Personal care businesses have been open now for almost a month.

Many people dashed to get their hair cut at the barbers or hair salon after going months without in the latest lockdown.

Another beauty hotspot people were keen to get back to was the nail salon.

Here's a list of some of the best nail salons in south Essex according to Google reviews.

Kitty Nails Essex, Southchurch Road, Southend - 5 stars

In a review, Claire Carson said: "The best nail salon. Great for sparkly nails and nail art. Linda is so lovely too."

Aurora Salon, Essex Way, Benfleet - 5 stars

Debbie Clarke said: "Have been having my nails done by Hannah for the past three years. I have always been happy with the end result."

Nails on Nails, East Gate shopping centre, Basildon - 4.1 stars

Lucy Coote said: "I think all the staff are very welcoming and polite and nice and try to get as many people done as quick as they can. I have had my nails done by them for years and never had anything wrong with my nails. They do them just how I ask for them to be done and also interact with their customers by chatting and having a laugh. Can’t fault them at all fantastic people."

Spa Renaissance, Southchurch Road, Southend - 4.7 stars

Nicole Edmonds said: "Another great manicure with superb service and products."

Diamond Nails Spa, Eastwood Road, Rayleigh - 4.7 stars

Nikki Sullivan said: "By far the best nails Spa around, they are very clean and have been amazing since re opening, my nails are in the best way since going to them, not only are the polite and professional they are lovely."

T & M Nails and Beauty, High Road, Pitsea - 4.1 stars

Kelly Britchford said: "Been here many of times and it’s the best. Customer service is perfect they even make conversation with you while working though your appointment. They also remember who you are, making me feel very welcome."