Hailey Bieber's style magic has struck again but this time, instead of her sun-kissed beauty look or Hailey's swimwear aesthetic—we're all obsessed with her nails. Meet the 'glazed donut nails' trend, that will leave your fingertips gleaming in sugary, opalescent goodness.
This manicure trend has been popping up all over TikTok and Instagram (we’re even guilting of pinning a few inspo pics to our Nails Pinterest board) and it's even become an internal part of the 'clean-girl aesthetic,' thanks to its elegant, chic and downright dreamy look. It also helps that it's super easy to recreate, once you know the steps involved.
So here's the full 4-11 on this trend, from where it all began to how to get Hailey's glazed donut nails yourself...
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Hailey Bieber's Met Gala nails
This heavenly nail trend all began on a fateful day in May—more specifically, the Met Gala. 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.
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.
Since the Met Gala, TikTok has been flooded with videos of fellow Hailey stans, copying the look, either at home or requesting it at their salon...
Hailey Bieber nails: what to ask for at the 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 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. This shade 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 recreate Hailey Bieber's nails at home
If you want to recreate the glazed donut manicure at home, you're in luck! You can buy Hailey's exact nail shade easily.
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.
How to recreate it, step by step:
- First, you want to apply one clear base coat layer (if using gel, cure between each polish step)
- Next, apply a layer of OPI Funny Bunny (or two if you want a stronger color)
- Add a clear top coat
- Rub on your chrome powder—or a pearlescent polish if you’re in a pinch
- Follow up with another top coat and voilà!
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.
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