletic trainers, physical therapist, and massage therapist, just to name a few. 

Kinesio taping is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion.  The tape also helps to alleviate pain and facilitate lymphatic drainage by lifting the skin in order for the muscles to heal.  Kinesio taping is used to successfully treat a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical conditions. Almost anyone can benefit from the taping, and believe it or not, 85% of those using it are non-athletes!

And now, one of our very own massage therapists is a Certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner (“CKTP”)!  Beth Granich, a Senior Massage Therapist and member of our Spa Advancement Team has completed the necessary coursework, seminars and has passed the written and practical examination and is now open for this incredible service!

Currently, the kinesio taping service is available to you in two ways:

Kinesio Taping Add On To Any Massage
During a 15 minute service, your problem area will be taped using the kinesio taping methods.  Cost of this service is $20, and each additional area being taped within the same appointment is $10 each. 

Kinesio Taping and Assessment
As a 30 minutes a la carte option, your problem area will be taped using the kinesio taping methods.  Cost of this service is $40.00 and a massage not included.  Each additional area being taped within the same appointment is $10.

Think you could benefit from the kinesio taping method?  We strongly encourage you to give it a try!  Give us a call 614.418.5350 or hop online to schedule your appointment!


How to prepare for your taping:
  • Skin should be dry and free of oils, creams or lotions.  Beth will thoroughly swab the area with an alcohol pad to make sure the area that is being taped is properly prepped.
  • If needed, Beth will trim or shave the body hair in the area that the tape will be covering to allow for the tape to adhere best and work most effectively.

How to care for your application:
  • It is recommended to wait at least 30-45 minutes before getting your taping wet or engaging in vigorous activity.
  • Do not place direct heat on your taping including heating pads, hot packs, blow dryers, etc.
  • Kinesio tape can be worn while bathing, showering and swimming.  When drying off, pat or blot your taping dry.

How long will my taping last:
  • A taping can last anywhere from 2-4 days.  Please note that excessive or vigorous exercise and extreme heated conditions may result in your tape needing to be removed earlier than expected.  Please perform these activities with caution while tape is applied.

Posted: 11/15/2013 1:45:52 PM by Beth Granich, Senior Massage Therapist, CKTP, Spa Advancement Team
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NEW Blow-Out Happy Hour!

Have celeb hair envy?  (It's okay, we do too!)
That's why we're introducing our latest promotion


Here's How It Works:
Beginning Nov. 4th, schedule your blowout on Monday - Thursday between 3 and 6pm.
Use hashtag #CPblowout to share your experience on your favorite social media.
Show us your post at check-out, AND
Get $10 off your blow-out service.
(It's as simple as that.)

Reasons to Get a Blow-Out:
professional engagements
girls night out
pre-party prep (esp. for the holidays! and, NYE!)
bachelorette parties
sweet 16 celebrations

And now, ask about our GRAND SUITE for group blow-out parties.
On your way out, just swing by The Grand Salon in Gahanna/New Albany for a little primping by our pros using the best products in the industry.

For more photos of our GRAND SUITE, click HERE.

About our Blow-Out:
(Former Design Service)
Your hair is shampooed and scalp massaged.
Then, your hair is dried with professional styling techniques
to achieve your desired look.
Stylist: $27 Designer: $29
Director: $33 Senior Director: $39 - $80

Posted: 11/4/2013 1:24:15 PM by Jena Huffman, Associate Director of Marketing
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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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