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.read more
Sadly, it’s still socks weather, but in Maine we all know that elusive season we call spring will surface and eventually lead to summer. When that time comes our nails, particularly our toes, want to be rock star ready so what better treatment to focus on for Akari’s May blog than their Ultimate Mani Pedi Package.read more
There is nothing like a Maine winter to suck the life right out of your skin, leaving it dry, flakey, and well…dull. But thanks to the topic of Akari’s April blog, I have now discovered the ultimate way to catapult my complexion into spring and summer — an oxygen facial.read more
The Akari Apprentice Program is comprehensive and customized. When you’re hired at Akari your experience level lets us know where your journey begins. A veteran stylist may hit the floor right away. Others just starting out will go through an individualized curriculum. There is bookwork, quizzes, practical work and a whole lot more.read more
February in Maine can be tough on a lot of people, particularly those who dread the cold and crave daylight. I am one of those people. By February I’m tired of the winter weather and so is my skin. My face is dull and feels like it’s wearing a snorkel coat. For this month’s blog, we decided a chemical peel was in order.read more
Then there are those times when you look in the mirror and you think, “Who in the hell is that?” Or worse, you make the mistake of looking down at your camera phone that happens to be pointed towards you, and you’re instantly terrified. I hate that feeling.read more
(Intense Pulse Light) Photofacial is a laser light treatment that targets pigment issues, often referred to as the “reds and browns.” When the light hits the pigment within the skin, it destroys the excess pigmentation and stimulates the growth of new cells.read more
When I die and go to heaven I want it to look, smell and feel like a tandem massage and facial at Akari. This one treatment with two therapists is complete luxury and opulence. It’s like sitting in first class (I imagine) as you jet off to some exotic locale. When I was initially asked to focus on this treatment for Akari’s November blog I was like a kid at Christmas…read more
Akari, located in Portland, Maine, is the first salon in the country to fully launch Revlon Professional’s color line! In the hair and beauty industry, this is a huge deal… as is Revlon’s color line.read more