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A Llama for your Mama! #TheBalayLama hosts 'Train the Trainer' 2.0

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 14:56

What do you get the girl that has everything? A Llama, of course! Candy Shaw, the world’s foremost authority on Balayage Education and the founder of SUNLIGHTS Balayage, whose nickname is ‘The Balay Lama®’, was surprised with a Llama by her husband at ‘The Balay Bash’.

The Balay Bash was a ‘White Party’ at Candy’s home celebrating the forty-nine SUNLIGHTS Educators that came from around the world to attend SUNLIGHTS' ‘TrainTheTrainer 2.0’ event held 9-12 September 2016 in Atlanta, USA.

The forty-nine educators, from twenty-four U.S. States & Canadian Provinces, and 4 countries spanning 3 continents, came together for three days of camaraderie, education and friendship as they honed their professional skills as SUNLIGHTS educators and brand ambassadors preparing to spread their Sunshine around the world. The Educators traveled from as far away as Sydney, Australia (Dateline Imports) and Oslo, Norway (FRENDS) to attend two-year-old SUNLIGHTS’ historic event.

Candy was moved to tears as she opened the gathering. “I don’t normally recommend crying on stage”, said Candy to her Trainers, “but I simply couldn’t contain my emotions as I looked out upon all the smiling, friendly faces representing the newest members of the SUNLIGHTS’ family!  We genuinely are a family,” boasted Candy! “SUNLIGHTS is a revolution like none other I’ve seen before in my 35 years as a hairdresser. Our dream of helping hairdressers everywhere ‘earn a better living and live a better life’ through balayage, while caring for our environment at the same time, has now become a reality! Just as Picasso & Van Gogh did, we too are changing the world with a paint brush!

Since its 2014 launch, SUNLIGHTS is responsible for a ‘paradigm shift’ in North American distributor education. Historically a ‘lost leader’ for U.S. distributors, Candy has leveraged her 20 years of international balayage teaching experience to pack ballrooms and classrooms nation-wide on behalf of her ‘A’ list distributors to actually make education a profit center for them. By raising her Educators ranks to almost 100 trainers worldwide now in just two year’s time SUNLIGHTS is leading the charge of The Balayage Revolution!

Balayage is faster, more profitable, ‘greener’ and more fun than traditional foil highlighting,” explained Candy. “It enables hairdressers to see 2-3 times the number of guests in a day, allowing them to double, often triple, their incomes. It’s also a much ‘greener’, more sustainable practice, since it eliminates the use of aluminum foil which once saturated with color can’t be recycled and ends up in our landfills.”

SUNLIGHTS is the maker and purveyor of the world’s finest, premium balayage products and top-notch education, including SUNLIGHTS Professionnel Balayage Lightener®, a proprietary, state-of-the-art, Kaolin clay based ‘paint’, and THE BALAY BOX®, the ‘complete balayage class in a box’ containing everything a stylist needs to learn and do balayage. 

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