Photo Shoot Team 08.30.2018
Photo Shoot Team

Real guests. Real artists. Real beauty!

Improving lives from the outside in. That’s what we get to do each day. We help our guests not only look good on the outside, but help them feel good on the inside, too.


What an honor that is.


And there’s no question – we have THE most talented artists in this industry that help us uphold that mission. From on-trend hair styles, to makeup, to nails – our crew not only knows what’s “in” but also how to apply those trends to the guests we see each day. Oh, and our guests! You! We wouldn’t be here without your visit and loyalty over the last 50 years.



That’s why we so excited to being you our next installment of WE ARE PENZONE. Here, real guests are featured. Each one is beautiful. And we mean that fully. And not just in the way that their hair and makeup are on point. (That’s a for sure.) But even moreso, these guests are beautiful because of who they are as humans. Many of them have been guests for decades. Either that or they’re new, yet fiercely loyal to their hair or skincare bestie.


Some guests were nominated by their hair artist or esthetician. Some even nominated themselves via our social media campaign. Regardless, they’re all PENZONE. And let it be known – these photos are very minimally retouched. That’s big for a beauty business, right? Here, the true beauty of this bunch shines bright. We like that and hope you will too!


Over the next few weeks, we’re going to introduce you to some of the amazing guests that make our PENZONE community so great. Over this time, you’ll meet a vice principal with pink + purple hair (yep, get on with your bad self,) a small biz boss babe, retirees and students. Some are 50+ and fabulous, and some are just starting out professionally or as students. And really that’s such an accurate portrayal of who are guests are. All seasons of life. Men, women and children. All types of styles. And overall, all beautiful.


Penzone Fashion Haircolor

meet kristen.


Ever meet an elementary school vice principal with pink + purple hair? With Kristen, you can cross that off your list. This little bundle of energy has enough personality to fill a room, and definitely enough to rock those purple locks. Kristen first started dabbling into fashion colors when her mom got diagnosed with breast cancer. A few pink highlights around her face was her way to show her support and her curiosity for color only grew from there. Together with Olivia at PENZONE Upper Arlington, her stylist for the last 15 years (whaaaaa?!), Kristen took the plunge for candy locks and had no intention to change it for back-to-school. She thought the kids would think her hair is awesome. We totally agree.


[Que the fan] With the camera clicking, and flashes snapping, Kristen just kept joking,


“I feel like a Kardashian.”


Ha. We’ll take it! We just love that her team of beauty pros made her feel so fab! That’s Olivia for hair and Athena for makeup, by the way. And now, a little more about Kristen.


I’m a momma of two kiddos and am an Orange Theory fitness fanatic. I also have four tattoos – scandalous for a vice principal, right?



I’ve been coming to PENZONE for 20 years – and 15 of those have been with Olivia! She’s my girl!



The atmosphere! I love the UA salon. And Olivia – hands down, I know she’ll always do an amazing job with my hair! I just love her!



To keep this candy colored hair on point, it’s the EVO Fabuloso Color Conditioner. I’m also a big fan of Moroccanoil Deep Conditioner and Moroccanoil Oil Treatment.


Kristen’s color didn’t just happen overnight. [Enter color guru, Olivia.] To achieve a vivid or fashion color, the hair may need to be prelightened first. THEN, the color is applied. Olivia definitely seconds the EVO Fabulouso Color Conditioner. It’s a must-have to keep vivid color refreshed and never faded. With this product, our artists create a completely customized conditioner (literally, with hair dye) to match the exact hue of your fashion cover. How’s that for our tailored-to-you services?


If you’re considering a fashion color, get in touch with your hair artist! Shoot an inspiration photo to him/her on Instagram so the appropriate time can be booked. If you haven’t found your Penzone match yet, let us help you. Use our MEET YOUR MATCH tool and book a hair consultation. That way, we can get a game plan together for your dream locks!


For makeup with a fashion color hair, anything goes. Kristen came into the shoot with no makeup and looked absolutely gorg. Athena wanted to have some fun with her makeup and went for a fun date night look. Aside from that knock-out smile, Kristen’s eyes are her standout feature. A soft, smokey eye was achieved with a gold metallic shadow. And for that fun, pink pout – Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Matte Lip Crayon in Santa Cruz.


meet maddie.


At just 18 years young, Maddie just started her freshman year at Ohio State (GO BUCKS!) And let us mention, she’s already set on her major. Meet a future Chemical Engineer. Can we say beauty AND brains?! This little lady is a redhead through and through – and we wish we could take credit for this amazing color. It’s au natural. (Darn her, right?!)



I love to travel and see the world! I’ve been to 13 countries and Germany is by far my fave!



For a long, long time. My mom used to bring me when I was a kid. Now, I come on my own and see Stella.



Yesss! My sister accidentally blew a huge bubble of gum in my hair when I was younger. Needless to say, it had to be chopped out! To this day, I still don’t let her live that down!



Maddie’s copper color is all her own. BUT, let it be known that Stella, her stylist, could definitely help others rock this amazing red! Longer hair is definitely ideal for this fishtail braid that’s puffed out for more of a boho style. But don’t worry, if your hair is more on the short side, just start your fishtail braid at the scalp. The must-have for this style is a texture paste to keep those flyaways on lock. Stella used EVO’s Box o’ Bollox for that strong hold and matte finish.


Athena played up the peachy tones in Maddie’s skin with this natural look. She popped those peepers with a rose gold shadow (Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow Quad in Eternity) and finished the look off with a glossy nude lip (Youngblood Lipgloss Déjà Vu.)


Let’s hear it for Kristen and Maddie! They spent their mornings with us to be part of our WE ARE PENZONE 2.0 shoot! And, let’s hear it for the incredible team of artists whose incredibly talented hands helped style this shoot! (Olivia, Brittany, Stella + Athena!)


Stay tuned for more real features of our real guests!


And if you’re feeling inspired, come see us! Book your hair appointment or even a makeup lesson and application to get the latest trends and tips with the PENZONE artists you know and love!