Portland >Beauty > Akasu Hair Studio & Spa
2037 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR | Directions 9722745.537667 -122.666791
Neighborhoods: Eliot, Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
i can't wait... – well... I don't have any money to my name but a couple of times a year I reserve some of the little money I have for a hair cut with Tyra. I always walk out of Akasu feeling as if I just got the greatest hair cut! I love their products by Eufora. I would highly recommend Tyra for cuts and colors. She has an eye for what would look great for your face and complexion. It has been a while since I have been in, but I just made an appointment for this week. I can't wait!
Baby your face – Heather has a true understanding and passion for her craft and it shows. I have never had a more relaxing facial. She has a different rhythm and a gentle touch. She knows what shes doing. Thank you Heather and thank you Akasu!
massage with sara petersen – Sara Petersen is the best masseuse I've experienced in Portland (and that's saying a lot, because I'm a native, and I like my massages!). I strained my IT band and have a patellar problem in my left knee from running, and Sara spent a lot of time working on the injured areas and the "downstream" areas that are just beginning to suffer from the injury. In short, in about 2 sessions she's made more of a difference for my knee than the prior 3 months of PT. She's also done really good work on some recurring stress knots in my neck and shoulder. If you're a longterm runner or just have a stressful job or life, she's worth every penny.
Amazing facial – I received the most amazing facial from Heather at Akasu on Monday. Not only did she help me relax and enjoy a wonderful 1&1/2 hour experince she had a lot of knowledge and taught me quite few things. I walked out with a soft glowing face and my confidence a bit higher. If you get a chance go see her, you won't be disappointed.
Excellent holistic massage: comfort and knowledge dispensed – For two years I have gone to Akasu because of Tyra?s ability to help me finally be satisfied with my hair color and cut. Recently I began getting massages from Sara P., who has been excellent at offering the deep tissue work my back needed. I had always been uncomfortable with the thought of getting a massage, and Sara manages to put her clients at great ease, mentally and physically. Now I can?t imagine NOT getting massages. Perhaps most importantly, Sara has been able to give me practical knowledge about my back and concrete tools to help prevent the problems in the first place; she is not just about the massage itself, but into a more holistic approach to healing and health. I leave the salon not only feeling relaxed and in physically improved shape, but I also feel empowered to be in better control of my muscles and health in the first place.
Oustanding massages and hair cuts at Akasu – I have been getting my hair cut at Akasu since it first opened. I have had Tyra, Niko, and Crystal cut my hair. They have all done excellent and mindful work with good conversation to go along with it. That is is always a bonus.
More recently I have started to get massages at Akasu. I have back problems having to do with a rib that popped out of place a number of years ago. Deep tissue really helps with that a lot. Sara is especially talented in deep tissue and intelligent body work.
In addition, Stacey has done some outstanding body work. Sara and Stacey have different, complimentary styles and both have made my chiropractors' work easier. My chiropractor even commented that my back has been easier to work with since I started with the massages.
Fabulous – AKASU is great. Tyra is a magician with color and I was amazed at how long my color lasted. Crystal does wonderful and fun things with short hair. All of the staff is friendly, patient, and attentive. The customer service is outstanding and if I had more $$ I would indulge in their other services (mani, pedi, facials, massage, etc.) which I hear from friends are great. Furthermore, I enjoy supporting a woman owned and operated business!
Unique, relaxing, warm salon – I've been to a lot of salons in Portland and find Akasu to be refreshingly real with consistently excellent service and a warm, relaxing atmosphere. If you like to support local businesses and entrepreneurs, then you owe Akasu a visit. This is a far cry from the slightly affected, cold, or amped up atmosphere of some other salons. The personnel are extremely professional, but so friendly and low key. Niko and Tyre give wonderful cuts and listen seriously to customers. I've also treated myself to nice facials, eyelash extensions, and pedicures. The building has been beautifully restored and the parking out front is extremely easy and convenient. I love this salon and appreciate the great news letters and how they're always striving to improve services, offer new things, and explore progressive products and techniques. Akasu is quintessential Portland.
Best hair color. Best hair cut I ever got. Beautiful salon – This salon is very unique! I loved the "atmosphere"...positive, relaxing, yet energetic. You can tell they spend a lot of time with each individual consulting each client as to what it is they want. They stylists are educated and informative. My hair color is the best I have ever experienced, as I am very grey and the coverage is excellent. Not only does it cover my grey, it LASTS! I usually book my appointments anywhere from 4-6 weeks apart. Once, I went 8 weeks and was impressed with how the color lasted. My past experiences with other salons is the color looks great the day you walk out, however, in 2-3 weeks I notice fading and my grey is always showing! Not here! They exceptional products. I love the shampoo/styling line they have there. It is organic, smells great, performs and makes me feel good that I am using quality products on myself as well as my children. There are no harmful chemicals in these products...good for me/my family....good for the environment! I swear by this product called "EUFORA". The aloe vera has made my hair soft, and feeling healthy, looking like I just walked out of the salon after I style it at home myself. My son has "craddle cap" and the "purecleanse" shampoo has totally healed his scalp! I reccommend this salon for haircuts as well. The stylists are educated, up to date on the latest styles, consult with me on what cut would look best with my face shape as well as my lifestyle. They are percise, proffessional, and give amazing service! I can't wait to take advantage of their other services....especially the massage. Everything you could ever want in a salon Akasu has it! This salon far exceeds any downtown Portland salon I have ever been too! Even the prices of their services are decent. I feel exhilerated, beautiful, happy and relaxed each time I leave! This salon is a MUST !
Best Salon Ever – Everyone at Akasu is so wonderful!!! I have such a good experience everytime I go there. I go for all their services, but mostly I get my hair cut and colored by Niko. I always get compliments on my highlights or my unique cuts. Massages, facials and pedicures are always a special treat. I highly recommend anyone go to Akasu for whatever your needs are. My husband and son also get their haircuts with Niko too and they always look very handsome:)
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