Browse Gel Nail Services

Painted, shaped, and sealed to perfection. Discover our hand-picked selection of gel nail services including manicures, pedicures, and soak-offs – completed by fully qualified, top-rated nail artists.

Gel Pedicure Manicure

Gel Manicure/Pedicure

Indulge in the classics. Whether you’re looking for a manicure set to turn heads or a flawless pedicure, you’ll have over 400 beautiful The Gel Bottle shades to choose from. Why not add French tips for an extra £2?

Nail Soak Off Pedicure

Soak Off and Gel Manicure/Pedicure

Start fresh. Trust our nailcare experts to safely soak off your old gel mani or pedi, and indulge in a brand new set, shape, and colour. We’ll keep your nails looking gorgeous, and in great condition.

Nail Soak Off Clean

Standalone Soak Off

Melt away your old colour, and embrace polish-free nails. Whether you’re looking to create a clean slate, or take a break from gel manis/pedis, our nail technicians can help remove salon-quality polishes safely.

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 Gel Nail Artists

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

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Fully Qualified, Multi-Award- Winning Gel Nail Salon

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Brands We Use and Love

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 hair and beauty 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 Gel Nail Salon Location

Located in the heart of Foxhall Road, our Ipswich laser hair removal salon is your new go-to destination.

Book a Gel Nail Appointment Online

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

Gel Nail FAQs

Gel nails are often thought of as one of the most visually appealing, healthy nail treatments out there. Offering protection to the natural nail and a wide variety of high-gloss finishing shades, this product comes in the form of ‘’hard’ gel (used for extensions) and ‘soft’, soak-off gel (used for more natural nail looks).

At Hair Ministry, we love using The Gel Bottle Inc’s wide range of stunning, high-pigment soft gels. Their robust finish creates a stunning final look resistant to chipping, whilst their strength encourages the growth of your natural nails.

Gel nails are one of the best options out there for those seeking a long-lasting nail look without compromising their nail health. Our nail technicians recommend booking in for either a soft gel manicure or starting your builder gel (BOB) journey if your natural nails are at the top of your priority list.

Hair Ministry use highly reputable gel products (including CJP’s BOB) renowned for their quality and safety standards. They’re long-lasting, safe, and free from harmful chemicals.

Gel and acrylic are the two most popular materials in the nail world at the moment – but what are they, and what makes them different from each other?

Acrylic nails are a hard type of artificial nail. They’re created by mixing a liquid and power that creates a hard, protective layer of acrylic plastic – and are renowned for their durability and longevity. Acrylic nail artists are able to extend the nail as a result of the material’s nature making them hugely popular, however, the nail itself often suffers from serious breakage and damage – especially after long periods of use.

Soft gel nails, like the ones we offer, involve applying a gel-based polish that’s cured under a UV or LED light. They’re praised for their natural, glossy finish and are less damaging to the natural nail compared to acrylics. However, they may not be as long-lasting as acrylics and require regular maintenance.

Gel nails from Hair Ministry, when properly maintained, can last anywhere from 2-3 weeks without chipping or peeling. Of course, the lifespan of your gel nails can vary depending on various factors, such as your daily activities and how well you take care of your nails. To ensure your gel nails last as long as possible, try to protect your hands when doing tasks that may cause damage or wear, like cleaning or gardening.

At Hair Ministry, our nail treatments offer luxury results at reasonable prices. With us, a stunning gel manicure or pedicure is priced at £38. If you’re after a touch of elegance, we can add French tips to your nails for an extra £2.

If you’re looking to start fresh with a soak-off, followed by a new gel manicure or pedicure, it’s only £45 in total. French tips can be added too, for a minimal fee of £2.

For those who prefer extra strength and durability, our BOB (Brush on Builder) gel builder and strong overlay treatment are great value at £45. And if your BOB nails need a little TLC, our infill and redo service is available for £49.

For a full overview of our prices, visit our price list page.

BOB, or Brush on Builder, is a client-favourite gel nail product created by CJP Nail Systems. Essentially, BOB nails are a form of long-lasting gel polish, offering more longevity and nail protection than a typical bottle.

BOB nails are loved by salons anc clients alike for their unique ability to keep natural nails gorgeous and healthy – and, of course, their super-glossy finish. Plus, their HEMA-free formula ensures lower risk of allergies, providing a safer and more comfortable experience from start to finish.

For more information of BOB nails, visit our BOB page.

Gel nails are one of the best options out there for those seeking a long-lasting nail look without compromising their nail health. Our nail technicians recommend booking in for either a soft gel manicure or starting your BIAB journey if your natural nails are at the top of your priority list.

Hair Ministry use a range of high quality gel products, all of which are highly reputable for their quality and safety standards and free from harmful chemicals.

When it comes to nails, it’s important to listen to your body – after all, it knows best. Although our soft gel nail treatments help nails by means of protection whilst they grow, a period of rest can be helpful in letting them breathe.

Some experts suggest that after every 2-3 consecutive gel manicures, a break of a week or two could be beneficial. With this said, if you notice excessive dryness, peeling, or sensitivity, it might be time to press pause on your gel nail appointments. Remember, healthy nails are the basis of any stunning manicure!

Unlike hard gel nails, soft gel nails can’t be infilled. When they grow out past the point of no return, it’s either time to remove them all together and go back to your natural nails, or swap them out for a fresh set.

Of course, gel products are notoriously hard wearing, and can’t be removed with just a swipe of acetone. Whether you’re looking to remove your manicure or book in for a fresh one, our nail technicians recommend booking in for a soak-off appointment, during which they’ll carefully soak the nails in a solution made to break down gel polish – ensuring your natural nails stay undamaged.

Gel nails are renowned worldwide for their hard-wearing, super-glossy finish. Resistant to chipping and wear and tear, this natural manicure style is one of the best options for those looking to embrace the world of manicures whilst protecting their natural nails.

One of the trademarks of a gel nail manicure or pedicure from Hair Ministry is the meticulous application process, which ensures a perfectly even, bubble-free finish. The nails are cured under a UV or LED lamp, which hardens the gel polish and contributes to its characteristic glossy shine.

With hundreds of beautiful shades to choose from – from vibrant hues to beautifully subdued natural colours – gel nails are the go-to option for many of our clients!

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