Makeover: Chicago Wolves Coach John Anderson

February 11, 2008 10:40:17 AM PST
He leads the most winning hockey team in Chicago for the past several years. His team is currently at the top of the west division of the American Hockey League. We're talking about Coach John Anderson of the Chicago Wolves. If you watch him at the games, Coach looks handsome, dapper in his specially made suits. But when the cameras are not on: "You know ... I'm like SpongeBob SquarePants, you know, I've got the short legs and wide body," Coach Anderson says.

You wouldn't know that if you watched Coach Anderson during a game. But away from the game: "I'm a jeans and t-shirt type of person," he says.

What does coach's wife think of a makeover?

"I told my wife and she was like, 'Oh, thank goodness. You haven't changed your hairstyle in thirty years,'" Anderson says. "Whenever we go out to dinner, my wife is always on me. Walk out the door, she says 'You're not gonna wear that?' and then you got to go back and change."

John Anderson played for the International Hockey League, the American Hockey League and 12 seasons in the National Hockey League before he went into coaching. He's in his 11th year leading the Chicago Wolves and is so beloved by the organization. That he suggested some public relations would be good.

"I wanted to do something with Cabella's or Bass Pro shops, and he says, 'I got something else.' Adam says, 'Would you be up for a makeover?"

We liked the idea. So first, we sent coach to 316 Club, a men's spa on Jackson.

"I've been getting calls all day from all of your fans," the receptionist told him. They're looking forward to you getting made over. Two calls? It was four."

The aesthetician was ready for coach john and the ingredients were not cold steel, or ice.

"I'm going to be using a skin fit treatment mask which includes caviar, collagen, elastin and Vitamin C," says aesthetician Diana Dawson.

After his trip to the barber shop, we sent the coach to Bacharach at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.

To spiff up John's image wanted to add a pop of color. One of the big colors for spring this year is orange:

  • Orange, Marco Silk/Cotton Long Sleeve 3-Button Polo $68.00

    Under the polo:

  • Basic Short Sleeve Cotton Tee $19.50
  • Comfort is important for John:

  • Ellington Wide Leg Trouser $88.00
  • Accessories:

  • Italian Brown Leather Belt $59.50
  • Rocklin Lace Up Shoe $148.00
  • For more information:

    Chicago Wolves:

    316 Club Barber Spa, 175 W. Jackson, Chicago, 312.880.0316

    Bachrach www.bachrach at Woodfield