Here’s Exactly What Celebrity Manicurist Tom Bachik Looks For In A Product

The new ambassador for MODELONES is spilling his secrets....

Tom Bachik knows a thing or two about nails.

The MODELONES ambassador has over 30 years of experience, and is  the man behind some of the most iconic manicures in Hollywood (including Jennifer Lopez’s trend-setting minimal-yet-meaningful wedding manicure), working with the likes of Selena Gomez, Margot Robbie and Nicola Peltz Beckham.

His designs have also graced the covers of major fashion magazines and featured on some of the most prestigious runways in the world, and now he’s partnered with boundary-pushing nail brand MODELONES as their new brand ambassador.

It’s a perfect pairing: the nail art brand is an industry-leading producer of gel nail polish, with the aim to inspiring confidence and courage in mani-artists through the power of colour. With collections that include high-standard dipping powder, poly gel, and acrylic powder, MODELONES’ has become a go-to brand for mani-artists like Tom.

“I am very impressed with MODELONES colour selection, creativity and the whole range of products they offer,” he says of the partnership.

“I love to use [the products] on set and on my A-list clients.”

So, what exactly does a globally renowned nail artist look for when choosing his products? We find out.

On-Trend Tones

For Tom, it all starts with colour.

“If you know me, you know I’m all about the colour, and MODELONES has so many amazing gel polish colours,” he says.

“Not to mention, they’re always adding new collections to stay on trend.”

Tom Bachik yellow manicure
(Credit: @tombachik)

From misty, dreamy neutrals to bright neons and everything in between, there’s a shade to match your every style and mood.

Tom’s favourite product? MODELONES solid cream gels, which offer multiple shades of gel polish in an expertly curated colour palette, with both matte and shiny finishes, all in one compact.

“The nine-colour cube was exactly what I was looking for to include in my kit for my clients and on set,” he says.

“This stuff is a gamechanger.” 

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A-List Worthy Quality

While on-trend products are a must for Tom, so too are products that deliver on quality.

“Whether I’m on set, or at the house with my clients, the products have to perform,” says Tom.

“We’re always looking for products that are going to make our job easier.”

It’s why he uses MODELONES products to create some of his most viral nail art designs.  

“What I love so much about their gel polish is the consistency,” he says.

“I love how easy it is to apply. The coverage is amazing, and in most cases, it covers in one coat.”

The products also have subtle, yet important, details that Tom loves.

“The bottle is a super small size so I can take many options with me onto set. It has a coloured label on the top of the cap… but more importantly, you can see the actual colour and the level of the colour through the little bee sticker on the front.”

Variety (AKA The Spice Of Life)

While Tom’s creativity is behind many of his most memorable looks, it also takes a few tools of the trade to make every look picture perfect.

Tom Bachik orange manicure
(Credit: @tombachik)

From individual shades to nail colour kits, MODELONES offers a diverse range of high-quality nail products.

Trend-setting tones and designs are available in gel polish, poly nail gel, acrylic powder and dip powder, with press on nails, nail art tools (think stamps and rhinestones) and salon-quality essentials also on offer.

“I’m always looking for innovation,” says Tom.

“For such a new company I was very excited with the high quality of their products and selection. I love that everything you need can be found at MODELONES.”

Brought to you by MODELONES.

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