The Apprentice winner Tom Pellereau thinks beauty gadgets are the future

A glimpse into the mind of inventor Tom Pellereau, his innovation process, and why the merge between beauty and technology has him mesmerised

Inventor Tom Pellereau won series seven of The Apprentice


It has only been six years since Tom Pellereau shook hands with Lord Sugar and walked away with his £250,000 investment, the words ‘you're hired’ sealing the deal.

But in Pellereau years, that’s a veritable business lifetime. The 38-year-old inventor wasted no time in bringing his curved nail file Stylfile to market – more than two million have been sold since launch.

His latest inventions include the Stylfile time-saving gel nail polish remover kit and StylPro make-up brush cleaner and drier.

“The thing I love is trying to make life easier,” Pellereau tells Cosmetics Business. “The buzz I get when someone says that the product really helps them, saves time and is fun – it’s huge to me and that’s why I do this.”

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