The Akari Blog
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…
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.
As a 48-year-old wine drinking, recovering sun worshipper, I would love to knock off a few years…or a decade. But how can that be done as naturally as possible? Welcome to the subject of Akari’s August blog. Pelleve is a wrinkle reduction system. But. Oh. My. It is soooo much more.
As I’ve gotten older and hair tools and products have evolved, so has my hair. I’ve been able to grow it a little, but never much longer than my collarbone. It’s fine and getting thin. There isn’t a lot of volume to it, not a lot of bounce. When Akari’s owner, Jeffrey Blais, mentioned taped in extensions for this months blog I thought, “Va Voom! And just in time for summer!”
I would make a horrible poker player. One look at my face and you can tell everything I’m thinking and feeling. I’m expressive…I’m 47 and the combination is starting to show. The lines on my face are more pronounced than ever, particularly on my forehead. They’re deep and annoying. Like frost heaves.
For 17 years, I’ve been going to Akari to get my hair colored, cut or done in an updo for an event. The owner, Jeﬀrey Blais, is the man I lovingly refer to as my hair hero. Jeﬀrey and I have been on quite a hair journey, especially during my tenure as a local TV News anchor.
At Akari here in Portland, we are seeing an increasing number of our clients who are interested in gray blending: incorporating grays into an all over color. For decades, women have gone to salons every 3-4 weeks needing color because the grow-out line from a permanent color is so harsh and noticeable.
Realistically, experts say an average person takes between 5-7,000 steps each day. With that many steps, Akari wants to treat your feet (and nails!) with 20% off Portland’s best Manicure and Pedicure! Read on to get your exclusive offer…
Summer is officially over here in Portland, and school is back in session. Back to school blues bringing you down? Give your hair a fresh look from the experts at Akari – they’ll tutor you in achieving the best cut and style – and set you up for a successful school year.