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The Buff Day Spa

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52 South King Street, (next to the Gaiety Theatre), Dublin 2, Co. Dublin, Ireland
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The Buff Day Spa located in the heart of the Dublin next door to the Gaiety Theatre, provide a whole spectrum of beauty and holistic healing therapies from Dermalogica Facials to Aromatherapy, Hot Stone Massage, Voya Maternity Treatments, Image Skincare Treatments, Reflexology, Manicures, Pedicures, and Spray Tanning all in a beautiful setting. There is a Sauna available to our guests for complimentary use as well as a relaxation area and a tranquility room.

The Buff Day Spa is unique in Dublin City Center as it offers an opportunity not just to pop in for a quick massage or facial as in most other beauty salons but you are invited to spend longer there to completely unwind, wrap up warm in one of their luxurious bathrobes, sit and read a book in the various chill out areas whilst enjoying comp. herbal tea or ease tired muscles in the sauna.

The Buff Day Spa have Lycon Waxing, Shellac Manicures & Pedicures and Fuschia Mineral Makeup.

Shellac is a revolutionary hybrid polish, which is a cross between a gel and a polish so it lasts much longer without damaging the natural nail! Fuschia Mineral Makeup is actually good for your skin, it contains no parabens or yucky ingredients, gives a flawless finish and heals and calms your skin while you wear it!


  • 10+ Treatments Rooms
  • Changing / Locker Rooms
  • Relaxation Room
  • Sauna
  • Tranquility Room

Treatments & Packages

Body Treatments

Universal Contour Wrap 120 Minutes €99
A quick and easy way to lose inches, sculpt curves, detoxify, boost circulation and smooth the skin. Need we say more? This treatment is a must have for parties, weddings, holidays and any other time when you want to look your absolute best!

Dermalogica Beautiful Back €79
This is essentially a facial performed on the back, leaving your back looking and feeling fantastic. This treatment is great during summer for all those strappy tops or any times when you need your back to look as great as your front.

Voya Express Full Body Scrub Therapy €55
This exfoliation treatment polishes skin to a soft glow while providing critical hydration and nourishment. This treatment can be customized for sensitive skin to soothe and brighten.

Dermalogica Facials

Spa Custom Facial 55 Minutes €85
This is a great overall facial. Customized to your skin type, it includes a skin analysis, deep cleansing, steaming, exfoliation, massage and customized face mask, leaving your face healthy and rejuvenated. Just relax, lay back and leave everything to us.

Dermalogica Ultimate Facial 75 Minutes €109
Really treat yourself with our great value Ultimate Facial, which is our Spa Custom Facial, with an additional Eye Zone Treatment, Multi-Vitamin Hand Treatment and an Eyebrow Shape.

Dermalogica Bio Surface Peel 35-55 Minutes (depending on skin's reaction) €99
A skin resurfacing system from the skin experts at Dermalogica! It helps reduce breakouts, pigmentation and signs of premature ageing, to reveal smoother, brighter and softer skin.
Course of 3 €249

Dermalogica Age Smart Facial 75 Minutes €99
Are the signs of aging on your skin becoming a concern? Dermalogica's new AGE Smart range of products are used to plump, brighten and hydrate dull and tired skin so that skin is firmer, smoother and healthier. This facial includes an Eye Zone Treatment for extra attention to the delicate eye area and a MultiVitamin Power Exfoliation to ensure a healthy glow to any dull appearance. For longer lasting results, we recommend a course of 6 facials (you only pay for 5, €545).

Dermalogica Medibac Facial 75 Minutes €99
This is the end of the line for Adult Acne! Dermalogica's new Medibac range of products uses purifying clay-based cleansers and masques and salicylic acid based specialities to really clear up oily congested skin. This facial is a deep cleansing, pore refining facial formulated specifically to treat adult acne while addressing the needs of adult skin. Please note that if you are using Roaccutane, you cannot have this acne facial.

