Events & Press


A display that showcases some of Portland's most creative contemporary artists and designers will be in the spotlight at a downtown hair salon for the First Friday Art Walk.

Recently, we got word that the new owners of the Eastland Park Hotel have dedicated $35 million to update the hotel – great news for our neighborhood. The plans for the hotel include a high-quality spa. This is one of the many factors pointing O2 in a new direction: O2 Salon and Spa will become O2 Salon and will focus exclusively on hair services, facial waxing and makeup.

It’s all good. We know how much our clients love our current location. We have been joined by one of the best tattooers in the world. The State Theatre has reopened. And the hotel is going to be fabulous. What could be better?
We now carry Relax and Wax and Biomega by Aquage, stop back soon for more info.!
Anybody who has been to a full-service hair salon lately can attest to the fact that most of the time, the air quality is not the best (to put it mildly). The strong, chemical smells can usually be blamed on a mix of hair color fumes, permanent solutions and often, nail polishes. In contrast to many traditional salons, however, Jennifer Leigh, of O2 Salon and Spa in Portland, has made a conscious decision to choose more natural hair and skin products.
Now you can make an appoinment online with O2 Salon. Make yours today!
Congress Street in Portland, Maine was unusually quiet this lunch hour. Instead of lunch meetings and errands, crowds gathered at coffee shops, hair salons, public lobbies anywhere there was a computer or TV, to witness the "change" that has been talked about for months.

Across the street the "O2 salon" was closed for business, but open for an Obama party.
Jennifer: "my people volunteered for this, and I feel it's appropriate to take the time to embrace what's going on today."

Another day, another gloomy economic forecast. The Commerce department today reported that consumer spending in the US dropped by more than expected last month, prompting one economist to declare that 'consumers have thrown in the towel'.  Conventional wisdom would suggest that now is not the time to expand a business.  But as Keith Shortall discovered, one small business owner has chosen to buck the trend. [Listen to the interview]

Jennifer Leigh cuts Dhara Williams’ hair at O2 Salon in Portland. Leigh, who has a Maine College of Art degree, says her training helped refine her aesthetic sense. Empathy is also key, she says, because clients “give me a view of their lives” during appointments