Kim Treacy, London

Kim Treacy, London

Manicurist Kim Treacy is known in the industry for the luxurious and classic look of her nail styling, which has been utilised by photographers including Annie Leibovitz, David LaChapelle, Nick Knight, Mert & Marcus, Rankin and Mikael Jansson.

She has built a reputation for her calm and focused work, even on the most high-pressure of shoots.

Now based in London, Kim decided to train as a manicurist and nail artist while living in Los Angeles. Having witnessed the professional nail industry in action while performing in walk-on film and TV parts, she was inspired to embark upon a change of career.

The Hollywood connection continues in her client list, with Cate Blanchett, Dame Judi Dench and Tom Cruise among those Kim has worked with.

Her advertising clients include Giorgio Armani, YSL, Jimmy Choo, Dune and Marks & Spencers, while her work has been featured in publications such as Harpers Bazaar, Vanity Fair and Vogue.