Hailey Bieber has a special talent for nailing a manicure (pun intended).
But she wouldn’t be able to dazzle us with chrome dust if it wasn’t for the expertise of her nail artist Zola Ganzorigt — the brilliant mind behind Bieber’s glazed donut manicure.
Bieber has dabbled with strawberry and chocolate flavours, but it's her original glaze that we keep coming back to.
Ganzorigt always uses OPI Chrome effects in ‘Tin Man Can’ as a topper to achieve that signature chrome finish.
But when it comes to nude nail polish there are only three shades in her kit that she keeps on rotation (and one brand she prefers above all others).
“My favorite neutral nail polishes are OPI Bubble Bath ($23.95 at The Iconic),” Ganzorigt told Refinery29. Besides the sheer pink classic, she loves the cream pinky nude “OPI Put It In Neutral ($14.99 at Chemist Warehouse), and OPI Bare My Soul ($19.50 at Oz Hair & Beauty)” — a sheer brown-toned pinky nude.
She also recommends mixing nail polish colours to find your perfect nude.
“I tend to mix colors a lot when working with my clients because everyone is different and one shade doesn’t work for all," she explained.
How to recreate Hailey Bieber’s glazed donut manicure
1/ Ganzorigt applies and UV-cures a sheer layer of OPI’s Stay Strong Gel Base Coat.
2/ She then lacquers the nail in a sheer layer of neutral gel polish. However, if the colour is too opaque she’ll dilute the potency of the polish first, mixing it with a clear polish on an artist’s palette. After application she’ll cure the gel polish under a UV lamp.
3/ Ganzorigt applies and cures a single layer of OPI’s Stay Shiny Gel Top Coat, and then dusts the nails in OPI Chrome effects in ‘Tin Man Can’. She then applies one final layer of top coat and cures it under a UV lamp.
Pro tip: Ask your own nail tech if they can help you recreate Ganzoright’s process. While there are a wealth of glazed donut nail polishes that imitate the same look, the exact products she uses are only available in salons.
Main image credit: @nailsbyzola / Getty
Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.