As the times change, we can see the changes in the beauty industry manifesting, people are more willing to accept and try on medical cosmetology. People don’t just rely on beauty products and cosmetics to maintain their beauty and youthfulness. There are growing demands in the market. Driven by the market, the beauty industry has developed rapidly, more and more beauty institutions are springing up like mushrooms after the rain. However, while fulfilling the market demands, professional aesthetics education should not be overlooked. Prof Ng has dedicated his career in the beauty industry for more than 30 years, with his experiences, said in his interview that endorsing professional beauty education is his ultimate goal. If the professionals in the industry could persistently develop their professional knowledge base, it will make a great contribution to the development of the beauty industry.
Started from the fashion industry in Italy to his involvement in the beauty industry, Prof Ng has never thought that he would be connected and rooted in the beauty industry. He brought in the eminent cosmetics brand from Taiwan, Natural Beauty into the country. The brand was very popular in 1980s, and Prof Ng took the lead to introduce it to Malaysians. His career took off after meeting his mentor, Dr. Tsai Yan-ping. The meeting was the turning point of his career. Following his mentor, who built the brand with a reputation, “Natural Beauty” from scratch in 1972; in 1999, at the age of 32, Prof Ng has successfully opened 60 branches in Singapore and Malaysia. It’s never easy to manage a chain store back in 1990s; Prof Ng has made his dream a successful reality.
Being in the industry for more than 30 years, Prof Ng could turn the industry inside out. He is well known in the beauty industry. In the interview, when Prof Ng went through his old photos of his past, he feels like looking through the window into the memory from his past. It reminds him of a time he’d never forget. All he can see is what he used to be but no longer; he has surpass the past. Those photographs are not just pictures but philosophy on his success. Prof Ng joked that he has lost his hair to the wisdom he has gained over the years being in the industry; no pain no gain.
Behind every successful person, hard work, sweat and tears will engrave their successful story onto history. Unseen hard work, sacrifice, perseverance and enthusiasm are the secret of success. There are no shortcuts, no overnight success without years of effort in making it true. Building a successful business from the ground up is a tough journey behind the scenes, Prof Ng started from scratch, given all of his strength and ability to what he is today. No matter how hard the battle gets, he never give up. Being able to own 60 franchises in 1990s, in the times when technologies were underdeveloped with small market demand; he is indeed a legend.
Over the years, Prof Ng always attuned in response to the market revolutions, he aims to be the creator, not just the followers. The beauty industry is rapidly changing; expansion of technologies and knowledge, one has to keep learning in response to the transformation. He learns from his experiences that one should not stop learning, don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold. Besides, he also strives to advocate professional education as he sees the value and significance it could bring into the beauty industry.
“Beauty” is in his blood; it leads him into the beauty industry and rooted in the industry. Watch the video to find out more about Prof Ng’s story, contributions and achievements!