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About Riquette

According to beauty expert Riquette Hofstein, your daily beauty regimen does not have to be expensive, time-consuming, or perceived as mere self-indulgence. “Everyone deserves to look and feel their best, and by using a little common sense along with the right natural ingredients, anyone can achieve very expensive-looking results in just minutes a day, for a fraction of the cost.”

The author of Grow Hair and Stop Hair Loss, International Beauty Secrets, and the best seller, Grow Hair in 12 Weeks, as well as the originator of “kitchen cosmetics,” (the heretofore unknown process of making one’s own fresh moisturizers, mud packs, and scalp stimulators from items found in one’s own pantry), Riquette has earned an international reputation for her unique approach to natural beauty.

Long before back-to-nature and environmental causes were fashionable, Riquette was appearing on international television and radio demonstrating her art of “kitchen cosmetics,” offering audiences a healthful, inexpensive alternative to over-the-counter beauty products using fruits, vegetables and other natural ingredients.

Her unique blends include a special “vegetable soup” for the hair, a mixture to rid the scalp of excessive wax build-up to promote hair growth; a homemade Retin-A, using only natural ingredients; and a salad you can eat and wear, because according to Riquette, many of the ingredients in your salad bowl are the same components found in expensive cosmetics and beauty products.

In accordance with her philosophy of natural beauty and her concern for the environment, Riquette also has her own line of beauty and hair products, made out of natural ingredients. All her formulas are environmentally safe, contain no chemicals, and are not tested on animals.

Born in Cairo to French parents and raised in Paris, Riquette received her beauty training in the classic European tradition under the masters of makeup, hairstyling, and skin care. She holds eight degrees and certificates in skin and hair care from colleges and institutes around the world including the prestigious Schwarzkopf Institute of Hair Research in Munich. She is professionally licensed in 14 European countries, North America, Australia, and the Far East.

Riquette has made numerous television and radio appearances including CBS This Morning, Live With Regis and Kathie Lee, The Merv Griffin Show, CNN, A.M. Los Angeles, and Late Night with David Letterman. She was an instant success with Letterman’s audience, mixing up toothpaste as a scalp tonic, and using kitty litter and eggs for a facial mask amid ever more exotic creations from the average household pantry. Her witty banter played off Letterman’s wry humor, and she was consequently booked on an almost unprecedented 15 shows in the past several years.

In addition to lecturing, writing, and making television and radio appearances, Riquette does private beauty consultations at her Beverly Hills clinic, Riquette International, where her star-studded clientele includes celebrities such as Ally Sheedy, Joan Van Ark, David Hasselhoff, Elizabeth McGovern, Morgan Fairchild, and comedian Dennis Wolfberg, as well as studio executives, doctors and attorneys.

Riquette has been described as a beauty queen who’s never won a title, but in the business of making people beautiful, she is a winner with a royal touch.

ADVANCED STUDIES
La Prairie – Switzerland – Chanel
Lancôme – Guerlain
Christian Dior – Orlane
Pearl de Caviar – Stendhal
Wella International
Dermal Institute of Dermatology
EDUCATION
1994 Transpersonal Hypnotherapy Institute (Certification)
1994 Int’l Medical & Dental Hypnotherapy Assoc. (Certification)
1994 Iridologists Int’l With Dr. Bernard Jensen (Certification In Iridology, Nutrition & Holistic Healing)
1981 Santa Monica Massage School – Los Angeles (Certification)
1975 Depilatron Permanent Hair Removal – New York (Certification)
1973 Max Factor Make-Up School – London (Certification)
1971 Revlon International (Certification)
1971 Rene Furterer – Paris (Certification Of Trichology)
1971 International College Of Esthetics – Rome (Certification)
1964 Schwarzkopf Institute Of Hair Research – Munich (Certification)
1962-1966 Beauty Technical College – Sydney (B.A. Degree)
NATIONAL EXPERIENCE: Image Consultation & Promotional Appearances

Saks Fifth Avenue Gidding Jenny
Macy’s Elder Beerman
Bonwit Teller Altman
May CompanyModeling Agencies Insurance Companies
Hospital Personnel Health Care Nursing
Financial Institutes Government AgenciesHealth Spas Cosmetic Houses
Women’s Clubs Men’s Clubs
Conventions Community Schools
Vocational Colleges Ocean Liners

General Motors Stouffer’s Corporation
General Motor Girls Teledyne
General Motors-Terex Fisher Body Div.-GM
Rikes Jacobson’s
March of Dimes Medical Emergency Service

Rotary Club Woman America ORT
Whittier Noblettes Arcadia Exchange Club
American Mizraji Women American Cancer Society
City National Bank Cleveland Clinic FoundationUnited Airlines Women’s Active 20-30 Club
National Hairdresser & Cosmetologist AssociationWestwood Village Kiwanis Club
American Society of Chartered Life Underwriters
National Charity League at Holy Cross
Woodland Park West Retirement Hour

Regional Income Tax Agency
Northeast Ohio Association of Occidental Health Nursing
Pacific Southwest Region Y’s Menettes
Women’s Society of Christian Services

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE: Image Consultation
Europe, Far East, Australia: Television and radio appearances providing beauty and fashion demonstrations. Various TV/Radio Beauty-related guest appearances around the world.
AGENCY CONSULTATIONS
Nina Blanchard Cosmopolitan Talent/Model
Judith Fontaine Elite Model Management
John Robert Powers Caroline Leonette, Ltd.
Male Image Mary Webb Davis
Show Talent International Sunset Gallery Images
Wilhelmina West Young Models Talent Stars, The Agency
BUSINESSES

