They go together like Betty and Jughead, Bert and Ernie, JayZ and Bey, spaghetti and meatballs…well you get our drift, right? We’re talking about the real names behind boutique hair hot spot Ella&Jade, namely current Hair Expo QLD Hairdresser of the Year, William Webb, and his partner in crime Alannah Read.

This dynamic duo is launching the 2018 MIG Education calendar in style with a full day creative cutting and colour workshop on Monday 5th March that’s trend driven and client friendly all wrapped up into one. ‘Trends Unlocked with Ella&Jade’ will focus on current and future trends and translate them into techniques that everybody can adapt to suit their clientele in salon. The class will also provide students with tips on how to introduce new trends to clients who may be hesitant to dip their toes in the water of change…you know, the ones who’ve had the same hairstyle for 20 years.

A collaboration of colour and cutting techniques, William will demonstrate one of 2018’s hottest haircuts, the modern shag, providing variations to edge it up or make it more salon friendly. You will learn fringe techniques, personalisation techniques and client suitability techniques from this award-winning stylist, who just returned from New York Fashion Week. Uber-talented partner in crime Alannah is the yin to William’s yang. She will cover a range of up-to-the-minute and future trend colouring methodology, including colour placement and freehand work, colour selection, colour contouring, application techniques and appropriate shade selection.

At Matters in Gray we like to get up close and personal with our guest educators, so we’ve gathered a bit of ammo on these two hairdressing powerhouses so you can get to know them a little better as well!


Position: Master Stylist / Head of Education

Number of years hairdressing: 10

Star sign: Leo

Hair hero: Eugene Souleiman

Style star: Tilda Swinton

Best day in five words: Busy. Travel. Food. Fashion. Hair

Greatest achievement: Assisting Renya Xydis at New York Fashion Week for Zimmerman 2018

Pet hate: People who say, “I can’t”

Three things on your bucket list: Skydiving. Paris Couture show. Assisting Eugene at anything.

Fave food & bev: Vietnamese and spiced rum

Best song: Fasta by Kah-Lo

What will students learn during your class: Trend focused styles. How to translate an image and break it down into a haircut. Real and salon friendly techniques to use on clients.


Position: Creative Director

Number of years hairdressing: 10

Star sign: Aquarius

Hair hero: Tracey Cunningham

Style star: Alexa Chung

Best day in five words: Snow. Cherry blossoms. Friends. Travel. Love

Greatest achievement: Being nominated at Hair Expo 2017 for Best Salon Team of the Year

Celeb hook up goal: Ryan Reynolds

Three things on your bucket list: African safari. French wine region. Iceland.

Fave food & bev: Italian and wine wine wine

Best song: Not Letting Go by Tinie Tempah & Jess Glynn. Anything from Adele or Ed Sheeran.

What will students learn during your class: How colours and cuts can complement each other. How to make current/upcoming trends relevant to your client base. Making balayage/hairpainting accessible to everybody.

Nothing enhances a sharp cut better than a great colour, and vice versa, so this workshop is the ideal vehicle for you to elevate your technical skills and create your very own perfect match.

What: ‘Trends Unlocked with Ella&Jade’

Who:  William Webb & Alannah Read

When: Monday 5th March

Student level: Advanced apprentices and seniors wishing to enhance their cutting and colouring skills

What’s included: Headblock and light lunch

Duration: Full day

Class size: Maximum 14

Requirements: Nil

Investment: $185

At Matters in Gray we keep our class sizes small and intimate so you can maximise your learning investment and get the attention we know you deserve. Spaces are limited – book your place NOW so you don’t miss out!