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Unhealthy Hair and Hair Loss Has Roots in Poor Nutrition says Maureen Toohey, owner of Fresh Organic Salon, in Bedford Hills

Maureen Toohey

As an American Medical Association-certified hair-loss practitioner and a consultant for the American Cancer Society’s Look Good Feel Better program, Maureen Toohey, owner of Fresh Organic Salon, knows that hair health goes more than root deep. 

“Creating awareness around natural and organic products has been my life’s work,” Toohey says. “My passion is helping others bring out their inner and outer beauty and wellness.”
Having been an organic beauty educator and salon owner in the tri-state area since 1989, she believes beauty is a state of mind and body—and it’s within our control.   

“The best advice I give my clients is to eliminate toxic chemicals in their life as much as possible, as what we put on our skin and in our body affects our blood and overall health,” she says. “Secondly, eat clean. Feeding your body organic, balanced nutrition—healthy fats, protein and a variety of fruits and vegetables—and avoiding sugar and processed foods will help your hair become stronger and shinier, and your skin will glow too.”  

People experiencing hair loss should seek the advice of a medical doctor to determine any systemic causes, such as an autoimmune disease, nutritional deficiencies or post-covid issues. 
“The good news is that in most cases hair can be restored with lots of self-care and professional care,” Toohey says. 

A hair-loss wellness visit at Fresh Organic includes in-depth hair and scalp analysis, consultation, scalp and hair treatment and style, to address issues such as thinning, psoriasis and alopecia. Dry, brittle, damaged or frizzy hair begins with the scalp, whose health can be affected by poor nutrition, Toohey says.

Fresh Organic will design a personalized course of action to restore hair health. In addition to scheduled salon treatments, clients will be guided through a home maintenance routine, which is crucial, Toohey says.

“You’ll notice an immediate difference in the feel and manageability of your hair, and growth will be visible within a few months,” she says. “Your hair will be healthier with every visit.”

Location: Fresh Organic Salon, 190 Rte. 117 / Bypass Rd., Bedford Hills, NY. For more info, call 914.242.1928, follow @fresh.organicsalon on social media, or visit