Can you believe how fast the year's gone by? We just wrapped up our final Cutting Academy class of the year with a whopping 23 students! As if you needed any further proof that balayage and French Cutting go hand in hand, a few of the students were members of our very own Sunlights Artisan Team!
Although classes are all wrapped up for 2018, we've already begun releasing our 2019 schedule. Classes are filling up quickly, though, so make sure you get your registration in as soon as possible. It's a perfect chance to invest in yourself by investing in your career, education, and skills behind the chair.
Prefer to catch Candy on the road or at a tradeshow? We'll be at ISSE Long Beach January 26 through 27 with two Intensive Hands-On Workshops and a Look & Learn class, all taught by the Balay Lama! Click here to register today!
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The last couple of months have been a whirlwind of hopeful educators submitting their applications to become members of the Sunlights Artisan Team! OVER 100 talented hairdressers have reached out in the hopes of coming to Atlanta to train directly under the Balay Lama herself, Candy Shaw, in February 2019 so they can start spreading the Balay Gospel in their areas.
We'll be announcing the winners soon, so stay tuned! Find out first by following us on social media - see below for links!
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Candy Shaw, aka ‘The Balay Lama’, the founder of Sunlights Balayage — the makers and purveyors of the world’s leading balayage products and education — received Intercoiffure America/Canada’s (‘ICA’) prestigious ‘President’s Award’ at a black-tie ceremony at New York’s Hilton Hotel on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in recognition for her extraordinary service as the organization’s New Member Chair. Intercoiffure is the world’s leading hair and beauty organization.
ICA experienced unprecedent growth during Candy’s four-year reign as membership chair, explained Frank Gambuzza, the organization’s President. Fifty-two new members were inducted at the Fall Atelier including such industry leaders as: Sam Villa, Nick Stenson, Nick Arrojo, Scott Missad, Richy Kandasamy, Ginger Boyle and Edward Tricomi. Shaw also inducted a number of new manufacturer partners like: Kevin.Murphy, Davines, L’anza, Hairbrained.me, and Beth Minardi.
The organization experienced a staggering 32% increase in ‘A’ members under the outgoing administration which included Gambuzza, 1st Vice President and Intercoiffure’s President elect Sheila Wilson, Candy Shaw and Artistic Director Van Council.
In addition to receiving the coveted ‘President’s Award’, and personally pinning the new members, Shaw was joined by Sonya Dove and acting on behalf of Platinum Sponsor Wella, presented the inaugural ‘Fabio Sementilli Scholarship Award’ to Vivian Yeh, who’s salon was recently destroyed by a hurricane. ICA not only pitched in to help Yeh rebuild but the annual scholarship fund established in Fabio’s memory enabled her to attend this year’s Atelier and be recognized and encouraged by her peers.
Trish Storhoff, who served on Shaw’s membership committee, takes over as Intercoiffure’s New Member Chair. Also serving on Shaw’s ‘blue ribbon’ committee were: Joseph Abolafia, Timothy Belcher, Sam Brocato, Marcy Cona, John Gialluisi, Shirley Gordon, Terry McKee, Angela Pantaleone, Debra Penzone, Coral Pleas, and Oliver Steinnagel.
Shaw, who frequently says “joining Intercoiffure was the best business decision I ever made,” was recently appointed to the Advisory Board for Hair Expo, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest and best hair show, which next takes place in Sydney, Australia in June of 2019. Shaw will continue to serve on Intercoiffure’s Board of Directors.
ICA’s 2019 Spring Atelier will be held April 6-8 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Candy Shaw's Tips & Tricks Tuesday
Candy Shaw Shares How to Create Energy Underneath with the Backfold Technique!
On this week's episode of Tips & Tricks Tuesday, the Balay Lama herself, Candy Shaw, shows you how to use Backfold Balayage to create lightness that comes from underneath! Use this technique at the very end of balayage services for added energy!
Let us know in the comments below how this technique worked for you, and let us know what tips, tricks, and techniques you'd like to see in future episodes.
The Train the Trainer 2019 due date is ALMOST HERE -- have you submitted your application yet? Don't miss out on your chance to become a member of the Sunlights Artisan Team!
As a Sunlights Artisan Team member, you'll be armed with deep and extensive knowledge of the Sunlights Balayage curriculum straight from the Balay Lama so you can spread the Balay Gospel far and wide! If you're one of the lucky winners, you'll be on your way to Atlanta to learn from the Balay Lama herself, Candy Shaw, and become a certified Sunlights educator.
This week on Tips & Tricks Tuesday, Sunlights Artisan Educator Sharon Fritz teaches you how she uses comb balayage to create soft, sunkissed highlights! Keep your guests' hair summer-ready all year long with this gorgeous and easy technique!
Let us know in the comments below how this technique worked for you! Challenges or ideas for future episodes? Let us know those, too!
In this week's quick Tip and Trick, Sunlights Artisan Team Member Anthony Owen shows you an easy way to make your Balay Wrap work better for you! This simple tip can make a big difference for your efficiency behind the chair (and your guests' comfort)!
As always, drop your biggest hairdressing challenges in the comments and we'll answer them in a future episode of Tips & Tricks Tuesday!
Where are we off to next? The Balay Lama, and her Artisan Team will be at Beauty Classic Ohio October 7 + 8, teaching you how to paint like a pro! We've got two different educational experiences: an Intensive Hands-On class where you will get one-on-one teaching with Candy Shaw, and a Look & Learn class where you will have the opportunity to learn the basics of balayage painting from our skilled Sunlights team. Join the Balayage Revolution today, and learn how to convert your first foil guest by Tuesday morning!