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.

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!

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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Blushes (Ottawa/Kanata) Takes Gold & Silver in Color Trophy 2011 Regional for Ontario

An amazing night in Montreal!

The L’Oreal Color Trophy competition is the most prestigious event in Canada’s hairdressing industry today and around the world. On June 19, 2011, L’Oreal Color Trophy grand finale was held at Montreal’s Palais des congres.  This year’s theme was all about Primitive Beauty.

Congratulations to salon Blushes (Ottawa/Kanata) who took the top 2 spots for Ontario.  To compete in this competition it’s about creating current trend setting looks with a key focus on cut, colouring, style and make-up.

Regional winners for Ontario were Gold – Dorothy Tsang and Silver – Silas Tsang.

Silas Tsang had the following to say:  “It is so exciting and rewarding to show my passion and creativity for hair” Talent and skill in Kanata are representing huge for Ontario.

If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview, please contact Sirena Shonuck by phone 613 254 9943 or by email at

1st time win for Ottawa - Blushes Hair Salon wins big!

Things are shaking up in Ottawa west for all things hair. It was an amazing weekend for local hairstyling couple Dorothy and Silas Tsang. Owners of Blushes hair salon in Ottawa have proven to be the best as they took 3 top wins.

Ottawa hairstylist and revolutionary, Silas Tsang was awarded 2 prestigious awards at the 17th Annual Mirror Awards held at the Fairmount Royal York in Toronto – March 26, 2011. They are like the Oscars for the hair industry in Canada. With a panel of 15 judges, they reviewed hundreds of entries to select finalists for the categories.

Silas Tsang took the win for Ottawa, as he was the 1st to achieve the title of Ontario Hairstylist of the Year. He was also graced with the coveted Avant Garde for Canada. Dorothy Tsang took the top win for Multicultural in Canada. The winning pictures could be seen at or at the salon.

Since 2002, Silas and Dorothy Tsang (Blushes) has been the authority on hair in Kanata. They are located at 4048 Carling Ave. The company’s extensive passion for hair and customer service have made them industry leaders. Blushes offer a deluxe service that truly speaks to the fashion savvy person. The goal at Blushes is to provide you with an individual look that suits you. Blushes are a fusion of your personal style with our cutting and colour expertise.

Blushes also offer an amazing selection of hair care products – Shu Uemura, Kerastase, L’Oreal Professionnel, Bumble & Bumble just to name a few.

If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview, please contact Sirena Shonuck by phone 613 254 9943 or by email at