LANSING, MI (WLNS) - As MSU hopes to celebrate in the big dance one long-time Spartan fan celebrates a big milestone.
6 News Evan Pinsonnault introduces us to Frandor Barber Tony Arens and his inspiring story.
"This is an awful hair business, you know, haha," said Arens. A great sense of humor and cheering for a great team.
Arens says he's going with Obama because, "he picks 'em to be one."
Add these tools to Tony Arens trade plus his clippers of course and you've got a trademark recipe for barbershop success.
50 years ago in March Tony opened Frandor Barbers in Lansing.
"On my 18th birthday I started at GM, but kept getting laid off, so I said gotta look for something else and I went to barber school," recalls Arens.
That's right, GM cuts led him to haircuts and since then he's clipped together quite the career, filled with fun stories.
"I enjoy what I'm doing I guess. We have very good clientele coming in to the shop, great people."
People like mike vasievich who've sat in tony's vintage chair for generations.
"Somebody like Tony can do it so well for so long and so kindly it's just very classy," said Mike Vasievich, Frandor Barber Customer for 27 years.
Don't count on this class act cutting his job short, that's only for the hair, he says.
Arens is currently 76, he says, "so I'll be 106 by the time I retire I guess."
2820 East Saginaw Street, Lansing, MI 48912