Upskilling with Sean Taaffe and South Kerry Skillnet – Supporting the Development Kerry Based Talent

To support the development of homegrown talent in Kerry for the beauty industry, multi-award winning salon, Sean Taaffe Hair and Beauty alongside South Kerry Skillnet offer a series of courses to the hairdressing community in which businesses, their management and staff can avail of to help improve skills.

The courses are designed to increase and add to the participant’s current skill set and are available to aspiring artists with the hairdressing and beauty industry, who are looking to brush up on their current skills or learn new trends and skills. These high quality one or two days courses are part funded by South Kerry Skillnet and this substantial support allows businesses to upskill their team and allows individuals to train very cost effectively and conveniently, with all courses taking place in Tralee while being trained with some of the best talent in the country.

Speaking about the courses, Aoife O’Reilly, Network Manager, South Kerry Skillnet said,”Skillnet’s key focus is to support business and enterprise by providing quality training with the best professionals in the country.  We are so lucky to have such talent right on our doorstep with Sean and his team. We are excited to work with Sean Taaffe Education on delivering subsidised, high quality hairdressing courses, ensuring homegrown talent in Kerry is supported with cost effective, quality and practical courses.”

The current series is now enrolling for Classic Cutting Part 1 with Sean Taaffe, which takes place on Monday 27th June, 10am – 4pm in the Sean Taaffe Education Academy, 18 Lower Castle Street, Tralee.

Norann Keane, Course Director at Sean Taaffe Education, had this to say about the courses,”We have built up an excellent working relationship with Aoife and the team at South Kerry Skillnet and we are delighted with the opportunity to offer a range of courses with our in house industry experts and guest artists, who are all leading industry professionals and trainers. We have been absolutely blown away with the interest so far and are delighted that our facility is becoming a venue for such big names within the hairdressing and beauty industry.”

These courses are delivered by some of the best in the industry and the next series will begin in July. The courses will cover everything from hair prep pre-cutting and styling to precision cutting and up-styling to make-up.

Speaking about her team’s recent experience of the courses, Sandra Evans from Allure Salon, Killarney said, “As a proud salon owner, I take great pride in my staff and aim to ensure that they receive the best training, so as our clients can avail of all the latest styles and techniques. Course availability in Munster is very limited and always results in staff having to traveling to Dublin. We were delighted when South Kerry Skillnet courses became available in Kerry, it took the stress and time wasted traveling out of attending courses. Some of the team recently completed the Cutting Course with Wayne Lloyd at the Sean Taaffe Hair Academy which was a wonderful experience. We were made feel very welcome by the Sean Taaffe team and would highly recommend the Skillnet courses to any salon owner or hairdressers looking to upskill.”

Sean Taaffe prides itself on the belief that education is the key to success and each member of team is continuously attending courses to better their skills. As well as six successful salons Sean Taaffe runs its own hairdressing academy making them the perfect match for Skillnet in providing these magnificent courses.

All courses will take place in the Sean Taaffe Education Academy on Lower Castle Street, Tralee. For a full schedule of courses or more information email to or phone 064 6622513. Alternatively you can contact South Kerry Skillnet, on phone  066 9762477 or email


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