Candy Shaw, aka ‘The Balay Lama’, the founder of Sunlights Balayage, received Intercoiffure America/Canada’s (‘ICA’) prestigious ‘President’s Award’ at a black-tie ceremony at New York’s Hilton Hotel in recognition for her extraordinary service as the organization’s New Member Chair.
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.