Robbie Tomkins began his career in the nail industry while working for nail art brand Rock Beauty London, sister brand of nail and makeup giant Ciaté, after he began painting nails to ‘help out’ at press days and fashion shows.
Being spotted by manicurist Jenny Longworth on Instagram led to Robbie joining her London Fashion Week team for Michael Van Der Ham.
Robbie’s creativity, passion and attention to detail is unquestionable and his presence on set is cementing his reputation as one of the most fun people to work with in the industry.
He has quickly established himself as one of the leading male manicurists in the UK with an impressive portfolio of clients including Vogue (UK, Italian, Brazilian, Russian), CR Fashion Book, ELLE, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, DNA, Numéro, Porter Magazine, Manifesto, NOTION, Wylde Magazine, Glass Magazine, and Wonderland. His celebrity list includes Noomi Rapace, Lily James, Liv Tyler, Hailey Baldwin and Olga Kurylenko.
Robbie has worked at New York, London, Paris and Milan Fashion Weeks for brands including Gucci, Giorgio Aramni, Moschino (LCM), Michael Halpern, David Koma, Michael Van Der Ham Ashish, TOPSHOP, Aspinal, Phoebe English, Zhandra Rhodes and Alice Archer.
He has collaborated with renowned photographers including Annie Leibovitz, Boo George, Solve Sundsbo, Colin Dodgson, Glen Luchford, Kevin Sinclair, Matt Easton, Cedric Buchet, Marcus Ohlsson, Josh Olins, Chris Brooks, Simon Emmett, Vicky King, Giocond & August, Johnny Kangasniemi, Tom Craig, Katja Mayer, Letty Schmiterlow, David Slijper and Sean Thomas.
He painted the nails of celebrities such as: Alexa Chung, Alma, Amanda Seyfried, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ashley Graham, Claudia Winkleman, Daisy Ridley, Deepika Padukone, Diana Silvers, Edie Campbell, Ella Eyre, Ellie Bamber, Emma Corrin, Emma Mackey, Erin Doherty, Erin O’Connor, Gabriella Wilde, Hailey Baldwin, Hana Cross, IAMDDB, Jessie Buckley, Joan Collins, Jodie Comer, Jodie Turner-Smith, Joy Crookes, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Karen Elson, Kate Moss, Kelsey Lu, Kimberley Anne Woltemas, Lashana Lynch, Lily James, Liv Tyler, Lucy Boynton, Michaela Coel, Naomi Campbell, Noomi Rapace, Olga Kurylenko, Paloma Faith, Samantha Morton, Sophie Cookson, Vanessa Redgrave and Zara Larsson.
She is represented by Premier Hair and Make-up and you can find his portfolio HERE