Artistic Director

Alan Ch’ng Poh San

An esteemed hairstylist, visionary entrepreneur, and mentor with over 35 years of international experience in the hairstyling industry. As the owner of Inspiration Alan Salon & Academy, I lead a team of dedicated professionals and imparts my expertise to over 60 staff members. With a passion for innovation and a commitment to excellence, my remarkable achievements and acclaimed reputation make me a trusted authority in the industry.

About me 

The Story of an Artistic Director,
Alan.

– Alan Ch’ng, the visionary owner and driving force behind Inspiration Alan Salon & Academy, possesses a prestigious educational background as a graduate of Pivot Point International in Chicago, USA—a global organization renowned for its innovative and high-quality educational systems in the hair and beauty industry. With an illustrious career spanning 35 years and international acclaim from industry professionals, Alan imparts his invaluable expertise to over 60 staff members across his salons. Constantly seeking inspiration from global hair fashion centers in Paris, London, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, USA, Europe, Australia, Shanghai, Bangkok, and more, Alan consistently introduces fresh, original styles that resonate with the fashion-conscious clientele. Notably, Alan’s remarkable achievements include being crowned Hair Champion of Malaysia in the Hair & Beauty Competition 2004 and Hair Champion of Singapore in the Asia Pacific Hair Competition in 1986, in addition to receiving numerous other awards and accreditations.

Collaborating with Alan as a business associate, mentor, or employee presents a unique opportunity to gain profound insights into the hairstyling industry and capitalize on the ever-evolving trends and innovations within this dynamic field. Alan guides his associates towards realizing their aspirations of succeeding in the business, while inspiring young talents to foster creativity, innovation, and determination to reach their career goals. Personally recognized as the L’Oreal Professional Artists Ambassador from 2004 to 2007 in Malaysia, as well as being appointed by City & Guilds of London Institute, UK, in 2005 as one of their globally recognized certified schools, Alan’s success and expertise have garnered him considerable acclaim. Leveraging information and communication technology (ICT) to remain at the forefront of industry trends, Alan consistently shares these valuable insights with associates and staff, fostering efficient knowledge transfer and providing unwavering support. His commitment to inspiring young minds to excel in the industry is truly commendable.

Harnessing this wealth of experience and expertise, Alan tailors his hairstyling courses and training sessions to ignite the creative skills of aspiring talents—the future generation of professional hairstylists. Balancing theoretical lessons for knowledge and understanding with practical classes, trainees acquire the essential skills needed to thrive in the industry. The internationally recognized certifications and exams offered through these courses, coupled with practical sessions, equip graduates with the confidence to embark on successful careers or establish their own businesses anywhere in the world. Additionally, as an esteemed international trainer, Alan conducts numerous hair seminars in Malaysia, Bangkok, China, and the Philippines.

Alan places a profound emphasis on people and skills, fostering an environment where the ability to engage with individuals from all walks of life is integral to the training process. Alan’s associates, staff, and trainees embody these genuine qualities, creating a pervasive atmosphere of sincerity and warmth. By actively engaging in the teaching process and generously sharing in-depth knowledge of the business, Alan empowers students and associates to excel in both managerial and practical aspects of the industry. The academies’ interactive and vibrant learning experiences, brought to life through Alan’s hands-on and effective teaching methods, ensure that trainees are well-prepared to thrive in their careers.

Inspiration Alan Salons & Academy currently operates branches in Miri, Bintulu, and Brunei, solidifying its presence in Malaysia. Previously, the brand also boasted outlets in Kota Kinabalu, Sibu, Kuching, and Kuala Lumpur, totaling an impressive 16 establishments, including academies. – 

Did You Know ?

Alan Ch’ng

is the first Sarawakian and the first hair salon in East Malaysia.

1. At the age of 18, Alan being the Youngest hair Instructor working for Pivot Point International School of hairdressing at Kuala Lumpur

2. At the Age of Only 19, he being the youngest Hairstylist to Won 3rd Runner up in South East Asia Hair & Beauty Competition in Hong Kong 1986

3. And at the age of 19, he won the Champion of the Country Trophy in Singapore Pacific Hair & Beauty Competition 1986

4. And at the age of 21, He open his First hair salon in Miri

5. Won the Most Awards and being the Hair Champion of Malaysia and Singapore

6. To have wholly own the most salons and academies total 16 (previously and currently)

7. To have own his chain salons in so many different part of Malaysia, Sabah & Brunei

8. The first to used computer and on-line software system design and formulated by Alan

9. To have the most staffs working more than 10 years with the Salon with now still remains 3 oldest servinf stylists working for 31 years

