Charles first envisioned the concept of The Charles Penzone Grand Salons in 1969. In 1991, his vision of full-service, freestanding salons and day spas became a reality. Under the leadership of Charles and his wife, Debra, now serving as President, they have instilled their deep roots of passion for people, unparalleled skills, and constant generosity within the six salons they operate today.

The local Columbus community has voted time and time again to recognize The Charles Penzone Salons as Best Salon and Best Spa in Columbus through various reader polls—614 ColumBEST, Best of Columbus by Columbus Monthly, Columbus Alive, Columbus Underground and more.

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The Charles Penzone brands and both Debra and Charles individually, have also received several industry recognitions. Most notably, The Charles Penzone Salons have been routinely recognized for excellence in industry publications such as Salon Today and Modern Salon magazine among many others.
Charles transformed his dream into a reality by focusing on training and education as the foundation for our business. And, with the help from every professional at our salons, we continue to make our guests look and feel their best by delivering extraordinary experiences during each visit.

Recognition

December 26 2016
Columbus Underground Top 10 Salons + Spas
December 17 2016
Columbus Dispatch Top Picks: Best Salon + Best Spa
November 12 2016
The Knot Magazine: 2017 Pick For Best Of Weddings
November 1 2016
Columbus CEO: Best of Business Award
October 3 2016
Smart Business Magazine Honors Debra Penzone in Smart50
September 7 2016
Salon Today Magazine
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1969
1969

Charles A. Penzone defied what others thought was impossible by opening the doors to his first salon with two employees and a $500 bank loan from local Huntington Bank.

1970-1990
1970-1990

In the years that followed, Charles opened several small salon concepts throughout Columbus’ neighborhoods and revolutionized the Midwest by introducing the Vidal Sassoon styling technique to the local market.

1989
1989

Charles Penzone, Inc. had grown to nine salons with 150 employees. The average salon size was 3,000 square feet – larger than industry standards at this time.

1991
1991

Charles consolidated six of his nine salon locations around Columbus to create the first Grand Salon in Dublin, Ohio. The transition created the 18,000 square foot structure consisting of three floors of hair styling stations, manicure stations, treatment rooms a training room and a private garden. The Grand Salon in Dublin received the grandest of industry honors – Salon of the Year from Modern Salon Magazine. Charles was also featured on The Today Show, Inside Edition, People Magazine, InStyle Magazine and Redbook.

1996
1996

The success of The Grand Salon in Dublin was duplicated when Charles opened The Grand Salon in Gahanna/New Albany. The remaining salons were consolidated to create the 20,000 square foot structure – at the time, the largest and most luxurious salon and day spa in the world. The Grand Salon in Gahanna/New Albany received Modern Salon Magazine’s Salon of The Year award.

1996
1996

MAX THE SALON, a 1,100 square-foot salon designed to serve the eclectic, upscale community of German Village also opened this year.

2002
2002

Charles Penzone opened a third Grand Salon at Polaris Parkway. The Grand Salon at Polaris Parkway was named Salon of the Year by Modern Salon Magazine.

2005
2005

The second MAX THE SALON opened in the hip, urban Short North Arts District of downtown Columbus. The Charles Penzone Salons was named the “Top 200 Fastest Growing Salon” by Salon Today Magazine.

2011
2011

Charles A. Penzone was honored with the International SalonSpa Business Network Lifetime Achievement Award, a title also held by industry icon, Vidal Sassoon.

2015
2015

Debra Penzone was honored as one of YWCA’s “Women of Achievement.” This recognition honors women in Central Ohio for their dedicated years of service.

2015
2015

MAX THE Salon, a Charles Penzone Concept, is rebranded. MAX THE SALON Upper Arlington (formerly Q Salon) is introduced.

2016
2016

The Company intends to reinvent the salon and spa industry once again with a new concept. Anticipated Holiday 2016. More to come!

Community

Opening our hearts and lending the power of our hands makes us whole. We believe in living purpose-driven lives and do so by supporting local and national causes.

Our community initiatives support the empowerment of women and health and wellness for both women and children. If your organization aligns with our broad philanthropic initiatives, and if you are a 501(c)(3) or other qualified charitable organization, submit a request form for our consideration.

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ARTS & CULTURE

Arts and culture are impactful to our own profession and we strive to help local organizations flourish.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

A healthy life is a happy life and that’s why we are strong advocates for causes that empower women and support healthy lifestyles for all.

DEBBIE'S INITIATIVES

With a big heart and passion for people, Debra Penzone donates her time, leadership and funds to many non-profit organizations and her own—Earth Angels, The Debra Penzone Foundation.

Press

Columbus Weddings Show

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Pamper Your Loved Ones This Holiday with Gifts from Charles Penzone Salons

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The Professionals at Penzone Salons Help Us Nourish Our Hair

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Communication in the Workplace

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Fall and Winter Hair and Makeup Trends

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Bridal Trends for Fall from Charles Penzone Salons

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Salon Today Magazine

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Women In Business: Time For Self

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5 Ways to Make Your Hair Salon Business Stand Out

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Elevated Elegance

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Manage the Frizz and Reveal Your Most Sleek Looking Hair

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Give Mom the Gift of Relaxation and A New Do

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Our Story Merging Two Established Brands For One Great Result

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Q+A With Debbie Penzone

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Eyelash Extension Article + Video

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EXCLUSIVE: Charles Penzone building new Grand Salon in Dublin; designed as 'scalable platform for future growth

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Empower Your Team During Times of Change

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Debra Penzone shares her "Girls in Real Life" story at Girl Scout Event

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The Charles Penzone Salons, Official Style Sponsor for CMH Fashion Week.

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Jaden Chui and Gary Motto led the looks for this amazing fall, boho shoot!

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“For girls especially who worry about their appearance during treatment, a spa day is great medicine. It boosts their self-confidence, and it’s a perfect time for both daughters and mothers to bond more closely.”

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This super-stimulating peel uses pineapple enzymes, paprika and lactic acid to decongest dull skin. I’m thinking it’ll be the perfect thing for my face come fall.

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"For me, facials are those things that I don’t do nearly enough because I always think they’re too expensive, but then every time I get one, I always realize how WORTH it it is to take good care of your skin."

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Beauty Trend Goes Beyond Skin Deep. Our Certified Micropigmentation Specialist, Sunny Desai, talks Permanent Makeup with 10tv's Angela An.

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A beautiful, boho bridal cover and spread in Columbus Weddings Magazine! Hair by Parker at The Grand Salon in Dublin. Makeup by Catalina at MAX THE SALON Short North.

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