If there’s one thing we can always count on Hailey Bieber for, it’s nail inspiration for our next mani appointment. During weekend one of Coachella, the beauty mogul took to Instagram to show off her neon green, glow-in-the-dark nails in place of her signature glazed donut set. Eye-catching, unexpected, and surprisingly easy to recreate, Hailey’s latest mani is destined to become one of summer 2023’s biggest nail trends.
Hailey’s neon nails came courtesy of celebrity manicurist Zola Ganzorigt, who mixed OPI’s Life Gave Me Lemon and Green Come True nail lacquers with a bit of glow-in-the-dark powder to create a vibrant green shade that comes alive when the lights go down. For added pizzazz, Ganzorigt created 3D, squiggly lines on top using OPI’s Suzi’s Slinging Mezcal polish and the brand’s gold chrome powder in Gold Digger.
While it may have taken Hailey’s nail expert multiple colors and powders to achieve the right shade of luminous lime green, recreating her look at home doesn’t have to be quite so complicated. We searched the Internet high and low for just the right products to help you copy her mani in a few simple steps.
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After cuticle prep and a quick base coat, we recommend applying two coats of a neon green nail lacquer like INLP Cosmetics’ Playlist Cream, which looks similar to Hailey’s blended hue. Then, add ORLY’s green glow-in-the-dark top coat to easily take your mani from ordinary to alluring. The phosphorescent nail polish is designed to have a milky appearance during the daytime, so finish with a layer of regular top coat for a glossier effect.
Budding nail artists looking to elevate their neon green mani even further can add wavy lines of gold nail polish using a fine-tip brush or stick on a few metallic nail decals, like these delicate stickers via Amazon. Finally, keep your nail art locked in place by finishing with another layer of top coat.
Now, all that’s left to do is flick off the lights and take a video of your new neon green mani for the ‘Gram!
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Sarah Maberry is a Firstfinds Commerce Writer at Hearst Magazines, covering trending products in fashion, beauty, lifestyle and beyond. She’s obsessed with being the first to wear, try, watch and buy what’s going viral.