Lisa Cardillo is a hair artist more than a hair stylist and believes that every client is her masterpiece. Every consultation starts with a conversation because each situation is unique and deserves attention to every detail. She wants her clients to leave looking amazing and feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Lisa graduated at the top of her class, and prior to owning Tough Love Salon, she worked in several upscale hair salons, worked as an independent stylist, and was a Salon Manager who mentored other stylists. Her technical skills are too long to list here, but she’s experienced with both Women’s and Men’s cuts, advanced cutting and coloring techniques (including razor cuts, clipper work, stacked layers, ombre, balayage, precision color, funky color, hair straightening, emergency corrections, wedding up-dos, and more).
Lisa holds several certifications (including DevaCurl, KeraStraight, and Brazilian Blowout) and is always pursuing additional education and certification so she can stay current with modern trends and techniques. She is currently licensed in both New York and Maryland, and holds a Senior Cosmetology license in Maryland.
Some other fun facts… Lisa was featured in Behind the Chair magazine as a successful stylist who also played roller derby (as Mighty Mite #93) and she is a retired member of Charm City Roller Girls and Central New York Roller Derby. In fact, she’s also a co-founder of the Central New York Junior Roller Derby league.
More recently, she has opened her own modern salon: Tough Love Salon. Click the link, visit the salon, or call, and she will be happy to tell you how she has created a salon unlike any other in the area.