Datin Winnie Loo

Adjunct Fellow AIMSMET

Creating headlines and hairlines since her early days as the founder of lifestyle salon group A Cut Above, Datin Winnie has not rested on her laurel but instead pushes her boundaries to do more than just cutting hair. She is also the Co-founder of Brand Yourself Agency and High Flyer Asia network, a platform where entrepreneurs can network and connect globally.

As the helm of the country’s most prestigious group of salons, A Cut Above, Datin Winnie is the unmatched name in the hairstyling industry. Trained at Morris Masterclass International & hair maestro Vidal Sassoon, she started her first salon in 1979. Her skill and professionalism transformed her business and the industry into what the landscape is today. Even from her early years, she has rightfully earned all manner of prestigious awards.

In her love of the industry and also on the entrepreneurial side of her career, Datin Winnie has also served and still involving herself in many other roles such as :

The Co-founder of Asia Hairdressers Association Shanghai
The Co-Founder of Asia Hairdressers Festival -Shanghai
The Patron to AHF Charity Foundation -Shanghai
The Honary President of Malaysian Hairdressing Association
The Deputy President of Branding Association of Malaysia

Her Awards
EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2010
Passionate Icon Award-2019
Most Influential Hair Icon -2019
Asia Most Innovative Entrepreneur 2013
Highest Honorary Contribution Award in Hair Industry 2019
Asia Most Influential Hairdresser 2016
Brand Laureate Personality of the Year 2015
Philanthropist of the Year in Pursuit of Excellence CHT Award – 2013
Iconic Entrepreneur Award by Sister’s Magazine 50th anniversary – 2019
Legendary Hairdresser by Beauty Online – 2019
Lifetime Achievement Award by Asia Hairdresser Association -2007

And her recognition is too many to mention as she still continues doing her role in inspiring more entrepreneurs and hairdressers from around the Asean region on her Entrepreneurial platform and trend education sharing.

Her recent graduation as the Master in business Administration (MBA) at the Asia Metropolitan University proves that age is just a number if driven by commitment and convictions, anything is possible if one does not give up.

“Thank you for sharing my graduation picture in this posting. As always I am ready to support AIMSMET group for it is from here that I found my calling that nothing is impossible if I put my heart, soul, and mind into achieving the results that I can only dream to achieve..  I am so blessed and fortunate to have the opportunity to graduate as it is my heart’s conviction to graduate as alumni of AIMSMET. And the guidance provided by the experienced lecturers has seen me achieving such remarkable achievements in my thesis. Thank you once again.”