Meet the Team


Michele Scacchia, Liz Maher, Anne Taylor

The combined practical industry experience of Taylorweir International School of Hairdressing’s team of directors as educators and salon owners contribute to this progressive learning environment.

The director’s vision is to ensure that the training offers the essential skills to build a solid foundation on which to grow a rewarding and prosperous career in the competitive world of hairdressing. Anne, Liz and Michele pride themselves on not being a conservative Registered Training Organisation (RTO) but a collective team with heightened industry awareness, an eye for trends and an understanding of the value of community engagement, all of which informs their course structures.

Rosanna Ciccotosto
Admin-International Student & Program Coordinator
Rosanna Ciccotosto

Rosanna is a committed and long-standing member of the Perth hairdressing community having owned and operated one of Perth’s premier salons for over 20 years. Rosanna coordinates the programs, administration and support for international students. A qualified trainer/assessor, her expertise is also channelled into the development and overseeing of the Diploma in Salon Management qualification.

Admin-Director of Student Training
Jenny Childs

Jenny has been with Taylor Weir from the start, initially as a trainer/assessor and then student coordinator. Currently she proficiently manages the trainers/assessors and the Certificate III in Hairdressing programme. Jenny is the key contact for employers and coordinates and supports apprentices enrolled in Certificate III.

Admin-Student Administrator
Vanessa Poole

Vanessa brings a keen eye to detail and consummate organisational skills to her responsibility for the enrolment and administration of all Certificate III apprentices.

Cert III and Cert IV Trainer and Assessor
Maria Raiskums

Maria covers all areas of Certificate III and has developed, and now delivers, the Certificate IV in Hairdressing programme for local and international students. Maria is a committed trainer and a long hair and makeup specialist.

Christina McLaughlin
Cert III Trainer and Assessor
Christina McLaughlin

Originally from Ireland, Christina draws on impressive experience of over 15 years including training at an international level. Christina now specialises in all aspects of year two delivery and assessment.

Cert III Trainer and Assessor & Cert II Coordinator
Jade Powell

Jade’s adaptability crosses over into the competent delivery of all aspects of Certificate III in Hairdressing, excelling in her work with year one apprentices. Jade’s contribution is invaluable with her active involvement in the development of new training methods.