Make sure you invest in a good Professional pair of scissors from a beauty supply store otherwise you'll do more damage than its worth. Cheapo scissor = bad curls. I've done it a few times
But there is no reason why you should pay more for a cut based on your hair texture. My stylist is fab & only $35 for wash, cut & style. Although she isn't curly herself, she understands that our hair needs a different approach. If you have curly friends, co-workers ask around for recs. Best of luck!