Celebrity manicurist Tom Bachik!
The nail guru, who started out as a skateboarder and graphic designer, turned his penchant for art into one serious nail-styling career.
And he has one major secret for keeping manicures looking like new through even the most grueling awards show season.
Simply refresh your mani every couple of days with a clear top coat, and you'll never worry about a chip, he recommended. Then, find your favorite cuticle oil and use it nightly to avoid dry cuticles, too.
We can assure you Bachik knows the ropes when it comes to crafting the perfect stand-out mani.
He not only landed on our top 12 Hollywood stylists list, but he's racked up numerous accolades in nail artistry competitions to boot, including WINBA World Championship, NAILS Magazine's #1 ranked competitor and over 300 (!) additional competition titles.
With high-profile fashion brands like Gucci, Hermes and Versace calling on him to create the perfect manicure for their ad campaigns, according to his site, it's safe to say Bachik is one of the top "Man"-icurists around.
His work has appeared in esteemed fashion publications like Vogue, Vanity Fair, Elle, W, Harper's Bazaar and more, and now he's sharing his top nail tips with us!
Take a behind-the-scenes look at Bachik's nail photo shoot for VW.