An emporium brimming with delicious dichotomies. Fondly referred to as The Little Shop of Miracles, it is filled with everything you need and nothing you expect. The original inspiration behind Buff was the iconic Betty Boop, as she is simultaneously sweet and sexy. The Buff brand and space consciously incorporates quirky components and magical elements as it flutters between wonder and whimsy and borrows from past and present. It provides an evocative sensory experience that is countered with slick professional treatments delivered by passionate staff in candy striper styled pinafores.
Buff is a stand-alone grooming parlour offering essential services, ranging from nails to waxing, and lash and brow grooming. Buff has been appointed Essie’s first and only flagship salon in South Africa with imported Essie manicure stations from Italy.
The Soda Fountain is a retro, American diner-styled area that serves old fashioned soft drinks and handcrafted gourmet donuts from cult local brand, Wicked Donuts. A punked-up version of the inimitable Frieda Kahlo announces the Brow Bar and make-up station; while the soft, salmon-hued Glow is a dedicated area where tweens and teens can experiment with appropriate skin care products. Betty’s Boudoir is presided over by a gorgeous, life-size sculpture of Betty Boop and a discreet black wardrobe is filled with luxury exotica. Then it’s down the rabbit hole to the Alice In Wonderland-inspired function room, The Salon, which can be rented out for small, exclusive events; and adjacent is the communal Nail Station which can accommodate 10 people for manicures and pedicures. For essential services, there are waxing rooms with televisions, warmed beds and squeezy toys for those who may need it.
Buff has a very strong retail element which is as much for personal therapy as it is for quirky gifting. Brand synergy and collaboration has been a driving force and Buff has exclusivity in KwaZulu-Natal for a carefully chosen collection of retail lines.
For more info contact Tel: 087 287 9878 or visit: www.buffparlour.co.za