Hairdressers sent Banksy style poems

Clare Lumb at Studio 54 Haily Hill, Halifax has been inundated with poems from a a Banksy style poet.
Clare Lumb at Studio 54 Haily Hill, Halifax has been inundated with poems from a a Banksy style poet.

A Banksy style poet who seems to only write to hairdressers has now targeted salons in Halifax in a romantic fashion.

Three hairdressers are known to have been contacted by the mystery poet who reportedly goes by the name of ‘Mark Jones’.

Hairdresser Dominic Makin with Bankys poem sent to his shop in Horton Street, Halifax.

Hairdresser Dominic Makin with Bankys poem sent to his shop in Horton Street, Halifax.

He appears to wax lyrical all over the country sending his literature out to many unsuspecting hair experts.

Clare Lumb, 32, owner of Studio 54 in Boothtown received her first poem before Easter and has been sent four more since.

She said: “It is a nice little conversation starter in the salon with all the ladies.

“He has picked a good niche in the market sending them to hairdressers because I guess he would know that we would talk about it.

Clare Lumb at Studio 54 Haily Hill, Halifax has been inundated with poems from a a Banksy style poet.

Clare Lumb at Studio 54 Haily Hill, Halifax has been inundated with poems from a a Banksy style poet.

“Great way of getting your name out there,” she added.

“There was a lovely one about Robins that I was sent which is my favourite however, I don’t like poetry so I’m probably not the best person to be sending them to. Having said that a lot of the ladies who come in absolutely love them.”

Miss Lumb has vowed that if she gets three more poems then she will replace a wall of eight clocks in her salon with the romantic gestures.

Joanna Moss, 40, owner of Brett’s Hairdressing in Shelf was another admirer of the mysterious writer.

She said: “I didn’t really take much notice of them when I received my first one but when I started getting more I thought I had a stalker.

“I honestly have no idea why he targets hairdressers but it is quite nice that he does.”

Both Miss Lumb and Mrs Moss worked together in a different salon more than 10 years ago but left to open their own businesses.

They then started receiving the poems at the same time which they both found quite strange.

Dominic Makin, 51, owner of Dominic’s on Horton Street, Halifax, has received a few poems and said it was a wonderful gesture.

He said: “I’ve showed all my customers and we all feel it is really lovely.

“I’ve received five so far but I really do feel more people should do the same to make others happy. Things like this would probably stop World Wars!”

They have also noticed that all the post they receive from ‘Mr Jones’ has a Lancashire postmark.

The stranger, who signes off his letters with either ‘Mark Jones’ or ‘Composer Mark Jones’, has been dubbed the Banksy of Poetry.

Has your hair salon received any poems? We’d love to hear from you. Email newsdesk@halifaxcourier.co.uk.