The hairdressing industry is currently facing it’s biggest challenge: a global shortage of apprentices. A major challenge for every salon, big and small, is an online platform that has created an innovative solution to help finding a way to solving this challenge by placing assistants into salons. To tell us more about how this exciting concept works is it’s co-founder and good friend of mine, Clive Allwright.

Being at the forefront of hairdressing for over 30 years, Clive has played an instrumental part in my early hairdressing career. In the late 80’s I had the pleasure to not only work alongside Clive, but be trained by him, too. Fast track forward to 2019 and our paths have reconnected us again. Learning of the, I was excited to hear that Clive was part of this platform where salons can now book assistants online.

In late 2016 Clive Allwright and Kelly Grant co-founded Proving itself as the ultimate online booking platform that enables salons to book assistants and educators on demand. Just like booking an Uber / hotel / airline ticket online, was born out of understanding and identifying many of the challenges of operating hairdressing salons in Australia. Salons across Ausrtralia are now booking assistant’s online using

Assisting salons with an extra pair of hands that helps salons increase their productivity and profitability, I love how is connecting salons with assistants at times when needed. With looking to expand into other national and international markets in the near future, I believe we are witnessing the start of a game changing approach to finding assistants and educators for salons globally. Now hear why!

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Today’s Guest

Clive Allwright has been at the forefront of hairdressing excellence for over 30 years. The internationally renowned hair stylist’s editorial credits include Elle, Harpers, Instyle, Cosmo, Russh, Frankie, Culture, Daily Mail UK and American Salon and many more magazines.

After many years working with Toni & Guy and TIGI. In the year 2001 Clive was then asked to relocate to Los Angeles, where he held the position of International Artistic Director at KMS California, which saw him travelling the globe, sharing his expertise and knowledge at conferences, photo shoots and seminars/shows with hairdressers all around the world.

In 2010 Clive returned to Sydney and opened his salon Our Place Salon in Potts Point Sydney Australia along side his business partner Kelly Grant. In 2017 Clive aligned with family owned Australian hair care brand Muk Haircare as their Global Artistic Director. Where he continues to be instrumental in creating global brand imagery and education programs/ seminars & shows for the brand.

In late 2016 Clive Allwright and Kelly Grant co-founded

Show notes:

Here’s some of what we cover in today’s episode

  • >> 01 min 57 sec: Reconnecting with my friend Clive.
  • >> 08 min 16 sec: Background story to Clive.
  • >> 15 min 55 min: How a recruitment problem led to the platform of
  • >> 22 min 29 sec: Educators on the Piloroo platform.
  • >> 22 min 37 sec: Fair Work in Australia.
  • >> 27 min 08 sec: Looking at getting people into hairdressing through fresh new eyes.
  • >> 28 min 39 sec: Why do we need Pilloroo.
  • >> 32 min 35 sec: Complete walk through guide on how platform works and costs.
  • >> 50 min 03 sec: Managing the time to running Pilloroo.
  • >> 51 min 25 sec: Could this model work for stylists.
  • >> 54 min 11 sec: Find out more on
  • >> 55 min 51 sec The big reason why we need
  • >> 57 min 27 sec: Last 5 Questions.
  • >> 01 hr 00 min 08 sec: Show outro.