About Us

About Us

About The Nail Studio

Centrally located in Sandringham, Auckland, The Nail Studio is a private salon, committed to delivering exceptional service in a relaxed and soothing atmosphere. I strive to provide you with a wide range of quality treatments and products that cater for both natural and enhanced nails. My product line is  10-FREE, containing none of the nasty toxic chemicals below, leaving you and your nails in good health.
Formaldehyde, Toluene, Dibutyl Phithalate, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, Ethyl Tosylamide, Xylene, Triphenol Phosphate, Sulfate or Sulphate, Parabens. All products are cruelty free and 99% Vegan.

My Holistic Approach to Beautiful Nails

Healthy nails are your window to what’s going on with you internally. The Nail Studio prides itself on understanding and assisting you to achieve total nail health: diet, ageing, stress or medical concerns can effect, “even temporarily”, the look of your nails.

My knowledge of the many products available make it easy for me to advise you. My understanding of how your nails reflect you to the world means I work with you to achieve a look and style of fashion that best suits you.

Products from Shellac and coloured Gels to enhancements and fashion trends, from art to colour mean you look good and your hands and feet are treated with a highly professional approach.

About Mardi Smith

Mardi Smith is a highly qualified nail specialist with a career spanning over 30 years. Her passion for nail artistry began in Australia in 1987 where she underwent extensive training with CND products, working alongside some of the top technicians in the industry. Mardi gained a diploma in Beauty Therapy in 1989 from the Melbourne College of Hair and Beauty and over the next 5 years owned and managed a thriving business with a colleague before relocating to Auckland in 1995.

The Nail Studio opened its doors in 1995 and Mardi has been operating the business ever since. In 1996 she re-trained with CND to become a master technician and educator.

In 2010 Mardi became an advanced master technician with CND. With her extensive training and experience, combined with the most up-to-date techniques and the highest quality product, Mardi creates long-lasting, beautiful results for her clients.


Hi Mardi,
I just wanted to thank you for an amazing 14+ years of nail care. You are incredibly professional, prompt, reliable and do the most amazing work – even with my thin nails! As you know I have occasionally tried other places but have regretted it every time as no-one, neither high end salon, nor cheap nail bar can match your expertise, your skill with any form of colour and certainty cannot come close to the calm haven that all your salons have provided – and lets not forget the amazing conversations!
Thanks for keeping on going and providing those of us in the know with your amazing service.
~ Kate, Remuera

I’ve had acrylic nails for 20 years – and been at the mercy of nail technicians from Australia to the United Kingdom, Belgium to the United States as I moved around the world. Mardi is, hands down – forgive the pun – the best I have come across. And why I am incredibly loyal, recommending many of my colleagues to her for everything from manicures to pedicures. If you want quality, speed, the best product, care and, if you are lucky, the makings of a good friend, give Mardi a call.
~ Mary Robbins

I found The Nail Studio by mistake around 9 years ago when my nails were in a shocking state. Mardi has helped and advised me over the years and now my nails are looking great! The integrity of Mardi’s advice has always put me as her client, first! I would never go anywhere else.
~ Barbara Udale

I have been a client of the Nail Studio for 17 years and have followed Mardi around Auckland. As an account manager dealing with clients, appearance is very important. When I first came to Mardi I had the worst nails in the world!! Wow has that changed, I actually get people commenting on how lovely they look, my hands always look manicured with lovely seasonal colours. Mardi is extremely professional with her techniques, products, and equipment and would recommend her as a very accomplished and experienced nail technician
~ Carol Zencic

I had tried many other nail bars before I happened to stumble upon ‘THE NAIL STUDIO’. It was my lucky day. I have been having my nails done there ever since, every week by Mardi, owner and the best in the business I can guarantee! She uses the best products and never compromises on her work quality. I’m sure all her customers would vouch for that.
~ Suchi Pathare

I booked in with Mardi to have my first Shellac application removed and then replaced with my favourite shade, Fedora. The whole process was an absolute breeze and the re-application was fantastic – really thin and even, and very natural looking. The best thing? Two weeks later it was still looking great.
~ Helene Ravlich

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