How to get 'glazed donut' nails—Hailey Bieber's viral Met Gala manicure that's still everywhere on TikTok

'Glazed donut' nails are still the moment—so here's the DL on Hailey's viral, pearly manicure and how to get it yourself!

Hailey Bieber's viral Met Gala 'glazed donut' nails: Hailey pictured wearing a white silk dress and white feather wrap at the Met Gala 2022 / alongside a product shot of OPI's Funny Bunny white nail polish -used to create her Met Gala manicure/ in a pink circle template
(Image credit: Getty Images/ Gotham / Product: O.P.I)

Want 'glazed donut' nails? The pearlescent manicure made famous by model, Hailey Bieber at the 2022 Met Gala, is still very much the moment. So we've broken down the whole look and answered all your burning questions about recreating the OG nail look—plus her new 'chocolate glazed' donut colorway—at home and in the salon.

At this point, Hailey Bieber's nails are nearly as famous as the model/Rhode Beauty founder herself. The 'glazed donut' nails trend (also dubbed the clean-girl manicure, by lovers of the aesthetic) now spans pretty much every Pinterest nail board and basically leaves your fingertips gleaming in sugary, opalescent goodness—with fans still, a year on, clamoring to get the look. 

But how do you actually get the Hailey-approved manicure—or to be more precise—how do you go about asking your nail tech for them and can you recreate them at home?

Here's your complete guide to this viral nail look, set to dominate 2023's nail trends—from where it all began to how to get the fabled glazed donut nails yourself...


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What is the 'glazed donut' nail trend?

Much like Hailey Bieber's makeup routine and sunglasses aesthetic, Ms. Bieber's style never misses. What initially began as a simple, pearlescent Met Gala manicure to compliment her white, silk dress has swiftly spun into endless colorways—each as dreamy as the next.

But how did this subtle icing-like nail look hit such cult status?

Hailey Bieber's Met Gala mani: The OG 'glazed donut' nails

This heavenly nail trend all began on a fateful day in May—more specifically, the Met Gala 2022. This was when Hailey debuted her pearly nails for the first time, paired with a stunning cream silk dress, black tights and a feathered wrap. If there's a word that means more elegant than 'elegant', she was the embodiment of it and so were her nails.

From the moment fans spied her nails on those iconic Met Museum steps, the rest was history and TikTok soon became a wash with fan debuting their own 'glazed' manicure and sharing tutorials on how to recreate the look. 

Thankfully for all of us, her nail artist Zola Ganzorigt shared exactly what products were used to create the manicure, which has been living in our minds rent-free ever since...

Hailey's 'chocolate glazed donut' nails

Blessing us with yet another take on her glazed nails, Hailey took to TikTok to share her go-to fall manicure by the ever-talented Zola. Instead of the pearly white we've grown so accustomed to, Hailey instead debuted some warm, brown shimmery nails...


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They've been appropriately named the 'chocolate glazed donut' nails and are literally giving hot chocolate, mixed with a dash of pumpkin spice and topped off with chocolate-covered Dunkin Donut—are we the only ones drooling? 

They embody all things autumn and are just as simple to recreate as her OG nails—you just need a warm brown polish and your favorite opalescent chrome powder. 


nails inc. Plant Power Nail Polish 

RRP: $10 /£9

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

Apply two coats for the perfect color payoff and then buff in some pearly or silver chrome to achieve that iconic shine.  

Find your step by step guide to getting Hailey's 'glazed donut nails' below...

How to ask for 'glazed donut' nails at a salon?

The 'glazed donut manicure' is thankfully pretty simple, it's a mix of milky white nail polish, chrome dust and finished off with a clear top coat.

If you're headed to a professional to get the look, the first thing you'll want to request is almond-shaped gels/ gel extensions or acrylics—depending on your nail preference, just make sure they're not too long and that they're rounded at the tips.


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Then you want to select a soft white shade or cream—if your salon offers OPI polishes, the exact shade Hailey wears is Funny Bunny. Alternatively, if you want the fall vibes, ask for a warm-toned brown shade. This is then followed up with a wash of pearly chrome dust.

Hailey's exact chrome dust is OPI chrome effects in Tin Man Can, which is only available at professional outlets or salons—but you can of course find great alternatives. The look is then finished off by a top coat and voila!

How to do 'glazed donut' nails at home?

If you're wondering how to do glazed donut nails at home, you're in luck! You can buy Hailey's exact nail shade easily.


OPI Infinite Shine Funny Bunny Nail Varnish

RRP: $10.79 /£15.95

The perfect staple white shade to use to either recreate Hailey's viral nail look or to use on your nail tips for a French mani.


OPI Nail Lacquer Pale To The Chief

RRP:  $10.79/ £14.30

For a more pinky shade, very similar to that of the viral 'clean girl manicure' look, this polish is perfect. It will give your nails a soft, petal pink hue and will look slightly more subtle than the white.

To recreate the look, you want to first apply a clear gel base coat, then follow up with OPI's white Funny Bunny shade and then a pearly chrome nail dust. As mentioned Hailey's exact chrome powder is not available to buy—but we've found you a great alternative.


BORN PRETTY Chrome Nail Powder

RRP: $12.99/ £9.99

This set from Amazon comes with four different powders including one called 'Mermaid' and 'Chameleon' both of which, when applied to a white coat create a similar pearly look to Hailey's nails

How to recreate it, step by step:

  1. First, you want to apply one clear base coat layer (if using gel, cure between each polish step)
  2. Next, apply a layer of OPI Funny Bunny (or two if you want a stronger color)
  3. Add a clear top coat
  4. Rub on your chrome powder—or a pearlescent polish if you’re in a pinch
  5. Follow up with another top coat and voilà!
Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

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.