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 will listen to you, ask about your challenges, then provide professional advice and educate you about their recommendations. It’s all about open communication and 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.

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 will listen to you, ask about your challenges, then provide professional advice and educate you about their recommendations. It’s all about open communication and 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.

Reviews

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.

M T.
19:03 07 Dec 19
The service that I received at Tough Love Salon was excellent. I moved to MD, from WI, in October. My first experience, at a different salon was not at all good.Becca at Tough Love listened as I... expressed what I wanted corrected and changed, and gave me exactly what I wanted in color, cut, and style.It’s apparent that Lisa takes mentoring and developing her stylists seriously, and is truly committed to making sure that her clients leave satisfied.I’m happy that I found my go-to salon for my time in Maryland, and feel confident that Becca will continue to do really good work at taking care of my color and cut needs.Thank you, Tough Love Salon!read more
T A.
19:37 20 Oct 19
I was looking for a reliable colorist and stylist and both Tori & Lisa exceeded my expectations. They gave me a new starting point to mend my damaged hair and I’m very grateful. The salon and... stylists are down to earth and were extremely educational and patient with my impending concerns. Thank you for the great service!read more
Chelsea L.
16:24 15 Sep 19
Got an AMAZING cut and balayage from Tori! She really took her time making sure the color was exactly what I was hoping for, and I could not have asked for better results! Would 10/10 recommend Tori... and Tough Love Salon for anything!read more
Toni G.
18:14 30 Aug 19
I saw Tori today and she was wonderful. Great personality, very knowledgeable and thorough. My hair is very damaged and she explained why she was doing what she was doing and adjusted my requested... hair cut style to help my hair as much as she could. The salon its self is clean, organized and pretty. Tori went and above and beyond my expectations and I left with happy with my cut and treatment.read more
Krystal M.
22:56 27 Aug 19
Just had GREAT service and an AMAZING cut and style from Tori! I am in love with my new hair! She listened to me regarding my hair type, previous disappointments with haircuts/styles, and what I... thought I was looking for. And then she made recommendations. I trusted her recommendations because I felt like she really listened to me and understood my history with my hair. I’m so glad I went with her idea!! It looks amazing. Makes me feel amazing. I will definitely be back to see her.read more
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 September.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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Melinda C.
15:31 28 Sep 19
Gina has colored, highlighted, and cut my hair several times now and she continues to provide excellent service. This past experience, Gina went above and beyond and I absolutely love my hair!!! ... Gina is professional and personable at the same time. Hands down, Gina is the best and the only person allowed to touch my hair! Thank you so much.read more
Tammy L.
15:19 08 Sep 19
It was a great experience over all my hair looks amazing thank you Tori
Angel Marie K.
22:42 07 Sep 19
Absolutely love this place I finally found a amazing please to get my hair done ! Can’t wait to go back
Toni G.
18:13 30 Aug 19
I saw Tori today and she was wonderful. Great personality, very knowledgeable and thorough. My hair is very damaged and she explained why she was doing what she was doing and adjusted my requested... hair cut style to help my hair as much as she could. The salon its self is clean, organized and pretty. Tori went and above and beyond my expectations and I left with happy with my cut and treatment.read more
Taylor C.
17:35 03 Aug 19
Tori was absolutely amazing! My hair was a disaster when I walked in and she knew EXACTLY what to do to make it the way I wanted. The salon was super cute and their products are awesome! I highly... recommend and I will definitely be returningread more
Carrie F.
00:52 08 May 19
Could not love this place more! Lisa is a gem and an amazing colorist/ stylist. They have just gotten it right from the vibe of the salon, staff, & overall experience of a spotless clean and honest... approach! We have gone for over a year now 3 or 4 times and we always leave super happy. My young daughter also comes ready now with a style/ twist in mind for after the cut since Lisa did this for her the first time we came! Efforts like these make Tough Love a special place to treat yourself vs a stuffy & loud salon any day. :))read more
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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.

Services

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 (6wks of cut)FREE
Consultation (and intro)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 (not new)$138+
Artistic Color$264+
Corrective Color (first 2 hrs)$266+
Kerastraight (first 2 hrs)$270+
Olaplex Full Treatment$33
Olaplex Mini Treatment$26
Olaplex Chemical Upgrade$13
Wash & Blow Out$44
Perm or Wave$96
SUNDAYSPECIAL APPOINTMENTS
MONDAYSPECIAL APPOINTMENTS
TUESDAY10am-8pm
WEDNESDAY10am-8pm
THURSDAY10am-8pm
FRIDAY10am-8pm
SATURDAY9am-3pm

★  CALL TO DISCUSS ANY SPECIAL NEEDS  ★

If you do not show up for an appointment, or you arrive late for an appointment, or you do not provide adequate notice when requesting to cancel or reschedule an appointment, you are in violation of this policy and agree to pay our penalty. If you schedule an appointment for someone else, and they violate this policy, you are also in violation of this policy, and agree to pay our penalty. Please make use of our reminder emails or text messages to help avoid violating this policy.

You must be present in the salon and arrive on time for your appointment. Not coming in at all or arriving more than 10 minutes late for an appointment is a violation of this policy. Late arrivals are just as disruptive to our business because every other appointment after yours would be negatively affected.

Should you need to cancel or change the date or time of your appointment, we require adequate notice. Adequate notice is a minimum of 48 hours for standard services and 96 hours for specialty services (e.g., Keratin Treatment, DevaCurl, Straightening, Weddings, Special Requests, Advanced Services, etc).

By making an appointment with us, you agree to this policy. If you violate this policy, you agree to pay a penalty equivalent to the FULL COST of the services that were scheduled. You agree to allow us to use your credit card that is on file to pay this penalty, or will pay us in person if we cannot process the credit card transaction. You understand that we will flag your account and refuse all future services until your account is in good standing.

Please understand that we’re specialists and professionals running a small local business. Last minute changes, unexpected no-shows, and late arrivals, affect our paycheck. Imagine if your employer told you that you weren’t getting paid for a few hours every day (and they keep doing this every day for different reasons). Without this policy, that’s what happens to us every day. Stylists who are in high demand can easily fill their openings when given proper notice. Otherwise, it results in a loss of income.

  YOUR STYLIST’S INCOME IS AFFECTED 

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