Amazing Stylists.
Straight Talk.
Excellent Service.

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About Us

We are a professional hair salon in Severna Park, Maryland, and we strive to be the best! We want to make a lifelong relationship with you and we want to exceed your expectations in everything we do. Our team of amazing stylists are professionals who are proficient, offer expert advice, and have the knowledge and skills to help you look your best.

Our hair salon has been carefully designed so we can offer the best service to you and provide the best environment for our hair stylists to do their best work. In that way, and many more, we are unlike other hair salons in the area. We have premium brands, premium salon equipment, comfortable furnishings, a well stocked hot/cold beverage center, and more. Learn more about our values, features, brands, and promotions.

Book online or Call now and let’s talk about what you need and how we can help.

Why Tough Love?

Our founder, Lisa Cardillo, is known for her excellent skills as a hair stylist and for being “professionally honest” with her clients. She knows that her clients really appreciate the honest feedback of an experienced beauty professional. This is the origin of our hair salon name and the origin of our “Straight Talk” core value. Tough Love is referring to the careful art of saying what needs to be said, in the spirit of doing what’s right, while educating clients about how to achieve and maintain their best look.

It’s all about doing what’s right for the LOVE of hair and beauty!

Different By Design

We know our hair salon is a little different… but it’s a good kind of different… and we like it that way! We wanted to create something unlike anything else in the area, and that’s exactly what we have done. Both men and women appreciate that our hair salon is bright, clean, modern, efficient, and filled with premium features. We love when our clients tell us that we have an upscale salon with an atmosphere that is comfortable and down to earth. Our core values are reflected in everything we do and we know you’re going to love it here.

Our Core Values

Amazing Stylists.

We are serious about cultivating an amazing team of professionals. We have high standards and are committed to ongoing education because there are always new products, techniques, and trends. You can be sure that our hair stylists are well educated and are always learning more.

Straight Talk.

We believe in being “professionally honest” with you. Our hair stylists discuss your goals, offer their professional opinion, and educate you about their recommendations. It’s all about open and honest communication in the spirit of doing what’s right for your specific needs.

Excellent Service.

We want you to enjoy every interaction you have with us. Aside from looking beautiful and feeling great, we want you to be completely satisfied with every aspect of our salon. If we ever fail to meet your expectations, we want to know, and we will do our best to make it right.


We love 5-star reviews!! Here is a sample of the most recent reviews that our salon has received from the major review sites, and proof that our clients think we’re the best hair salon in Severna Park Maryland! Please feel free to follow the links and read even more! If you have already been to our salon, please show us some love with a 5-star review of your own.

