As many of you may know, I took over ownership of Akari in August 2016. Since then, there have been so many exciting things that have happened! I love being at the center of Portland’s Old Port and getting to see all of the changes and development that are happening here in the city – and I’m so thrilled for Akari to be a part of it!

Fun fact: Akari has been open as long as I’ve been in the beauty industry, 30 years– that’s a long time!

Now for just some of the recent updates:

A Fresh New Website

Akari StaffIf our website looks different – that’s because it is! It’s been freshly re-designed to better reflect Akari’s timelessly classic style. And of course, we wanted it to be much more user-friendly. You can now purchase gift cards online, learn more about exclusive Akari rewards, and explore the vast array of services we offer. Our new blog will give you helpful tips, the newest beauty buzz, inspiration, and more!

Did you know? The MediSpa at Akari offers the latest innovations in anti-aging and rejuvenating skin and body treatments!

And, don’t forget to meet the Akari team! Learn more about their specialized skills and unique backgrounds. Recently, when one of our clients called to schedule a cut, she was told that her regular stylist was on vacation. Being able to browse staff profiles to choose a stylist that she felt would be a good fit was incredibly helpful.

Say Hello on Social Media

Along with our new website, we’ve re-vamped our social media presence. We hope you’ll connect with us on your favorite social media platform! We’d also love to hear about your experience with us! Please share a review on Yelp or Google.

Come visit us at:


And Lots More to Come…

I love my staff and all of our loyal clients. I want to continue to deliver the amazing experience – and high quality services – that you’ve become accustomed to over the last 30 years. When you walk through that door, I want you to feel the fresh, warm, and inviting atmosphere welcoming you in.

I’m looking forward to developing and expanding what we do to exceed our customer’s expectations.

If you have any questions – or have a topic you’d like to see featured in our new blog – please reach out to us at

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