Our Team

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 Certifications


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 Ron Reyman I Razor Cutting

Aveda Inspired Coaching

Aveda Colorwise 1 with Coutney Kane

Aveda Educator Certified

Skin Wise I  Facial Massage  



Additional Certifications



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   

 Microblading certified/licensed





Sasha - Senior Stylist, Makeup Artist




Sasha was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Connecticut. She has been with Aveda ever since she was little, and the Aveda salon environment nurtured her passion for beauty.  At the age of seventeen, she was already a licensed cosmetologist. Through the years, she continued to advance her knowledge and skills in hair cutting and color. Sasha is also a self-taught make up artist. Her passion for the beauty industry motivates her to continue her education and staying current on the newest trends. She strives to exceed expectations and perform the best service for any client who sits in her chair.






Aveda Certifications


Aveda Color: Full Spectrum Deep I Color Solution I Color Magic-Master Level I Rock your Red

Aveda Core Cutting

Aveda Beyond Balayage


Additional Certifications


Brazillian Blowouts 


Bridal Hair & Makeup

Hot Heads Hair Extensions





 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 Certifications

Aveda Color System 

Aveda Color Solutions

My Aveda

Deep Infusions


Other Certifications


Brazilian Blow-out




Nadia - Stylist




 Sherry - Senior Associate

 With five years of experience in the salon industry and a lifelong love of beauty, Sherry is Blossom's Senior Associate working alongside Master Stylist, Michelle Cao. Combining years of AVEDA training and her loved for continued education, Sherry provides her clients with thorough and personalized services. 




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.







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! 


Cinta AVEDA Institute CIDESCO Diplomat

Jordan - Senior Client Coordinator  

 Jordan was born and raised in Nha Trang, Vietnam. At the age of 9, he crossed the oceans to Japan, the Philipines and finally the United States; a journey that took close to fourteen months. June 14, 1990 marks a new begining in Hayward, California. Ever since, he adopted and devoutly practice the Buddhist belief of the Four Immeasurables: Love, Joy, Compassion, and Freedom.




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.