The year 2011 will mark Kao Vey Saephanh's 10th year working in the beauty industry. Throughout those years, Kao has learned both the art of hair styling as well as the practical business skills to embark in a new endeavor, his own business. In 2009, Kao got his Masters of Fine Art at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts. Although passionate about the art of dance, Kao's love of fashion and hair styling is where he now devotes his energy and enthusiasm. In 2010, he won “Best Hair Artist” at the San Francisco Fashion Awards and was the First Prize Winner of the KMS Session Stylist Search contest. Kao’s experiences included working for Red Door Spa Elizabeth Arden and Midoma Hair Salon in New York City. In both salons, he was one of the top stylists to create wedding and special occasion hair designs. Kao's career began at Diva International Salon where he was fortunate enough to study under the direction of Diva Polous, who is the co-owner as well as the Creative Director for Sebastian International. During his time at Diva, he became an accomplished well-rounded hair stylist specializing in advanced cuts, colors, styling's, and is now certified in keratin treatments. After being promoted to the position of Director, he was able to teach many of the "up-do" classes. In addition to working in the salon, Kao is a signed Auxiliary Artist for Artists-Services Agency. One of his passions is doing editorial work for fashion shows and photo shoots. Some of his credits include contributing to San Francisco Fashion Week, Macy’s Fashion in the Square, Junior League of San Francisco's Fashion Show, and for the cast of season 5, "So You Think You Can Dance".