Trending
Most Read
  • Planet Ant presents A Steady Rain

    The Planet Ant Theatre in Hamtramck will present a police drama called A Steady Rain May 2 through 24. Planet Ant veterans Ryan Carlson and York Griffith will star in the play, written by House of Cards and Mad Men co-writer Keith Huff. Tickets ($10-$20) are on sale now at PlanetAnt.com. According to the press release, “A Steady Rain by Keith Huff focuses on Joey and Denny, best friends since kindergarten and partners on the police force whose loyalty to each other is tested by domestic affairs, violence and the rough streets of Chicago. Joey helps Denny with his family and Denny helps Joey stay off the bottle. But when a routine disturbance call takes a turn for the worse their loyalty is put to the ultimate test.First produced at Chicago Dramatists, A Steady Rain appeared on Broadway featuring Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig. The Planet Ant production of A Steady Rain is directed by York Griffith featuring Ryan Carlson and Andy Huff. This marks the return of two of Planet Ant’s founding members. Carlson and Griffith. Griffith has served as the theatre’s Artistic Director where he directed the critically-acclaimed productions The Adding Machine and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? […]

    The post Planet Ant presents A Steady Rain appeared first on Metro Times Blogs.

  • You can wear Detroit’s blight on your face

    There is no easy answer to the question regarding what should be done with Detroit’s abandoned homes. However, an Eastern Market company has a solution that could reflect Detroit’s possibly bright future. Homes Eyewear has set out to make the city a little more stylish, and do their part in cleaning it up by repurposing select woods from neglected homes for sunglasses. All of the wood that Homes uses is harvested from vacant houses with the assistance of Reclaim Detroit. A lot of work goes into prepping the wood to be cut and shaped into frames. Homes goes through each piece to remove nails, paint or anything else detrimental to their production (it’s a bit strange to think that your wooden sunglasses could have had family portraits nailed to them). In order to produce more durable eyewear, they salvage only hardwoods like maple or beech, which are difficult to come by as most of the blighted homes were built with softer woods like Douglas fir and pine. If you’re worried about looking goofy, or shudder at the thought of salvaged wood resting on your nose, you can rest easy. Homes currently offers frames in the popular wayfarer style and are developing their unique spin on the classic aviators. For as […]

    The post You can wear Detroit’s blight on your face appeared first on Metro Times Blogs.

  • Lily Tomlin coming to Ann Arbor

    Detroit home-girl Lily Tomlin will perform at the Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor on Saturday, June 14. A press release reads, “Get together with Lily Tomlin for an unforgettable night of fun and sidesplitting laughter. “Tomlin is amazing” The NY Times and “as always a revelation.” The New Yorker This unique comic artist takes her audience on what the Washington Post calls a “wise and howlingly funny” trip with more than a dozen of her timeless characters—from Ernestine to Mrs. Beasley to Edith Ann.” “With astounding skill and energy, Tomlin zaps through the channels like a human remote control. Using a fantastic range of voices, gestures and movements, she conjures up the cast of characters with all the apparent ease of a magician pulling a whole menagerie of animals from a single hat.” NY Daily News “Her gentle touch is as comforting as it is edifying.” NY Time Out She has “made the one-person show the daring, irreverent art form it is today.” Newsweek Her long list of awards includes: a Grammy; two Tonys; six Emmys; an Oscar nomination; two Peabodys; and the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Find more info here. Follow @City_Slang

    The post Lily Tomlin coming to Ann Arbor appeared first on Metro Times Blogs.

  • Welcome Valerie Vande Panne, the new Detroit Metro Times editor

    The Detroit Metro Times, Detroit’s award-winning alternative weekly media company, is proud to announce the recent hire of Valerie Vande Panne as Editor-in-Chief. An award-winning independent journalist and Michigan native, Vande Panne’s work has appeared in Crain’s Detroit Business, The Daily Beast, and Salon, among other publications. Previously, Vande Panne attended Harvard University and was a regular contributor to The Boston Phoenix, and a news editor of High Times magazine. She has spent years covering drug policy among other subjects, including the environment, culture, lifestyle, extreme sports, and academia. “Valerie understands our business and what we expect to accomplish in Detroit. She has an excellent sense for stories that will move our readers, as well as experience with balancing print and digital content. I’m excited to have her at the paper and trust her leadership as we move forward,” said Detroit Metro Times publisher Chris Keating.

    The post Welcome Valerie Vande Panne, the new Detroit Metro Times editor appeared first on Metro Times Blogs.

  • Joumana Kayrouz to cover ‘Metro Times’

    She welcomes you when you enter Detroit, from every direction, with the one word that might just be Detroit’s biggest philosophical question: Injured? Joumana Kayrouz is deeper than the inflated image watching over Detroit, peddling justice to the poor and broken of the city. This Wednesday, Drew Philp takes us behind the billboard and into the heart of the Kayrouz quest. (And all of Brian Rozman’s photos of Kayrouz have not been retouched.) Check out MT‘s cover story, on newsstands Wednesday!

