177 Aldwins Road, Linwood, Christchurch, NZ



My name is Meredith and I run a vintage styled Nail Salon from my home in Christchurch.
I am a full service manicure salon and have been a qualified, professional Nail Technician for over twelve years.
I am a CND Shellac Certified Salon and an IBX Certified Salon.




Acrylic & Gel


Buttercup Nails offers a full range of manicure services: nail repairs, natural nail care, bespoke nail art, nail rehab and all enhancement services.




Please email or text to make a booking with Buttercup Nails and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Be aware that I am often booked out for around a month in advance, so please book early.
Let me know what Nail Service you are wanting, and whether you will have any product on your nails. You may want to read through my FAQ here.
Please note: all new clients are required to pay a 50% non-refundable deposit, before their due appointment.
I look forward to hearing from you.


  •  What should I consider when making an appointment?
  • Please ensure you make your bookings as early as possible, as I am often booked out for some weeks in advance.

    When you make your appointment, please let me know if you will have any product on your nails and what that product is. If you know exactly what you want on your nails, please send me a picture when you make your booking.

    It is VERY important that you are on time, as being late means that we will need to reschedule your booking to another date.

    Be sure to allow yourself enough time for your appointment, especially if it is your first visit, as I do an initial consultation with all new clients and have you fill out a health and information form. I do not rush through my clients. It is more important to me that you leave the salon with perfect nails, so I may take extra time if need be.

    Please note: all new clients are required to pay a 50% non-refundable deposit, before their due appointment.
  •   What are gel nails?
  • "Gel nails" are often used to describe Shellac or gel polish manicures, which is not entirely correct. These are gel polish nails.

    Gel nails are actually a form of acrylic cured in a UV or LED lamp instead of air curing, like traditional acrylic.

    They can be used with or without extensions. A gel overlay will give your natural nails added strength and shine - or matte if you prefer. Gel extensions are similiar to acrylic extensions, but a bit more flexible. They are usually rebalanced by filing, although there are some soak-off gels on the market now.
  •  Do you do pedicures?
  • No. Due to a long-standing back injury, I am no longer able to perform pedicures.