Nicknamed ‘The Balay Lama®’, Candy literally grew up in the beauty business as the daughter of Jamison Shaw, a former world-champion competition hairdresser, and Sara Shaw, a professional make-up artist. Candy’s been a hairdresser and educator all her adult life with over 35 years experience. Candy owns Jamison Shaw Hairdressers®, a third-generation, fifty-year-young, 5,000 square-foot, 50-chair salon in Atlanta, Georgia. Candy still works ‘behind the chair’ and with the aid of between four and six assistants sees up to 35 guests each day. Candy is regarded as the world’s foremost authority on balayage education. She founded The Academy at Jamison Shaw, an advanced training facility teaching French Cutting and Balayage Highlighting, more than twenty years ago. In 2014, Candy launched a professional product line called Sunlights Balayage, the makers and purveyors of the world’s leading balayage products and education. The line features SUNLIGHTS® Professionnel Balayage Lightener, a proprietary, state-of-the-art, kaolin clay based lightener specifically formulated for balayage, and THE BALAY BOX®, the ‘complete balayage class in a box’ containing everything a stylist needs to master balayage. Referred to as ‘the world’s fastest growing, most recognizable hair color brand,’ SUNLIGHTS is available in over a dozen countries. Candy has recently headlined international hair shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Cape Town, London, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Toronto as well as New York and Los Angeles.