10. Appointed as the L’oreal Artistic Ambassador for 4 years 2004-2007

11. The first to start hair Rebonding and Ceramic perm in East Malaysia

12. To own his own product brand name with a series of Hairstyling products & Shampoo Color

13. Do the most Hair Shows and Hair Sponsors in so many different part Malaysia

14. Who travel the most to different parts of the World to attend seminars and conferences

15. The First to invites International trainers to his academies to teach his students and staffs

16. The First Hairdresser to fly the most in a month to different places to Do his clients hair

17. The First in Sarawak to open School of Hairdressing

18. Learnt in more than 50 Academies Worldwide

19. The First Sarawakian who Won Leading Entrepreneur Trophy in Asia hair Beauty Industry Golden Bauhinia Award in Macau 2019

20. Won The Most Distingushed Top Hairstylist Award 2023.

 

Achievements

Celebrating Milestones

of Excellence

Awards

Throughout my 35 years of industry experience, I have been honored with numerous prestigious awards, recognizing my outstanding contributions and talent. These accolades serve as a testament to my commitment to excellence and innovation in hairstyling.

These awards not only inspire me to continually strive for excellence but also serve as a testament to the trust and satisfaction of my valued clients.

Winner of The Most Distinguished Top Hairstylist Award in The Crowning Glory Awards Ceremony 2023, Malaysia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Champion of the countries 4th Asia Pacific Beauty & Hair Competition 1986, Singapore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Runner- Up for South East Asia Hair Competition 1986, Hong Kong

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winner of The Best Developing Hairstylist Trophy in Malaysia’s 100 Supreme Hair Stylist Prestigious Awards Ceremony 2019

Winner of Leading Entrepreneur Trophy 2019, Macau in Asia Hair Beauty Industy Golden Bauhinia Award

Champion of Malaysia International Hair Award 2004
(Best Overall Hair Cut & Design)

The Best Academy Award Malaysia Beauty Industry Elite Award MNTA 2022

Winner of the Best in East Malaysia Region Loreal Professional Style & Color Trophy 2019

L’oreal Color Trophy Finalist 2004

Winner of Sin Chiew Daily’s People’s Choice Award (Female Category) Loreal Hair Competition 2003

Top finalist for Schwarzkopf Hair Competition 2003

North Zone Winner -Malaysia’s Most Prestigious Hairdressing Award 2002

Winner of Schwarzkopf Top 5 Salon Award 2001

Finalist of Malaysia Hardressing Awards for Schwarzkopf Hair Competition 2000

Accreditation

With a wealth of prestigious accreditations, I have established myself as a respected authority in the hair and beauty industry. Notably, I had the honor of serving as the official hairdresser for participants from 36 countries and as a distinguished judge for Miss Tourism International in 2004 and 2010. Besides, I also had the honor to be the judge and  official hairdresser for participants of Miss Indian Malaysia, and hairdresser of KL Fashion Week. My passion for sharing knowledge and nurturing talent has led me to serve as both a local (West and East Malaysia) and international (Brunei, Bangkok, China, and the Philippines) hair instructor, imparting my expertise to aspiring hairstylists.

My dedication to excellence has been acknowledged through appointments such as L’oreal Professional Artistic Ambassador from 2004 to 2007, and also being appointed to the Schwarzkopf Professional ph Club Membership from 2002 to 2008, 2014, recognizing my expertise and influence in the field. Furthermore, being appointed by City & Guild as one of their certified schools in 2005 has garnered worldwide recognition for my commitment to delivering exceptional education.

Throughout my illustrious career, I have had the privilege of judging prestigious competitions and beauty pageants, including the Jakarta L’oreal Color Trophy Hair Competition, Miss Cosmos Beauty Pageant, Miss Sarawak, Miss Miri, Miss Supermodel of the World, Lady Jenn Hair & Makeup Competition, and Miss Tourism Inter-Continental. These roles showcase my unwavering dedication to upholding industry standards and recognizing exceptional talent.

I take pride in contributing to meaningful causes, such as my involvement in the Loreal Professional Colour For Life Malaysian Hairdressers for Children With AIDS initiative in 2007. These endeavors reflect my commitment to utilizing my skills and influence to positively impact society and make a difference in the lives of others.

