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Your BIAB journey starts here. Discover what our in-house builder gel technicians have to offer – from building and overlays to infills and removal. With an endless number of shapes and shades to choose from, there couldn’t be a better place to be than the Hair Ministry salon.

BOB Nails Manicure Pedicure

BIAB Gel Builder and Strong Overlay Manicure/Pedicure

Unlock style and strength with our BIAB gel builder and strong overlay. At Hair Ministry, we use The Gel Bottle BIAB’s revolutionary gel products to create stunning, strong manicures that outshine and outlast the ordinary.

BOB Nails Infill

BIAB Infill and Redo

Keep your BIAB journey on track with regular maintenance. Our BIAB infill and redo appointments are designed to rejuvenate your nails, keeping them looking fabulous and strong week in-week out.

Brush On Builder Nails Removal

BIAB Removal

Going natural? Do removal the right way. Prioritising the health of your nails, Hair Ministry’s team of BIAB experts are here to ensure the removal process is stress and damage-free. Your nails will thank you!

Inclusive Hair And Beauty Salon

All Genders, All Ages, All Welcome

Beauty knows no bounds. Every Hair Ministry salon offers services for all – from age-defying facials to HD brows and beyond.

Free Hair And Beauty Consultations

Complimentary Consultations

Great things start with a great consultation. Before starting your beauty treatment or holistic journey, we’ll get to know you and your goals – crafting a personalised plan tailored to your unique needs.

Hair And Beauty Salon Complimentary Drinks

Refreshments on Us

Beauty meets self-care. Our complimentary beverages are just one of the ways we go above and beyond for our clients. Sit back, sip, and enjoy.

Hair And Beauty Salon Free Parking

Free Parking On-Site

Park, relax, and let us take care of the rest. We offer free on-site parking, just steps away from our salon doors.

Dedicated Builder Gel Nail Technicians

Our nail artists have the skills, experience, and world-class BOB products needed to shape your nails into an insta-worthy sensation.

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We don’t settle for anything but the best – and neither should you! Our salon treatments are no stranger to the world’s most high-quality haircare and beauty products.

Hair Ministry Reviews

Over the years, we’ve made a name for ourselves as one of Ipswich’s best builder gel nail salons – but don’t take it from us. Why not read what our wonderful clients have to say?

“As always Charlie has done a fantastic job! Full colour, cut and style I love it. The best Salon I have ever been too. All the staff are so friendly too.”



“So happy with my cut today, had an Olaplex treatment too, my hair has never felt better. Thank you Abbie, awesome as ever!”



“Had a wonderful experience- Carly was superb and gave me loads of tips on how to manage my curls! My hair looks fantastic and I’m incredibly grateful! Thank you so much!”


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Explore Our Ipswich Builder Gel Nail Salon Location

Located in the heart of Foxhall Road, our Ipswich Builder nail salon is your new go-to destination.

Book a Builder Gel Appointment Online

Ready to get started? Booking a builder gel appointment with Hair Ministry is as simple as one, two, three. Simply select your treatment, and secure a timeslot at any time, from anywhere.

Builder Gel Nail FAQs

Builder gel has recently taken the nail world by storm! Perfect for those looking to strengthen their existing nails and indulge in the natural/short manicure trend, ‘Builder on a Brush’, is an innovative product in the world of nail enhancement.

The product is a high-quality, soak-off gel that’s used to create a strong, flexible overlay on your natural nails, promoting their health and growth. Unlike hard gels or acrylics, builder gel has a more natural feel and is less damaging to the nails. It’s available in a variety of nude shades to match your skin tone perfectly, and can be used as a base for other gel colours or nail art designs.

Nail infills are a maintenance service for hard artificial nails including acrylics, hard gels, and BOB nails. Essentially, they work to fill in the gap that appears between the base of your nail bed and artificial nail as your nails grow out.

The process involves buffing down the surface of your artificial nails, filling in the gap with more of the nail product (acrylic, gel, or BOB), and then reshaping and re-polishing the nails. Nail infills are a great way to extend the life of your manicure and keep your nails looking flawless for longer. At Hair Ministry, we typically recommend getting infills every 2-4 weeks for BOB nails.

