At the risk of sounding like a crazy New Yorker, I think it is worth it. I justify it because I only need to go 2-3 times a year. My cuts have all been very good and my hair is such a big part of my look I don't want to gamble on someone else when I found a sure thing.I'm looking at the prices you ladies pay for haircuts and I'm appalled. Is it really worth $95 for a HC? The stylist I've used for the last couple of years does great with curly hair (I really need a trim for the dead ends, but I've never had a pyramid problem with growing out hair since I've gone to her) and I can get out of there for less than $40 and that is a good tip too.
I go to our local beauty school for the color and they do a fantastic job---even my stylist admired it. And I can get out of there for around $35 and again, a good tip. I lived in Houston for years and in the '80s paid around $40 for a cut...but I can imagine what it is now for that stylist.
The prices go much higher than that...I think Lorraine is at $200+? ...and I think I read somewhere Sally Hershberger charges $600!! Now I'll admit that $600 sounds SUPER crazy to me!