Through your endless TikTok and Pinterest scrolling, you’ll have likely encountered the clean girl aesthetic’s muse, Hailey Bieber, and her viral manicure. The 2022 Met Gala was the first time that this model, Rhode Beauty founder and nail artist presented her opalescent nails. “Opalescent nails”. ‘glazed donut nails’—this trend now has several delicious variations and not to mention a Halloween-inspired twist!
Hailey inspired an inexhaustible number of people. ‘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.
This technique allows you to express your feelings. Hailey with your nails and are also looking for some Halloween nail designs, 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 ode to spooky season…
Trends in Hailey Bieber Nail Art
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.
Here’s how to recreate her famous ‘glazed’ nails looks…
Midnight Glazed Nails
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These nails do not look like her pearly manicure. The chrome dust is replaced by glossy nails.
To celebrate the Halloween season, Hailey has been rocking some super shiny (almost liquid-like) midnight black nails—which are a super chic option if you want a subtle tribute to the pumpkin-themed holiday, as opposed to a full-on horror movie depicture on your nails.
If you already have Hailey’s Glazed nails down to an art, this nail look will be easy. It’s just one shade, painted onto almond-shaped fingers. You can of course add a bit of silver or pearl chrome dust to give your manicure a more spacey/ velvet nail feel—but Hails has gone for a more gothic look.
How to replicate the look in your own homeShape your nails into an almond shape. Then, coat your basecoat. You should allow gels to set for the required time. We recommend applying two coats black to achieve a bright color. Then apply your top coat *cure* and if you want a chrome finish, buff in your powder, before adding another top coat.
To achieve a glossy finish, don’t forget to apply your top coat. Make sure to properly dry your nails at the correct time so that there are no smudges.
Asking questions at the salon: If you’re planning to visit your nail artist for this particular look, be sure to ask for almond-shaped nails or extensions, select your black or fave Halloween shade and request a glossy finish. Request a mid-length manicure to capture Hailey’s look.
Rhode Glazed nails
Yep, you guessed it—Hailey has recently been repping some grey, glazed nails in tribute to her beauty brand Rhode!
How to replicate the look in your own homeYou can recreate this look using the same techniques as Donut nails. It’s as easy as applying a base coat and then a light shade. Finish it with pearly-chrome powder. Don’t forget your topcoat! If you’re new to gel nails, you can get some amazing gel nail sets on Amazon right away.
Asking questions at the salon: If you’re heading to your local nail salon, it’s again pretty straightforward—just ask for your nails to be mid-length and almond-shaped and select a light grey shade. It is important to specify that you want a jelly-nail appearance. You should make the main color slightly translucent, not opaque. The next step is to ask for a powder of chrome.
Similar to her OG nails they have the same oval/almond shape, but instead of the white or nude pink shades she chose a light gray to match Rhode’s product packaging.
Chocolate Glazed Donut Nails
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The ‘Chocolate Glazed Donut Nails’—or ‘Chocolate Ganache Nails’Mylee nail polish brand coined this term(Opens in a new window)—feature a warm, rich brown shade, with a shimmery glaze that makes your nails look like molten, melted chocolate. They are expected to become a popular trend in 2022 and look as stunning as ever.
How to replicate the look in your own home 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 tabClear gel is recommended to protect your skin from chipping.
Asking questions at the salon:These chocolatey nails can be taken to the salon for inspiration. Select a dark brown color. It is possible to request almond-shaped nails once again. Hailey’s Chrome Dust might have a golden hue, so choose that option or stick to the OG iridescent vibe.
Lemon Sorbet nails
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This neon version is quite different from Hailey’s more subtle and neutral nails but it is still stunning.
These are both made of the same color, but with some shimmery chrome dust. This creates a slight opaque look that recalls lemon-flavored sweets or slightly melted lemon tart.
How to replicate the look in your own home For the rest of your nail colors, we recommend using a transparent base color. This will help prevent streakiness, and the colors pop. Follow up with your chrome powder and make sure you cure your gels properly—you don’t know want this yellow to smudge!
How do I approach the salon? The same techniques can be used for any other variations of nails, except this time you should choose a neon-yellow nail color. Hailey doesn’t change her nail length much so she recommends oval-shaped nails with mid to long nails.
Strawberry Glazed Nails
Strawberry-Glazed nails look natural, just like donut nails. They look just like normal nails but are better. They are perfect for those who don’t like bright and bold nail designs. This seems to be Hailey’s daily go-to, along with 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. The result will be a pinkish-jello-like glaze you can use on your fingers. Finally, sprinkle pearly chrome dust on top.
How to replicate the look in your own home To recreate the look, you want to first apply a clear gel base coat, then follow up with OPI’s Bubble Bath shade and then a pearly chrome nail dust. As mentioned Hailey’s exact chrome powder is not available to buy—so any shimmery alternative will do!
Asking questions at the salon: If you have OPI in your salon, you may be able request Haily’s powder.
Ask for a nude or pastel pink base coat to create almond-shaped nails. Two coats of your chosen pink color can create a subtle, similar look.
RECREATE HAILEYBIEBER NAILS IN A SAALON: These are notes to help your manicurist
Saffron Hughes, Beauty Expert from False eyelashes(opens in new tabHailey’s nails look almond-shaped to her, according to her. “similar to an oval shape but with a slight point at the top like that of an almond.”This shape is also available in Saffron. ‘elongate’It is easy to use if you write a lot. This is natural, and it’s less likely to make a chip.
Ask your Nail Artist to make almond-shaped nail designs. You can either shape your nails naturally or use acrylics/gel extensions. Hailey has medium to long nails. If you’re unable to manage your nails, the round shape can work.
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The technician will then apply the base coat. Then, you’ll need to apply two thin layers of your choice color (brown, yellow, or rose).
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!
You can ask your salon if the colors you use are available in OPI polishes. You can choose from Bubble Bath, Clay In The Life or Funny Bunny to achieve a soft white look.
HOW TO SAKE YOUR NAILS SO HAILY BIEBER
Saffron offers simple tips on how to keep your Hailey Bieber nails looking great at home.
Saffron suggests that you first prepare your nails with white vinegar. This will remove any excess oil. Saffron recommends that your nails be completely dried before you apply your basecoat. “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.”
Saffron has some helpful tips that will keep your manicure looking amazing. “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.
“You should reapply your topcoat every 2 to 3 days for the best results. 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. After spotting the chip, it’s easy to just keep peeping our nails.
“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.”
Also, avoid painting your cuticles. ‘breaks the seal between your polish and nail’—meaning once your polish starts to peel, there’s no stopping it.