Akari Salon & Spa
Wellness, Style, Beauty

Self-care is important. Akari helps you treat yourself beautifully. Let us help you realign, unwind and restore your balance.

Welcome to Akari Salon & Spa

 

In 1987, Akari started out as a salon in Portland, Maine, offering just cuts and color. Over 30 years later, still located in Maine’s historic Old Port, we have evolved and expanded our brand, becoming a place that caters to Portland’s cultural tastes. We provide a staff of diverse, talented professionals with inspiring styles, offering everything under one roof: classic and modern cuts, fresh or bold color, polished and creative nail care, relaxing and therapeutic massage, treatments to bring out glowing skin and cutting–edge results based spa treatments. Visiting Akari is an escape where guests can feel at ease.

Our passionate team of carefully selected professionals are each a master of their craft – working together to make you look, feel and live beautifully. Providers work with your individual style to bring out your own true beauty. Akari is an environment where we seek to create a comfortable and carefree ambiance, in a space of refined, visual beauty. Our committed front desk consultants will help you to determine your perfect match – with a team of over 30 there is someone at Akari for you!

To reserve your complimentary consultation or to schedule any of our beauty treatments, please call 207.772.9060.

Our Online Partnership

Did you know you can purchase some of your favorite SkinMedica products through our site? Click through on our link below for more details!

Kind Words from Beautiful Clients

I recently moved to Maine from Mass. After going to a few different high-end salons in Portland, I was actually thinking of driving the 3 hours back home to get my hair done!

It seemed impossible that I might find talented hairstylists that would be able to cut and color my hair!

Then, I booked a hair cut apt with Peter John. I have only one word. This place is EVERYTHING!

When I entered Akari I was greeted by a very friendly and down to earth gentleman! He guided me to the receptionist who checked me in. Then the guest service gentleman asked me if I would like coffee, tea, water, wine, or LUNCH!

‘Ok, well let’s not get too excited’, I told myself! I was shown around and seated in a beautiful waiting area. I didn’t wait long and was greeted on time by my stylist Peter John.

He was very friendly, warm, and down to earth. He made me feel so comfortable and I just loved him immediately!

The consultation was everything a consultation with your hairstylist should be! We spoke of designing a cut that would best flatter my face shape and features.

You know how after you leave the salon you look like a movie star only to go back home and when you wash and try to do it yourself and are left with a version that looks nothing like what you left the salon with? Well, a couple of days after I washed and took 10 minutes if that to dry my hair and it looked just as good as when I left Akari!

To sum this whole experience up, IT WAS EVERYTHING! I have found my new stylist and I’m beyond excited and happy!

Thank you, Peter John and Akari Salon !

Laura G., Chicopee, MA

“Jenny McEdward was recommended by a friend of a friend and was THE most exciting and attentive stylist I have ever had. Her creative approach to my individual style and actual hair type made a breakthrough result for me. VERY satisfied..”
Valerie Beggs

I have been going to Akari for many years for a number of services: hair cut and color, nails, waxing, and more. Every experience I have had with Akari has been beyond pleasant- the staff is always courteous, kind, and professional. The setting is gorgeous. The services are top-notch. And now, with Covid, Akari continues to provide the best services in an incredibly clean and safe space. The protocols are top-notch- all stylists wear masks and face shields and disposable aprons, all clients must wash hands and answer questions about Covid before entering, and, as always, the salon is spotless. It is not inexpensive, but if you want top-notch services, a fantastic staff, a beautiful setting, and a sparkling clean space, then go to Akari. You won’t regret it!

Kristin S.

I am a massage therapist so I give and receive many massages. The massage I had at Akari yesterday was THE BEST I have ever had. Highly recommend!”

Briana B., Delray Beach, FL

I love everything about Akari from the wonderful professionals that work there to the details of how people are treated ☺️ Akari is the best spa and salon in Maine without question!!!!!!

Margo Walsh

 

I absolutely love it here. They are truly amazing! Love my Colorist Zira!!!

Kylie Kimball Tremble

“Jeffrey and his team are the best in Portland – I would not go anywhere else.The space is beautiful and the staff so professional. I have been going to Akari for 10 years and each and every time I have an appointment, I look forward to a wonderful experience.”

Molly Ungs Evans

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Our Staff

CAITLIN BERGER, COLORIST AMANDA FOSTER, AESTHETICIAN ANNA RUSHLAU, MASSAGE THERAPIST Mark Pellerin, Akari Customer Service Manager MARK PELLERIN, CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER
JULIE GARRISON, SENIOR NAIL TECHNICIAN JONATHAN PERKINS, COLORIST JENNY MCEDWARD, SENIOR STYLIST STACY MACPHERSON, STYLIST KIERSTEN MCCREA, SENIOR COLORIST ASHLEY ALSTON, STYLIST/EXTENSIONS SPECIALIST STEPHANIE MADORE, SENIOR STYLIST DELIA PERKINS, MASSAGE THERAPIST PETER-JOHN, SENIOR STYLIST FRANKI MOSS, SENIOR STYLIST JEFFREY BLAIS, AKARI OWNER Zira Lyons, Colorist at Akari ZIRA LYONS, COLORIST
Kelsey Lambert, Akari Stylist KELSEY LAMBERT, STYLIST