Multi award-winning hairstylists Sean Taaffe and Marta Plechowska are making their final preparations before jetting off to Russia at the end of September to represent Ireland in the OMC European Hairdressing Championships in Moscow on 26th and 27th September.
As the elite members of Team Ireland – a handpicked team representing only the very best hairdressing talent in the country today - Sean and Marta will compete in a number of international hairdressing competitions against teams from all over Europe.
Both Sean and Marta, of the Sean Taaffe Hair and Beauty Group, have already won numerous national hairdressing awards including the prestigious Fantastic Hairdresser Awards and the National Hairdressing Championships. Sean Taaffe commented,
We are proud to be members of Team Ireland and recognise that competing at an international level against the best in the industry further develops our own skills and creativity. Ultimately, being exposed first to the latest trends, technologies and techniques and then perfecting them at the highest level - allows us to deliver a world class service to our clients - who are our primary focus.
In the past eight years, Team Ireland has had huge success – winning 136 international, European and world medals and 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 members of Team Ireland.
Trainer/manager Maeve O’Healy-Harte chooses the team carefully 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 National Hairdressing Championships in Dublin.