our feathered friends: BUFF at WAX

WAX, Atlanta’s premier waxing studio, has been an Aviary favorite for a while now with their specialized approach to waxing. This past May, we were thrilled to learn that they were expanding and opening BUFF atop their sweet loft in Inman Park. And you guessed it… BUFF caters to nails (only).

Mod, intimate, and clean, BUFF focuses on providing services in a chic, relaxing environment. The fact that they only use polishes free of harmful chemicals and organic, made in house cuticle oil, was all we needed to ditch the loud, pungent nail salons of the past and take a trip to BUFF.

We are used to the warm welcome of walking into WAX but upstairs, our first taste of BUFF, did not fall short of exceptional. With a custom built communal nail bar and only three pedicure stations, we immediately felt we had entered nail heaven (or something like it). The rainbow of nail polish bottles popped from the sharp, white walls and perhaps the only strain on the whole afternoon was picking THE color. BUFF carries Butter London, RGB, NARS, and Deborah Lippmann. We knew that our hands were well, in good hands. And speaking of being in good hands, BUFF’s Priscilla, Dyanna and Christian, were as sharp as the place itself. They knew their craft inside and out and were fun to be around for our hour plus mani/pedi combo.

While I stuck with a classic red and (surprise) ombre toes, Amy took advantage of BUFF’s gel polish offering (only $15 more and guaranteed to last through everything from rock shows to tree trimming). BUFF also offers nail art if you’re feeling really adventurous. And we recommend at least adventuring over to BUFF soon. I can’t wait to go back and after all, isn’t it the season to treat yourself?