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

“Natasha and Justina came out to the island I was getting married on and did all of the bridal parties hair. They were the best–both were so kind, accommodating, and professional. Akari by far was one of our favorite vendors to work with on our wedding day!”
Ariana Belcher

“Always great service and the salon is gorgeous. I have had massages, facials. laser hair removal, manicures, pedicures and blow-outs and have been so thrilled with all the services and the results.”

Michal Kleinlerer

“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

“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

See our other reviews on The Knot and on Google!

Our Staff

Our Latest Blog Posts

For Dry, Sensitive Skin, Nothing Beats A Derma Facial

For Dry, Sensitive Skin, Nothing Beats A Derma Facial

I have dry skin. My skin is the kind of dry that requires me to practically bathe in oil and thick, goopy moisturizers. Worse than the dryness is the sensitivity. Add in the cold, raw air of winter and I’m done for.

I would love to be the sort of person who had the time, money, or let’s face it-the energy to commit to a skin care routine. But, I don’t. So, I chose instead to put my face into the hands of an artist (quite literally) and cross my fingers that miracles really did come true. Thankfully, with the help of Taylor, Akari, and derma facials, they did.

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Blue Wrap Runway

Blue Wrap Runway

At Akari we work hard to make it a special place: a salon and medi-spa that exudes warmth, grace and beauty, a place where people feel welcome, spoiled, and supported.

As the owner of Akari I believe it’s important that we strive every day to exceed those expectations and whenever we can, sprinkle some of that kindness into our community. It’s one of the reasons why I feel compelled to help when an employee or a loyal customer is championing a cause.

Recently a client of mine asked if I would be interested in being a designer for Blue Wrap Runway, a unique fashion show fundraiser to benefit Partners for World Health. I didn’t hesitate to say yes. The mission is that admirable.

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