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Local hairdresser wins national award

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By Michelle Crean

 

Local hairdresser and businessman Sean Taaffe has secured a national award. He was announced recently as Irelands’ 'Hair Colourist of the Year 2020' at the HABIC Ireland Best of the Best Awards 2020 for the hair and beauty industry.

The award night is usually a glitzy affair, this year however like so many other events, the results were announced online. This didn’t take from the anticipation and excitement and the virtual celebrations which followed!

This year saw the prestigious Best of the Best industry awards join forces with HABIC – the Hair and Beauty Industry Confederation of Ireland, for the first time. The Best of the Best Photographic Awards showcase the immense talent that Ireland’s Hair and Beauty industry has to offer. It does so by acknowledging outstanding performers within the sector. With the backing and support of HABIC, this year’s awards attracted substantially higher entry levels for both its national and international awards. This year’s awards also launched a number of new award categories including a number of business awards for Best Hair Salon, Best Barber Shop, Best Beauty Salon, and Best Green Salon. The adjudication process for the business awards includes a panel adjudication combined with an online public vote to reveal the ultimate winners.

Growing steadily from its humble beginnings back in 1998, the awards are a four-month long process involving a prestigious panel of international judges and culminating in the Hair & Beauty Photographic Awards evening.

The entries for this prestigious award were of an extreme high standard and competition was fierce, Sean explained.

“I am absolutely thrilled with the win, delighted to continue to be at the forefront of hairdressing nearly 32 years on. I’d like to thank my team for their continued loyalty and hard work,” he said.

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Coveted KY-1 plate goes to Hyundai for 2022

  The coveted KY-1 plate has been allocated to Adams of Tralee for the second year in a row. The county’s Hyundai dealership secured the coveted plate as a result of the Hyundai Tucson topping the individual model sales charts for 2021. Available in diesel, petrol and pug-in hybrid, the Tucson offers something for every motorists. […]

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The coveted KY-1 plate has been allocated to Adams of Tralee for the second year in a row.

The county’s Hyundai dealership secured the coveted plate as a result of the Hyundai Tucson topping the individual model sales charts for 2021.

Available in diesel, petrol and pug-in hybrid, the Tucson offers something for every motorists.

With the switch to full electric not far away, Adams of Tralee’s general manager Marcus O’Shea believes that hybrid offers the perfect transition from fossil fuelled-cars to electric.

“It is a steeping-stone towards full electric,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. “It reduces the range anxiety for those not ready for full electric and it gets people used to new ways – plugging in the car at night at home will become normal and hybrid is the first step.”

The Tucson range has a model to suit all tastes and budgets. As well as being available in petrol, diesel or hybrid, each power variant is also available as in entry-level, mid or high specification formats.

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Hairdresser reveals women “open up” on safety while getting their hair done

By Sean Moriarty Nicole Coffey of Nicole’s Hair Salon on St Anne’s was inspired to run a fundraiser for a women’s refuge after hearing distressing stories from some of her clients. On Saturday last she offered a wash and blow-dry to clients and rather than charging them for the her services her customers made a […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Nicole Coffey of Nicole’s Hair Salon on St Anne’s was inspired to run a fundraiser for a women’s refuge after hearing distressing stories from some of her clients.

On Saturday last she offered a wash and blow-dry to clients and rather than charging them for the her services her customers made a donation to Adapt Women’s Refuge in Tralee.

Nicole was inspired to run the charity day because a lot of her regular clients opened up to her while they were getting their hair done.

The timing of her charity day was poignant as it came just days after Ashling Murphy was murdered while out for a run in her own town of Tullamore.

“People open up while I do their hair, many of them would not know that there is a refuge in Kerry,” she told the Killarney Advertiser. “I have experience with clients who are struggling. I had this idea to create more awareness for Adapt.”

She raised €2,000 for Adapt and the cheque was handed over to the Tralee-based charity on Thursday night this week.

Such was the success of her charity day Nicole worked from 7am to 7pm and as well as cash donations customers also donated vouchers and care packs to the charity.

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