How to get Hailey Bieber’s nails—including her latest 'Chocolate Glazed Donut Nails' trend

Hailey Bieber’s nails have yet again inspired a whole new manicure trend—meet the ‘Chocolate Glazed Donut Nails’

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Through your endless TikTok and Pinterest scrolling, you’ll have likely encountered the clean girl aesthetic’s muse, Hailey Bieber, and her viral manicure. It all began at the 2022 Met Gala, where the model and Rhode Beauty founder debuted some pearly nails which she coined as ‘glazed donut nails’—this trend now has several delicious variations including our new favorite, ‘Chocolate Glazed Donut nails.’

While Hailey has now inspired what seems like an endless list of ‘glazed’ nail options—they all thankfully have some things in common. Regardless of the color, whether it’s fall-inspired or neon, Hailey’s nails are always almond-shaped and created using just one block shade, with a chrome effect overtop—meaning you can easily stay on trend, without having to replicate every single one of Hailey’s manicures as they crop up. 

So, if you want to channel all things Hailey with your nails, here are all her latest manicure looks—plus all the intel you need on what to ask your nail technician for and how to keep your nails looking as healthy as possible. 

Let’s dive in, starting with her latest chocolatey offering…

Hailey has previously revealed that her own nail artist, Zola Ganzorigt—who brought us the OG Glazed nails and every other variation since—mixes whatever her main shade is with a clear coat, to dilute the color, giving it that trademark 'glaze' look.

So here's how to recreate each of her iconic 'glazed' nail looks...

Chocolate Glazed Donut Nails

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The 'Chocolate Glazed Donut Nails'—or 'Chocolate Ganache Nails' as coined by nail polish brand Mylee (opens in new tab)—feature a warm, rich brown shade, with a shimmery glaze that makes your nails look like molten, melted chocolate. These nails are just as pretty as their predecessor and have already been tipped as one of the biggest 2022 nails trends.

If you’re planning to do ‘Chocolate Glazed Donut Nails’ nails at home, nail expert and Mylee Ambassador Tinu Bello recommends using a base coat, followed by two layers of Mylee’s gel shade Choco-latte, followed by a layer of iridescent Sea Shell (opens in new tab), and topped off with a clear gel layer, to avoid any chipping. 

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Mylee Choco-Latte Gel Polish 

RRP: £7.99 (UK only)

This warm brown is the perfect shade to recreate Hailey's melted chocolate nails.

Mylee recommends curing this gel shade for 120 seconds under a UV lamp or 30-60 seconds under an LED lamp.

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This polish in the shade 'Zen out of Zen' is the perfect warm-toned brown and looks almost identical to the color Hailey wears. Plus nails inc polishes are cruelty-free and vegan, so win-win!

This is a great alternative to gel polishes if you need a quick nail look, or don't have a curing lamp of your own.

Lemon Sorbet nails

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Now this neon variation is very different from Hailey's more subtle and neutral nails, but nonetheless gorgeous.

They feature the same single, block colour with a dusting of shimmery chrome dust to create that slightly opaque look that makes us think of lemon flavoured boiled sweets or slightly melted lemon sorbet...

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Mylee MyGel Gel Polish in You Had Me At Yellow

RRP: £7.99 (UK only)

This color is a neon dream, it look just like the yellow shade Hailey is wearing so we're already off to a win here!

It's the perfect nails look if you want to make a statement, or just fancy a pop of color.

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OPI Nail Lacquer in Exotic Birds Do Not Tweet

RRP: $10.79/£14.30

The shade 'Exotic Birds Do Not Tweet' is also a great swap for Hailey's lemon colored nail polish.

This is not a gel formula, so you won't have to wait for it to cure. Simply apply and wait to dry, before adding your chrome dust or pearly top coat.

Strawberry Glazed Nails

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Much like the original donut-inspired nails, the Strawberry-Glazed nails are very natural looking. They're your nails but better and are ideal if you're not a fan of bright and bold nail looks. This appears to be Hailey's everyday go-to, alongside the original Glazed.

Instead of using OPI's shade 'Funny Bunny' which is the sheer white used for Hailey's Met Gala nails, use one with more of a pink hue—like OPI's Bubble Bath. This will create a sumptuous-looking pink, jello-like glaze on your fingertips, then follow up with a pearly chrome dust and you're all set.

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OPI Nail Polish in Bubble Bath

RRP: $10.80 /£14.30

This is the shade that Hailey wears to achieve that strawberry-like hue, it's also all over TikTok with users recreating the look with this very affordable polish. 

Recreate Hailey Bieber nails in the salon: What to ask for

Beauty expert, Saffron Hughes from Falseeyelashes (opens in new tab), notes that Hailey's nails are almond-shaped, which she says are, "similar to an oval shape but with a slight point at the top like that of an almond." Saffron also adds that this shape not only 'elongates' your hands but is also super practical if, for example, you type a lot (like us) because the shape is more natural and less likely to chip.

So asks your nail artist for almond-shaped nails (either to shape your natural nails or acrylics/gel extensions). Hailey also tends to have medium to long nails, but if you can't hack them, the rounded shape is really key. 

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Then you'll want your technician to apply a base coat, followed by two thin layers of your chosen color (whether that's brown, yellow or pink).

Now, here comes the fun bit, ask for a chrome powder to be applied to your nail, followed by a clear top coat—to ensure your mani is protected!

If you're salon stocks OPI polishes, you can ask if they have her exact nail shades which include; Bubble Bath (a baby pink), Clay In The Life (a neutral tan) and for the original milky white nail look, Funny Bunny.

How to care for your nails like Hailey Bieber

If you've created your Hailey Bieber nails at home, Saffron has also shared some simple housekeeping tips to ensure that your new mani lasts.

She first advises prepping your nails with white vinegar to remove any excess oil. Then before adding your basecoat, make sure your nails are completely dry, Saffron explains: "When nail polish is applied to wet nails, moisture is trapped. Once the nails begin to dry, the trapped moisture needs to escape so it begins to separate the polish from the nail, making them more susceptible to chips."

When it comes to removing your glazed nails, don't use too much nail polish remover—and if you're removing gel polish at home, don't soak your fingers in an acetone-based remover for too long, as Saffron notes, "this can also weaken the nail plate over time."

In terms of keeping your manicure looking fresh, Saffron says: "A common misconception is that once you apply a topcoat, you’re good to go for the foreseeable future, however, this certainly isn’t the case. For the best results and chip prevention, you should reapply your topcoat every two to three days. Believe me when I say you’ll thank me!"

Speaking of chips, she also adds that as soon as you spot a chip, it's damage control time—"The sooner you restore your nails, the longer-lasting they’ll be. Plus, we all know how tempting it is to further peel our nails once we spot that chip that annoys us throughout the day. So make sure to fix your chip as soon as you spot it by applying the same color in enough thin layers that it disappears before that all-important topcoat again."

Another tip is to never paint your cuticles, as this 'breaks the seal between your polish and nail'—meaning once your polish starts to peel, there's no stopping it.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, trends, fashion, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life. She also tests and reviews beauty and skincare products and tries out the latest TikTok hacks for My Imperfect Life.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.