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Old 11-19-2019, 06:32 PM
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Today I got talked in putting highlights in my hair. At first I was asked if I wanted highlights or to color my hair but coloring would have taken longer and I was on a tight schedule. I love how it looks but I am trying not to spend money what with Christmas expenses at all. Just curious, what cost more, highlights or to color my hair all over? I assumed coloring would cost more but thought I'd ask to see if I'm wrong. Also, what do most people pay for either highlights or coloring?
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Old 11-19-2019, 06:35 PM
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That means they put in highlights and lowlights. I pay about $110, and I have it done about every 3 months.
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Old 11-19-2019, 06:41 PM
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I am experimenting with no gray hair treatment at all. I like the look so far.
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Old 11-19-2019, 06:46 PM
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I have short hair. I get highlights every 10-12 weeks. It is $110.
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Old 11-19-2019, 06:57 PM
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For me, colouring my whole head costs less than highlights. I think because of the time it takes. I have shortish hair (just above my shoulders) and she foils it, rather than pulling it through a cap...so it takes a pretty long time. I also get 3 different shades put in so it looks more natural.


I have a friend/hairdresser do my hair now so it is WAY cheaper but it was $150 when I went to a salon, including a cut.


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Old 11-19-2019, 06:57 PM
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It's all relative. I'm outside the Dallas area in Texas.
I get lowlights, highlights, and cut/blowdry for $170 on my shorter hair. That's cheap!
I go about every 12 weeks.
My girl is great at keeping my blonde
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Old 11-19-2019, 07:02 PM
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Highlights are more expensive where I live. I get roots colored and highlights for $120.00 about every 6 weeks.
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Old 11-19-2019, 07:03 PM
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I pay $115 but that includes a hair cut as well as the highlighting.
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Old 11-19-2019, 07:20 PM
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I pay about $85 for haircut and highlights. Sometimes she'll do lowlights instead.

I go about every six weeks - my hair is right above my shoulders.
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Old 11-19-2019, 07:44 PM
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Right now I just have my roots done with a few lowlights put in every 6 weeks and itís about $80. If I do hightlights itís about $150. I love my dark hair right now, so Iím going to keep that for awhile.


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Old 11-19-2019, 07:52 PM
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Thanks everyone. I chose highlights 1. because it would be quicker but 2. because I thought it would be cheaper since coloring would take longer I assumed it would cost more? Was I wrong? Would coloring be che as per than the highlights?
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Old 11-19-2019, 08:17 PM
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I’ve done both, and the all over color was cheaper. I get my hair highlighted every 6 weeks, and she charges by the foil. It’s usually between $80 - $100 depending on how many foils she uses, and that includes haircut. If I get all over color, it’s somewhere around $50. I think all over color isn’t as labor intensive as individual foils?
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I was surprised, too.
Old 11-20-2019, 01:04 AM
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I also thought overall color would be more expensive because you are using more product on the hair, but highlighting is more expensive because it is much more time consuming to place all the foils in the hair and making sure they are in the right places. You are taking more time in the chair, sp highlighting cost more. I live in pricey Calif. and my highlights and haircut cost $125. My gal Makes my hair look fabulous @nd is worth every penny!
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Old 11-20-2019, 02:50 AM
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I color my whole head myself at home. It costs about $10 at Sally Buety Supplyand it is very convenient. It is not difficult at all and my hair is a little past my shoulders. I always rinse right in the shower and my hair is dark brown. I just wash the shower when Iím finished and everything comes off. I would think highlights would be more expensive because it takes more ime to do individual strands. With a whole color youíre doing everything so you donít have to be careful.
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Old 11-20-2019, 03:03 AM
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Highlights are definitely more expensive because theyíre more labor intensive. I have light brown hair, but do all over super dark brown, then a few chunky blonde highlights. Then I get it cut and blow dried. My hair is super long and thick, they always have to mix about 5 batches of product. It takes two of them to dry my hair (since the whole process is over three hours, they do it so Iím not there all day). I pay a little under $200 unless I have a coupon. I havenít been in over a year because it was getting to expensive to keep up, and too time consuming.
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Old 11-20-2019, 03:58 AM
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Coloring is more expensive. I have coloring and a few highlights added. I would go less, but my gray hair is coming in fast and furious. I just went lighter in the blonde color so it will hide the grey and I can still go every 3 months. It costs $165 every time I go with a cut and blow dry. I tried coloring my hair myself, but it was a disaster. I have long, thick hair and it was hard to do. I donít splurge on myself much so this is my 4x a year splurge.
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Old 11-20-2019, 07:15 AM
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fully colors my grays! I used to have just highlights but the gray has overtaken my head.


I used to go to a salon but they raised their prices so a full color and cut now costs $120.

Supercuts does it for $85.

I go every 4-6 weeks because I have short hair!
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Old 11-20-2019, 07:36 AM
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When I retired I said that I was going to stop coloring and go gray. That only lasted 5 months.
My salon is cheaper for color all over. Highlights cost more because of the time it takes to put in the foils. Color for my hair is only $65.

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Old 11-20-2019, 07:56 AM
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I have just-below shoulder-length hair, highlights with toner is about $80 -$90, not including cut and blow-out. I visit the salon about once per quarter, sometimes a bit more. I'm just now starting to see gray hair. I don't mind it so I don't rush to get touch-ups, but when more comes in I may go more frequently if I don't like how it looks.

When I was on a tighter budget, I did single-process color. For cut and color it was about $50 total, but that was over 10 years ago. I chose a color that was close to my original color so I didn't need to touch up the roots. I really experimented with hair color when I was in my 20's so I had a lot of weird color outgrowth I wanted to hide.
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Old 11-20-2019, 03:37 PM
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Where I am highlights are more expensive. I get my root touched up and balayaged (instead of highlights) because it makes my thin hair look fuller. still cheaper than if I did foils.
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Highlights and roots
Old 11-20-2019, 04:43 PM
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It depends on if you are covering grays or not, how often you would want highlights. Just left the hair salon a few minutes ago. I have shoulder length hair and got highlights and roots done for $95 before tip. I then go every weeks for roots at $60 and every 3rd or 4th time I get highlights.
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Old 11-20-2019, 04:52 PM
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Every 4 weeks I get a demi-permanent color put on at a cost of $75 before tip. If I had moxie I would do it at home, but I'm afraid of a botched job!
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