THE 60th Year Celebrations of the Rose of Tralee International Festival have received a springtime boost with the confirmation that the multi¬-award winning salon group Sean Taaffe Hair & Beauty will be the Official Hair Partner to the event again in 2019.
This year’s flagship event on the Irish Festivals calendar will take place a week later than previous years running from Friday 23rd to Tuesday 27th August.
Sean Taaffe will style the 32 Roses hair and apply the make-up for their appearances on TV in the Dome and for the social event of the year in Munster, the International Rose Ball. The Communications Manager for Rose of Tralee International Festival, John Drummey, said: “Sean Taaffe came on board as our Official Hair Partner in 2016 and since then millions of TV viewers have seen the skill and expertise of his team has brought to the event. We are delighted with the partnership and the fact that Sean Taaffe is a Kerry-based company fills us with immense pride. Sean and his team bring a more creative edge to the Roses’ hair each year, which is not surprising for one of the recognised leaders in the industry in Ireland.”
A leading stylist with 30 years’ hairdressing experience, Sean Taaffe said: “We are proud to be involved in the staging of the Rose of Tralee International Festival. Over the past four years, we have gained an insight to the time, effort and attention to detail that combine to make the Rose of Tralee such a beacon for Tralee and the county as a whole on a global stage. I believe that more businesses need to get involved with the Festival. We have built great relationships with the organisers and we are looking forward to continuing our journey with the Festival as it celebrates 60 years in 2019.”
The announcement of Sean Taaffe’s continued partnership with the Rose of Tralee International Festival has coincided with the news that the Killarney salon is set to double in size increasing the salon’s seating capacity from 25 to 43.
Team-building is a key dimension to Sean Taaffe’s association with the Rose of Tralee International Festival which underlines the company’s continued focus on education with the input of international trainers at education seminars throughout the year.
Sean Taaffe is the owner of salons in Tralee, Killarney and Killorglin, with a team of 65 talented hairdressing professionals.
To book an appointment with any of the Sean Taaffe team who will be looking after the Roses in Tralee or at either of the salons in Killarney or Killorglin, call (066) 7119434, or visit for further information.