Best Advice: Richy Kandasamy

Richy Kandasamy—American Technical Director at TIGI Academy in New York—comes to us by way of the  exotic Seychelles islands, followed by time spent in Florence (where he was Technical Director of the first TIGI Academy) and London. Richy’s thought process and approach to haircolor is very much rooted in his tropical homeland’s culture and scenery.  Combine that with years spent perfecting his craft and the result is one of the most brilliant colorist's in the industry today.  This week's best advice is based on love of family and Richy's grandmother’s wisdom.  We spent time learning about his interesting life and career at the 2015 TIGI World Event. 

About: Gordon is VP 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].

Suggested Articles

Good planning and forecasting can help mitigate risk by assessing what the likely financial ‘pinch points’ might be over the coming weeks and months.

Nick Stenson digs deep into the protocols you should have in place at your salon, from PPE for staff to how to manage clients.

A naturally curly girl herself, Nià Pettitt dreamed of opening up a salon where women like her would feel welcomed.