Cathriona is one of the most experienced and respected hairstylists in the hair and fashion industry, whether she is called upon to create her signature styles or her bridal creations. She is described as unique and flawless, working her magic on all her clients. Her enthusiasm and her passion for hair have carried Cathriona on an amazing journey spanning over the last 27 years.
Her first salon was launched in 2003 in Castlegregory Co. Kerry, where her career grew and expanded from both salon and session work. Cathriona opened the doors to her second salon in Tralee Co. Kerry in 2015 and again expanded in 2016 to her third salon where beauty and hair are all under one roof. Through her thriving business and love of hair, Cathriona also offers a mobile wedding service the length and breadth of Ireland.
I started working at Cathrionas Hair Salon in 2016. I have been working in the industry for 16 years.
Colour technique is my passion. There are constantly new colour treatments launching and room to improve. I have trained with many places over the years including Peter Marks, Patrick Cameron Upstylist, fantastic hairdresser Alan Austin Smith, and Loreal Colour Degree course. I am also an Ambassador for Jioco and Redkin.
I have styled photoshoots for RSVP, have been the Director and Head Stylist for the Rose of Tralee Fashion Show, and have won the Connect Kerry Colorist Award. I also styled Mary Kennedy for her Rose of Tralee TV appearances and work with many bridal parties.
I started my career at the Sharps Hairdressing Academy. I moved to Australia where I furthered my education in the hairdressing industry. I trained with two top brands of hair extensions. Kiki hair extensions and Angel by celebrity hair extensions doing both micro beads & tape I have also trained in Brazilian Cacu keratin smoothing treatment.
Kitoko Colour education
Campaigns del Colore colour with fashionable Colour blondes and hi-lights.
I have also trained in tailored texturizing & cutting workshops. Up-styling course with Lizzie Liros. I completed a course on Shade of Grey with Vincent’s hair artistry.
I started work at Cathrionas Hair Salon in 2016 where I have taken the Alfa Parf product & colour education. I really enjoy what I do as my career and love meeting my fab clients every day.
I started my hairdressing career in 2015 at Sean Taffee’s Hair Academy. After this, I was lucky enough to start working at Cathriona’s Hair Salon where I have been for the last 4 years. During this time I have had the opportunity to complete a colour master’s degree in which I received a distinction. I also have been very fortunate to train with Vidal Sassoon in London.
I love every aspect of hairdressing but I have a huge passion for upstyling. My skills have allowed me to style shoots for RSVP, Rose of Tralee, RTE, and styling the fabulous Miriam O’Callaghan.
I started my Apprenticeship in 2011 in Cathrionas Hair Group from there I started to show a lot of interest and took part in a lot of courses including Vidal Sassoon, SACO of London, and Dylan Bradshaw to name a few. In 2013 I won an award for emerging talent in the “Best of the Best” Competition. I also took part in The Alfaparf Fantastic Hairdressing Awards where I placed in the top 10.
In 2014 I completed my Colour Masters. In 2018 I was lucky enough to be placed on the Irish Hairdressing Team where we took part in the World Championship and came fourth.
I traveled to Australia where I worked as a hairdresser and learned a lot from my time there. In 2017 I had the opportunity to style Lucy Kennedy for the Christmas cover of RSVP magazine. During my time at Cathrionas hair salon, I have the opportunity to be part of the Rose of Tralee fashion show, Tv3 Ireland am slot, and attended a photoshop with Celia Holman Lee and Suzanne Jackson to name a few. Since I returned home I am the Manager of Cathrionas Hair Group in Dingle and loving it.
Leigh Anne Driscol
I started working in Cathriona’s in 2013 in the Castlegregory salon where I have learned everything I know from blowdrying to upstyling and colouring. Completing my Alfa Parf Colour course I realised how much there was to colouring and I love it.
I have got such great opportunities working at Cathriona’s and have met so many lovely people since I started. I have worked on TV sets, the Rose of Tralee as well as weddings. I love meeting our fabulous clients and I really love going to work every day.