Dermalogica Ultra-Calming Facial 75 Minutes €99
For those with sensitized, itching or burning skin.

Dermalogica La Stone Facial 70 Minutes €109
Combining all the benefits of a Spa Custom Facial with the relaxing and healing effects of hot rocks. Applied to the chakras, hot rocks re-align your body’s energy flow and help bring the body and mind back into balance. An experience you will want to re-discover again and again.

The Buff Express Facial 30 Minutes €55
A mini version of our spa custom facial, minus the fluff. (No extractions or massage).

Image Peels

Image Skincare is a high quality cosmeceutical brand from America. Image is formulated and developed by chemists and a board of physicians, to create pharmaceutical grade skincare products, that give unparalleled results! Image is guaranteed to perform with incredible results. Traditionally, over the counter products treat the surface of the skin only, but Image products work at a cellular level to restore and maintain optimum skin health, diminishing fine lines, fading sun damage, increasing hydration and stimulating cellular turnover in the skin to give a more youthful, brighter looking skin to nourish, correct and perfect. All of Image skincare lines are free of parabens, petrochemicals and chemical preservatives. They are not tested on animals, they respect the environment, are not perfumed and all fragrances in the products are made with 100% essential oils. Image boasts superb professional peels.

To have a peel you must book in for a consultation and then use your Image product to pre-treat your skin for 2 weeks before you can have an Image peel.

The Ormedic Lift – €99 (no pre-treating necessary)

This facial is perfect for unbalanced and sensitive skin. It is also ideal for women during pregnancy. This organic based treat naturally exfoliates the skin with fruit enzymes and pulp of papaya, pineapple, pumpkin and mango to dissolve dead, dull looking skin cells. The infusion of organic Japenese green tea and idebenone into the skin means afterwards your skin will be incredibly hydrated, renewed and looking vibrant!

The Signature FaceLift - €99

This revolutionary 4 layer facelift will change the appearance of your skin after just one treatment. Rejuvenate your skin with high doses of Vitamin C while glycolic acid and gentle but highly active enzymes speed up skin-cell turnover, to brighten, tighten and lighten your skin.

The Lightening Lift - €99

This ultra-lightening treatment gently blends lactic acid and a cocktail of lightening and brightening agents to reduce sun spots, brown spots and the redness caused by Rosacea. Your skin will feel silky smooth & supple to the touch with a noticeably healthy glow.

The Wrinkle Lift - €99

Exfoliate dead surface skin cells and improve circulation to leave skin firmer and healthier! This super-resurfacing glycolic and retinol treatment visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines.

The Acne Lift - €99

A cocktail of alpha and beta hydroxy acids. This safe and outstanding resurfacing treatment has a dual benefit, it reduces and treats all types of acne while also resurfacing and smoothing the skin after just one treatment.

Lycon Waxing

All our therapists have been professionally trained in Lycon Advanced Waxing Techniques. All specialised waxing (Californian, Brazilian and Hollywood Bikini waxing) and facial waxing is performed using only Lycon hot (peel-able)wax that is made of the finest ingredients to ensure that you have the most pain-free and enjoyable specialised waxing service possible. Lycon is the professional's choice in quality wax and it gently and effectively removes hair as short as 1mm. Lycon is expertly formulated with skin nurturing & conditioning ingredients such as Azulene, Aloe Vera, Chamomile, Rose and Lavender and used at a low-temperature to maximise client comfort.

We guarantee once you’ve been waxed with Lycon, you won’t want to be waxed using any other wax!


Please note that a patch test is required for all new clients 48 hours prior to waxing appointment.
A separate additional patch test for Lycon Wax is required for all new & existing clients 48 hours prior to waxing appointment.

