18 May 2015

Renowned hairdresser and entrepreneur Cathriona Rohan opened open her second salon Cathriona’s Hair Salon this week on Tuesday 19th May in Tralee town.

The investment into Cathriona’s Hair Salon in Tralee is almost €20,000 and isn't your typical salon as Cathriona has designed it to have a boutique and vintage, yet homely feel that is very welcoming and fabulously girlie. The new salon has created 8 new jobs, 5 full time positions, and 3 part-time positions.

Cathriona and her team are acclaimed in Munster for the services they offer including, Great Lengths hair extensions. Recently Cathriona was launched into the spotlight on a national level when TV presenter and icon Miriam O’Callaghan chose Cathriona to apply the famous Great Lengths hair extensions for her. Miriam recalls“I met Cathriona when she did my hair for an RTE Guide cover last summer which was shot in Dingle. Cathriona mentioned extensions might really suit my hair and that she does them so I said great and she put them in the next time I was in Dingle on holidays. Cathriona did a superb job, and I love them. They give my hair lots of bounce and are really easy to handle, so thank you Cathriona. ”

Cathriona, who has over 27 years of experience in the industry, already has a successful salon by the same name in Castlegregory, which has been in operation for over 12 years and has attracted customers who travel from all over the country for Cathriona’s services.

The new salon, located on Mary Street in Tralee, will open at 9.30am on Tuesday 19th May and will be open Tuesday through to Saturday every week, with late night appointments available on Thursday and Friday evenings. Cathriona says she has been dreaming of this day for a long time “In last 2 to 3 years have been thinking about opening a second salon, so this certainly wasn't a rushed decision. I drove my poor husband mad until I decided in January, that this year my new venture would be to open a sister salon in Tralee town. We have amazing clientele in the Castlegregory salon, and are extremely excited to extend our services to the wider Kerry market with the opening of a new salon in Tralee. I have to thank my husband and the girls who work in the salon for all their help and support in getting the new salon up and running, they have been fantastic. This new salon will help us accommodate more customers and I’m so excited to welcome everyone to the new salon.”

As well as Miriam O’Callaghan, Cathriona has a host of famous clients including TV personality and fashion icon Celia Holman Lee and designer Claire Garvey. She has also worked with numerous model agencies and on various runway fashion shows, TV shows and events including The Rose of Tralee, TV’3 Ireland:AM, Simply Be competition, and the Dublin Fashion and Cradle event, to name but a few.

For more information see www.cathrionashairsalon.com.