We are passionate about our work and maintaining a healthy, sustainable, compassionate environment.

Organic Roots is a cruelty-free, organic, and vegan salon located in South Portland, Maine. The salon thrives on our passion for our customers satisfaction while always providing an environmentally conscious service.

now offering holistic facials, Reiki and full body waxing

We are conveniently located at 545 Westbrook St, South Portland Maine.

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OrganicSalonBetsy Harding is on a mission. As a licensed cosmetologist and certified organic colorist, she has an environmentally conscious spirit and passion for customer satisfaction that have led her to create Maine’s first completely cruelty-free and 100 percent vegan salon. Organic Roots Salon and Day Spa in South Portland offers a natural alternative for those seeking a salon and day spa experience that strives to be green in all aspects.

Harding owned Ocean Waves Salon, also in South Portland, for the past five years. A vegan herself, she decided to sell Ocean Waves and strike out on a new venture so she could “work in the environment of my lifestyle.” Harding says in her experience as a cosmetologist she has found that many conventional and professional beauty products contain animal ingredients such as animal fats. In other cases, the products themselves or their chemical ingredients may be tested on animals.“They’re not going that extra step to make their product cruelty-free,” says Harding. Even if the company claims to be cruelty-free, the chemical components may come from a facility that tests on animals. “You really have to do your homework to make sure that the whole line is going to be vegan and cruelty-free,” Harding notes. “There are many companies out there that still do animal testing.”

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Organic Roots has done that home- work for its clients, so they can feel confident about the ethics of their beauty choices when buying products or using the salon services there. Harding spent almost a year seeking out and developing the right loca- tion and style for the salon, ultimately settling on the historic 1930s Clark home in South Portland. The home was moved to its current one-acre property from its original location near Clark’s Pond, where the Clark family harvested ice in the pre-refrigeration era. The building has been fully renovated for a fresh, pristine ambience, and will feature four salon chairs on the main floor and four service rooms above, of- fering massage therapy, meditation, and aesthetician services. With a grand opening planned for mid-November, Organic Roots will provide haircuts for men, women and children. Specialized services include organic ammonia-free hair color, deep conditioning, up-dressing, vegan straighteners, some gluten-free prod- ucts, a blow-out bar, waxing, massages and facials. Harding focuses on choosing prod- ucts that are natural and vegan, yet effective and of high quality. Featured lines include Organic Color Systems, Soma Hair Technology ammonia-free color and products, Zerran Hair vegan straightener, and Derma Organic, just to name a few. Harding is always searching for and supporting compa- nies that are conscious of a natural approach. “We offer natural alternates for all of our services,” Harding says. “The hair color and all the products we provide are cruelty-free, vegan, ammo- nia-free, and plant-based.” Not only passionate about her products, Harding is also committed to customer satisfaction. “I always take time with and listen to my clients to en- sure that every appointment meets their needs,” she explains. She continues to educate herself about cutting-edge natural products and methods in today’s industry, and remains open to sugges- tions on developing healthy services. Harding is looking forward to working with and providing for like-minded clients. She hopes to expand her list of services in the coming months; for example, look for outdoor yoga classes on the historic Clark home’s expansive lawn next spring and summer.

Organic Roots Press ReleaseMassage Therapy to Relieve Chronic Pain Licensed massage therapist Yaselis Toohey has joined forces with Organic Roots Salon and Day Space in South Portland and is accepting new clients. A graduate of Spa Tech Institute of Massage in Westbrook, Toohey has been practicing for four years in the Greater Portland area. She works primarily with patients looking for relief from chronic pain. Her studies have included deep tissue therapeutic massage, Swedish massage, myofascial techniques, pregnancy massage, infant massage, and cranial-sacrum therapy.

Location: Organic Roots Salon and Day Spa, 545 Westbrook St., South Portland. To schedule an appointment, email Yeselis Toohey at [email protected] or call 207-632-5823.

This 100% ammonia-free hair color maintains the hair’s essential moisture and protein levels, so the hair is not damaged by the coloring process. As the most natural, organic, vegan and cruelty-free line worldwide, this revolutionary haircolor minimizes the use of questionable ingredients while maximizing its overall performance.