Sean Taaffe Scoops 1st Place In The ALFAPARF Fantastic Hairdresser Awards 2013

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ALFAPARF Milano, the internationally renowned Italian luxury hair product company, declared Sean Taaffe the ALFAPARF Most Fantastic Hairdresser in Ireland at the 2013 Awards held at the Silver Springs Moran Hotel, Tivoli, Cork on Sunday November 3rd.

The Sean Taaffe Group scooped three other major awards on the evening including 2nd place in the Fantastic Salon of the Year, awarded to the Sean Taaffe Salon in Killarney, 2nd place for stylist Marta Plechowska in the Long Hair Stylist category and 3rd place also to Marta in the Fantasy category.

Ger Hand, Technical Director of ALFAPARF Milano and organiser of the event commented,

Sean Taaffe is the creme de la creme of the Irish hairdressing industry, both on and off paper. His dedication, commitment and perfectionism were absolutely incredible. He is a deserving winner.

Sean Taaffe commented,

As a group we were delighted to scoop four major awards at the ALFAPARF Fantastic Hairdresser Awards on Sunday. We are a winning team - and by working together - we strive to achieve the highest standards and most importantly, bring the latest innovations in hair care, styling and technology back to our clients in each of our seven salons in Kerry. Make sure to drop by and celebrate with us this week, as it’s our clients that make us winners.

The Awards, now in their fourth year, give stylists and salons an opportunity to show their creative expertise and technical excellence through six artistic and two business awards. Acclaimed stylist and designer, Brendan Courtney, presented the artistic awards and co-hosted the event with Alan Austin-Smith, founder of The Fantastic Hairdresser Company, who presented the two business awards. Each winner was presented with an Irish designed and handcrafted stained glass trophy.

The high-flying international judging panel comprised of: Richard Ashforth - International Creative Director of SACO, Desmond Murray - award-winning stylist and photographer, Vivica Davie - Colour Director for ALFAPARF Milano, Roberta Artó - ALFAPARF Milano Research & Development Technician and Fiona Connolly - Manager of the Year winner at the British Hairdressing Business Awards.

ALFAPARF Milano is the standard within the hairdressing industry and is considered by both trade and consumer press worldwide as the undeniable leaders in state-of-the-art salon products. The prestige that the brand brings to everything it involves itself in is legendary. David Donnellan of ALFAPARF Ireland concluded,

ALFAPARF is all about the best talent using the best product. It’s about striving for excellence and achieving it. We’re committed to that. We know that the inspiration and creativity demonstrated at these Awards today will end up being translated onto the streets, workplaces and social scene of Ireland – and that’s what we want.

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