How to get Hailey Bieber's glow-in-the-dark Coachella nails

This is the kind of scientific experiment we can really get into

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / April 17 2023

Hailey Bieber has earned a reputation as the ‘glazed donut’ girl. 

From her nails to the glazed donut skin her brand Rhode was built upon, the woman is intent on glowing and glistening from head to toe. 

However, more recently we’ve seen her branch out and try a few new nail hues (most notably, some bright red nail polish shades) with the help of celebrity nail artist Zola Ganzorigt.

And Ganzorigt is at it again — this time she’s created a custom nail colour that’s giving us Goosebumps flashbacks. After trying 50 different colours, the pair “came up with the perfect shade for Coachella” — a glow in the dark manicure with gold details. 

“[I] always enjoy our scientific experiment,” Ganzorigt said via Instagram. 

Not only did Ganzorigt give fans a closer look at what her handiwork looked like in the dark (read: bioluminescent), she also dished on the exact steps she used to create the Coachella-inspired glow-in-the-dark manicure. 

Like Bieber, if you’re planning on tackling this nail look, we recommend pairing up with a nail artist you trust.

Ganzorigt used two of the shades from the limited edition OPI Tru Neon Collection to create this custom look (which have since been discontinued) and the OPI Chrome Effects dust and glow-in-the-dark powder, which is only available in-salon. 

Working closely with your nail artist will allow you to achieve a result that rivals Bieber and Ganzorigts glow-in-the-dark creation.

How to get Hailey Bieber’s glow-in-the-dark Coachella nails

Step 1: Apply OPI Stay Strong GelColor Base Coat ($32.95 at National Salon Supplies).

Step 2: Mix OPI GelColor in ‘No Faux Yellow’ (discontinued) and OPI GelColor in ‘Green Come’ True (discontinued) with Stay Strong GelColor Base Coat. Add a little bit of glow in the dark powder to the colour and mix it well.

Step 3: Apply one coat of mixed colour and cure it.

Step 4: Apply OPI Stay Shiny GelColor Top Coat ($29.95 at Best Nail Supply) and cure it.

Step 5: Draw squiggly lines using OPI GelColor in ‘Suzy’s Slinging Mezcal’ ($29.95 at Best Nail Supply) and cure it.

Step 6: Gently rub OPI Chrome Effects in ‘Gold Digger’ (available in-salon only) on gold lines.

Step 7: Apply Stay Shiny GelColor Top Coat ($29.95 at Best Nail Supply) and cure it.

Nail colour is entering a new dimension in 2023. If our nails aren’t glowing, then they’re holographic — just take a look at the digital lavender nail trend

Main image credit: @haileybieber

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).