    The post Joumana Kayrouz to cover ‘Metro Times’ appeared first on Metro Times Blogs.

  • Fire at PJ’s Lager House, no people hurt

    There was a fire in an upstairs apartment at PJ’s Lager House on Monday evening. No people were hurt, although three cats belonging to the tenants died after CPR. The fire broke out around 10:30 p.m. during a show featuring Zombie Jesus & the Chocolate Sunshine Band, Curtin, and Jeffrey Jablonsky. “We just smelled smoke and someone yelled everyone has to get out,” 33-year-old Nick Leu told MLive. On the Lager House Facebook page in the early hours of the morning, a post said, “We at PJ’s lager House would like to thank everyone for their care and concern. Also, a very big THANK YOU to all who stepped up to do what they could this evening. The fire was contained to the upstairs but due to water damage in the bar, we will be closed until it can be assessed. Everyone is safe and we will keep you updated.” A later update read, “Update from the big boss. Since there was no damage to the stage side of the bar, the show will go on tomorrow! You may have to enter through the back door and there may not be a large selection of booze but we are going […]

    The post Fire at PJ’s Lager House, no people hurt appeared first on Metro Times Blogs.

Calendar

Calendar

Search thousands of events in our database.

Restaurants

Search hundreds of restaurants in our database.

Nightlife

Search hundreds of clubs in our database.

MT on Twitter
MT on Facebook

Print Email

Fashion

FASHION Profile: Barbara Deyo Make-up artist

Give Barbara Deyo a pair of tweezers and she will show you some magic.

Photo: N/A, License: N/A


Eyebrows may be biologically designed to keep eyes sweat-free, but if we want to look more Brooke Shields than Groucho Marx (and bold brows are in), we need to know our way around a pair of tweezers.

Get into complicated issues like powder or pencil, brushed on a diagonal or straight up, natural ends or not, and you gotta get out the owner’s manual — or consult an expert. Enter Birmingham makeup artist and eyebrow guru, Barbara Deyo.

“You know how to do it or you don’t,” Deyo says. “Sometimes you can do permanent damage. Some things you should just leave to a professional. Eyebrows are one of them.”

Deyo does makeup for weddings, charity events, fashion shows, photo shoots and movie press junkets and gives private makeup lessons. She estimates that around 80 percent of her weekly business is eyebrows.

What Deyo describes as “just kind of a fluky thing,” may be more like fashion kismet. As a high school student in Madison Heights, she just happened to get a part-time job at a makeup counter at what was then known to Detroiters as Hudson’s department store. She is now one of the top makeup experts in the country, with a list of celebrity clients that would make a tabloid writer salivate, and a list of magazine credits that include Redbook, Rolling Stone, People and Seventeen.

“I always wanted to be a writer,” says Deyo, who studied journalism and has worked in radio, television and PR, “but I was very good at makeup.”

She does write a monthly column for the Observer and Eccentric’s monthly women’s magazine insert. “I write a lot about taking care of yourself,” Deyo says, “[like] how to do a five-minute face, how to do a smoky eye.”

Seventeen years ago, Deyo moved back to Detroit after a long stint in Los Angeles. She was waitressing when a chance meeting launched her back into makeup, as reporter Kristin Smith’s makeup artist. Deyo did stints at Red Salon and Todd’s Room before hanging out her own shingle. Over the years, she has culled a treasure trove of personal stories to share.

“I watched the World Series with Tommy Lasorda,” is one of her most cherished memories. It was just me and him in the makeup room and he’s giving the play-by-play critique.” Paul McCartney, she says, “… was so nice. We just talked about normal everyday things. Kid Rock at the Super Bowl was pretty cool too.” She recalled shooting an album cover for Bob Seger, “It was so cool to be in that history, to be in his studio, in that home with all that creativity.”

Deyo can name drop with the best of them, but her business, connections and stories are personal. “It’s about relationships,” says Deyo, who credits her dad with much of her business philosophy. “It doesn’t matter what you’re selling because you’re selling yourself,” she says of his philosophy.

Reflecting on recent changes in her career, she notes that although she continues to do the fashion shows, press junkets and events, she is more content to be in her salon, enjoying the relationships she’s formed with customers over the years, as well as the changes coming with being mom to a 5-year-old son.

“I have a great clientele. I have clients I’ve had all the way through. You really do bond with someone, especially when you’re part of a special day in their life,” she says. 

 

Click here to visit Barbara Deyo’s website

Beth Robinson writes about fashion for the Metro Times. Send comments to brobinson@metrotimes.com

We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines:

To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here.

Comments in violation of the rules will be denied, and repeat violators will be banned. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. By posting a comment, you agree to our full terms and conditions. Click here to read terms and conditions.
comments powered by Disqus
We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines:

To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here.

Comments in violation of the rules will be denied, and repeat violators will be banned. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. By posting a comment, you agree to our full terms and conditions. Click here to read terms and conditions.
comments powered by Disqus