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Festive hair is a cut above rest
Mark Davis and his unusual Christmas tree hair (picture Wales News)
The bus driver says his hair gives passengers 'a lift'
A south Wales bus driver has spruced himself up for Christmas by having a mini fir tree woven into his hair.

Thirty-one-year-old Mark Davis, from Pontypool, has even hung fairy lights from his head.

Good-humoured managers have allowed him to carry on driving his double-decker bus while sporting the eye-catching artificial tree.

The father-of-two said: "I've had a few wacky hairdos before, but this one is head and shoulders above the rest."

"It gives everyone a lift - especially if they get on my bus on their way to do their Christmas shopping."

The bus driver spent two-and-a-half hours in a local hair salon having his hair dyed red and having a holly design shaved into it.

Then the mini Christmas tree was delicately woven into his hair before the lights were added.

The festive hairstyle is the latest in a long line of unusual hair cuts for Mark.

In the past he sported a dartboard design, a Playboy bunny, and Welsh dragon.

'Go overboard'

He added: "It gives everyone a laugh and kids love it.

"I wanted to go overboard this year and it's great fun.

"The attitude of people to it is amazing."

But Mark added that having a Christmas tree permanently perched on top of his head presented some problems.

He said: "It's very difficult to sleep with it.

"I have to sleep at the end of the bed so it doesn't get stuck to the headboard."

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