Bikini - €20
Californian (Extended Bikini) - €30
Brazilian (a small strip/triangle remaining) - €52
Hollywood (totally bare) - €55

Full Leg - €45
Full Leg & Bikini - €55
Full Leg & Californian - €65
Full Leg & Brazilian - €87
Full Leg & Hollywood - €90
Half Leg - €30
Half Leg & Bikini - €40
Half Leg & Californian - €50
Half Leg & Brazilian - €72
Half Leg & Hollywood - €75

Arm - €35
Underarm - €25
Arm & Underarm - €55

Lip - €15
Chin - €15
Eyebrows - €17
Eyebrows & Lip - €24
Sides of face - €15
Full face (eyebrows, lip, chin, & sides of face) - €45

Lycon Hot Wax System is used for all Bikini, Facial & Underarm treatments.
All leg waxes include knees & toes if necessary.
All bikini waxes include tummy tidy if necessary.

Massage Therapy

Aromatherapy Massage 90 minutes €109
A treatment that is tailored to your individual needs, using selected essential oils with powerful healing properties. Combining these oils with massage enhances lymph flow, restores lost energy and creates a deep sense of relaxation.

Swedish Massage 60 minutes €85
A deeply relaxing Swedish massage that eases tired muscles, increases circulation and speeds up lymphatic drainage. Great for restoring vitality! (With Essential Oils extra €10)

Indian Head Massage 40 Minutes €65
This specialized technique incorporates massage of the neck, head, shoulders and face, focusing on pressure points to relieve headaches and reduce stress and tension. One to completely relax the mind, body and spirit.

Back Massage 30 Minutes €55
A thirty minute back massage, a Great for easing aches and pains concentrating on those knotted shoulders and aching lower back.

Mom & Me Spa Package €238

Dermalogica Spa Custom Facial
Back massage

Rejuvenate Spa Package €99

Indian Head Massage Express Dermalogica Facial
Eye Zone Treatment

Rose Package €150

Luxury Spa Manicure
Fabulous Feet
Voya Express Scrub

Shellac Manicures & Pedicures

Shellac is a revolutionary new hybrid uv nail product that combines the ease of polish with the permanence of gels ensuring lasting colour! Shellac goes on like a polish & is cured under a uv lamp making it instantly dry. Shellac is thin & flexible like a polish, so it looks natural, yet provides strong natural nail protection with a resilient mirror finish that resists dulling and chipping even during the most rigorous activities!
Shellac does not chip or flake, it can wear flawlessly for up to 14 days of high gloss shine & removes in minutes!

Shellac All Inclusive Manicure & Pedicure Combo €70

Shellac All Inclusive Manicure or Pedicure - €45 (Save €18.50!)
(includes French Finish or colour, Homecare Nailtiques Cuticle Oil, Shellac Removal).

Shellac Manicure or Pedicure- €35 (30 mins)
Add Shellac French Finish - €5
Add Shellac Manicure or Pedicure Removal - €15 (15 mins)
Add Nailtiques Cuticle Oil for Homecare - €8.50

Luxury Spa Manicure
A smooth exfoliating hand treatment lifts dead skin cells. Nails and cuticles are tidied and nourished, followed by a hand massage and finished with a protective base coat and colour of your choice.

Extras: Masque €10 French Finish €5

Fabulous Feet Pedicure €65
Revitalize tired feet! The feet are first cleansed and soaked in a relaxing foot spa. Next, unwind while a scrub is performed on the feet to soften and smooth, followed by a complete pedicure that includes an invigorating foot massage and finished with the colour of your choice.

Sun FX Tan

Sun FX Spray-on Tan €35

Get an incredible natural looking tan without the harmful effects of sun damage. No odour, no mess, just a sun-kissed radiant look within 10 minutes!

2nd session within 3 days €25
Half Body Spray Tan €25

In a time where our skin is exposed to an ever increasing number of harmful chemicals & artificial additives, SunFX have created tanning solutions made from 100% all natural ingredients.


SunFX realise that Mother Nature has already provided perfect ingredients, and have simply put them together to create the highest quality all natural tanning solutions in the world.

