One of the most recognisable faces of the nail industry, Tom Holcomb, passed away on the 28 October 2011. The cause of death is not currently known. He was just 44 years old.
Tom Holcomb was an inspiring nail technician, winning almost every competition he attempted. Whilst many nail technicians were still getting to grips with the standard pink and whites, Tom experimented with coloured monomers and realised the demand for a more natural pink shade. Rumor has it that he was also the first to style the moon-shaped sculptured acrylics in 1989.
As well as being one of the first male nail technicians, he was without a doubt, one of the best the world has seen.
Everyone needs to start somewhere. Attending nail courses at the Nails and Beauty Academy could give you the right grounding to pursue the competitions you crave and maybe you will be the next professional, competition-winning, worldwide renowned and much-adored nail technician that Tom Holcomb was so easily categorised as.
He will be sorely missed.