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Straight Talk.
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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.

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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.

Jennifer F.
19:03 27 Jun 21
Love this salon. Even after over a year since I've been in it's extremely clean, safe and professional. Lisa did an amazing job with my curly hair that was in desperate need of a cut and... highlights. She went over what she felt should be done and what she planned to do with color. I recommend anyone with curly hair to come in and see Lisa. Already made my next appointment for the fall.read more
Chelsea W.
21:42 05 Jun 21
Tori is THE best! Had an awesome appointment with her, she corrected quite the mess that I had going on! I’m in love with my color and cut!! She heard my concerns, did exactly what I requested and... was a total sweetheart!! Found my new stylist 😄🤩read more
Zoey C.
19:18 17 Mar 21
There has been countless times that I have gone to hair salons and left unsatisfied with the service. Not this time, Tori brought my inspiration photos to reality and I couldn't be happier! Highly... recommend!read more
Britney C.
19:12 13 Mar 21
This salon is AMAZING. I've been searching for a salon that listens to their customers and has the expertise, and I'm so happy to have finally found Tough Love Salon.I saw Tori for my full color... and cut appointment and she is absolutely an amazing stylist. She walks you through the process of coloring so you know what to expect and keeps you in the loop so you know what is going on. I've never colored my hair before and to say I was nervous before my appointment is a complete understatement, but the second Tori started chatting with me I felt confident and comfortable. I'm so ridiculously happy to have finally found a home for all my hair care needs! :Dread more
Aleah A.
22:12 06 Mar 21
Tori is great! Highly recommended this salon/Tori to anyone. She follows exactly what you want and you’re guaranteed to leave happy with your hair every time.
Josie M.
18:49 20 Feb 21
Tori at Tough Love Salon is AMAZING! I absolutely would recommend this salon to anyone! They have truly transformed my hair and every time I leave, I love my hair more and more. The salon is super... welcoming, always clean, and ready to bring your hair back to life! 10/10 recommend Tough Love Salon and Tori ☺️read more
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Kelli B.
15:33 12 Jul 21
Alexa did an amazing job on my daughter's hair! It was her first time getting highlights, and Alexa suggested a partial over our request for full based on...
Sheila S.
18:14 16 Jan 21
Lisa is amazing with my crazy curly hair. She knows how to cut it so it looks great without my having to spend a lot of time on it. Highly recommend
Shayla K.
16:57 31 Jan 20
Tori is amazing! If you have long hair and want to find a stylist that actually respects long hair she is your girl. I think this is the fIrst time I have...
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...
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Katie Z.
18:44 07 May 21
Lisa is FABULOUS. Yes, she is tough; but the best part of that, is what it REALLY means, which is that she is honest and she cares... she wants you at your best, so just trust her. 💕
Chanel P.
23:05 19 Dec 20
It’s been awhile since I’ve gotten my hair done. My mom and sister highly recommended Lisa. I love the work. She was super friendly and made me feel like I’ve known her a long time. Her salon was... extremely clean and she followed Covid protocols. I felt safe and I left happy !!!!! Her staff was also so friendly. She worked faster than I expected and used products I knew of and love. Yay!!!! Thanks!read more
Vonna L.
01:01 03 Oct 20
Where do I start....as a mom of 2 I barely have time to get my hair done ! I was referred to go see Lisa; the owner of Tough Love Salon. Made a appointment and saw her today! I was nervous because I... am very picky about my hair and who does it and something gave me a WOW FEELING that I should trust her !

Lisa was welcoming and did a free consultation with me about what I would like! I showed her 2 pictures and she said ok, I got the perfect idea can I DO THE WAY IM PICTURING IT. I said yes of course ! 2 hours later..... I was crying happy tears ‘ it was EXACTLY what I wanted. To think I don’t even know her but trusted a person that referred me was the best decision I ever made ! Thank you Lisa for making me beautiful and feel great about myself !

Looking at the pics made me realize how much I needed this transformation! I will definitely come back soon!!!

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Maryssa D.
23:52 17 Aug 20
Having to find a new hair salon in a completely new state is beyond terrifying. The staff at Tough Love put my mind completely at ease. Their salon was very clean and welcoming. Tori was amazing and... the nicest woman ever. She made all my doubts and worries disappear as soon as she touched my hair. I have found my salon while here and could not be happierread more
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
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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 (typically in July) to keep up with cost of living changes and any other costs associated with running the salon effectively.

Woman’s Cut $64+
Men’s Cut $44+
Child’s Cut (under 12) $23+
Advanced Cuts $99+
Bang Trim (6wks of cut) FREE
Consultation (and intro) FREE
Full Color $94+
Root Touch Up $70+
Partial Highlights $107+
Full Highlights $159+
Partial Lowlights $90+
Full Lowlights $132+
Ombre, Color Melts, Balayage $195+
DevaCurl (new client) $194+
DevaCurl (not new) $147+
Artistic Color $289+
Corrective Color (first 2 hrs) $290+
Kerastraight (first 2 hrs) $287+
Olaplex Full Treatment $45
Olaplex Mini Treatment $34
Olaplex Chemical Upgrade $16
Wash & Blow Out $50
Perm or Wave $105
SUNDAY SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS
MONDAY SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS
TUESDAY 10am-8pm
WEDNESDAY 10am-8pm
THURSDAY 10am-8pm
FRIDAY 10am-8pm
SATURDAY 9am-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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