What To Ask For If You Want Chocolate Glazed Nails

If you thought that glazed donut nails – popularized by Hailey Bieber — were delicious, check out this tasty new iteration: chocolate-glazed donut nails. 

Originally, the model and wife of artist Justin Bieber started with a plain white-glazed look on the nails, and it was such a hit that the trend became the top Google search in the beauty category, per Cosmopolitan. Then, she decided to mix things up by introducing the chocolate-glazed nail look, featuring a rich chocolate brown with a shiny topper. Fans went nuts. Worldwide, people on social media were posting their new nails to show off their take on the Bieber look. 


However, if you're not great at doing your nails at home and want to achieve this trendy mani, that's where professional nail salons come in handy (no pun intended). Here's what to ask your nail tech for if you want perfect chocolate-glazed donut nails.

Hailey Bieber's chocolate-glazed nail look

Fortunately for anyone looking to copy Hailey Bieber's chocolate-glazed donut manicure, her nail technician, Zola Ganzorigt, posted on Instagram a step-by-step guide to master the look. (She also partnered with Dashing Diva to create a line of press-on nails that take the guesswork out of this manicure.) Bring this info to your own nail technician and have them replicate it for you. 


First, remove any old polish and trim the nails and cuticles for a fresh canvas for the manicure. This look works on all lengths of nails, so don't be shy if yours are short. Start with a layer of the OPI Stay Strong Gel Base Coat. Mix equal parts DND Gel Polishes in Coffee Bean and Spiced Brown with the OPI Stay Shiny Gel Top Coat, and then apply a coat of this mixture to the nails. Finally, dust the OPI Chrome Effects Powder in Tin Man Can on top for the trendy glazed look.

Now that wasn't hard, was it?

How to personalize the trend

While Hailey Bieber's mani is to die for, keep in mind that you don't need the exact same polishes that her nail technician used. Those recommendations are just to get you started on the right track. You can totally make this look your own. Use whatever brands and brown shades you want — staying in the same general color scheme — and we're sure it'll come out just as gorgeous. Check out the dark-chocolate variation above for a super-luxe look.


Pair your chocolate-glazed donut manicure with a pair of brown boots and a brown-toned outfit for a chic monochromatic look, or rock it with a white tee and jeans to let the nails do the talking. You can try this technique with other colors, too, keeping in mind that this look works well with neutrals, pale colors, rich jewel tones, and more. 

Just remember to keep your nails healthy in between professional manicures because the end result will look that much better.