Amazing Stylists.
Straight Talk.
Excellent Service.

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.

Stephanie L.
Doesn’t get any better!! The MOST Accommodating, efficient, professional salon I have ever been to. Like for real! The amount of talent and knowledge Lisa possesses is astounding! Wish I could give... this place more than 5 stars!!read more
Kimberly D.
I knew I needed my hair done, I didn’t know how much i needed a good time! Seriously the cleanest shop, free drinks and snacks? Yup! Lilly was amazing full highlights and toner got my picky 13 yo... hair happy and that is amazingread more
deb B.
Lisa is highly knowledgeable and confident in her skills. We discussed various concerns (grey hair blending, in particular) and she was able to create a color and style plan. The color, even with... only one visit, is beautiful. I can't wait to see what happens throughout the upcoming year!read more
Jacqueline R.
Went above and beyond! Made me look like a million bucks.
Jennifer F.
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
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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.

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