About Mariga: Skin & beauty industry expert
Mariga Sheedy Bio
A 30-year veteran of the beauty industry and the founder of Skin Essentials by Mariga skincare range, Mariga continues to work with personal clients in her Wexford-based clinic while also being a sought-after speaker and educator on the international skincare stage.
Passionate about raising standards for both beauty professionals and clients, she is an Irish Delegate to the European Standards Committee for Beauty Salon Standards and mentors new and expanding salon owners.
Focusing exclusively on non-invasive, bio-supportive anti-ageing methods that blend Mariga’s holistic background with advanced scientific skincare technology.
Among the qualifications Mariga has achieved are:
- Master Microneedling with Lance Setterfield,
- Advanced Skin Diagnostician with Florence Barrett Hill
(both of which she is the only therapist in Ireland to currently hold.)
- Mariga was also the first therapist in Ireland to qualify with an Oncology Skincare specialty.
Mariga graduated from the renowned Loriam School of beauty therapy in 1991 with internationally recognised qualifications from I.T.E.C., C.I.B.T.A.C. and the beauty world’s most prestigious diploma: C.I.D.E.S.C.O.
Over the next ten years Mariga worked with some of the top international beauty houses both here and in the UK, while continuing to study and learn everything she could about the beauty industry and her particular passion: skincare.
In 2000, Mariga opened her first salon in Wexford Town and have spent the years since establishing Skin Essentials as the premier name in Ireland for unparalleled facial skincare treatments. Through constant education and innovation she has remained at the forefront of all the exciting changes in treatment technology and ingredients, finally culminating in the launch of her professional and home care product range, Skin Essentials by Mariga.
Mariga is a contributing beauty expert for Irish Beauty trade magazine where she contributes opinions and advice on current industry concerns and she is a regular speaker at national beauty trade shows where Mariga gives seminars and workshops on the business of beauty as well as technical aspects of professional treatments and products. Maiga has also contributed expert skincare advice for South East Radio’s morning mix show where she discussed skin problems and answer listeners’ questions.
Mariga has been appointed as Irish delegate to the European committee for standardisation whose objective is to develop a standard for the management and quality of beauty professional services in Europe.
This is a project particularly close to Mariga’s heart as she believes that raising standards for all is a must in our industry which has seen too many casualties as a result of deep discounting leading to compromised standards. We aim to have the standard published in 2018. Mariga is available for comment on the progress of the committee on her main number 053 9145981.
Mariga is a founder member and executive council committee member of HABIC, Hair And Beauty Industry Confederation, Ireland www.habic.ie
Mariga is extremely proud to have been invited to become the first Irish member of the International Association of Applied Corneotherapy, an international expert group whose purposes and objectives are dedicated to the advancement of scientific research in the realm of Corneotherapy and related sciences such as dermatology, cosmetology, and corneobiology.
In 2016, Mariga published her first e-Book ‘The Skincare Rules’, a handbook of advice for everyone serious about getting, and keeping, great skin for life. It is available on Amazon UK here and Amazon US here as well as many other territories worldwide.
When Mariga is not writing, training or concocting new skincare products, she likes to hang out with her husband and cats while binge watching boxsets on Netflix, or to cook extravagant and very spicy Indian feasts for anyone brave enough to try them!