VickieD is correct. Hair costs vary widely so you need to know what you are purchasing. If the hair is virgin European (meaning not processed in ANY way like decuticlizing, coloring, perming, straightening, etc) $1600 is not a terrible price. However, if it is processed in any way (Remy hair or not), that is a very overpriced hair system. Most salons don't sell true virgin hair. Usually their hairpieces are priced very high to cover their overhead and free consultation time.
In my opinion, processed European hair is much like any other form of processed hair. It wears and ages quite similarly so there's no reason to pay the extra money for it. Virgin hair is beautiful and can be worth the money if it's in your budget.
We do sell custom clip-on toppers here at HD for a much lower price than you are being offered at the salon, but we do not sell virgin or processed European hair.
Hope that helps a little!
Susan • Sr. Content Developer and hair wearer