“The Balay Lama,” Candy Shaw, founder of Sunlights 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 October 28, 2018. The award, presented during ICA’s Fall Atelier, recognized her outstanding service as the organization’s New Member Chair. Intercoiffure is a leading hair and beauty organization, setting standards of excellence for the salon and hairdressing industry. “ICA experienced tremendous growth during Candy’s four-years as membership chair,” says Frank Gambuzza, ICA outgoing president.
Fifty-two new members were inducted at the Fall Atelier including: 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 32% increase in ‘A’ members under the outgoing administration which includes Gambuzza, 1st Vice President and Intercoiffure’s President elect Sheila Wilson, Candy Shaw, and Artistic Director Van Council.
In addition to receiving the award and welcoming the new members, Shaw was joined by Colorist, Educator, and Ambassador, Sonya Dove, and acting on behalf of Platinum Sponsor Wella, presented the inaugural “Fabio Sementilli Scholarship Award” in honor of the late Fabio Sementilli, an industry educator and leader, to Vivian Yeh, a salon owner who lost her salon in 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 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 she ever made, was recently appointed to the Advisory Board for Hair Expo, one of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest hair shows, 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.