22 February 2024

R+Co adds to The Collective Famed Colorist and Master Educator Richy Kandasamy

R+Co introduces the newest member to their coveted Collective: Famed Colorist Richy Kandasamy.

For 25 years, Richy has entrenched himself within the world of professional hair color – educating on color technique, placement, formulation and trend.

Now, Richy joins the R+Co family as the hair color category expert within the Collective, focused on product development, education and content creation. Richy has been hands-on in the development of R+Co’s new SUNSET BLVD Blonde Toning Masque, designed to correct uninvited, dull, yellow hues while preventing color fade and brass specifically for blonde, white and gray hair.

I’m bringing a new perspective to the Collective – my passion, experience and creativity in color development and education mastery. I’m most excited to join R+Co because of the culture, vision and opportunity to develop great products with incredible innovation,” says Richy Kandasamy, Famed Colorist and R+Co Collective Member.

Richy will work alongside the co-founding members of the Collective: Garren, Thom Priano and Howard McLaren, and the most recent addition Ashley Streicher. The Collective combined makes up an influential think tank of top editorial and salon stylists and educators and R+Co is excited for Richy to build out and enhance the brand’s hair color offering.

The Collective brings together top stylists from across different disciplines to collaborate on products and education. By uniting different perspectives, we create something truly remarkable. Each product can be a hero because it is influenced by the person who is best-in-class in that category. Hair color has always been a critical part of the looks we create – now we are bringing it front and center,” says Daniel Langer, R+Co President.

Born in the Seychelles Islands off the east coast of Africa, Richy found a passion for hairdressing at an early age and started cutting friends’ hair at just 13 in his backyard. He later moved to Florence, Italy, at age 18 where he discovered his love for hair color. As his career progressed, Richy collaborated on global fashion weeks, editorials and advertising. He also spent 20+ years with TIGI haircare, where he helped develop and launch the brand’s color line, opened the first TIGI Academy, and led color education for professional hairdressers across Europe and the Americas.

Richy is a wonderful addition to the world we are building at R+Co where we have rich perspectives on all areas of hair,” says Tev Finger, Luxury Brand Partners President and CEO.


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