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Meet Steven Dattilo

I stumbled upon the hair industry 30 years ago, when I followed my high school sweetheart into hair school. (I was young, don’t judge me). That relationship didn’t last but my love and passion for hair continues to grow to this day. 

I love seeing the looks on clients’ faces when they see the results of their hair. I love that for a couple of hours, while they’re in my chair, I’m someone people confide in. 

My clients seem to say time and again that I thirst for knowledge and what is next.​ Education is something that decides whether you thrive or disintegrate in this industry. Annually, I attend hands-on seminars in N.Y.C. I've worked with the top educators at Redken, Wella, and Arrojo.​​ Now I'm entering a new chapter with the Goldwell color line, who provides top-notch "in Salon" education. ​

I provide free consultations to those who are unsure of what to do and how to approach a new look.​I also provide a flexible schedule, so no working parent or busy professional will be left without an appointment time.​In closing. 


When I'm not in the salon, you can find me jogging the trails of the Supply Pond with Mia, my boxer dog. She is my second boxer, which means I'm a boxer addict. 



As a stylist, I take pride in always being at the top of my game. My thirst for knowledge has pushed me to learn from some of the top educators in the business. 

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- Mastering the Art of Balayage

- Blonde Temptation

- Color Essentials

- Creative Color

- Color Dimensions

- Color Correction

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- Total Design and Color

- Certified Hair Colorist

- Mixing It Up Formulations

- Cutting with Sam and Chris


John B.

"The best in the business! Attention to detail and runs an excellent salon. Took me many years to find someone who doesn’t cancel or move things. Never a sick day for Steven and he is up on all the latest trends!"

Ed V.

"I have been going to Steve for over twenty years. He is truly a professional who is always fine tuning his craft by continuing to seek the newest most modern education. I am always happy with the cut and service when I leave. Definitely top notch."

Elizabeth P.

"It was my first time there because my son had given me a gift certificate. Steve was very professional, knowledgeable, helpful with whatever I needed done. His opinion was right on the mark. I took his advice on everything that he recommended and I came out looking a LOT better than when I went in. I will definitely be going back to him again and again. Thank you Steve!"

Amy A.

"I had the best hair cut and color I've had in a long time. Steven was meticulous. I highly recommend him"

Janet J.

"Steven is the best. My hair is difficult to work with and he always makes a great style happen. I always leave super happy and it’s a lovely salon. Even if I ever move from the area, I’ll make the drive."

Pat P.

"True pro in his craft , always come out looking better than when I went in"

Deb D.

"Convenient location, attractive decor and it's comfortable too. Steven Dattilo; Best stylist I've ever had!"

Sarah W.

"Steve really gets to know the client and what they want as an end product. He is thorough, takes his time, and is precise to ensure you leave loving your new hair cut! This is the first time in years I love my haircut"

Audrey E.

"Steve is awesome. He does fantastic work and truly cares about his customers as individuals"

Anne S.

"Steven, I've been going through lots of changes and your contribution makes me feel beautiful. Many thanks. Even my mother in law liked it. And I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror and told my husband "You have a good looking wife!"

Deborah M.

"So happy to have found Steven. He is at the top of his game as a stylist. Listening to my idea and then exceeding my expectation every time. His salon is welcoming and professional. I highly recommend booking with him"

Lynn D. 

"Steven is Awesome. He pays great attention to detail and always makes sure the cut is perfect. I always leave the salon super satisfied with my cut/style. The salon is very inviting & relaxing. It takes me an hour to drive there, it's absolutely worth the trip!"

Laini A.

"Dattilo's is a great salon in Branford! Stephen took the time during my first visit to examine the condition of my hair and suggested a conditioning treatment that would be perfect for me. ( I am blonde and between the highlites and the sun I need help!) After the treatment my hair feels incredible so healthy! I had a beautiful blow dry after the treatment! Stephen listened to exactly how I liked it blown dry and wanted to know little details like my bangs, where my part is, volume etc. I loved it and I will be going back! Thank you!

Frank G.

