Tuesday, May 16, 2017


My mom could tell you the starting line up for the University of Michigan football team since we moved to Ann Arbor.  Sometimes, my mom could not remember things about our childhood, but she knew her football information.  I once lost a bet about Tom Brady at Christmas time against her.  She knew the ins and outs.  Explains why I love sports, I had an amazing role model.  I have had frequent discussions with my girlfriend's boyfriends about sports.  I have to tell them politely, I am not faking it. I love sports, but I love me some football.
We had moved to West Bloomfield and my mom had the Uof M football program.  I was 14 and started thumbing through the pages.  I came across a picture of a 4th string walk on quarterback,  whom caught my eye, James Harbaugh.  Wow is he ever cute, I told my mom.  She chuckled and said great smile and he comes from a football family.   I was 14 who cared, he was cute.  My brother Cris was attending UofM, how hard could it be for me to bump into Jim on campus.  Ok, remember, I was 14.  I would try and think of witty phrases I would say to him that would stop him in his tracks.  I wanted him to be interested in my maturity, since I was only a freshman in high school and he a freshman in college.
My mom taught English as a second language.  One of her students went on a date with Jim. She told my mom what a gentleman he was and how good looking he was in person.   My mom told me part of the story, "He never called dear because she wouldn't sleep with him."  I remember thinking, he is a young man, starting quarterback for the UofM, and super cute.  It was his secondary job to drop girls that didn't want to sleep with him.
Fast forward to my first job out of college.  I was a flight attendant for Northwest Airlines.  I was on a trip that had a few hours in the Indianapolis airport.  One of my gay coworkers and I were walking in the terminal to find something to eat, when there he was.  Jim Harbaugh walking through the terminal.  Now I was a woman in my early 20's facing him.  I didn't repeat any witty phrases I had practiced all those years before.  Instead we locked eyes, I smiled, he smiled, and I said hello.  Really that is one witty phrase that would totally get his attention.  Instead, my gay coworker screamed, "Holy shit that guy is fucking good looking and he just said hi to you go get his number!"  When I say screamed you bet it was enough for Jim Harbaugh to chuckle and look back at me.
When I returned home I told my mom the story.  She smiled and reminded me of all his accomplishments as a wolverine.
It is a bittersweet day today.  Jim Harbaugh is coming back to Michigan as the new head coach for The University of Michigan.  My mom will have to watch from up above.  She passed several years ago.  That is the bittersweet part of today's celebration.  I do know she was smiling tonight as I rattled off Jim's collegiate history to my son during dinner.  GO BLUE!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Bangin' It

Written by: Kathryn Greever & Denise Unrein (DTC Spa Employees)

As always Antoine Du Chez offers complimentary bang trims in between cuts to freshen up your look without the need of a full hair cut.

There is no need for an appoinment, just walk on in and one of our stylist will be glad to assist you.

And while we do not suggest you cut your own bangs at home (we all have heard and experienced those lovely cuts) , we all have been in the situations where there is no time to come in and you are looking like Cousin It. Below are a few tips from our team of master stylists:

Scissors- No borrowing your childs scissors or grabbing the pair from the kitchen. A good inexpensive pair can be found at Sally's or the beauty section at your local drug store.

Cut Dry- Your hair shrinks from the transistion from wet to dry. Your bangs could have the perfect look when you have cut them wet, by as soon as they are dry, you could be all forehead.

Sectioning- Part and style your hair the way that you always do. The pie section should never go beyond two inches from the hairline (at the forehead) back or past the the corners of the eye.

Making the cut- Grab a section of hair that you can hold between your middle and pointer finger. Pull the hair straight down with slight tension, if the hair is pulled too tight it will end up being uneven and too short due to natural callicks and bounce. Cut the hair a little longer than desired, you can always cut off more. Sometimes it is helpful to cut the finishing touches with the hair falling down naturally, this will expose the natural movement of the hair.

Side swept- Instead of cutting straight across, you want to cut the shortest piece where you want it to fall and angle it down at the desired end length.

We hope these few simple tips will you help you get by in your time crunch until one of our stylist are able to assist you.