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iGel Beauty Guide to Hailey Bieber's Glazed Donut Nails Trend

Have you given the popular Hailey Bieber Glazed Donut manicure a shot yet? If you haven't already, here is your time to try out the minimalist, shiny, chrome-filled nail trend. Zola Ganzorigt, a celebrity nail tech who has worked with Syndey Sweeney, Sabrina Carpenter, and Kendall Jenner, revealed her trade secrets for getting flawless, hydrated nails. This modern nail art can be done at home with a UV lamp, gel polish, and chrome powder!


What is the Glazed Donut Nails trend?

Hailey Bieber popularized "glazed donut skin" when she told Harper's Bazaar that her skincare routine leaves her complexion like a glazed donut. She has now debuted Rhode, a new skincare brand designed to strengthen the skin's natural barrier while producing silky, shiny results reminiscent of a freshly glazed doughnut.

Hailey wore the glazed donut nail style designed by Ganzorigt for the MET Gala. As she puts it, "it was so spontaneous and came out so gorgeous that it went viral." Since it looks great on nails of any length or shape, it has quickly become a fan favorite. Ganzorigt said, "it was different from people's regular chrome nails" since the base color is so transparent and natural. 

Another version of the trending nail art and its strawberry glazed donut. Which has a more pinkish shade than the original one in white, then sour lemon drop glazed donut, which is more on the yellow tone, sounds like a sweet escape to your usual nail art designs in the past!


Steps in getting Hailey Bieber's nails:

Step 1:

You must first prep your nails and implement some nail care since glazed donut skin or nails is all about having healthy-looking yet moisturized nails! As you prep, go ahead and add nail tips or pro gel tips, whichever you prefer depending on the nail shape you're aiming for, to add some length and strength to your nails. You can read our nail prep guide here if you need a refresher!


Step 2:

Don't forget to add a base coat to make your gel nails last longer and avoid the nails staining the nails! Then with your UV/ LED lamp, cure for 30 seconds, depending on the wattage of your nail lamp.

Step 3:

Use your preferred gel polish; if you want to have the original donut glazed in white, you can swipe in our iGel Match-001 Pure White! If you wish to wear a strawberry-glazed donut shade, you can opt-in for our iGel Match -B20 Precious Pink or iGel Match-105 Pink Orchid!

Summer may be over, but your nail color shouldn't be if you're not yet ready. You can take inspiration from our yellow nail art designs for yellow gel polishes!


Step 4:

The next step is for you to mix a shimmery yet pearlescent gel polish along with the Top Coat to secure the pearly effect of the Donut Glazed nails. You can choose from our use Pearl Gel Professional Collection. Apply a thin layer of top coat with pearlescent gel polish on your nails, then cure.

Step 5:

Last but not least, you can use a Chrome Powder Pen or Chrome pigment to add a chrome effect to your nails, then voila! You finally have the deliciously good-looking nails of Hailey Bieber! You don't have to be a trendsetter or a celebrity to get these trendy nails since you can easily do it in the comfort of your home or let your nail tech do it for you!

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