Elizabeth D.
20:20 27 Jul 19
Tori did my hair and she was amazing! She understood what I wanted, and kept my hair feeling great. I love the way my hair looks but I love having a stylist that is willing to work in sessions to keep my hair healthy! I cannot wait to be back in more
Katie M
20:35 06 Jul 19
Have had my hair done here by Gina numerous times and have had a fabulous experience every time! (My platinum hair on Instagram has gotten her a few clients already!! 😉) All of the clients are well looked after and the owner is awesome and super involved. They will tell it to you straight and I love that!! 🥰read more
Justine M.
01:48 03 Jul 19
Lisa is a miracle worker!!!! She completely fixed my color and the cut she gave me is fresh! My color was all over the place. I had a lot of low lights and highlights as I am trying to grow out my grey hair. My grey was glaring and unattractive before Lisa worked her magic. Now my hair color is now beautiful and blended. Lisa gave it to me straight and suggested I go way lighter than I had been but she was totally right. I look younger! My husband complimented me when he saw my new do and so did my neighbors. The salon itself is very modern and open. The online booking system was easy to use as well. I am very happy to have found Lisa and Tough Love Salon! Thank you!!!!read more
Faith J.
14:58 01 Jul 19
I recently moved to the area and went to Tough Love Salon after doing some scouting online. The place is very nice and everyone was super welcoming. Tori did my hair and I have to say it looks and feels super amazing. She talked with me to figure out exactly what I wanted and delivered! I would recommended this salon and Tori to anyone in the area!read more
Leslie N.
19:20 15 Jun 19
Update: First time getting my hair colored by Alexa and it is SUPERB! She did a custom color for me to give me a gorgeous edgy auburn! There’s always good, positive vibes at Tough Love Salon. This is truly a hidden gem and a simply amazing salon experience. Original: I love going to a salon where I feel confident that my stylist will give it to me straight (and I don't just mean my hair). I never have any anxiety about what to do this time or what color to choose because I know that they will listen to me and give me something fabulous. It's a high-quality salon without all of the snootiness (real or perceived) that you find at other places. The staff is amazing and the salon is convenient & beautiful! Book something now and thank me later!read more
Jenna T.
19:40 18 May 19
I had my hair done by Tori a few months ago when she was a student and loved her so much I followed her to Tough Love and I'm so glad I did! Tori does such an amazing job with my highlights. It looks better than it's ever looked! My mom went to Gina and used the Groupon for color. Gina did a beautiful job as well. We're both so happy with our hair!Tough Love is a beautiful, clean salon. They offered us beverages while we were there and felt welcomed as soon as we walked in. I can't wait to go back again!read more
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Anne C.
08:11 08 Apr 19
I'm new to Maryland and needed a new stylist. I have a great fear of having my hair cut horribly. From the moment I walked in and was greeted by the...
Donna A.
17:33 21 Feb 19
Very modern and up to trend salon. Awesome stylists, very professional and knowledgeable. State of the art. Excellent service. You won't be disappointed!
Madison H.
10:22 06 Jan 19
I found this awesome salon while on Groupon. I booked an appointment with Lisa, and I'm so happy I did! She did a fabulous job on my hair, and I'm happy to...
Madison H.
10:22 06 Jan 19
I found this awesome salon while on Groupon. I booked an appointment with Lisa, and I'm so happy I did! She did a fabulous job on my hair, and I'm happy to...
Jody V.
19:23 13 Dec 18
Oh My Gosh!!! I found a Groupon for Tough Love Salon and I'm so glad I did. Kat was amazing. She has great attention to detail! My hair color is...
Danielle M.
14:53 09 Nov 18
My husband, daughter and I have been coming to Lisa for almost 2 years. She is extremely talented and really listens to what we want. Lisa has a true...
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Premium Hair Salon Features

Premium quality backlit mirrors and premium styling stations.

Premium quality styling chairs that are beautiful and comfortable.

Provides a gentle ride for clients and gives stylists the best range with less fatigue.

Premium quality shampoo bowls with an over-sized flexible bowl and foot rest for maximum comfort.

Best color processor in the industry and is essential to some specialty chemical services.

Environmentally friendly and luxurious, these shower heads create perfect pressure with less water and also filter and condition the water.

Our color bar creates a more efficient workflow for custom chemical services.

High CRI color correct lights in all the right places so our colorists don’t have to struggle with lighting issues.

Specialty flooring that is specifically made for salons and feels very nice on your feet.

We have a well stocked hot/cold beverage center for clients to enjoy during their visit.


Actual service prices may vary and are determined during consultation based on each client’s specific needs. Prices are adjusted yearly on July 1 to keep up with cost of living changes and any other costs associated with running the salon effectively.

Woman’s Cut$56+
Woman’s Trim$22+
Men’s Cut$26+
Child’s Cut (under 12)$20+
Advanced Cuts$88+
Bang Trim (within 6wks of full cut)FREE
Consultation (and introduction)FREE
Full Color$85+
Root Touch Up$64+
Partial Highlights (or Balayage)$92+
Full Highlights (or Balayage)$135+
Partial Lowlights$81+
Full Lowlights$118+
Ombre, Color Melts$175+
DevaCurl (new client)$182+
DevaCurl (established client)$138+
Artistic Color$264+
Corrective Color (first two hours)$266+
Kerastraight (first two hours)$270+
Olaplex Full Treatment$33
Olaplex Mini Treatment$26
Olaplex Chemical Upgrade$13
Wash & Blow Out$44
Perm or Wave$96


Cancellation Policy:  Should you need to cancel or change the date or time of your appointment, we require a minimum of 48 hours notice for standard services and 72 hours notice for specialty services (e.g., Keratin Treatment, Straightening, Relaxers, Weddings, Special Requests, Advanced Color, Corrective Services, etc).  A non-refundable deposit or credit card hold may be required for some services.  If you violate this policy, we reserve the right to charge you for the full cost of the scheduled service and refuse future service until paid.

We know that life happens sometimes, but if you show us the respect of calling to reschedule in advance (as stated above), we will go out of our way to help.  Otherwise, just as other professionals demand, we must be compensated for the loss of income that results from not being able to schedule a paying client in the time that you reserved.  Please understand that we’re specialists and professionals running a small local business and unexpected no-shows or cancellations cost time and money.


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