Artist Stories: Candy Shaw

Candy Shaw Codner is the head of the Atlanta-based Jamison Shaw Hairdressers and founder of Sunlights Balayage. A recognized celebrity stylist, educator and platform artistand the daughter of Jamison Shaw, the iconic salon owner and world champion competitorShaw literally grew up in the industry, from an early age surrounded by some of the most important names in beauty. 

Nicknamed “The Balay Lama,” Shaw works behind the chair full-time, and with the aid of up to six assistants sees up to 35 clients per day.  In 1996, she founded Jamison Shaw Advanced Hairdressing Systems,  an advanced training academy that teaches French cutting and Balayage highlighting technique.  In 2014, Shaw launched Sunlights Balayage, Inc.a new product line specifically formulated for the Balayage highlighting technique.

American Salon's Gordon Miller met with Shaw at the Intercoiffure Spring business event to discuss her lifelong passion for hair color as part of our Artist Stories video series.

About: Gordon is Senior Director of Digital at American Salon where he works with the entire editorial team as well as with the considerable resources of parent company Questex to bring you stories, resources and more, 24/7.

Gordon can be found online at or as @gordnm on Instagram. In real-time, you can find Gordon at major beauty events where he often teaches classes on business and career development as well as best practices in digital and social media.  Email Gordon at [email protected].