It’s true—our love for glazed nails trend isn’t going anywhere. While the chrome powder effect is nothing new, the technique really took off last year when Hailey Bieber’s manicurist, Zola Ganzorigt, brought it into the forefront of our social feeds when she used OPI’s Funny Bunny on Bieber’s nails before buffing over a pearlescent chrome powder (OPI’s Tin Can Man chrome powder, in case you were wondering. However, it’s only available to buy for professional nail technicians). And so the doughnut glazed mani was born, TikTok went wild for it and many of us promptly hot-footed it to our nail salon to request look for ourselves.
The beauty of nail trends is that they continue to morph. As such, we’ve seen the glazed manicure trend shapeshifter from the milky white glaze to vibrant orange, neon green and just about every colour you can imagine. We’ve even spotted it as a French tip nail art detail and in aura nail designs too. Essentially, if you can buff a chrome powder on top, any nail design goes.
In order to achieve the look, chrome powder needs to be applied over a gel polish with a non-wipe top coat in order for the chrome effect to adhere to the nails. But fear not, if you can’t make it into the salon anytime soon, there are plenty of chrome effect nail polishes that give you a very similar result.
Ahead, you’ll find the chicest glazed manicure designs to give you a dose of inspo for your next nail appointment or DIY mani.