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How Much Would You Spend on Highlights?

This FabSugar poll about buying expensive handbags got me thinking about why people spend more than they can afford to look their best. If you live in a city like New York or Los Angeles, it's common to drop anywhere from $330 - $550 on a haircut and color in one sitting.

Hot celebrity colorists like Serge Normant, Oscar Blandi, Rita Hazan, Frederic Fekkai, Sally Hershberger and Ted Gibson have sky-high prices—and yet their salons are so packed that it can take months to even get an appointment.

If you could score a session with any of these colorists, how much would you be willing to pay for haute highlights?


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katie_c katie_c 9 years
i still wouldn't spend.
phree2b phree2b 9 years
Really Good highlights should be between $100-$200 for non-celebrity clients with worthy of star's Hair Stylist!
Nataliee2007 Nataliee2007 9 years
My Last highlights Were £75 Bur I would spend upto £120 depending on How nice i want them to be
peachiepink peachiepink 9 years
my friend;s mom di my highlights for free ( and I'm sure she wouldn't have charged me much anyways) and it looked a thousand times better than when my hairdresser did them for about $50
jtstitches jtstitches 9 years
This really depends on *where* you live. Here in the Bronx NY I've gotten full hair color, full head of (foil) highlights, hair cut & blow dry for $90. Upstate about 1 hour away my cousin pays $150 for JUST the highlights.
foxie foxie 9 years
If you get $300 highlights you're just as ugly and $300 poorer after the fact.
CuteCapri115 CuteCapri115 9 years
I think anything over $100 is insane!!! That is sooo easy to do...
mlen mlen 9 years
i forget how much a full highlights is where i go cause i haven't had one in a while and sometimes i get a cut with it- but its between 100-200. while its expensive, its worth it to me because my girl does a fab job and i always get compliments on it and i haven't had any horror stories where she has messed it up. so i'm willing to pay for the work.
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
no more than 200 & thats with long hair
michelleyk michelleyk 9 years
I spent about $250 last time I went in for cut and highlights. I have a hard time justifying that, so I often let my hair go for as long as possible. But it's hard to find a hairstylist used to working with fine, non-asian hair here in Tokyo. So if you find someone you're happy with, you KEEP Them! Next time I have to get a tone, highlight, and a it's going to be even more. (weeps)
britt2121 britt2121 9 years
My hair isn't something that I want to get a bargain on, especially highlights which can easily be messed up.
colieoats colieoats 9 years
back when I was a single gal I would drop upwards of $100 on my hair every 6 weeks or so....I've stopped with highlights though and am back to my natural color....a lot cheaper!
Allytta Allytta 9 years
i will pay 200 and more when i have the money for it :) i have some friends that would spend 3 months of their earnings just on hair salon.
Allytta Allytta 9 years
DecemberBaby, I do my highlights in Lithuania, where it's done well but cheap compared to USA. In here it's equvalent of 100 bucks.
KathleenxCouture KathleenxCouture 9 years
thats for all over highlight and i usually get a highlight, low light and a complementing color (3 colors) PLUS a cut all for 80
KathleenxCouture KathleenxCouture 9 years
my hairdresser charges 80 and i tip between 10 and 20 so between 90-100 with tip but i'd really like to find a quality salon that charges less its very rare and i feel lucky because my colorist does an amazing job
MissyE543 MissyE543 9 years
I get free highlights cuz I work at Bumble and Bumble. Otherwise they would be 180 dollars!
nillawafer1983 nillawafer1983 9 years
I spend about $160 for highlights and a haircut, not including tip.
vmruby vmruby 9 years
I've spent up to $125.That's as high as i will go.
mbrown81 mbrown81 9 years
I have 2 young boys i'd rather spend money on them so I won't spend more then $80 for the whole deal. Cut, Color, and eyebrow wax. I love my hairdresser. She does a wonderfull job for a great price.
purpleorchid027 purpleorchid027 9 years
I just spent $222 on my cut and highlights! I almost passed out when they told me how much it would be. I will def. be asking how much before I do that again! It's a great job but omg!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
My hairdresser usually will do a cut + full head coluor + highlights (with like 3 different colours) for $200ish and then I give him a decent tip too. I think it;s reasonable becaus ehe has never disappointed me and I always walk out loving it and happy :)
brittanyk brittanyk 9 years
I'm in college, I can't afford to spend $100+ for highlights. I'd feel sooo guilty if I spent more than $50.
SummerBaby SummerBaby 9 years
depends a full head for me is $120 with cut.. half a head is like $60 with cut.. depends on what im in the mood for.. and dye and cut is $60 so its not toooooo bad!
7kimba7 7kimba7 9 years
I pay $60 for cut and highlights. I never want to leave my stylist.
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