Services

By combining modern e-file techniques with traditional manicure and pedicure methods, we ensure a detailed and meticulous approach to your nail care.

We prioritise the use of low-toxic ingredients, minimise the use of harsh chemicals and abrasive tools, and embrace a less-is-more philosophy. With thorough nail prep for longevity of your polish and a waterless approach, we deliver exceptional service each time you visit.

 

Hands

Bare Manicure

$50 / 30mins

The Bare Manicure is for those wanting to let their natural nails shine.

Includes:

  • Nail shaping
  • Detailed cuticle care with e-file
  • Cuticle scrub to exfoliate away dead skin cells
  • Your choice of either a nail buff to create a high shine finish or a nail strengthener/hardener
  • Hand & cuticle hydration
  • A relaxing hand massage to finish.

No nail polish is used in this service as it's intended to let your naturals nails do the talking.

Express Manicure

$65 / 35 mins

A simple, straightforward manicure for those wanting a no-fuss service that leaves you with lovely looking hands. If your nails or cuticles are requiring some extra love and attention we recommend choosing our Signature Manicure service.

includes:

  • File/Shape
  • Cuticle tidy
  • Nail Prep
  • Polish or Gel Polish application
  • Cuticle balm
  • Hand hydration

Signature Manicure

$85 / 50 mins

Our Signature Manicure provides meticulous and detailed attention to your cuticles and nails for the picture perfect finish and longevity of wear.

includes:

  • FIle/Shape
  • detailed efile cuticle work
  • Nail prep
  • Polish or gel polish application
  • cuticle balm
  • hand massage & hydration

BUILDER GEL (BIAB) Manicure

$115 / 75 mins

This service is for those seeking something with added strength, durability and long-wearing on their natural nails. If you're a a nail biter, trying to grow your nails or have thin, weak or damaged nails this is great option for rehabilitation.

includes:

  • signature manicure including detailed cuticle care
  • Builder gel overlay on your natural nails
  • cuticle balm
  • hand hydration
  • hand massage

NAIL Extensions

$150 / 1.5-2 hrs

Add length to your natural nails with tips, polygel or full cover soft gel extensionS.

Includes:

  • Consultation on the desired finish and length your aiming to achieve.
  • Signature Manicure including detailed cuticle care and nail prep
  • Gel Polish of your choice to finish.

manicure for minis

$25 / 25mins

A gentle manicure suited to young hands (12 & under) includes:

  • Trimming
  • Shaping
  • Gentle cuticle care (if required)
  • Finished with non-toxic nail polish

Feet

Bare Pedicure

$60 / 35 mins

The Bare Pedicure is designed for effective foot care and relaxation without the polish. A complete and detailed pedicure using Footlogix pediceuticals range it includes:

  • Nail trim & shape
  • Detailed cuticle care with Efile
  • Gentle foot exfoliation
  • callus reduction
  • soothing foot and leg massage

This service does not include polish.

Express Pedicure

$75 / 45 mins

The Express Pedicure is for those needing a rapid foot overhaul but not necessarily all the pampering. This treatment focuses on revitalising your feet using our range of Footlogix pediceuticals products:

  • Nail trim & shape
  • Cuticle tidy & nail prep
  • Callus reduction
  • Your choice of either our fast-drying, long wear performance polish or gel polish
  • Finished with light foot hydration

this service does not include an exfoliant or massage.

Signature Pedicure

$100 / 60 mins

Your feet work hard for you and this pedicure focuses on giving them the TLC they deserve. The Signature Pedicure service includes:

  • Nail trim and shape
  • Detailed cuticle and callus care with efile
  • a gentle exfoliation & hot towel
  • Soothing Foot and leg massage.
  • Foot hydration
  • Finished with your choice of either our long wearing performance polish or gel polish

ADD ons + Extras

nail art

FRENCH - 15MINS / $20

LEVEL 1 (examples: Chrome, simple lines, dots, heart, cateye) - 10MINS / $15

LEVEL 2 (Examples: double french, abstract, swirls, animal prints, multiple hearts/flowers) - 20MINS / $30

LEVEL 3 (Examples: Ombre, pick,n,mix, flames, checkerboard, stars, smiley faces, aura) - 30MINS / $40

LEVEL 4 (examples: 3D, multi chrome, detailed hand painting, intricate floral, custom designs) - 45MINS / $50

removal

GEL POLISH / SHELLAC - 15mins / $20

BIAB - 30mins / $30

SNS - 30mins / $35

Extensions / Acrylic - 40mins / $45

ADVANCED CARE

HYDRATING COLLAGEN HAND OR FOOT MASK - $10

NAIL REPAIR - 10MINS / $10

TOENAIL REPAIR / OVERLAY - 10MINS (PER TOE) / $20

ADVANCED CALLUS AND HEEL CARE - FOR THOSE WITH SPECIFIC FOOT CONCERNS REQUIRING EXTENDED TIME FOR CALLUS REDUCTION, ROUGHENED SKIN OR CRACKS/FISSURES - 10MINS / $20