"1st visit - love it!"

Christopher B.

"Very neat clean and professional Steve does a great job!"

Deb D.

Convenient location, attractive decor and it's comfortable too.
Best stylist I've ever had!

JoAnna Z.

Best salon in Branford, hands down.

Steven revived my hair with a gorgeous long layered cut and blow out and I was honestly blown away. (As was my husband.)

Donald G.

Best salon in town.
Excellent communicator - everything explained and thoughtfully done.

Kaylyn K.

Beautiful salon! I love it!! Great snack selections as well!
Steven is the absolute best!! He is very kind and a great person! He did an amazing job with my hair & went above and beyond & really achieved the color we thought would be best. I’m amazed at how great the color came out. I highly recommend Steven for all of your hair needs!

Pat P.

Great job on a tough head , enjoy your vacation.

Susan S.

I made an appointment with Steven 2 months after a very bad haircut from a local salon. He assessed the situation, was very honest and I left there looking and feeling better. His client is his focus, no distractions. A true professional.

Karissa K.

AMAZINGGGGG! I will leave it at that.

Chris B.

Very neat clean and professional Steve does a great job!

Amy A.

I had the best hair cut and color I've had in a long time. Stephen was meticulous. I highly recommend him.

I had the best hair cut and color I've had in a long time. Stephen was meticulous. I highly recommend him.

Sarah W. 

Really gets to know the client and what they want as an end product. Is thorough, takes his time, and is precise to ensure you leave loving your new hair cut! This is the first time in years I love my haircut!!

Kaylyn K.

Steven is the BEST!!!! He is extremely knowledgeable and goes above and beyond for his clients. Amazing person & amazing stylist

Ann C.

Steve was amazing! I came here for a blow out as I’m out of town and was going to a wedding. He worked with me to make sure it was what I wanted. His shoppe is so cute and he gave great hair advice. He was very nice! I recommend him! His salon is very easy to find. He has parking on the side or a public parking lot across the street.

Ann C.

Robert K.

Best in town

Jeanne M.

He gave my hair trim exactly what I wanted. Steven really took his time with my hair. I highly recommend Dattilo Salon.

Vanessa S.

Steven has expertise and attention to detail! He takes his time and gave me some great suggestions for my hair as well as an excellent ✂️ cut! I will definitely be back

Tara L.

Steven is great! He is personable, informative professional and talented . I would not want to go anywhere else for my hair!

Michael H.

Very glad I decided to stop by. Steven seemed to know what I wanted despite me struggling to articulate it well. Highly recommend!

"1st visit - love it!"

Jeanne M.

Stephen is just so caring and understanding about my physical issues. He gave me the best haircut I’ve had in years in years. I highly recommend him, but then again, I don’t want to because I’ll probably have a hard time getting an appointment ha ha. Big thanks Steven. I hope you try the sandwich 🥜🫐🧈🥚🍞 told you about .

Elizabeth P.

Steve always does a wonderful job. He helps me with advice when I ask questions about different styles and colors. He is always very honest and I trust him all the time. I love going to see him on my appointments.

Cathleen G.

I had my first haircut with Steven today and I love it. It is a very nicely done precision classic bob.

Timothy H.

Steve really is a true professional. His attention to each individual customer really demonstrates the quality of his work and commitment to customer service. I highly recommend Steve. You will not be disappointed!!!

Rita A.

Steven has been cutting my hair for 10 years and counting. Not ONCE have I left not loving what he has done to my hair! I love that we can talk and solve all the troubles of the world and other times just enjoy the peace and quiet...he's the best! Highly recommend

Michael H.

Great as always

"1st visit - love it!"

Great as always

Patti V.

Steven gives me the best haircut. I moved to Florida and return to Ct so Steven can cut my hair! His attention to detail is remarkable! He remembers how I prefer my haircut. He takes his time, he is worth every penny!! Thanks Steven.

Jeanne M.

Another excellent salon visit. Steve is very nice and gives a great haircut. Very sensitive to my difficulty moving around with my cane. I highly recommend Dattilo.

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