Tips From a Top MAN-icurist (Win!)

October 30, 2021

Celebrity MAN-icurist (read: nail pro) Tom Bachik has hooked up with Tweezerman on an Ultimate Nail Care Set that holds all the must-haves to keep nails looking picture perfect. We chatted with Tom to get his top tips on keeping our talons looking lit. —Vita Daily

Hi Tom! Please tell us a bit about yourself to start?

I’m married with three children. I’ve been a licensed nail artist for almost 30 years and have been working with celebrities for over 20. I have been deeply involved in both the professional and consumer nail care industries with roles including product development, marketing, sales and education.

Congrats on the return of the Tweezerman x Tom Bachik Ultimate Nail Care Set! How did this partnership come about, and why was it a perfect fit for you?

I’ve had Tweezerman tools in my kit since the beginning of my career. I’ve had a personal relationship with Tweezerman for over five years now. Tweezerman was looking toward the professional/expert to bring world-class education to their high-quality tools. This is how our partnership begin. It has evolved over the last five years and grown into a collaboration of both tools and education techniques. I’ve always loved both the affordable price but more importantly the high quality of Tweezerman tools. So getting the opportunity to collaborate with them was a perfect fit.

What is included in the set? Who is it for?

The Tom Bachik X Tweezerman ultimate nail care kit Includes everything you need to do a professional manicure and pedicure properly at home. Inside the kit you will find a fingernail clipper toenail clipper a mini cuticle nipper which is perfect when you’re on the go and you don¹t have a lot of space to carry your full kit. The rock-hard cuticle nipper a newly designed pushy and nail cleaner plus a nail file and nail buffer to bring your nails to an amazing high shine.

What are your top dos and don’ts for at-home nail care?

Don’t start in the centre of your nail when using your fingernail or toenail clipper. Do start by clipping one side of the nail then the other and finally the centre of the nail to create shape and determine length. This will help illuminate stress to the natural nail and help prevent splitting. Don’t force the cuticle back when using a pusher. Do use gentle circular motions to push back cuticle and reveal excess cuticle. Remember the cuticle is there to protect the area where nail cells grow and we must be careful not to be too aggressive. Don’t cut too close to the living skin when using your rock hard or mini cuticle nipper. Do remove only excess cuticle or bits and pieces of dead skin such as hangnails. Over cutting could lead to sore cuticles or bleeding.

What are the top trends you are seeing in nail art for fall, winter, holidays and the new year?

For fall we’re seeing a continuance from summer nail trends. Such as fluid abstracts and swirls, mix matched colours or hombre sets and hombre french manicures only in more earthy fall tones. And a big trend with my clients is the American manicure, which is a softer more subtle take on the French manicure or tone on tone French manicures such as dark and baby blue bright and soft pink deep purples and lavenders, etc. For winter and holiday plan on deep rich tones in both earthy shades such as dark chocolate, brick reds, and mossy greens. Plus dark jewel tones like blackened purple, burgundy, Bordeaux and rich navy shades. Plan on seeing pops of colour, metallic accents such as chromes, glitters and shimmers. The use of small gems and minimalistic accent nails will be big for holiday!

Win! A $100 Tweezerman Prize Pack!

Congrats Claudia A. of Richmond Hill, ON, who will receive a $100 Tweezerman prize pack including: a Micro Mini Tweezer Set $35; Rose Gold Classic Curler $22; Manicure Kit $14; Grip & Snip Spiral Cuticle Nipper; $32! Please note: if you are the winner, you will receive a DM (direct message) in Instagram directly from Please be wary of fake accounts, which often use similar handles with an extra or missing letter, number or symbol. We will never ask for a payment or for your credit card number, and we will never ask you to click through a link. If you are unsure whether you have been contacted, via Instagram, by us or a fake account, email us before responding.


  1. Amber olak

    October 31st, 2021 at 9:03 am

    I like round nail shaped


  2. Velma Sandry

    October 31st, 2021 at 9:39 am

    It’s so much fun to do a sexy stiletto nail, but usually my go to is an almond shape with a little nail art added.

  3. Thérèse De Bellefeuille

    October 31st, 2021 at 9:41 am

    I need them

  4. Catrina Lyttle

    October 31st, 2021 at 9:46 am

    I like my nails squared off at the top.

  5. Rachel C.

    October 31st, 2021 at 9:53 am

    almond shaped!

