Sean Taaffe and Marta Plechowska Selected for Team Ireland

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Award-winning hairstylists Sean Taaffe and Marta Plechowska from the multi award-winning Sean Taaffe Hair & Beauty Group have been selected as members of Team Ireland 2013. Sean and Marta will join an elite group of top stylists from around Ireland who will represent their country in international hairdressing competitions such as the European Cup in Moscow, Russia and the World Championships in Frankfurt, Germany.

Sean Taaffe, owner of the Sean Taaffe Hair Group commented,

Marta and I are both thrilled to be selected as members of the prestigious Team Ireland. At the Sean Taaffe Group we are completely dedicated to achieving the highest standards of perfection in every aspect of the service we offer our clients, from creative cutting to styling and the very latest in haircare technology and innovations. We are a winning team and look forward to representing our country in the coming months as part of Team Ireland.

In the past eight years Team Ireland has had huge success – winning 136 international, European and world medals along with many international titles. The team is also hugely successful at national competitions with the current Irish Hairdresser of the Year, Irish Barber of the Year and Ireland’s BEST Hairstylist title holders all being members of Team Ireland.

Team Ireland trainer and manager, Maeve O’Healy-Harte, takes great care in choosing the team members each year to balance artistic flair and skill with competitions abroad. In 2013 Team Ireland will compete in the Americas Cup in Buenos Aires, Argentina and the European Cup in Moscow, Russia. In 2014 they will compete at the World Championships in Frankfurt, Germany.

Sean and Marta were personally invited onto Team Ireland by Maeve after their model presentations in Cork at the Fantastic Hairdresser Awards, and also at the recent National Hairdressing Championships in Dublin.

Maeve O’Healy-Harte commented,

Dedication and constant improvement is just one of the key points I look for in new team members. I have watched Marta and Sean progress really well on the Irish competition circuit and they always strive for success, so it was great to be able to invite them to be part of the world competition circle. Learning to win is a vital skill - as is team building. Team Sean Taaffe is already built so now it’s time for a bigger stage for them with Team Ireland.

The Sean Taaffe Hair & Beauty Group was established as a one-man operation in Killorglin in 1989 and today has state of the art salons in Killorglin, Killarney and in the heart of Tralee. The Sean Taaffe Group employs 42 dedicated and highly trained professionals over its seven businesses throughout Kerry. Telephone: 066 7119434, download the Sean Taaffe App from iTunes, or visit

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