Finalist in the NAHA’s again!

On May 6th, Blushes was announced as a finalist in the North American Hairstyling Awards for Salon Team of the Year! Again, this event will be taking place in Las Vegas on July 12th, 2015. To watch the announcement of the finalists, you can check it out here.

Blushes is offering Olaplex services!


A few weeks ago, we were introduced to a new service called Olaplex. It comes in two steps, the first, called Olaplex Bond Multiplier No.1, is a sulfate-free liquid solution that is added to lightener or colour. The second is called Bond Perfector No.2, which is applied after your chemical service is rinsed and its purpose is to dramatically reduce breakage with every colour service.

A third step is recommended for full optimization of your hair. It is called the Hair Perfector No.3 and it is for you to take home. Use it once a week to strengthen hair further or to use as a pre-treatment to a future chemical service.

Step 1 of the Olaplex service works to multiply the bonds in your hair, eliminating any breakage of the hair when you get a chemical service. It helps strengthen the hair and makes it noticeably shiner and soft.

There have been some amazing results, if you would like to see examples, please check out their Instagram account, or come into the salon and see for yourself! It is definitely worth the extra steps. We are offering Olaplex step 1 and 2 as an additional $25 on top of your chemical service but prices may vary. Please consult with your stylist for confirmation on pricing!

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.


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

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