L'Oréal Paris nail expert Tom Bachik gave us the inside scoop on getting glamorous nails. We caught up with Tom earlier at the Cannes Film Festival, where he was busy working with the beauty company's ambassadors Doutzen Kroes, Eva Longoria, and Jane Fonda! Tom filled us in on how to get Cannes-level glamour at home and also shared how it's possible — and easy — to add pampering to your at-home manicure routine. On Allie: H&M jacket and Zara top.
Zooey Deschanel has made a name for herself in the nail art world, and it's all thanks to celebrity nail technician Tom Bachik, who has also created red carpet nail designs for Jennifer Lopez and Anne Hathaway, too. We sat down with Bachik to discuss the upcoming trends of the season, and he even spills his tips on getting red-carpet-worthy manicures without spending your afternoon at the salon. On Kirbie: Bebe dress.
When it comes to manicure tricks, L’Oréal Paris Global Nail Artist Tom Bachik has plenty — as he should, since he's always adorning celebrities like Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lopez with gorgeous manicures. Whether it's elongating short nails or salvaging thin, brittle nails, he has an answer. Plus, he dishes on why gel manicures are actually good for your nails. On Kirbie Johnson: Bebe dress.
In the past year, Zooey Deschanel has started to emerge as one of Hollywood's biggest lovers of all things nail art. While the star's Golden Globes tuxedo-clad nails were something to remember, Zooey tuned into her TV roots for the 2012 Emmys. "We wanted keep it soft and fresh but sparkly," says Tom Bachik, celebrity manicurist and consulting nail expert at L'Oréal Paris. "So we went with a soft Summer tone personalized with glitter, Swarovski crystals, and hand-painted TVs on featured fingers."
To achieve the exact look, start with a thin coat of the brand's Colour Riche Nail Polish ($6 each) in Tweet Me, a canary yellow, topped off with a coat of Sweet Nothings, a subtle peach, to soften. Next, use a chunky silver metallic lacquer on random areas of the nails, fading the glitter out. To finish, apply Swarovski crystals in the glitter areas to form a peach "galaxy." Then paint retro-inspired TV sets on the thumbs for a whimsical touch that will get you noticed.
When it comes to red-carpet looks, like the ones we saw at the recent Cannes Film Festival, it's not all just about hair and makeup. L'Oréal Paris celebrity manicurist Tom Bachik gives insight into how nails come into play, as well. He also shares his advice on obtaining the season's biggest nail trends, from shape to color to style. Check it all out in our video now.
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Tom Bachik has helped stars like Victoria Beckham, Gwen Stefani, and Beyoncé get gorgeous manicures on and off camera. As Chanel’s top nail expert, he shares his tips on why darker nail polishes peel faster, how to make nail polish last longer on your nails, and why he recommends using an acetone nail polish remover instead. Watch our video for five nail care secrets to know from Chanel’s exclusive manicurist.
With the right tips, a do-it-yourself manicure can look just as, well, polished as a professional one. Watch this video as manicurist Tom Bachik reveals everything you need to create flawless nails at home.
Chanel manicurist Tom Bachik, who has worked with Gwen Stefani, Beyoncé, and Victoria Beckham, shares his tips to getting a great manicure at home. Watch our video to find out why a dry manicure may be better for your nails, the benefits of going with acetone over non-acetone, and Tom tells us how to get bubbles out of your nail polish for a smooth coat every time.