How to Recreate All of Hailey Bieber’s Nail Styles at Home


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Unless you’ve been living inside a nail dryer, you’ve seen Hailey Bieber’s glazed donut nail trend on TikTok, Reels, or maybe even your local nail salon. Search “#HaileyBieberNails” on TikTok, and you’re instantly inundated with over 78 million views showcasing the model’s various trendsetting manicures. Mellow Bar in New York City has even added the “Hailey Bieber Manicure” to its service menu. Color Camp, an L.A.-based nail brand that sells custom press-ons, released its very own Bieber-inspired set.

So what is the Hailey Bieber glazed donut nail, you ask? It’s a pearly iridescent mani, achieved by applying a light neutral gel base coat and topping with a chrome powder. The result: the shade of a perfectly delicious glazed donut. Bieber’s nail artist Zola Ganzorigt, who’s also worked with the likes of Kendall Jenner, Sydney Sweeney, and Precious Lee, shared all the tips and tricks for achieving pastry-perfect nails. Ganzorigt also shared a few more iconic donut-esque looks from the reigning nail queen, like her classic red or the newest chocolate brown, so you can achieve all glazed everything from the comfort of your own home.

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The Original Glazed Donut Nail

Ganzorigt created the iconic glazed donut nail look for Bieber to sport at the Met Gala. She notes, “It was so unplanned and came out so pretty that it went viral.” It’s gained major popularity because it is so simple and flattering on all nail shapes and lengths. “It was different than your usual chrome nails since the base color is so see-through and natural,” adds Ganzorigt.

All it requires is a thin layer of a neutral shade, like OPI’s Funny Bunny polish, topped with chrome powder for the shiny effect. Ganzorigt’s personal fave is the OPI Tin Man Can Chrome Effects Mirror-Shine Nail Powder. Finish the look with a shiny top coat and a gel curing, and you’re good to go. If you’re headed to the salon, Ganzorigt recommends asking your nail tech for the glazed donut look or showing a picture of the chrome mani. She also posts a breakdown of each nail look on her Instagram page, if you’re looking for specifics!

However, if you’re not going to the nail salon or don’t have a gel UV light at home, try out these user-friendly products so you can dive into the glazed donut trend right now.

OPI

Infinite Shine Long-Wear Nail Polish in Throw Me a Kiss

Nails.Inc

World’s Your Oyster Babe Iridescent Nail Polish

Color Camp

Glazed Donut Press-Ons

The Chocolate Glazed Donut Nail

Most recently, Bieber showcased brown-tinged tips on TikTok, which she dubbed the “chocolate” version of the glazed donut nail trend. “We’ve been trying different colors, and brown is such a good color for fall,” Ganzorigt tells ELLE.com. “We wanted to make it look more like a chocolate donut, though.”

To achieve this, Ganzorigt recommends choosing your favorite brown color and mixing it with a top coat to make it sheer. For Bieber’s specific shade, Ganzorigt blended DND’s gel colors in Coffee Bean and Spiced Brown with OPI’s Stay Shiny gel top coat. She also started with OPI’s Stay Strong gel base coat and cured Bieber’s nails at each step. According to Ganzorigt, all you need is one coat of polish to make the look work. Finally, set your tips with pearlescent chrome powder or a pearlescent nail lacquer to get that coveted glowy effect.

In case you don’t want to go the gel route, you can also pick up a classic brown lacquer and top coat (see some of our picks below).

Deborah Lippmann

Can’t Hold Us Down, Gel Lab Pro Nail Polish

ella+mila

Cup O’Latte Nail Polish

CND

Vinylux Longwear Brown Nail Polish

Deborah Lippmann

Hard Rock Hydrating Base and Top Coat

The Sour Lemon Drop Glazed Donut Nail

ILNP Cosmetics, Inc.

Funshine Smoothie Nail Polish

Sephora Collection

Color Hit Mini Nail Polish

Dear Sundays

L.04 Yellow Polish

OPI

Chrome Effects Nail Lacquer Top Coat

The Cherry Glazed Donut Nail

Bieber has opted for a bright red almond-shaped nail every now and then. She recently modeled the look in her campaign with Tiffany & Co. If you want to achieve a classic Old Hollywood-style red manicure like Bieber, start by filing your nails into a rounded almond shape with a high-quality file. Then, apply a few layers of a bright red nail lacquer until opaque, and finish with a high-shine top coat. And if you’re looking for an easy way out, try a set of red press-on nails.

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Les Mains Hermès Nail File

Gucci

Vernis À Ongles Nail Polish

Suite Eleven

From Brooklyn With Love

Olive & June

CV Press-Ons

The Grape Glazed Donut Nail

Another one of Bieber’s go-to summer looks included a grape-meets-lavender pearlescent shade created by Ganzorigt. To achieve a donut-esque mani at home, just top your favorite shades with a pearlescent top coat or try out these chrome-y polishes for a similar look. Feel free to go with brighter shades for a fun pop, or bring the trend squarely into fall with slightly more subdued versions.

Color Club

Halographic Hues Nail Polish

Habit

Nail Polish in 60 Digital Dream

Essie Purples Nail Polish

Urban Outfitters

Iridescent Top Coat Nail Polish

When it comes to achieving a Hailey Bieber-worthy manicure, it’s all about nail care. “It’s really important to take vitamins to keep your nails healthy,” says Ganzorigt. “Using cuticle oil regularly helps to keep your nails healthy as well.” No hang nails or dry cuticles here!

Try taking a daily vitamin packed with biotin to grow and strengthen your nails. Apply cuticle cream and hand lotion daily to keep your nail beds moisturized and happy. Ganzorigt also recommends getting your nails done or doing them yourself every 10 to 14 days to avoid chipping and breakage.

Being Frenshe

Hand Serum in Lavender Cloud

Dior

Crème Abricot Nail Cream

Olive & June

Cuticle Serum

Augustinus Bader

The Hand Treatment

Sakara

Beauty Water Drops

If you’re waiting on the edge of your seat wondering what the next big nail trend is, don’t worry! Ganzorigt is already thinking about it. “Since people are preferring more minimalist nail looks, I’d assume some warm-toned colors or dark-toned chrome will be popular,” she says. But of course, a glazed donut nail is a safe bet.

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