Come Visit My New Salon!
⇛  Tough Love Salon  ⇚

This is my personal website, but I’ve recently opened Tough Love Salon in Severna Park. I would love to tell you more about my hair salon and why I think it’s unlike any other salon in the area. See my website for more details and call or email me with any questions. In the meantime, you’re welcome to read more about me here.

I’m Lisa Cardillo, and hair is my passion. If you’ve never been in my chair, you don’t know what you’re missing! I’m not just a hair stylist, I’m a hair artist, and I want you to be my next masterpiece. Every consultation begins with a conversation and you get my undivided attention. I have the knowledge and experience to help you look amazing. You will leave looking and feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.

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Now that Tough Love Salon is open, I have transitioned to Meevo 2 to manage my hair salon and track appointments. As a client, you can review salon services, book with online at any time, get appointment reminders, and more. Click the button below, sign up for an account, and you will see the services available for online booking. If you need any help, please call the salon and we’ll be glad to help.

Note that I only have the most common services listed online. For specialty services, or other requests, please call first and schedule your consultation manually.

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Cancellation Policy:  Should you need to cancel or change the date or time of your appointment, I require a minimum of 24 hours notice for standard services and 72 hours notice for specialty services (e.g., Keratin Treatment, Straightening, Relaxers, Weddings, Special Requests, Corrective Services, etc). In addition, a non-refundable deposit may be required for some services. If you violate this policy, you will be charged the full service price and refused future service until paid.

Please understand that I’m a specialist and an independent stylist running a small local business and unexpected no-shows or cancellations cost me time and money. I know that life happens sometimes, but if you show me the respect of calling to reschedule in advance, I will go out of my way to help. If you do not, then I will demand to be compensated for waiting around and not being able to schedule a paying client.


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 DevaCurlKeraStraight, 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.


She was amazing! She gave me a total hair makeover and I absolutely love my hair! Lisa is very friendly and is very well educated on the proper care of your hair and knows how to cut! I have already made my next appointment!

Rachel P.

I have a lot of hair problems, and Lisa was very interested and genuinely concerned about them. You won’t be disappointed if you make an appointment with Lisa. She’ll do her absolute best for you and your hair!

Valerie K.