The most I have spent on a cut+highlights is $250, but the actual haircut of it all was only about $30. I believe it's not about the price, but about the stylist. I've been to stylists that have charged me tons of money and I wasn't happy, but my regular hair stylist, who isn't that expensive, I typically pay $140 for a cut and highlights. I have to drive an hour to get to her and she works out of her home, but she's the best I've ever found. You just have to keep going to new people until you find someone you like, and stick with them! It's so worth it!