Columbus’ iconic hair stylist trades scissors for paint brush amid pandemic

Andrew M. Santos

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Penzone Hair Salons is an iconic brand in Columbus, styling many of the on-air talents here at NBC 4.

Charles Penzone was the man behind the brand for 52 years, but during the COVID-19 pandemic, he retreated to the basement of the world’s largest hair salon.

He said that move may have saved his life.

“You’ll love this story about why the Today show came in,” Penzone said excitedly, holding a Styrofoam cup of coffee.

Penzone’s got stories. The nearly 76-year-old owns the most dominant line of salons in central Ohio. COVID-19 shut them down for nine weeks.

“OK. COVID hits and you say, ‘OK, I’m going to start painting?” NBC 4’s Brad Johansen asked.

“Yes,” Penzone responded matter of factly.

“No, it doesn’t happen like that,” Johansen said.

“Yes, it happened like that,” Penzone insisted.

He was

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Amazon to Open London Hair Salon: Another Step Toward Dominating Retail

Andrew M. Santos

If it seems like Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has its hands in just about every industry these days, it’s because the online retail giant has made a huge effort to expand into different sectors of the market. Not only did it recently launch an online pharmacy service, but it’s been steadily expanding into the grocery space with its Amazon Fresh supermarkets. And now, the retailer is doing something completely different: It’s opening its first beauty salon.

A foray into beauty and personal care

Amazon has announced that it will be opening its first hair salon in East London. The facility will be spread over two floors in Spitalfields, a trendy district, and its location will be less than a five-minute walk from Amazon’s United Kingdom headquarters. The salon will be open seven days a week and will initially only be accessible to Amazon employees. However, bookings will open up

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Amazon opens first hair and beauty salon in London

Andrew M. Santos

Bloomberg

Central Banks to Pour Money Into Economy Despite Sharp Rebound

(Bloomberg) — The aggressive rebound in global economic growth still isn’t enough for most of the world’s central banks to pull back on their emergency stimulus.In Bloomberg’s quarterly review of monetary policy covering 90% of the world economy, the Federal Reserve, European Central Bank and Bank of Japan are among the 16 institutions set to hold interest rates this year.The outlook suggests officials still want to guarantee the recovery from last year’s coronavirus recession by maintaining ultra-low borrowing costs and asset-buying programs. That may require them to accept any accompanying bounce in inflation.Six central banks, most of them in emerging markets, are still predicted to hike, including Brazil, Russia and Nigeria. Turkey is the only one of those monitored which is forecast to cut borrowing costs this year.What Bloomberg Economics Says:“For advanced economies, continued virus uncertainty, deep labor market

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Hair Success Salon and Spa at BLU Water Creek opens in south Fargo

Andrew M. Santos

Only those connected to Las Vegas hotels are larger than the new Hair Success Salon and Spa at BLU Water Creek that opened Tuesday, Feb. 27, according to feedback Ellingson has received from beauty salon representatives.

Here are a few numbers to help illustrate the scope of the 22,000-square-foot salon and spa located at 3233 45th St. S.:

• 21 spa and massage rooms, including four adjoining rooms for couples’ massages

• 10 pedicure stations featuring massage chairs

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• 4 nail stations where clients can get acrylic nails applied and filled

• 8 seats at a nail bar where clients can receive manicures

• 10 shampoo stations where hair is washed and rinsed

• 29 private mini-booths where stylists employed by Hair Success cut, color and style hair

• 15 private suites for rent to independent stylists

The Hair Success app lists over 60 available services. In addition to the

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