5th April 2017 – Matrix held its inaugural professional hair show and competition in Malaysia, with an overwhelming response of more than 800 attendees all dressed up in their rock and roll best, including celebrity guests such as Carey Ng, Thanuja Ananthan, Jack Lim, Datin Winnie Loo, Fyza Kadir, Tung Mei Chin, Datuk Kevin Tan, renowned designers Orson Liyu, Ellie Norman and many others were present at the event.
The event kicked started with a spectacular show from the Matrix artistic educators, Alan Wong, Roy Thean, Dr. Ken Lim and Stephan law. The highlight of the event continued with a presentation of the crafted masterpieces by all the top 10 finalists. International guest artists, Stevie English and Kobi Bokshish both blew the crowd with a live demonstration on their inspiration on artistic candy rock with designer Beatrice Looi's stunning collection.
Heah Chun Keat from Vito hairdressing salon has been crowned the Grand Prize worth RM60,000, the 1st runner up, Sharon Chong Kai Eng from 9 Studio Salon & Academy won RM25,000 followed by the 2nd runner up Yuji Loi who walked home with RM15,000 worth of prizes. The people choice award was also given to Ms. Pauline Cairns which was selected by on-line voting.