I have never had my hair colored at a salon or highlighted until yesterday. (chocolate with highlights) As you can see, she also straightened it. My appointment was at noon with a newbie named Melissa at Salon Bella'. I think she did a swell job making me feel comfortable. I had the "Steel Magnolia" feeling. Giggles. :) What do you think of my new do? I was shocked when I paid my bill of $160. Melissa was kind and gave me a $10 off coupon. So I gave it back as her tip.