    @seafoodmwg on ig

  6. pnina

    October 31st, 2021 at 9:58 am

    squared /rounded @xmontrealee on IG

  7. Cheryl Germain

    October 31st, 2021 at 10:25 am

    I prefer an almond-shaped nail. @cfgermain

  8. Erika

    October 31st, 2021 at 11:18 am

    Love an almond shape nail!

  9. Mary Boudreau

    October 31st, 2021 at 11:19 am

    I like short and rounded nails

  10. jan

    October 31st, 2021 at 11:30 am

    Slightly rounded

  11. Jess

    October 31st, 2021 at 11:31 am

    Almond shaped nails are hands down my fave 💅🔥

  12. Cookie Gigan

    October 31st, 2021 at 11:53 am

    Wow! This is so nice!

  13. Shirley Ng

    October 31st, 2021 at 12:33 pm



  14. Megan whittaker

    October 31st, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    I like an oval shape @megan_nicole756

  15. Jennifer Choong

    October 31st, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    Squoval would be my go-to nail shape😊. @mmchoong

  16. Anne Tam

    October 31st, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    My favourite is oval @jcont1234

  17. Marilyn

    October 31st, 2021 at 1:09 pm

    Oval shape

  18. Tammy Harrison

    October 31st, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    Love some of the new nail art! @tdharrison1

  19. Melanie

    October 31st, 2021 at 3:09 pm

    Love the cool nail product for my square nails

  20. Melanie

    October 31st, 2021 at 3:10 pm

    Love the cool nail products for my square nails

  21. Roz

    October 31st, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    Almond shaped.

  22. Valerie Warmington

    October 31st, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    Oval nails are lovely for me.


  23. Stephy

    November 1st, 2021 at 12:18 am

    Square shaped nails @sweetheartttime

  24. Tabby72

    November 1st, 2021 at 6:47 am

    Nicely rounded. @tabby_1972

  25. Sara Gerhardt

    November 1st, 2021 at 9:24 am

    Short and rounded for me!!

  26. Florence Cochrane

    November 1st, 2021 at 11:11 am

    I like my nails rounded @fossie55

  27. Monique L.S.

    November 1st, 2021 at 11:20 am

    I prefer my nails in a square shape.
    IG @minty_mo2020

  28. Kay Burke

    November 1st, 2021 at 11:48 am

    @corkrosy –
    Oval shape for my short nails

  29. Sandra Lebeau

    November 1st, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    Rounded nails not too long

  30. Mary Danieli

    November 1st, 2021 at 3:25 pm

    I lean to the oval and squoval nail styles.

  31. Rosanne Robinson

    November 1st, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    I like the round nail style.

  32. Shirley

    November 1st, 2021 at 6:11 pm

    I like oval shaped nails @shke5456

  33. David Smith

    November 1st, 2021 at 6:58 pm

    I like round shape @coach_daves

  34. Mei

    November 1st, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    I like oval shaped nails.

  35. Carolyn M

    November 1st, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    I like my nails short and slightly curved or rounded.

  36. Nolan S

    November 1st, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    Round nails. @Ewokns18

  37. Janice Balboa

    November 2nd, 2021 at 4:49 am

    Short & square

  38. Sara Alfred

    November 2nd, 2021 at 7:14 am

    I love an almond shape @sara.marie.a

  39. K. Piccioni

    November 2nd, 2021 at 7:43 am

    I like my nails to he just above the skin level.

  40. Deanna Bolton

    November 2nd, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Square round is my preferred nail shape! 🙂 @bolt_on5

  41. Linda p

    November 2nd, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    rounded nails look best

  42. Sherrie Lindsay

    November 3rd, 2021 at 3:03 pm

    Short Nails!

  43. Tracy

    November 3rd, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    Round and fairly short.

  44. Melanie

    November 3rd, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    IG : melcamirand3

  45. Julie Barrett

    November 4th, 2021 at 5:26 am

    My fave is squoval IG: @reviewzbyjewelz

  46. Xu Liang Li

    November 5th, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    moon shape! @liangliangcanada

  47. Janique

    November 5th, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    I love the coffin shaped nails.

  48. Sylvie Carpentier

    November 6th, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    Rounded @tithe3

  49. Luc Lafreniere

    November 6th, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    Round @tithe01

  50. Jenn T

    November 6th, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    I usually do rounded tip, but sometimes change it up to go square!


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