NAIL salons are back open for customers wanting to add a splash of colour to their hands and feet.

The easing of lockdown restrictions has allowed nail parlours across Essex to reopen to the delight of many of us well overdue for a manicure.

But where are the best places to get gels, acrylics or a simple polish in Colchester?

Here are the top 5 ranking nail salons according to Google Reviews in the town.

  • Radiance Beauty and Tanning, William Harris Way, rating 5 stars from 156 reviews.

One five star review said: "I had my acrylic nails done here and it was amazing, so professional. My nails lasted ages."

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  • Models Hair and Beauty, Pelham's Lane, rating 5 stars from 90 reviews.

One glowing review said: "Finally! A salon where all the staff make you feel completely comfortable and relaxed while you get a gorgeous new set of nails! Ladies this is little gem! Great atmosphere and fantastic customer service."

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  • Well Gel Nails, Roosevelt Way, rating 5 stars from 18 reviews

A top review said: "Friendly professional ladies, brilliant at what they do, my nails always look superb."

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  • Bluebellesbeauty, High Street, rating 5 stars from 8 reviews.

One review said: "Best salon in Colchester. Staff are so friendly and always make you feel welcome. Always go above and beyond to fit you in for appointments and have so many lovely treatments. Highly recommend."


  • Amy Gordon Skin Clinic and Beauty Boutique, North Hill, rating 4.9 stars from 215 reviews.

One top review said: "I have been going to the beauty boutique since 2013 and I have had the majority of the treatments available. I have to say that the service by the ladies is extremely professional and second to none. I regularly have my nails, brows and waxing done here."

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