‘Balay Lama’ Candy Shaw Adds ‘Chevalier du Soleils’ to Her List of Nicknames After Being Knighted by Intercoiffure Mondial


Earlier this month, Candy Shaw, founder of Sunlights and owner of Atlanta’s Jamison Shaw Hairdressers, was knighted by Intercoiffure Mondial — the world’s most prestigious international hairdressing organization, in Saint Tropez at a black-tie gala overlooking the French Riviera. 

Escorted by her husband of 35 years, Fred, and their daughter, Jenna, Shaw was inducted as a ‘Knight’ into the Intercoiffure’s ‘l’Ordre de la Chevalerie’ (The Order of Chivalry). Shaw was recognized for her lifetime achievements as an educator as well as her contributions to the international hairdressing community and Intercoiffure America/Canada before an audience of the world’s leading hairstylists and salon owners.

Succeeding the black-tie event, the celebration continued until dawn at an all-night beach party on the Riviera’s world-famous Pamplona beach. The following evening, the program continued at an all-white-garment gala as delegations from Japan and France put on fashion shows featuring hairstyles for the upcoming winter and spring seasons’ collections. The event was nestled among the grapes in the hillside vineyards of Domain Bertaud Belieu, known for its outstanding St. Tropez Rose’ vintages. 

Generally recognized as the world’s leading authority in French highlighting and haircutting education, Shaw’s no stranger to racking up awards. Her other accolades include Pivot Point’s Leo Passage ‘Educator of the Year’ Award, two-time recipient of of Intercoiffure Mondial’s ‘Personality of the Year’ Award in Paris, ‘Female Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award, ‘Small Businessperson of the Year’ Award and NAHA ‘Educator of the Year’ finalist. In addition, Shaw, a ‘Beauty Changes Lives’ board member, was recognized for spearheading a campaign that raised over $100,000.00 USD to fund beauty-school-student scholarships earlier this year. 

Shaw’s upcoming appearances will include: Sunlights Symposium 2023 at her hair home in Atlanta, GA, as well as education appearances at every major beauty trade show across the US!

For more information on Candy Shaw be sure to check out her Instagram

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Corbin Woessner

Corbin Woessner is currently a Graphic Design/Editorial Intern at The Tease. Corbin loves thrifting, all things crafts, and adding eye gems to spice up her eye makeup. To keep her hair looking healthy, strong and soft, Corbin adores using her favorite brand Eva NYC’s products.

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