The Glazed Donut Nail Trend: Why is it All the Rage?

The “glazed donut” nail trend is all the rage now. Glazed chrome nails look amazing with almost any outfit. If you’re looking for a new nail trend, the glazed donut is worth a try. These nails are perfect for a color base coat with a milky, sheer finish.

This trend came to fruition at the beginning of 2022. Celebrity Hailey Beiber initially showcased her shimmery, glazed donut nails on her Instagram and arrived at the Met Gala sporting the look. After catching the attention of TikTok, this slightly-pearlescent look took the world by storm.

The key to achieving the look is to have a base coat that is sheer and applied as a thin layer. Adding the chrome powder on top will create the desired glazed effect with a touch of minimalism. Here are a few tips on how to achieve the perfect glazed donut manicure:

1. Prep the Nails 

Prepping your nails is necessary to start with the perfect blank canvas. Start by washing your hands and make sure your nails are clean and free of any old polish. Next, push back the cuticles and remove any excess skin around the nail.

2. Add a Gel Base Coat

Applying a gel base coat is a great way to ensure your manicure lasts. Base coats are a great way to protect the nail from chipping and allow for a smooth application of the chrome powder.

3. Apply a Thin Layer of Gel Polish

Only one layer of your desired color is needed to achieve an open appearance. If you want to achieve the exact look Hailey Beiber initiated, simply use a milky white color of gel polish. However, you can make any look appear glazed by starting with a single layer of your favorite color.

4. Add The Chrome Powder

Finally, to finish the look, apply a generous amount of nail chrome powder to the nail using a disposable eyeshadow brush. Make sure to evenly spread the chrome powder to all parts of the nail to achieve a smooth and even look.

5. Seal the Look

To keep the look of your manicure in place, apply a clear gel top coat to the nails. Let this top coat fully dry, and you’re ready to go!

With fall around the corner, this trend can be made to fit the season. The glazed donut nail trend can be suitable for any style, whether you prefer brighter statement colors or minimalistic neutrals. 

At Imagique Salon Suites, we specialize in all current art nail trends. Book an appointment today if you want quality, artsy, and beautiful nail work!