From 60s bouffants to 80s mega-volume, we look back at the most iconic Rose of Tralee winners' hairdos and humbly bow to their bangin' barnets.
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The latest rose to join the bunch was 2015's winner, Maria Walsh from Philadelphia. Her gamine pixie crop and accompanying tattoos won her favour with the judges. OITB's Ruby Rose would approve.
Niamh Grogan was Galway's very own 1992 Disney Princess. Her perfect tumbling waves rivalled cartoon hair goddess, Aurora. Let's hope her battle for the crown was a little less thorny.
1987 Rose of Tralee winner, Larna Canoy flew in all the way from Chicago to wow the crowds with her backlit mega-volume and bouncing curls. Liz rocked the 80s movie siren look á la Weird Science's Kelly Le Brock and Ghostbusters-era Sigourney Weaver. Cue: atmospheric dry-ice.
1959 Dublin rose, Alice O'Sullivan gave us good Elizabeth Taylor in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with her short, dark curls.
In 1962, Anne Foley from Birmingham rose above the rest with her beauty queen beehive emulating fellow backcombing superstars Brigitte Bardot and Dolly Parton. As Dolly said, "If anyone tells you your hair is too big, get rid of them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life." Preach.
Liz Shovlin scooped the top prize in 1978. Hailing from Pennsylvania, USA, Liz impressed with her glossy 70s 'lob' pinned back with super sweet barettes. This look is reminiscent of good-girl Sandra Dee vibes.. thankfully, before the perm.
Who's your favourite? Let us know in the comments!