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Chicago Man Changes Name of His Salon from Ossama's to Obama's

Chicago Man Changes Name of His Salon From Ossama's to Obama's

Obama "the brand" is going strong. In fact, according to an NPR interview, Chicago salon owner Mike Elsheikh purchased Ossama's Hair Design in the South Loop and changed it to the much kinder, gentler-sounding Obama's Hair Design.

Elsheikh, who worked at Ossama's Hair Design as a stylist prior to becoming the owner, said that after the September 11 attacks, he estimates business went down 50 percent or more. Obama's is definitely a more marketable name, and it is the president's hometown, after all. When asked if the newly renamed salon would be featuring any special cuts/styles, Elsheikh responded that they'd be more than happy to offer a soft, bouncy, beautiful, and nice style just like one particular Obama wears — that's Michelle, of course.


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bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
I've actually been to this shop before, great service!
omigosh omigosh 8 years
what's wrong with that? i think it's smart.. it's sad in the first place that people won't go into a place called 'Ossama's". how racist can you get..
Merlin713 Merlin713 8 years
Schaianne Schaianne 8 years
You've got to be kidding.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
What the...
Ladytron7000 Ladytron7000 8 years
I used to see that salon every day on my way to school and wondered how business was. Good for him. I think they do eyebrow stringing.
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