I think she fired YOU! Sometimes companies put in ridiculous procedures to weed out clients that are no longer profitable for them, but I can't for the life of me imagine what you would have done, and how $180 is not profitable with what you get done. I mean even in LA $180 for a haircut and highlight is standard, mine is $200 and then have to tip $40, which just kills me, and the reason I now wait till I get home to Tucson.
I have this weird thing where I always want my hairdressers to like me, it's so lame and I always feel a huge amount of anxiety before I go to one. The other side of me says they're doing a service for ME and I shouldn't feel the need to entertain them, but I still do.
So this would completely throw me for a loop, but would also make me so mad that I wouldn't go back. And I don't think you should either.