Thanks for your thoughts minix!

I emailed Curly Hair Institute asking for price quotes and they didn't respond to me

On the Earth A Salon their website quotes:
Hair cut (not sure if it includes style): $40-$70
Color: starting at $100

Curl Ambassadors emailed me with this info:

Half head hi-lites approx $80.00

Cut/wash/style- $70 for med length and $80 for long curly hair

They also have a promo on for December: Mon/Tuesdays 20% of hi-lites, or on Fridays 25% off Cut/and colour

Still not sure where to go!! I may just hold off on a cut/color till after the holidays (when there's more money to go around!) lol!
Dubsbelle on Makeupalley & MakeupTalk
Hair Type: 2C/3A
HG STYLING: Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee, Curly Hair Solutions CK, BOOTS Curl Cream, AG: Recoil, ISO Daily Styling Gel, Pantene Curl Scrunching Gel