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!

Salon Team of the Year 2013

Blushes wins the Salon Team of the Year Award at the Contessas – Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards!


Blushes Wins Again

Ottawa/Kanata Award Winning Hair Salon

Blushes – Silas Tsang – 1st Winner of L’Oreal Color Trophy 2013  – Live Masters Competition

It was an evening that promised magic and we watched magic happen Sunday June 9, 2013 at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto for the L’Oreal Color Trophy Awards Gala – Grande Finale.  For over 15 yrs this event has been celebrating the artistry and individualism of the top in their field – hairdressing.  Passion, beauty, and fashion are all brought together.

The Masters category was new for 2013.  Entry to this category required competitors to have a minimum of 15 yrs industry experience and at least 1 award national or international.  Each Masters portfolio of work was sent to a panel of world-renowned international judges. All Masters chosen went straight to the finals.

It was so exciting to watch Canada’s top Masters compete live for the 1st time on stage.  Competing were 8 of 10 finalists.  With only 30 minutes on the clock, they had to create an editorial look on a professional model that they only saw on stage for the first time.  The look had to compliment 3 things…the color, the wardrobe and the make-up.

It was amazing to witness the pure talent of Silas Tsang live on stage…creating a braided ponytail – resembling a dragon.

Blushes also won the Regional Award - Ontario Color Trophy Award, out of 6 competing finalists.

Blushes wins the Lancôme Award (best make-up) with make –up artist Elena Pacienza.  This award recognizes technical ability and contribution to the overall look.

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Protection for your Summer Hair...

It’s time to pick up your summer care package.  The sun, wind and water can really damage your hair. Blushes recommends a UV protectant and some special conditioning in order to take care of your cuts and colours.

The Kerastase Soleil line…

A 3 step process for even more beautiful, shinny hair this summer.

  1. Aqua – Seal – Apply to dry hair to lock in moisture and protect them from sun rays.
  2. Bain-Apres Soleil – Anit-damage shampoo with a UV filter
  3. Lait Richesse – A intensive conditioner

Visit the salon and talk to our Kerastase expert.