Born and raised in Somerset, England, Saffron Goddard’s earliest memories are of attending Glastonbury with her family, who ran a vegetarian cafe at music festivals. Beginning her career as a fashion assistant, Saffron observed the role of the manicurist on shoots and noticed an opportunity to combine her love of nails with her interest in fashion. After completing her training, she began working solo on shoots straight away, building her knowledge by assisting established manicurists such as Adam Slee.
Saffron has since built a loyal client base who value her calm, professional presence on set and meticulous approach to manicure - healthy, expensive-looking natural nails are her trademark. A lifelong vegetarian from a hippy background, her kit is stocked with products that are cruelty-free and kind to skin and nails.
Working with photographers such as Harley Weir, Glen Luchford, Mert and Marcus, Johnny Dufort, Collier Schorr and Casper Serjesen, Saffron’s handiwork has graced the covers of LOVE, The Face, AnOther, Vogue Italia and Dazed, among others.
Her commercial clients include Bottega Veneta, Lancome, Mulberry, Chanel, Dior, Tiffany and Net-a-Porter and she has worked with talent such as Kate Moss, Salma Hayek, Bella Hadid, Stormzy, Sienna Miller, Keira Knightly, Saoirse Ronan and Carey Mulligan.