Too much for a balayage?

So my sisters best friend use to always dye my hair since she’s a hairdresser, and since we’re all close she would make it less so I’d always pay like $95-$100 or sometimes way less when she does my hair. So I haven’t got my hair done by her in so long since I live in a different state now, so I came back to my hometown and I was asking if she could do a balayage to my hair and that’s it. And I asked her how much it would cost and she said $285 .. I think that is ridiculous. Has anyone paid that much for a balayage? Like that doesn’t seem right at all. I’m even close to her and that’s how much she said it is. I would never pay that much to get my hair done. How much do you guys pay?