About Us

About Us

About The Nail Studio

Located in Sandringham, Auckland, The Nail Studio is a private home-based salon committed to delivering the best of nail services in a relaxed yet modern atmosphere. I offer a wide range of top quality treatments and products administered by a highly experienced industry professional.  I cater to both natural and enhanced nails, using ethically sourced products completely Sulphate, Paraben, MMA, Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, and cruelty free, as well as 99% vegan-friendly!

Expressing your own personal style through beautiful nails is The Nail Studio’s speciality. I pride myself on a genuine and in-depth understanding of your nail health to provide you with the best advice. It’s important to keep in mind that simple lifestyle issues – such as diet, ageing, stress or medical concerns – have a visible impact on the health and longevity of your nails.

My holistic approach and deep knowledge of the products I work with, allow me to provide you with the ultimate nail upgrade. I truly value the individual needs  of my clients and will give you the nail look you’re seeking.

You can trust that your hands and feet will be professionally treated and look gorgeous when you choose to indulge in The Nail Salon experience.

About Mardi Smith

Mardi Smith is a highly qualified nail specialist, with a career spanning over 30 years. Her passion for nails began in Australia in 1987 where she underwent extensive training with CND products and worked alongside some of the best technicians within the nail industry. In 1989, Mardi gained a diploma in Beauty Therapy from the Melbourne College of Hair and Beauty. Over the next 5 years, she managed to bear and prosper her own nail business before soon relocating to Auckland in 1995 – the establishment of The Nail Studio. Mardi has been operating her own brand exclusively ever since, following an upgrade in her training the next year with CND in order to become a master technician and educator.

In 2010, Mardi became an advanced master technician with CND. Due to her extensive training and experience, she’s able to create long-lasting, beautiful results for her clients with the latest techniques non toxic, cruelty free products.


“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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