Meet Our Team
Michelle C - Master Stylist, Colorist
Michelle Cao’s career spans nearly two decades and two continents. She was born and raised in Vietnam, studied cosmetology in Hong Kong and trained with one of the best stylists in Japan before getting a secondary cosmetology license from the San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology.
Michelle’s passion for this industry is driven by helping people look and feel beautiful, inside and out. Her vision and philosophy aligns with AVEDA’s: connecting beauty, environment and well-being. She is committed to caring for the world we live in by first and foremost caring for and supporting the community she is a part of. This is the reason she opened Blossom Salon & Spa in 2014.
As owner and master stylist, Michelle deeply values continuing education. To her, it is important to remain current not only on the hottest trends in fashion, but also on new techniques and the best products for her clients. She regularly attends AVEDA classes to learn the latest and most cutting edge cut, color and facial techniques, all of which she brings back to the Blossom team to cultivate the highest level of talent. She is an Aveda Master Stylist/ Colorist as well as an Aveda certified esthetician. These technical skills, coupled with her creativity allows Michelle to continually hone her craft and provide the best possible experience for each and every client that walks through the Blossom doors.
Check out her instagram for some hair inspiration @aboutmichellecao
Aveda Colorist - Master I Full Spectrum I Deep
Aveda Hair Color Magic 1 I Beyond Balayage I Rock Your Red I Bombshell Blondes
Aveda Color Trend with Ian Michael Black I Power Paint with Lupe Voss I Bobs and Blade with Dusty Rhode
Aveda Master: Curly Hair Cutting with Jon Reyman I Razor Cutting
Aveda Inspired Coaching
Aveda Colorwise 1 with Courtney Kane
Aveda Educator Certified
Skin Wise I Facial Massage
Vidal Sassoon ABC Cut Level 1&2
Vidal Sassoon Creative Cut & Color
Hot Heads Hair Extensions
Lavish Lash Extenstions I Brazillian Blowout I PETERCOPPOLA certified
Internation Derma Institute- Master Skin Care Specialist
Tristar - Senior Stylist
Passionate about beauty and hair, Tristar has worked runways and photo shoots for Elle and Bazaar magazines. He brings with him years of global experience still has more creativity to unleash and is excited to be taking new clients.
Bridal I Up-do I Make-up I Editorial
Aveda Color System
Aveda Color Solutions
Thalia - Associate and Make-up artist
Born and raised in San Mateo, Thalia is a self-taught make-up artist. She is very grateful to be part of an Aveda salon in her hometown and enjoys assisting Michelle in making clients look and feel beautiful. Check out her amazing work and collaboration with Michelle on instagram @thaliaabeauty.
Evie - Associate
Evie has always had a passion for art and has now found herself using her artistic eye and creativity with hair as her medium. Since earning her license, she has been eagerly learning and is excited to continue grasping new techniques and insight from her peers and mentors at Blossom Salon.
Sarah - Junior Stylist
As a hairstylist, Sarah loves being creative and maintains a sense of humor and positive point of view with each of her clients. With great attention to detail, Sarah aims to make others feel revived, resilient and ready for anything.
Ayce - Aveda Esthetician
Ayce is a San Francisco native, who is excited to be a part of your skin care journey! She received esthetics training at the Cinta Aveda Institute of San Francisco and earned her license in 2016. Upon completion of the esthetics program, she continued her education and graduated with a CIDESCO diploma.
She continues taking classes, learning new techniques - clinical as well as holistic approaches, with an aim to accommodate to the unique needs of everyone’s skin. She applies an outcome-oriented method in her treatments to help clients reach their goals and maintain healthy skin.
Her goal is to help guide her clients to achieve and healthy and beautiful skin that starts from within!
Divya - Front Desk Manager
Hailing from the dusty deserts of Southern Arizona, Divya came to the Bay Area and found a new home at Blossom. When she's not at school, you can find her booking appointments at Blossom.
Mai - Blossom Shift Manager
The majority of the time, you can find Mai at school having fun with cows, chickens and squirrels. You can also often find her at Blossom supporting the staff.