Hailey Bieber was just spotted wearing a concrete-inspired nail colour

Grey nails are the new neutral

Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / October 26 2023

Hailey Bieber has a bad habit of influencing our nail polish collections. 

The Rhode Beauty founder had us hunting down glazed donut nail polish last year to imitate the 26-year-old’s favourite nude manicure at home. 

Earlier this year she revitalised our love for a classic set of red nails, and subsequently we’ve spent every day since cultivating an impressive store of some of the best red nail polishes on the market. 

But last week Bieber was spotted in Los Angeles sporting a concrete-hued shade of grey nail polish that’s made us rethink the neutral manicure entirely. 

Forget sheer pinky nude ‘lip oil’ nails, the clean nails trend and finding your perfect shade of nude nail polish, because grey nails are the chic new neutral to try.

We would however, recommend opting for lighter-hued grey tones to maintain a fresh and summery feel (greys that verge on black can look a little too gothic in the warmer months). 

Unlike the mirror-finish nails Bieber is generally so fond of, this new era of neutral grey nails are opaque, matte and have a classically-shiny lacquered finish. 

Don’t have a grey nail polish in your collection? We recommend:

Essie Nail Color 'Press Pause' ($9.59 at Priceline); Hanami 'Minsk' ($20.95 at Hanami); Jinsoon 'Grace' ($29 at Jinsoon); Smith & Cult 'Subnormal' ($32 at Rogue Beauty); and OPI Infinite Shine 'Peace of Mined' ($17.96 at Adore Beauty).

Essie Nail Color 'Press Pause'

Hanami 'Minsk'

Jinsoon 'Grace'

Smith & Cult 'Subnormal'

OPI Infinite Shine 'Peace of Mined'

On the hunt for an inspo pic for your next nail appointment? These are all the best celebrity manicures we’ve spotted recently.

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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).