Tom Bachik: Awards Season Wrap Up
When award season arrives every year, there’s only one MAN’icurist all celebrities are craving to do their nails, OPI’s Global Nail Designer, Tom Bachik. He’s been making an impact in the fashion world for years, and this year on the red carpet you definitely saw his handiwork. We caught up with the master of manicures himself and chatted about his experience lending a helping hand to celebrity hands all over Hollywood.
I only did about a dozen, so not too crazy over all. Usually, I try to keep it to one or two clients per event so everyone gets their fare time and no one feels rushed. These days can already feel hectic! The good thing with nails is if a look is already established then sometimes we can do the night before or early morning.
Margot Robbie wears OPI Chrome Effects "Blue Plate Special"
For nail art probably the AMAs. There are usually performances and my clients are more excited to do a little more.
This year Oscars people were into letting me add a little effect to their color so OPI Chrome Effects and shimmers where a big excitement and on trend.
Most of my clients were attending multiple events so Nude tones were the most requested. A look that works for any occasion.
Hailee Steinfeld wears OPI "Bubble Bath"
Women empowerment, Equal rights for all and the Me Too movement all taking place this year. Being married to an amazingly strong woman and raising an equally strong daughter. We have always been supportive and raising her to know her value in God, her self-worth, and to stand up for and fight for what she believes to be right.
Kerry Washington wears OPI "Black Onyx"
This is when It can become really hard and a bit stressful. I almost had a nervous breakdown. Called my wife while driving between appointments complaining I was having a heart attack -Haha
The key is to make sure you give enough time in between to allow for all the little things sure to come up… Valet, traffic, closed streets, elevators, etc..
But honestly I actually work better in stressful situations– maybe its the competitor in me that forces me to focus :)
I feel like I’m always learning something. But for me its more about quality than quantity… I prefer to only do a couple clients on these days and give them the proper time and be present in the moment with them rather than running crazy all day just to add names to the roster :)
Heidi Klum wears OPI "Samoan Sand"
My Clients. I love them! and getting to be a part of these moments in their life is truly special. I'm grateful for these times we spend together and look forward to sharing these times with them.
We love chatting with the truly talented Tom. If you’re #obsessed with Tom like we are, here’s another interview we conducted with Tom when he was named by Marie Claire as their 2018 Choice Detail Maker. As always don’t forget to find the shade and treatment for you on our online store.