At PENZONE Salons + Spas, we’re more than just beauty—we’re a community for self-care. Our artists and therapists share their craftsmanship and creativity to deliver today’s trends in hair, makeup, skincare, massage, and nails. Our guests are top priority. In our holistic approach to beauty, we only use the best ingredients and techniques to support the lifestyle, ambition and beauty our guests are seeking.

In 1969, Charles Penzone defied what others thought was impossible—he opened the doors to his first salon with only two employees and a $500 bank loan. Several decades and six salons later, Charles and his wife, Debbie still believe in the same values that brought them to this moment: a passion for community, an emphasis on education, and a never-ending desire to make others feel beautiful, from the inside out.

Before becoming the president and CEO of PENZONE, Debbie was a hairstylist first and quickly climbed the ranks to Creative Director. With hobbies including painting, art classes, and plenty of makeovers on friends and family, she always found herself wanting to create like an artist. Like an artist, Debbie knew that the composition of design and color should complement not only a guest’s face shape, but their entire essence. Growing up, she learned that beauty is so much more than what’s on the outside—it truly comes from within. During her time as an artist, she realized that every guest she saw had undeniable inner beauty, and she wanted to do everything she could to help them find self-confidence—a motivation that continues at PENZONE Salon + Spas to this day.

Featured in industry publications such as Salon Today and Modern Salon magazine, PENZONE continues to be recognized locally as the Best Salon and Best Spa in Columbus. But we didn’t do all of this to win awards. We did this to build careers and take care of our guests.

The secret to our success? We like to think it’s our focus, strength, fearlessness, and smarts—our team is made up  of nearly 500 people bringing these to the table every single day. When a new technique or trend emerges on the East or West Coast, our artists and therapists are on it. Our professionals learn it, create the experience, and make it all PENZONE.

Our training is rigorous and thorough. We provide our artists and therapists  so many opportunities to learn new skills, dive into new certifications, and take their careers to the next level.to create new career paths. PENZONE is constantly evolving to meet—and exceed—the needs of our guests.

Recognition

April 5 2019
Salon Today Magazine's Salons of the Year 2019
March 28 2019
Best Spa
March 28 2019
Best Hair Salon
March 1 2019
Sales Promotion + Packaging | Packaging Campaign
March 1 2019
Ambient Media | Events | Single Event
January 26 2019
NAHA: Salon / School Design of the Year 2019
Load More Awards
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.

2017
2017

Royal Rhino Club Barbershop & Lounge opens its doors in Italian Village -- offering a modern touch to old-world barbering.

2017
2017

December 2017 marked the opening of LIT Life + Yoga.

2018
2018

The Company reinvents the salon and spa industry once again with a new concept, PENZONE Salons + Spas.

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.

DONATION REQUEST FORM

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, Debbie Penzone donates her time, leadership and funds to many non-profit organizations and her own—Earth Angels, The Debra Penzone Foundation.

Press

Botanical Spring Fashion

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Behind the Scenes at Columbus Monthly’s Spring Fashion Shoot

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Celebrating Unique Beauty

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PENZONE Salon + Spa named 2019 Salon of the Year

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News Roundup: Funding, Applications, Honors & More

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2019 ADDYs: Value City Furniture, Root Insurance lead big night for in-house work at annual advertising awards

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Balancing risk during reinvention

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Health: Massage can Improve Your Skin and Mindset

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10 Products a Top Hair Stylist Swears by + the New PENZONE Salon in the Short North

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Team Insider: Valentine's Gift Guide 2019

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Best salon in the United States? It's right here in Central Ohio

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Prized Penzone: Local salon named best in North America

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Letting Loose with Bridal Hairstyles

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Even More New Classic Wedding Gowns 2

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Even More New Classic Wedding Gowns

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The New Classic Wedding Gown Styles

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A Look Inside the Newest Penzone Salon + Spa in the Short North

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Makeup and Hair Trends to Look Your Best for Your Holiday Gatherings

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Ohio's Penzone Salon + Spa Empire Gets the Ultimate Makeover

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Looking Younger In 2019

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Holiday Glamour

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Fall Fashion has an Evolution

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Sneak Peek at the New Penzone Salon and Their Gift Card Promotion

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PENZONE Salon + Spa Is Officially Open In The Short North And You’ll Never Want To Leave

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New Penzone Salon opens in Short North

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CBF Morning Run

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Here's how Penzone made its Dublin ideas fit the Short North

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PENZONE Salon + Spa Opens in the Short North

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Photos: CBUS Top Picks 2018

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Announcing the 2019 NAHA Finalists!

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2019 NAHA Finalists: Salon/School Design

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Komen Columbus BigWigs Campaign

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The Fashion Cave

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STAMP 2018: Make a Big Announcement Through an Engaging Email Newsletter

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Salon Business News
Penzone Salons + Spas to Takeover ISBN Facebook

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Au Naturel Makeup

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How to Wear Floral Hair Accessories

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Crimson Cup Helps Iconic Columbus Beauty Brand Caffeinate New Concept Salon and Spa

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Beyond Outer Beauty

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Team rides in Pelotonia for 10th year raising money for cancer research

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Retail at The Castle 100% Leased with Relocation of Vamp Official

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Penzone Salons + Spas CEO: Don't Be Afraid To Reinvent Yourself

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Simply Styled Wedding Gowns

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Web Exclusive: Bonus Looks from our Photo Shoot

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PENZONE Salon + Spa Is Headed To Short North

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Bold Moves: Charles Penzone, Inc. Marks 50 years in the Beauty Industry

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Penzone Salon + Spa Opening in Castle Development in Short North

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Penzone bringing bigger, better salon and spa to Short North

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New Penzone Salon + Spa planned for Castle Development in Short North

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Fashion On The Water

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50 Is The New 20

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Reinvention after 50 years in business

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Check Out the New Penzone Salon + Spa Open in Dublin

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Web Exclusive: Gowns Galore

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The New Look of Charles Penzone

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Now 50, Penzone salon business embraces ‘beauty from outside in’

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New name, new look, new features for Penzone salons start in Dublin

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CEO Debbie Penzone shows off new salon and spa space

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Pamper Mom This Mother's Day at PENZONE Salon + Spa

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Behind the Scenes at Columbus Monthly’s Spring Fashion Shoot

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Spring Fashion: Iconic Style

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Wedding Day Beauty Your Way

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Fashion Up On The Rooftop

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Bills Would Get More Cosmetologists into Workforce

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Give back by making your business work for you

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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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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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