Our Story

With a salon located in CranstonOwner Gina Silvestro RI, and Distribution Center located in Johnston RI, Gel Essentialz distribution center located at 1559 Hartford Ave Johnston is currently distributing Akzentz, Light Elegance, Luminary, and HD Pro Professional nail products, as well as a large variety of Swarovski, Crystal Culture, Erica's Efiles, and other nail art products and tools preferred by leading nail professionals.


Gel Essentialz Salon is  located at 2207 CRANSTON ST  Cranston, with 9 talented stylists our goal is to offer our clients one-of-a-kind service in a clean, friendly & fun environment.

Gel Essentialz was founded in 2006 by Gina Silvestro ~  Akzentz I.C.E. (Internationally Certified Educator) and Swarovski Authorized Instructor.

Gina is a highly respected, award-winning nail technician and has been active in the beauty industry for over 33 years.  She frequently contributes to trade publications such as Nails Magazine and Nailpro.  Gina is a mentor, advisor, and role model in the Nail Industry, constantly teaching and troubleshooting with nail technicians across the globe.  She handles a wide array of mediums with Akzentz gel and Swarovski Crystal Nail Designs as her main focus.  Gifted with the ability to conform and adapt with the beauty industry without losing individuality,  Gina strives to continually stay on the cusp of trends and share/instill innovative techniques among peers.