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Trophy Wife was born in 2010 by Melbourne based Chelsea Bagan. 

What initially started as a side-hustle, turned into something really special.

A nail art and beauty space that became the anti-salon salon. Relaxed and inclusive, it is a creative space that celebrates beauty and art. 

Why the name 'Trophy Wife'?

In this instance it is a tongue-in-cheek take on an out-dated social term we are politely taking aim at.

Our Richmond salon is a collective space of self-employedcreatives that is home to not only the Trophy Wife nail artists but also Gin Castro Hair and Makeup, Sunday Brow Stylist, Lili Taylor Nails and Nails by Kirsten. 


We are first and foremost a client facing salon based in Richmond, Melbourne. Alongside this we also offer content creation and pop-up nail bar services for corporate clients & events as well as editorial and commercial photoshoot work.


Our clients include MECCA, NGV, NGA, Adore Beauty, Disney, Essie, Sportsgirl and BONDS to name a few.

Our work has been featured in publications such as VOGUE, Oyster & Acclaim as well as a career highlight as the lead manicurists for the Toni Matičevski Runway at Australian Fashion Week and on the fingernails of a handful of celebrity clients.

For all commercial & event enquiries, please contact

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