Learn more about our talented team of stylists and support staff below.

(or visit our careers page if you are interested in joining our team)

Lisa Cardillo
Lisa CardilloPresident of Salon Operations
Lisa is the main co-owner, the Lead Stylist, and the inspiration behind Tough Love Salon. Aside from her experience, many certifications, and ongoing education, she is licensed in NY, MD, and FL, and has also earned a Senior Cosmetologist license in Maryland. She takes great pride in leading the team to maintain consistent quality, provide excellent service, and to embrace continuous learning and sharing knowledge with others.
Ray Cardillo
Ray CardilloPresident of Business Operations
Ray is a co-owner, Lisa’s husband, and leads all business operations. He is an accomplished professional Software Engineer and Technical Leader who became interested in the salon industry as a result of Lisa’s infectious passion for her craft. He enjoys learning about hair science and has developed several unique systems for the salon based on Lisa’s guidance.

Our Amazing Team Members

ToriStylist & Assistant Manager
Tori is a local who graduated from The Temple (Paul Mitchell Partner School) in Annapolis and has spent years mastering her craft since. Everyone loves her cheery attitude that makes her a joy to be around. She is known for creating rich dimensional colors, blonding, highlights, balayage, ombre, and more. Tori will have you looking and feeling great after every visit.
Lilly is a recent graduate of The Temple (Paul Mitchell Partner School) in Annapolis and is currently working as an Assistant. She is a licensed Cosmetologist so she’s more of a “Super Assistant” and is helping out quite a bit. She is performing limited services while we prepare her for a Stylist position in the near future. Lilly has a passion for hair and a great personality which is a combination that we know you will love.
Naomi is a student at The Temple (Paul Mitchell Partner School) in Annapolis. She has amazing experience from previous work and she’s proficient in ASL (American Sign Language). Her passion for Cosmetology came from seeing the positive impact it has on people’s lives. She’ll be helping out around the salon and providing limited services until she graduates and then she’ll be on the path to becoming another one of our amazing Stylists!
Now Hiring
Now HiringAmazing Stylists
See our careers page for more details. If you want to learn more about us, then we want to learn more about you!!