The Industry's French Education Destination.


The French Masterclass Series

In 2024, Candy Shaw is elevating the French Cutting and Balayage curricula you know and love!
We’re talking more live demos, more hands-on, and more one-on-one time with Candy Shaw and the Sunlights Artisan Team.
A weekend in the classroom just wasn’t enough… in 2024, spend THREE DAYS with The Balay Lama as we dive deeper than ever into her French Hairdressing Education!
Creativity and Technique Collide at the Sunlights® Academy!
Candy Shaw created the Sunlights Professional and la Coupe curricula with a single goal in mind: to teach stylists how to make more money and reignite their passion at the chair. French Hairdressing empowers stylists to create soft and commercial looks for every guest, in half the time. Your guests will feel the French Difference, and so will you!
Join Candy Shaw and the Sunlights® Artisan Team for Balayage and French Cutting education in Atlanta, GA and on the road.

Catch Sunlights On the Road!

Candy Shaw and the Sunlights Artisan Team are coming to a city near you! Join us in the classroom for hands-on workshops, live demos, Look & Learns, exclusive show specials, and so much more. 


Click below to find a class or tradeshow near you!

Host a Balayage Class!

The Sunlights Artisan Team has been personally trained and certified by Candy Shaw to teach her world-renowned balayage curriculum across the country.


If you’re searching for intensive hands-on training opportunity within your own salon, Sunlights has the educator for you!


The Spring Semester

French Balayage Masterclass featuring Candy Shaw

March 23 – 25 | $1600 Investment

Experience 3 FULL DAYS of Balayage education!

Candy Shaw will strip her curriculum down to basics, rebuild your painting fundamentals, work one-on-one to perfect your brushstroke, and stand by your side as you take your very own balayage model!

French Cutting Masterclass featuring Candy Shaw

April 13 – 15 | $1600 Investment

This weekend will BLOW your mind!

Candy Shaw’s renowned approach to French Cutting will teach you to design custom haircuts for each guest. Work one-on-one to master the French Angles and redefine how you approach haircutting.

Exclusive Business Education

All New!

50-chair salon owner and ‘Educator of the Year’ Candy Shaw dives into the systems that have made her salon one of the nation’s top luxury salons, and the pinnacle of the Atlanta Beauty scene.
Candy Shaw believes in the power of education to lift up the beauty industry as a highly sought-after and profitable career path for women and men everywhere. Because of her mission to elevate our industry, she has decided to expand her curriculum to show all 2024 Academy attendees the secrets to running a successful salon.

The details

Your Class Locale:

Saturday + Monday

Sunlights Professional

2144 Hills Ave NW, Ste. G

Atlanta, GA 30318


Jamsion Shaw Hairdressers

3330 Piedmont Rd. NE #10

Atlanta, GA 30305

BONUS! Experience Jamison Shaw Hairdressers in action and join our incredible staff for a complimentary open house.

All Sunlights® Academy students are welcome in our hair home on the Friday before class, from 9am-5pm.

Your Financing options:

The Sunlights® Team is proud to offer the industry’s BEST financing for The French Masterclass Series.

1-time payment of $1600

2 payments of $800

4 payments of $400

Choose your payment plan by purchasing the corresponding class ticket – it’s that easy!

Payments will be scheduled in equal increments between the time of purchase and the start of your Masterclass. Balance must be paid in full by class date.

Wait, we have a Dress Code?

The French Masterclass Series was created to ELEVATE the hairdresser and in turn, our industry!


We strongly encourage you follow our suggested dresscode for each masterclass.

You will be servicing live guests in our 50-chair salon and smiling for the camera all weekend long!


Hairdresser Black


Professional Black + White


Professional Black + Yellow

Luxurious Stay. Unbeatable Rates.

Access exclusive discounted room rates at the official Sunlights® hotel!


Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead

3300 Peachtree Rd NE,

Atlanta, GA 30305

P: (404) 237-1234

Click the link below to access 2024 discounted room rates.

Select “Corporate or Group Code” in the Special Rates dropdown.

Enter Group Code: CR98077

Welcome to Atlanta!


  • Fly into Hartsfield Jackson International Airport (ATL)
  • The ATL airport will be approx. 20-30 minutes from Buckhead.
  • Transportation to class locations not provided.


Walking Distance from the Grand Hyatt Buckhead

  • Bistro Niko – Classic French bistro fare, Candy’s fave!
  • Luxurious shopping at Lenox Mall.
  • Entertainment and experiences in the streets of Buckhead.

Meet the Founder | Candy Shaw

50-Chair Salon Owner

Celebrity Stylist

‘Educator of the Year’

Professional Haircare Manufacturer

Leader of ‘The Balayage Revolution’

Most Published Hairdresser

‘Female Entrepreneur of the Year’

Mother, Grandmother, Mentor, and Friend


Experience the French Difference.