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Security to keep Obama from favorite barbershop

Tribune staff reporters

As Chicago locales with ties to Barack Obama rapidly become tourist attractions, the president-elect has lost access to one of his regular haunts: his favorite South Side barbershop.

Until Tuesday afternoon, Obama usually got his hair cut at the Hyde Park Hair Salon and Barber Shop, as often as once a week for more than two decades.

But with security a concern, aides told reporters that this time, the barber came to Obama.

After paying his respects at Soldier Field on Veterans Day and working from the Chicago branch of his transition office until late afternoon, Obama headed to a friend's apartment building near his Kenwood home—the same place where he has been working out.

No word yet on whether the trim was done by Obama's regular barber, Zariff. After the haircut, Obama headed home for the night.

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