1981-Present Riquette International [Beverly Hills, California]
1977-1981 Riquette International [Ohio]
1976-1982 Riquette’s Place [Ohio]
1975-1976 Riquette’s Place [New York]
1976 Eight(8) Depilatron Permanent Hair Removal Centers and Schools [Ohio]
1974 Riquette’s Place [Sydney, Australia]
Michael Ian Hairstyling Salon [London]
Sabra International Import/Export [Kowloon, Hong Kong]>
HAIRSTYLING CREDITS
1975 CBS-TV Network Program – Hawaii Five “O”, Hawaii
1975 Hawaii Production Center – TV Commercial, Hawaii
1975 Universal Studios – Several films produced in Burbank, California
1975 NBC Television Studios – Burbank, California
1974 Walt Disney Productions – “Ride a Wild Pony”
1973 BBC TV – London, England
1972 Eric Porter Productions
1969-1975 J. Walter Thompson Advertising Agency
1971-1975 SSC&B Lintas Advertising Agency
1971-1975 George Patterson, affiliate of Ted Bates Advertising Agency
1971-1975 Darcy-MacManus Advertising Agency
CREDITS: TELEVISION APPEARANCES
DAVID LETTERMAN – New York MERV GRIFFIN – Syndicated
THE MAURY POVICH SHOW – Syndicated
GEORGE AND ALANA – Los Angeles
SALLY JESSE RAPHAEL – Syndicated
REGIS & KATHY LEE – Syndicated
VICKI LAWRENCE SHOW – Syndicated
CHRISTINA & FRIENDS – Los Angeles
SUSAN POWTER SHOW – Los Angeles
CHUCK WOOLERY – Syndicated
JUDGE FOR YOURSELF – Los Angeles
BODY BY JAKE – Syndicated
FOX NEWS – Los Angeles
CBS NEWS – Syndicated
CBS GOOD MORNING NEWS – Sacramento
CBS THIS MORNING – New York
AM LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles
PM MAGAZINE – Syndicated
DAYBREAK L.A. – Los Angeles
TWO ON THE TOWN – Los Angeles
PEOPLE ARE TALKING – San Francisco
SUN UP – San Diego
LIVE IN LA – Los Angeles
CAROL VITALE – Los Angeles
EYE ON SAN DIEGO – San Diego
JIMMY J & TAMMY FAYE – Los Angeles
WEEKNIGHT – Sacramento
LOOK WHO’S TALKING – Sacramento
THE HOME SHOW – Syndicated
HOUR MAGAZINE – Syndicated
HOUR NORTHWEST – Seattle
NORTHWEST AFTERNOON – Seattle
SEATTLE TODAY – Seattle
ALMOST LIVE – Seattle
MORNING EXCHANGE – Cleveland
NOON TIME – Cleveland
DAYTIME DAYTON – Dayton
COLUMBUS ALIVE – Columbus
MID DAY Cincinnati
BOB BRAUN SHOW – Cincinnati
ZAP NBC Cleveland
AM PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia
VISION CABLE TV New York
WOMAN ’78 – Boston
WOMAN ’79 – Boston
GOOD MORNING – Detroit
KELLY & COMPANY – Detroit
PITTSBURGH TODAY – Pittsburgh
KATHY FOUNTAIN – Tampa
GROUP W – Baltimore
CABLE NEWS NETWORK – Syndicated
WOMAN TO WOMAN – Syndicated
ALIVE AND WELL – Syndicated
WHAT’S UP AMERICA – Syndicated
ATTITUDES – Syndicated
HOUSE PARTY – Syndicated
BREAKAWAY – Syndicated
WHAT’S NOT – Syndicated
CROOK & CHASE – Syndicated
CREDITS: INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES
KOKOWA TOEMO U.S.A. – Japanese TV
THE LAST RESORT – London
THE TODAY SHOW – Australia
GOOD MORNING AUSTRALIA – Australia
CREDITS: RADIO APPEARANCES
JOAN HAMBERG SHOW WOR – New York
NEWS TALK 13 WERE – Cleveland
AM COLUMBUS OSU – Columbus
IT’S HAPPENING W/VALERIE WIMA – Lima
NEWS TALK 58 KMJ – Fresno
NOON NEWS WCIT/WSLR – Lima
GEORGE PUTNAM SHOW KIEV – Los Angeles
PAUL WALLACH SHOW KIEV – Los Angeles
MARY JAMES POPP KFBF TV 15 – San Diego
MID DAY MAGAZINE WJR – Detroit
COMMUNITY SPEAKEASY KMAX – Pasadena
COMMUNITY SPEAKEASY KNX – Los Angeles
COMMUNITY SPEAKEASY KGO – Los Angeles
BILL GABLE WLW – Cincinnati
BOB DURGIN KTOK – Oklahoma
VISTA WLTM – New York
LISTEN CLOSELY ABC Radio – New York
ROGER GOOD KMJC – San Diego
THE PUBLIC MARKET KPOP – San Diego
JOYCE WISE WCKY – Cincinnati
KYKK MORNING SHOW KYKK – Hobbs, NM
MORNING NEWS WRIE – Erie, PA
THE MARK MURRAY SHOW WAMJ – South Bend, IN
ENCOMPASS KOMO – Seattle
INTROSPECT KMPS – Seattle
KIRO MIDDAY KIRO – Seattle
RIGGS BROADCASTING WCIT – Lima
NEWS TALK KFBK – Sacramento
PETER TILDEN KABC – Los Angeles