NAHA 2019

NAHA 2019 Winner

The North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) is the most prestigious photographic beauty competition in North America.

Owned by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA), NAHA honours the professional salon industry’s most talented and cutting-edge artists in 15 distinct categories of excellence.

This year, Silas Tsang walked away with a groundbreaking win, as this is his second year (in a row) walking away with Master Hairstylist of the Year.

Master Hairstylist of the Year

Contessa 30

Contessa 30 Winner

The Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards – the Contessas – are the gold standard in Canadian beauty awards with the longest-running track record of excellence. Since 1988, each year the Contessas bring the best of Canada’s talent together to measure their creativity in a photo-based competition. The Contessas are open to all licensed beauty professionals, from coast to coast.

This year, Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards held the Contessa’s 30th Annual Gala for 2019.

Silas Tsang walked away with two wins —
01. Elite Master Hairstylist of the Year
02. Avant Garde Hairstylist.

Elite Master Hairstylist
Avant Garde Hairstylist


The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) just announced the finalists for the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA).

With much excitement, we’d like to congratulate Silas Tsang for being a finalist in two categories.

Master Hairstylist

Photographer: Andrew O’Toole
Stylist: Ella Murphy
MUA: Kylie O’Toole

Avant Garde

Photographer: John Rawson
Stylist: Jared Green
MUA: Lan Nguyen-Grealis

The award ceremony will be taking place on Sunday, July 29th, 2018 at the Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas.

We can’t wait to see what will happen at this prestigious event. It’s an honour to be able to place alongside such talented artists from North America.

Best of wishes to all contestants!

Contessa 29

Contessa 29 – hands down one of the best years.

The 29th annual Contessa Awards was held in Toronto last year and Blushes was up for seven categories.

Elite Master Hairstylist Award — Architectural Element Collection

We won two of the most competitive categories.

Our very own Silas Tsang took home the Canadian Hairstylist and Elite Master Hairstylist awards!

Canadian Hairstylist Award — Modern Punk Collection

It’s a big year for Blushes.

And we’re very happy to add another two awards to the ever-growing list.

People's Choice Awards

North American Hairstyling Awards, one of the most prestigious celebrations.

Every year, we anticipate the Spring season – not entirely because of the weather but because that’s when the NAHA’s announce their finalists!

In 2017, with an astounding 25630 votes, we made it into the finals and competed against many talented artists in the Peoples Choice Awards category. On the night of the award ceremony, there was a live voting session for the final winner – the one who takes it all.

It was with great pleasure and complete surprise that Blushes took the winning spot! We truly appreciate everybody who took the time out of their day to vote for us and helped us achieve our dream of winning a NAHA award.

Dorothy Tsang: Avant Garde

Dorothy Tsang won Avant Garde – Twice.

These collections have been floating around in the hair industry and it’s not surprising that they were created by Dorothy Tsang.

Not only did she win Avant Garde for Contessa 28, she also won Avant Garde for Mirror Awards 2017.

Avant Garde – Mirror Awards 2017.

Avant Garde – Contessa 28.

Shu Uemura: Gallery of Style

After taking first place in Shu Uemura’s Gallery of Style Canada,

Silas Tsang also won the Shu Ueumura: Gallery of Style International! It is an absolute honour to achieve this and we’d like to thank the following people for taking part in this collection.

Photographer: BABAK
Make-Up Artist: Sand Ra
Wardrobe: Sirena Shonuck
Model: Deirdre Crick

Behind the Scenes – Contessa 28 Avant Garde

Salon Magazine is featuring one of our Behind the Scenes video.

The video is from Dorothy Tsang’s winning collection of Contessa 2017 for Avant Garde Hairstylist of the Year. The video is on the front page of their website but you can view it at this link here.

We’d like to thank the following individuals…

Photographer: John Rawson
Make-Up: Lan Nguyen-Grealis
Wardrobe: Marika Page

We couldn’t have done it without them!


Ask your hairdresser about Smartbond!

With Spring approaching, it’s time for a fresh, updated look!

As cap highlights are slowly making a return, colouring your hair or having any chemical services can be harsh on your hair. Luckily, Blushes is carrying a product that will help keep your hair in better shape! We’re introducing Smartbond by L’Oreal.

Bond strengthening system for colour and lighteners

Smartbond is a unique system that protects and strengthens the hair during any chemical service.

The system consists of three components. The first two (2) steps are done at the salon by your hairdresser, and the third (3rd) step is done at home.

Our hairstylists Silas, Dorothy and Krystal using a cap for highlights.

How to find out if Smartbond is right for you?

If your hair type falls under any of these categories: damaged hair, sensitized hair, dull hair, coloured, highlighted, bleached – don’t be shy to bring it up with your hairdresser!

Silas applying bleach onto the cap.

cap highlights

What are the results?

Once you use Smartbond, you can see results such as your hair feeling reinforced, more resistant, softer and shiny!

Introducing: Serioxyl

The new Serioxyl line by L’Oréal is designed to achieve denser looking hair at home.

This line includes the Serioxyl Shampoo (available for Natural or Coloured Hair), Serioxyl Conditioner, Serioxyl Denser Hair, and Serioxyl Thicker.

By combining the super serums Denser Hair and Thicker Hair with this adapted hair care routine, your hair will achieve an ultra density effect.

The Denser Hair serum is enriched with Stemoxydine and Neohesperidin.

Use daily for 3 months (along with your Serioxyl Shampoo & Conditioner) and apply up to 8 pipettes depending on the thickness of your hair. Work the product into the roots and ensure that it covers the scalp.

The Thicker Hair serum instantly thickens the look of the hair and leaves it feeling fuller and denser.

Apply onto towel-dried hair and massage through lengths and ends then dry and style as usual. Combine this serum with any of the Serioxyl hair care products to achieve the best results.

Ask your hairstylist about Serioxyl!