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Pini & Brady

Posted by Chris Forsberg, Boston.com Staff  January 31, 2008 02:47 PM

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Meet Pini Swissa. He's the one who cuts Tom Brady's hair. He's even got the Super Bowl ring to prove it.

Swissa, who operates the creatively titled Salon Pini Swissa on Newbury St., is in Arizona this week to cheer on the Patriots as they tangle with the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII. He's also brought his barber shears and said he plans to give Brady a close crop Saturday evening before the big game.

In fact, Swissa says he's on call in the Grand Canyon State. He's already trimmed Brady's locks once this week and said teammates will phone him with a time and location for another Brady haircut on Saturday.

"I did Tom Brady (Tuesday), and right before the Super Bowl, it's a surprise for everybody. Saturday night, I'm gonna cut it off. Saturday night, we're gonna cut it really, really off. We've been doing it the last couple Super Bowls, and Tom Brady is the last person to be superstitious. Every Super Bowl, I cut his hair off. I hope the helmet's gonna fit after I cut his hair off."

Don't fear, Giselle. If history is any indication, Brady's head won't be shaved for the big game. Just trimmed up.

And sorry, Plaxico, your guarantee doesn't stand a chance against Pini.

"I am the good luck," said Swissa. "I am the good luck charm. And they're definitely going to do it big time this time."

Boston.com's Ann Silvio caught up with Pini outside the Olive & Ivy Restaurant & Marketplace in Scottsdale, Ariz. on Wednesday evening. Click HERE to watch the video.

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