WEDDING/ SPECIAL EVENT CONSULTATION - THIS ALLOWS FOR AN EXTENDED CONSULTATION AT THE START OF YOUR SERVICE TO consider the perfect COLOUR AND DESIGN FOR A SPECIAL EVENT - 10MINS / $10

EXTENDED HAND OR FOOT MASSAGE - 10MINS / $15

FOOT SCRUB - 5MINS / $5

You can be sure that every service at any of our studios is created with the highest attention to detail by highly trained Nail Artists. We use only the best products available and work under rigorous hygiene practices

Emma Forrest, Founder of BUFF

FAQs

Need more information on our services? Take a look through our Frequently Asked Questions to discover more about what we offer, our hygiene practices, nail care tips, and our story.

How long should my polish last?

A number of factors can impact the wear of your polish such as your existing nail health, how you use your hands day-to-day and what they come into contact with. We've outlined below a guide of the typical wear time for our clients before they may start to see general wear and tear:

  • A Performance Polish manicure should last from 5-10 days
  • A Gel Polish manicure should last 2-3 weeks
  • A Super Gel Manicure should last 3-4 weeks
What is your cancellation policy?

We appreciate that life is a juggle and schedules change so if you need to change or cancel your appointment we require at least 24 hours notice or you may incur a late cancellation fee of 50% of the value of your appointment. If you do not show up for your appointment and have not been in contact via phone or email you will forfeit 100% of the booked appointment fee. You can cancel your appointment online by clicking the link in your booking confirmation/reminder email or by dropping us an email to info@buffnailstudios.com.

If you do not cancel and do not show up to your appointment, you will be charged the full cost of your service.

What is your "Chip-free Guarantee"?

Our “Chip Free Guarantee” guarantees you a flawless polish application for up to three (3) days for standard performance polish, five (5) days for gel polish and seven (7) days for Super Gel / BIAB. Simply give us a call or drop into the studio and we will organise to get it touched up free of charge.

Unfortunately some chemicals and products we come into contact with day to day can impact your polish. We recommend those of you who work in jobs that require very frequent hand washing (health care workers) or contact with potentially corrosive chemicals to wear gloves where possible to maximise your wear time.

Do you offer group bookings?

Yes - you can make a group booking online through our booking engine for up to 6 guests. Alternatively, if you're unsure what services you're after or what's right for you and need a little guidance simply drop us an email at info@buffnailstudios.com and we'll be happy to assist.

If you are looking for exclusive use of one of our spaces, please contact us with the details (preferred location, date, time, #guests, nature of event) and we'll be in touch.

Why don't you offer SNS?

SNS is a powder based acrylic and requires a dipping process for application. Due to the hygiene issues related to this application we have chosen not to include it as a part of our service menu. If you like the durability of SNS we would guide you to select our “Super Gel Manicure” service, it is long wearing and can be infilled every 3-4 weeks or simply soaked off.

Are your polishes pregnancy safe?

Yes, all our polishes are safe during pregnancy.

Can you book a mani/pedi at the same time?

Look we get it, we all lead busy lives and we're all about efficiency however due to the nature of the tools and standard of work we hold ourselves to we do not offer a combined mani/pedi service in one. Our nail artists undertake very precise, detailed work and need appropriate lighting and positioning to give you the finish we want to deliver. We focus on quality nail prep and polish application, ensuring that your hands and feet are thoughtfully tended to and rushing through this process means we can't deliver on this promises.

Can I bring my own nail polish?

Yes, you are welcome to bring your own nail polish if you have a particular colour or brand preference, you can drop a note on your booking if you'd like to do this. However, we also have a wide range of high-quality polishes available for you to choose from and happy to try colour match for you.

How do you sterilise your tools?

Hygiene is in our DNA and we take it *very* seriously at BUFF. We will never reuse something on your hands or feet unless it has been sterilised prior to minimise any health risks. All metal tools go through a 3-step sterilisation process. They are soaked in specialised tool detergent, run through a ultrasonic cycle before being sealed up and then processed through an autoclave*. Any items that can't through this process are either disposed of or gifted to you to take home for personal use.

*An autoclave is a machine typically used in healthcare settings that uses steam under pressure to kill harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi, and spores on items that are placed inside a pressure vessel. The items are heated to an appropriate sterilisation temperature for a given amount of time. The moisture in the steam efficiently transfers heat to the items to destroy the protein structure of the bacteria and spores.