Clive is a name synonymous with hairdressing excellence.
For the past 28 years, the internationally renowned hair stylist has been wowing the world with his talent.
His reputation for producing beautiful hair certainly didn’t go unnoticed and in 1998 Clive was approached by KMS California, where he has been one of the international artistic directors ever since. His role at KMS sees him travelling the globe, working on TVC’s and promotional videos, sharing his expertise and knowledge at conferences and individually briefing beauty editors on various top overseas publications.
With a strong passion for his work, it is not surprising Clive’s Australian portfolio continues to grow in acclaim. His work can consistently be found in Australia’s top fashion magazines and advertising campaigns. Since 1998 Clive has taken the opportunity to work with KMS California at many Australian Fashion Week shows. He has directed shows for Wayne Cooper, Camilla and Marc, and collaborated on many various designer shows, including Karen Walker. This year Clive was the hair director for IXIAH the newest label on the Australian fashion scene. He has also worked his magic at fashion weeks around the world on shows including Red or Dead, also Zambesi in London and Akira in Paris.
At the beginning of this year Clive donated his time and services to act as hair director on the latest Fashion Targets Breast Cancer advertising campaign shot by Montalbetti & Campbell, creating a number of futuristic plastic headpieces to fit in with the science fiction theme of the shoot.
Clive has styled the locks of actors and famous personalities from Jessica Biel and Kiefer Sutherland, and Jamie Oliver.
His editorial credits include Vogue, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Russh, Frankie, Culture, Daily Mail UK and American Salon, Modern Salon USA.
Clive was born in London UK. Clive completed his apprenticeship at Toni & Guy in Mayfair London. He then went on to spend 4 Years as the Academy Director at Toni & Guy in Sydney Australia He also spent 2 years working in Hong Kong for the elite salon “Le Salon”. Clive also spent 7 years being based in Los Angeles working for KMS California Global.
Clive eventually chose Sydney Australia as the home for his family. In 2010 Clive along with his business partner Kelly Grant they opened Our Place Salon in Potts Point Sydney. Sydney’s most vibrant, and gentrified suburbs.
Clive recently worked with photographer Alec Watson on a collaboration shoot called “Wrinkly Rockers” which was a collection of black and white shots of older rock stars from the 1980’s
Clive along with Edwin Johnston have been responsible for creating the many haircuts and looks for the global KMS advertising and education Campaigns since 1998. Clive also presented on stage at Goldwell”s Color Zoom event in Los Angeles & Berlin & Taiwan in 2013-14.
Clive recently directed the hair for the runway shows for KMS California and Australian designers KAHLO and IXIAH for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Sydney Australia. Along with a National tour of Australia with KMS California.
Since August 2017 Clive has taken up the role as Global Artistic Director for Muk haircare. Clive‘s role with Muk is to develop the cutting and styling educational programs to be rolled out globally in 2017. Clive was also the hair director for Muk haircare campaign shoot to launch the incredible Muk Hybrid hair colour. The courses for Muk clive will be conducting are for all levels of stylists including styling, classic cutting and advanced cutting. Including in salon look and learn seminars and shows and workshops.
Kelly began her career in Rochdale, Manchester at boutique salon Brian Andrews at the age of 16.
Through hard work Kelly became an established senior quickly, with a clientele that showed incredible loyalty. This work ethic saw Kelly also work nights and weekends in hospitality to own her first home at 23.
After nearly 10 years of professional salon experience and many life goals achieved, Kelly chose to develop herself further and travel the world at the young age of 24. It was during this time that Kelly began her passionate love affair with Australia and in particular Sydney.
Once back home in the UK this call was too strong and Kelly made the significant life decision to make Sydney her new home.
Kelly continued her career in Sydney under the tutelages of colorist Alyson Shoer from Blonde Brunettes and Redheads (BBR), one of the most highly regarded specialist salons. During this time BBR merged with another esteemed salon Brad Ngata Hair Direction.
While working in this new organization Kelly demonstrated her maturity and drive to make the salon successful and secure her working sponsorship in what were sometimes challenging times. It was during this time that Kelly also met what would be here future business partner Clive Allwright.
Kelly continued her relentless drive to develop herself professionally in this new environment. This saw Kelly build her credibility and skills in editorial, which culminated in such achievements as the cover of Oyster Magazine. Despite this Kelly developed a reputation for humility and what were the beginnings of industry leading education experience.
In 2010 with over 15 years and 25 years of quality experience respectively, Kelly and Clive branched out on their own to set up Our Place Salon in the heart of Potts Point Sydney.
In a short period of time Our Place Salon has established itself as one of the premier salons in the industry. It has become recognized as the place for exceptional hairdressing and more importantly the institution for aspiring stylists to learn the best from the best.
It is the tremendous experience, success and passion for growth in the industry that has led Kelly to found and establish Piloroo with her business partners.
Kelly is committed and passionate about making Piloroo a success to connect and grow creativity globally.
As salon manager I’m responsible for making sure everyone is happy, luckily because of our fab team that makes my role easy!
I’m an all rounder in the salon but spend a lot of my time colouring. I love to work with baby lights and hair painting for a gorgeous natural result. One of my other favourite things to do is hair up especially when I’m given a bit of free reign. Nothing like getting the creative juices flowing!
I love to eat out so can always recommend somewhere new for you to try for dinner or drinks and am a keen yogi so spend the rest of my time getting my ohm on.
Oh and if I say “it’s fine” it probably isn’t! Run for the hills!
Born and raised in Chichester in the South of England, Becky grew up sailing and swimming on the beach.
During her 20s, she moved to the ‘big smoke’ of London and settled there for a few years exploring the hustle and bustle of the city while honing her skills in hairdressing. It has always been her dream to come to Australia to explore Sydney and now, she’s finally here!
Becky is passionate about keeping maintaining the health of the client’s hair. She specialises in colouring hair of all types, from thick and curly to find straight – you name it! She also excels in styling, creating the perfect hair for any season or reason. Click here to book with Becky