Our Story

Located in CranstonOwner Gina Silvestro RI, Gel Essentialz is a distribution center distributing Akzentz Professional nail products, as well as a large variety of Swarovski, Crystal Culture, Erica's Efiles, and other nail art producs and tools preferred by leading nail professionals. Gel Essentialz Salon is also located on the premises, 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 27 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.