A journey to success is the real and true ingredients in the process recognizing the true self. No one would understand your journey, because they have never walked your path; but your stories will inspire them. This reminds us of the founder of Top to Toe, the legendary figure of our Beauty Legacy – Madam Jenny Wong. Top to Toe’s glorious achievements over the years have made its name well-known to the industry. Madam Jenny Wong, also known as Wong Kam Chee, is no stranger to Malaysia’s beauty industry. Together with her husband, she formed the World Class Beautician, which provides world-class training and certification to the beauticians, and providing support for their profession to be recognized and appreciated in the beauty industry.
During our meeting, we were admiring Madam Wong; she looks glorious at her age. Gentle, charming yet confident; we were aroused by the positive energy that she carries. The self-confident without pride, made people around her feel comfortable staying by her side. A beauty legend with 38 years of experience, she is also the proud principal of Top to Toe College of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology. Despite her career breakthrough, her journey wasn’t a smooth sailing one as she was a victim of circumstances. Having equipped herself with perseverance and determination, she proudly got out to where she is today.
Since 1981, Madam Wong walked down the path, hand in hand. Every successful person travels a painful journey. Suffering is an integral and essential part of any real pursuit of success, nothing happens overnight. Their love, enthusiasm, dedication in their career has driven them toward the success and personal fulfilment. Madam Wong is proud of her own successes; but this thought does not stop her from keep learning and moving forward. A sense of gratified with ego.
Madam Wong strives to encourage and educate her students in pursuing professional education so that they will someday be the World-Class beauticians. Professional education is the key to success in the industry; knowledge, skills and technologies are expanding, learning process has no end. Besides learning intellectual knowledge, skilful communication is an essential life skill too. Building up relationship with passion and love helps in progressing towards a fruitful career.
Madam Wong shared a story about her beloved brother in the interview, recalling those past feelings, making her feeling sad. It was her brother’s wish to write a book about her, but her brother passed on before actualizing it. She has been keeping the wish in her heart, and she will fulfil the wish one day on behalf of her brother. Then Madam Jenny read out a poem written by her brother:
Beauty is about Life and the Living
Nature must have its way when it’s willing
The cell begins and divides into many
To form complete wholesome bodies aplenty
Sometimes Nature err
Then we need to nurture
To remove any short comings
To enhance any short givings
Then world around us has great beauty
We shall borrow its hidden mystery
Stealing the essence of its fragrance
All bottled up in its magnificence
And apply it carefully all day
The one and only Beauticell way
As an aromatic therapy
For our health and beauty
By Charlie Wong Leng Hung ( 1946- 1998) , Filial Son , Loving Brother to Wee Kim Lien
n Jenny Wong Kum Chee , Loyal Friend to All n An International Corporate Warrior who
have won praise and applause from the Off Shore Industries.
Learning is like a journey, success is not obtained overnight. Strive for your goal; spend time with your loved one before it’s too late, tomorrow might never come.
Watch the video as she talks about her story, struggles and accomplishments as a world-class beautician!