The straitened times in which we live have proven no obstacle to three young local girls, who have managed to find a niche in the haircare market.
Second year students Cáit Nic Craith, Liza Ní Urthuile and Aoife Ní Chorra, from Colaiste Pobail Osraí, have created a business called KLA Hair Products. Selling special hair straightener mats, the group have already proven a hit with local businesses, with five Kilkenny salons already stocking their product.
They are heat-protected mats, which prevent surfaces from burning when a hair straightener has been placed on it.
The girls have recently participated in the Student Enterprise Awards, coming first in the intermediate category, and they are now representing Kilkenny in the National final in Croke Park on April 17.
They will have a display on the day in Dublin, sponsored by Perfecto Printing. Their logo has been designed by Sign and Design.
The group has a website, a Twitter page; klahairproducts, and a Facebook page; KLA Hair Products.
To purchase a hair straightener mat, which cost €8 each, contact the girls or purchase them in the following hair salons; Salon 87, Hair by Nigel, Top Notch, Anton’s or Boston Belle.
The KLA girls were not the only success story from Colaiste Pobail Osrai this year – the school also enjoyed victory in the junior category at the Student Enterprise Awards.
‘Get the Kit’, the brainchild of Éabha Ní Shluain (13), Katie Ní Fhaoileáin (12) and Gwyneth Atkinson Ní Loinsigh (13), is an all-inclusive goodie bag designed for the perfect evening in.