Let the fairy tale begin…
Our team will bring your vision to life! Your look will be photo ready, and your make up will stand up to high-definition and flash photography. Our artists are trained in contouring and highlighting and use water-resistant and humidity-proof makeup that lasts up to 15 hours. You will look luminous, touchable and never cakey. Choose from booking in-house services or the option of premium travel services which offer the convenience of not having to worry about any detail of your hair and makeup look. We bring everything onsite to you! Contact us today to reserve your special day and time!
Testimonials from Our Brides
I can’t say enough about Akari. Though scheduled to be closed, Akari opened up to allow for a few appointments on my wedding day. The salon is beautiful; modern and bright but still intimate. Peter, our stylist, was exceptional in every way. He was patient and inquired about my preferences, but offered just enough expert opinion and guidance to be helpful without overbearing. I needed only a few words to describe what I had in mind and he finished my thoughts and totally transformed me. I can say wholeheartedly that I felt beautiful on my wedding day. Peter’s talent and vibe made the entire experience fun, free of pressure, and exciting for the big event. I could not have imagined a better experience for my bridal prep than the one I had at Akari. Thank you!!
Loved our makeup!! …Everything could not have been more perfect. Thank you for traveling to Peaks Island for the big day and also thank you for doing a second makeup trial a week before the wedding so I could try the individual eyelashes- so accommodating!! Highly recommend!!
They were AMAZING!!! Jeffrey and Ashley made the trek to the Samoset Resort in Rockport and made all of us look magical. They worked efficiently but made sure everyone was having fun and enjoying the moment. I showed them a few looks but really left it up to them and it came out incredibly. I rarely wear makeup so I wanted it to look natural but special for photos and they nailed it. My hair was whimsical romantic but I never had to worry about it all night (usually loose curls can go flat or need touch-ups). I would highly recommend Akari for any wedding 🙂
My sister and I have gone to Akari for a long time because we love their hair stylist Peter John. He always does great work. I recently got married in Ogunquit, Maine and had to have him do my bridal hair and makeup. He was so laid back and easy to work with throughout the whole process. He came to our location and was super professional and efficient. He created a look that was so natural and exactly what I wanted pretty much without me telling him anything. Plus he was very patient with all of my flinching as I am not used to having someone else do my makeup. His positive attitude and great sense of humor are exactly what every bride needs as she is getting ready for her big day. The final product was so perfect. Thank you Peter John!!
We are from the east coast of Canada and got married in Portland. After reading an insane amount of reviews online, Akari was the definite frontrunner. My bridal hair was my first experience with hair extensions – I envisioned a thick, “messy-on-purpose” type braid to one side but had no idea how to translate that to reality. Luckily, Jenni is an artist and brought this vision to life. It turned out even better than I could have imagined. For makeup, Jenni strikes again! I wanted a mixture of matte and shimmery pinks that were still subtle and she nailed it. My bridesmaids had their makeup done by Taylor and absolutely loved their looks. Akari started our day off perfectly – getting dolled up with my girls and drinking mimosas. Everyone was super friendly and easy to work with. Aside from marrying my husband, Akari was one of the best decisions I made that day!