Everybody’s nails are different, this is why at Essence we offer a selection of different options so that we can find what’s right for you!

Before any treatment, we carry out a free consultation to help us understand you and your lifestyle, and what Nails are most appropriate for you.

All of our products include coloured or French polish and we can tailor the length and the shape to your choice. For an extra cost, we can even apply Nail art and Diamantés to help make your Nails stand out from the crowd!

Acrylic and Gel Nails offer superior adhesion and are excellent against wear and tear. They are also an effective way to help the growth and strength of your nails. Both options smooth uneven edges and prevent breaking and splitting, leaving them looking natural, thin and shiny.

Nail Options:

  • Gel Polish: Artistic, Gelish®, OPI & Shellac™
    All the brands we use are advanced soak-off gel polishes and are available in over 200 colours. Extremely durable, they ensure nails look fabulous for up to three weeks, making Gel Polishes a favourite with our nail technicians at Essence.
  • Nail Overlays
    What is the difference between nail overlays and nail extensions?

    Whilst nail extensions involve applying an artificial tip to the end of the nail to add length, nail overlays involve the application of the acrylic, gel or the desired system directly to the natural nail. Overlays can also be applied to toenails.

    What are the benefits of nail overlays?

    Overlays provide an extra layer of protection that makes the nails less likely to break or split. Overlays are particularly good for people who have trouble growing their nails naturally, or for people with short and brittle nails as a result of a nail biting habit.

    Types of nail overlays

    Nail overlays are available in Gel and Acrylic. And at Essence, we use branded overlay and extension systems by CND Liquid & Powder and Artistic. The only difference is the artificial tip to add length will not be applied.
  • IBX Repair
    IBX Repair is an intense treatment used to improve nail plate integrity, applied with your natural manicure or under any Gel Polish Coating. It can also be used to target natural nail imperfections and weaknesses that prevent natural nails from growing long.

    IBX Repair is applied specifically to targeted damaged areas including splits, peeling and free edge delamination. It also acts like “double-sided sticky tape” to seal the damaged areas together.
  • OPI Nail Envy
    The do it your self Home repair system!

    This maximum strength formula with Hydrolyzed Protein and Calcium helps nails grow harder, longer and stronger and resists peeling, cracking and splitting.