In this photo from 2009, Tom poses with the winners of the Pink and White competition and Nail Expo 2009.
Tom Bachik is a world-famous nail technician and has been a nail competitor (and on NAILS Top 25 Competitors list a number of times), a manufacturer, manicurist to the stars, and one of the industry's most creative individuals.
He's done the nails for countless magazine covers (including many NAILS favorites - February 2008, March 2004, August 2001, October 1999, September 1995) and is known for his cutting-edge style and mentoring of other competitors. He has traveled extensively and is always up for new challenges.
During his time as a master nail educator for CND, here is Tom in 1999.
He has worked with a variety of nail manufacturers, including Galaxy Nail Products, EZ Flow, CND, Young Nails, and was part of the startup team, with Tom Holcomb, for Entity Beauty Products in 2005.
Winning the top prize at a NAILS Magazine show in 1995, Tom is shown here celebrating with NAILS' Cyndy Drummey.
December 1, 1999
October 1, 1999
It’s not the first time Tom Bachik has immersed tiny objects in acrylic to produce a new art form. He’s sunk small dried flowers, beads, sand, and more into a few nails.
September 1, 1995
“Competition is in my blood,” says the husband, father, and former high school athlete.