I visited this lovely little salon in Newbury to have Olaplex done as a stand-alone treatment for my brittle, overly processed hair that has been bleached twice to achieve a blonde balayage, on naturally black hair.
The staff here are very warm and friendly, this really is a lovely salon with lots of a charm and the atmosphere is intimate, yet you still have your own space to dive into a magazine or switch-off completely, during treatment.
I had the Olaplex done by Katy and the whole process was breeze... she did a lovely blow-dry on me following the treatment and my hair was visibly improved, looking stronger, healthier and shinier than before with no 'damage frizz' left whatsoever. I left the salon elated, with a lovely free sample/calendar, some pricing info for future treatments and my 'step 3' Olaplex at home treatment to maintain the results. The price for the entire service including the take home treatment was reasonable.
However, a couple of days later after I washed my hair I'm disappointed to report it has returned back to it's original state, notably from the ends which are all dry and damaged again. I am not critiquing the salon or the stylist, but I just think the treatment itself for whatever reason, did not work for me.
Olaplex has been so hyped up in the hair industry, I guess I was expecting close to miraculous results considering my 'bonds' were supposed to have been re-mended. However, I have accepted I will probably just have to chop the ends of my hair off and move on... would I get Olaplex done again? Unlikely. However, I would certainly return here for a cut or another treatment in the future... great salon, just not sure about the treatment.