The innovative and nourishing hair care line RIKOKO is pleased to be the title sponsor of the 4th Hollywood Beauty Awards (HBAs), which will take place on Sunday, February 25th, 2018 at Avalon Hollywood.


The annual award show celebrates the top hairstylists in FILM, TV, MUSIC, EDITORIAL and the RED CARPET, as well as makeup artists, stylists, photographers and special honorees.


Lead by visionary chemist and business woman, Sheree Ladove Funsch along with husband and wife duo, expert colorist Richy Kandasamy and brand visionary Renee Cascarina, RIKOKO is a revolutionary line of products created by a team of chemists using ingredients found off the Seychelles islands.


“We are thrilled to be a part of such a memorable evening for the entertainment and beauty industry. To support these incredibly talented artists and some of the most well-known hairstylists in the business is an honor.” said Sheree Ladove Funsch.


The 2018 HBAs will benefit the Helen Woodward Animal Center. The RIKOKO team is proud to be cruelty-free and passionate animal activists.


Choosing from five different types of coconuts and over 150 indigenous plants, RIKOKO is an all-natural, sulfate-free product line with numerous health benefits.

The brand encompasses the Lock Shampoo, Lock Conditioner, Kokobalm as well as the Prism/Leave-In-Conditioner for five different shades.


RIKOKO will have a presence throughout the HBAs, from the red carpet to the luxury gift bags.


Product is available for review upon request. Sheree, Richy and Renee are available for interviews. For artwork requests and to schedule, please reach out to the media contact.


About Sheree Ladove Funsch

A​ ​visionary​ ​in​ ​the​ ​world​ ​of​ ​hair​ ​care​ ​as​ ​a chemist​ ​and​ ​business​ ​woman,​ ​Sheree​ ​Ladove Funsch​ ​has​ ​revolutionized​ ​the​ ​professional salon​ ​industry.The​ ​daughter​ ​of​ ​Larry​ ​Ladove,​ ​Sheree​ ​grew up​ ​in​ ​the​ ​cosmetic​ ​development​ ​business.​ ​She eventually​ ​took​ ​over​ ​the​ ​LaDove​ ​company, which​ ​develops​ ​and​ ​produces​ ​innovative​ ​hair, body​ ​and​ ​skincare​ ​products​ ​under​ ​Sheree’s guidance. She​ ​currently​ ​runs​ ​LaDove​ ​as​ ​a certified-organic​ ​manufacturing​ ​facility,​ ​which is​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​hair​ ​care​ ​hits​ ​such​ ​as:​ ​​TIGI Bed Head Hair Stick, TIGI Bed ​Head Manipulator, TIGI ​Catwalk ​Oatmeal and Honey and​ ​​It’s ​a 10 Leave-In ​,​ ​just​ ​to​ ​name​ ​a  few. https://www.rikoko.com/

About Richy Kandasamy

Expert colorist and educator, Richy Kandasamy is a native of the tropical Seychelles islands. Inspired by exotic color palettes and universal hair textures, he has worked around the globe for over twenty years, acquiring a disciplined mastery of color technique, trend forecasting, product development, and education implementation. As the first technical creative director for TIGI Italy, followed by the United Kingdom and the U.S., Kandasamy has headlined shows from Taipei to Copenhagen, Argentina, Las Vegas and beyond.

About Renee Cascarina

Renée Cascarina is an accomplished creative director, designer and entrepreneur. She has expertise in brand and product development working with a range of high profile beauty, fashion and celebrity clientele including Makeup Forever, Carol’s Daughter, Valentino, Rocawear, Gwen Stefani, Mary J. Blige, as well as her own private label leather Atelier. Her unique passion for the process of taking brands from strategy to marketplace lays the foundation for Rikoko beauty.


About Helen Woodward Animal Center:

A non-profit organization and no-kill facility in San Diego County committed to the philosophy of people helping animals and animals helping people for over 40 years. https://animalcenter.org/

Media Contact:

Michele Elyzabeth