Meet Our Team
Michelle Cao - Master Stylist, Colorist, Educator
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. She is part of the Arrojo Art team and Educator. 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
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.
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.