The choice between builder gel and acrylic is ultimately down to you and your personal preferences – each offers their own benefits and drawbacks.

Acrylic tends to be a more popular option amongst those seeking long, extended nails or complex nail art. It’s a hard, artificial material that can be shaped to your desire, but tends to do serious damage to the nail surface hidden beneath it.

Those looking for a protective, long-wearing manicure that protects and promotes nail growth might prefer builder gel. Builder is a type of gel, which means it’s generally more flexible and natural feeling than acrylic. This flexibility can make it more comfortable to wear and less prone to cracking or breaking – plus, on removal, nails are generally left in very good condition. Whilst this material can’t be used to extend nails to the extent of acrylic, it’s a wonderful option for the modern short manicure trend and keeps natural nails in great shape.

How long your builder gel nails last will generally depend on the quality of the product and application. For example, BOB is designed to adhere to the nail – withstanding daily wear and tear without chipping, lifting, or peeling. For this reason, it typically lasts until the nail grows out – which, for most clients, is approximately 2-4 weeks.

The great thing about BOB is that it can be infilled! Once there’s enough room between the end of your last BOB application and the base of your nails, our technicians can work to top them up, resurfacing the original manicure, and ensuring your nails look as good as new.

Builder gel nails vary in cost across the UK according to your chosen product, salon/nail technician, location, and required design.

At Hair Ministry, we offer high-quality BOB nail services including:

At the start of your BOB journey? Why not opt for our BOB Gel Builder and Strong Overlay for just £45. This service provides an excellent foundation for colour application and helps promote natural nail growth and strength.

If it’s time for a refresh, our BOB Infill and Redo service is available at £49.

If you need to remove your BOB nails, removal is available for £22.

BOB, or Brush on Builder, is a unique builder gel product created by CJP – one of the nail industry’s leading brands and a solid salon favourite. Used in salons across the globe, you can trust this brilliant system to deliver long-lasting, stunning results every time.

Builder gel itself dates back several decades. It was developed as an alternative to traditional acrylic systems, providing a more flexible, durable, and protective layer for natural nails. Despite being around for quite some time, it’s seen some huge evolution in recent years, with CJP’s BOB being an excellent example of the latest and greatest.

Builder gel has gained huge popularity over the last year – both in salons, and across social media. Our clients love it for its ability to promote both nail strengthening and growth in one aesthetically pleasing package.

Our BOB builder gel can be used on its own for a natural, glossy finish, or as a base for gel polish, creating a flawless canvas for any nail design.

With short nails and natural-looking (yet polished) manicures becoming more popular than ever, there’s no better time to make the switch from acrylic or start investing in your nails.

Like other nail enhancements, the natural growth of your nails will eventually cause a gap between your cuticle and builder gel application point. Infills help fill this gap, maintaining the look and integrity of your manicure for longer.

Hair Ministry’s team of nail experts recommend booking in for a BOB infill appointment approximately every 2-4 weeks depending on your personal rate of nail growth. They’ll be happy to help you arrange this in advance if needed.

Yes, our BOB (Brush on Builder) is generally safe for use during pregnancy. The formula is, unlike some other gel builder formulas, HEMA (hydroxyethyl methacrylate) free – minimising the risk of allergic reactions in all clients.

With this said, it’s always recommended to consult your healthcare provider before undergoing any beauty treatments when pregnant. If you have any specific health concerns, the Hair Ministry team will be happy to discuss them.

BOB gel overlay is a strengthening gel, specifically designed to enhance the natural nail’s strength and durability. It’s applied directly to your natural nails, providing them with additional support without extending their length. This treatment is a popular choice for individuals who have weak or brittle nails and want to improve their nail health while sporting a glossy and well-manicured look.

The overlay can be left as is for a clear, glossy finish, or can be finished with your choice of gel polish colour. At Hair Ministry, we use The G

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