Official hairdresser & judge for Miss Tourism International
(2004 & 2010)

Judge for Miss Chinese Cosmos Pageant Malaysia (2007)

Judge for competition

Loreal Professional Colour For Life Malaysian Hairdressers for Children With AIDS 2007

Appointed to the Schwarzkopf Professional ph Club Membership (2014)

Appointed to the Schwarzkopf Professional ph Club Membership (2008)

Appointed to the Schwarzkopf Professional ph Club Membership (2007)

Appointed to the Schwarzkopf Professional ph Club Membership (2006)

Appointed to the Schwarzkopf Professional ph Club Membership (2005)

Appointed to the Schwarzkopf Professional ph Club Membership (2004)

Appointed to the Schwarzkopf Professional ph Club Membership (2003)

Appointed to the Schwarzkopf Professional ph Club Membership (2002)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Hair Instructor (Bangkok)

Grand Hair Show

Throughout my illustrious 35-year industry journey, I have been honored with invitations to participate in and join various prestigious grand hair shows. From the dazzling Hair Fashion Concert Hairshow in 2005 to the vibrant Color for Life Hairshow at Genting Highlands in 2006, I have showcased my talent and expertise on renowned stages.

Not limited to Genting Highlands, Pahang, I have taken my hair shows to various locations, including Brunei, Bintulu, Miri, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu, and Kuala Lumpur, captivating audiences with stunning hairstyles and innovative techniques. Additionally, I have had the privilege of conducting hair seminars and shows across international borders, leaving my mark in Brunei, China, Philippines, Bangkok and my home country, Malaysia.

These remarkable experiences have not only enriched my own skills and knowledge but have also allowed me to connect with fellow professionals and industry enthusiasts worldwide.

Hair Fashion Concert Show (2005)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alan Inspiration Hair Show (2010)

Certificates

Certificate of Completion for Certified Hair Colorist (2016)

Certificate of Completion for Cutting & Blow Drying Course

Certificate of Completion for Diploma Advanced Course

Certificate of Completion for Advanced Cutting Course

Certificate of Completion for Advanced Hair Course

Certificate of Completion for Color & Hair Styling Course

Certificate of Completion for Hair Practical & Theoretical Course

Certificate of Completion for Advanced Cutting & Technical Course (2006)

Certificate of Completion for Practical and Theory of  Hairsculpture Degree

Certificate of Completion for Scientific & Artistic Principle of Hair Sculpture

Certificate of Completion for ProCut Master Course

Certificate of Completion for K-Pop Innovation Hair Design Course (2014)

Certificate of Completion for Total Styling Session (Cut & Texture) by TONI & GUY (2013)

Certificate of Completion for Distance LOI Certification Course

Certificate of Completion for Diploma Hair World Berlin (2000)

Certificate of Completion for Diploma Advance Course (2016)

Certificate of Attendance for Seminar on L’Oreal Classique Permanent Wave

Certificate of Attendance for Classic Course

Certificate of Attendance for Creative Academy Seminar

Certificate of Attendance for International Wella Seminar

Certificate of Attendance for Guy Kremer Hair Seminar

Certificate of Attendance for Cut & Style Seminar

Certificate of Attendance for Hair Seminar

Certificate of Attendance for Cut & Color Seminar

Certificate of Attendance for ESSENTIAL LOOKS 1/2013 Look & Learn Seminar, Sabah (2013)

Certificate of Attendance for L’Oreal Autumn / Winter Collection (2003)

Certificate of Attendance for World Hairdressing Championship 

Certificate of Attendance for Seminar of Mastering Simplicity of Graphene Perm 

Certificate of Attendance for International Wella Seminar

Certificate of Appreciation for sponsorship of Miss Borneo Beautiful (2011)

Certificate of Appreciation for sponsorship of Miss Sarawak Model of The World (2010)

Certificate of Appreciation

Certificate of Appreciation

Certificate of Appreciation

Teacher of the Year by Academy of Honors

Celebrity Hair Designs

With immense pride, I have had the honor of collaborating with various artists and singers from Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan to design their hair. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working with notable personalities such as Zhang Jin Lai, Natalie Meng Yao, Ah Niu, Fish Leong, Amber Chia, Marina Methathir, Ella, and DJ Cleo. Drawing upon my meticulous attention to detail and a deep understanding of individual style, I have contributed to enhancing their unique personas and creating stunning transformations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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