Our solution develops a natural looking, streak free golden tan that takes 5 mins to apply lasts 7 - 10 days. Millions use it and celebrities love it.

The Buff Half Day Indulgence €249

Swedish Massage
Luxury Manicure with Masque
Fabulous Feet Pedicure
Spa Custom Facial
Complimentary use of Sauna & Tranquillity Room
(Please allow 4 hours).

The Buff Spa Diva €335

Voya Voyager Massage Journey
Voya Express Sea Mineral Scrub
Light Lunch
Spa Manicure
Fabulous Feet Pedicure
Voya Anti Aging Restoration Facial
Complimentary use of Sauna and Tranquillity Room
(Please allow 6 hours).

Velvet Package €199

Swedish Massage
Spa Custom Facial
Spa Manicure

Vitality Break €140

Back Massage,
Voya Express Scrub Dermalogica Buff Express Facial

Voya Maternity Treatments

Voya maternity treatments are designed to relax, comfort and nourish-all specifically designed to be totally safe and effective. They help to alleviate main discomforts in pregnancy-increase skin elasticity, nourish parched skin, relieve itchy bellies and easing tired and tense muscles

Free-Loader 40 Minutes €70
A wonderful back and upper body massage specifically designed to release tensions and muscle fatigue. This treatment focuses on the muscles that are responsible for supporting the pregnant tummy.

Voya Maternity Massage 90 Minutes €119
The ultimate treat for the Mama-to-be. Enjoy a full body gentle exfoliation to exfoliate, nourish and hydrate your skin. Follow this with a complete body massage using specific pre-natal techniques to help relax, increase circulation, alleviate tired muscles and reduce water retention.

Free Your Mind 40 Minutes €70
A treatment designed to ease you of the stresses associated with pregnancy. A cooling eye compress combined with pulse-point Gravida therapy initiates the relaxation. A gentle face and head massage will release cranial and jaw tension followed by a deep neck and shoulder massage.

Voya Beautiful Bump 55 minutes €89
Help prevent stretch marks with this luxurious facial for your tummy! This is the area that needs attention now to maximize skin strength, health and elasticity. Included is a stress relieving Indian Head Massage or a lower leg and foot massage to ease those aching feet and help reduce those swollen ankles. Prolong your treatment to an hour and choose both of these massages for an extra €25.

Reviews of The Buff Day Spa

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Grainne McCabe
Reviewed by Grainne McCabe 1st April 2016

Fabulous day in a city centre gem

"Myself and my mam went here for a half day's spa package the Saturday before mother's day and what an amazing time we had.

The location just right next door to the gaiety was brilliant and once you step inside from the hustle and bustle of Dublin you are instantly relaxed.

We both had packages for a massage, facial and shellac nails. I was changed to the pregnancy back massage and I have to say it was fabulous they made me very comfortable. The facial was also great I was asked by the therapist what area's I needed work on and she went above and beyond.

The real highlight of the day was just the general atmosphere of the place - the staff were so nice and the building is gorgeous you would not think you were in town at all. We spent ages in the relaxation room and both agreed we will be going back soon"

Reviewed by Cormac 21st December 2013


"Lovely, professional staff. Loved the relaxation area."

Reviewed by Melinda 5th December 2012

An amazing day!

"While travelling through Ireland on holiday, I decided a day of pampering was in order. After a quick Google search, I telephoned on the off chance I might be able to get an appointment same day. The staff were really accommodating and managed to fit me in that day. I booked a package and was pleasantly surprised to find they had a 50 euro discount on the package I selected. When I arrived for my treatments, the staff were as fabulous as they had been on the phone. I had a massage, scrub and facial. My therapist was wonderful, taking the time to find out how firm I liked my massage, what I was most concerned about with my skin, etc. The products were so good I ended up purchasing some (something I never do at a salon). My skin still feels fabulous and the facial left my skin looking much more youthful. I can't recommend Buff highly enough for a superb day!"

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