Tom Bachik is a professional nail artist and L’Oréal Paris consulting nail expert. Also called the top “man”–curist in the world, Tom has been featured in top magazines in the fashion industry.

He started off as a skater and graphic artist: he was known to paint skateboard helmets. Probably, if he was not a nail art expert today, he’d be a famous skateboard or BMX athlete.

When his wife got pregnant, he decided to seek a way to help his growing family. Fortunately, his hairstylist cousin suggested he get a manicurist license after training in a beauty school and the rest is history. He joined various competitions until he won an award for sculptured acrylic nails.

He worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, Kendall Jenner, Heidi Klum, Victoria Beckham and Kerry Washington.

His work has appeared in such notable publications as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Elle, Allure and InStyle, to name a few, as well as campaigns for Chanel, Gucci, Versace and Armani.

Bachik is popular for his designs and the shape of the nails he creates. He loves to use colors like reds, from true red to deep bordeaux and nudes.