Tom Bachik knows nails. He designs looks for Jennifer Lopez  and Victoria Beckham , he is L'Oreal Paris's brand ambassador, and he has over 54,000 Instagram followers . People look to him as a manicure mensa.
Working with Tom over the years, I've gotten to know his fun personality and learned so many great tricks that I figured, "why not share the wealth?" We sat down after a nail art shoot to discuss the dos and don'ts of at-home manicures, and thus The Manicure Bible was born.
So does buffing your nails matter? What's the deal with file grit? And how can you ensure streak-free polish application? Tom shares the tricks he uses on Zooey Deschanel  and Heidi Klum , all in the name of the perfect set of nails.