Akimi Valhouli has been with Marissa Michaels for 18 years as a stylist and assistant who is renowned for her scalp massages. Originally from Japan; Akimi moved to Andover in 1996. While in Japan Akimi studied both art and massage therapy.
When not at the salon Akimi spends her time tending to her garden, sculpting and painting. The skills that she cultivates in her off time bring a unique quality to her shampoos and scalp massages. The combination of her tenderness with her flowers, and her skilled hands of a sculptor make her one of a kind.
Akimi continues her education with courses provided by the salon.