Photography via Instagram.com/nailsbyzola
Plus, shop everything you need to recreate Zola Ganzorigt’s shimmery invention at home.
By Jillian Morgan, Ivy Tang
Date July 13, 2022
Hailey Bieber might as well be the face of summer’s minimalist beauty trend. The model and now skincare mogul’s “glazed donut” glow is the season’s most sought-after look. But much like her dewy complexion, Bieber’s glistening talons are hard to miss — and we have celebrity nail artist Zola Ganzorigt to thank.
The Los Angeles-based manicurist (whose clientele includes Sydney Sweeney, Vanessa Hudgens, Kendall Jenner, Maude Apatow and Simone Ashley) is responsible for creating what she calls “glazed donut nails” — a nude chromatic combination that resembles the confection it’s named after.
Just because we’re ditching the heavy makeup this summer doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a little sparkle, especially when it comes to our nails. So we caught up with Ganzorigt to talk about her favourite trends, creating the perfect nude shade and her predictions for fall.
What’s your favourite nail trend for this summer?
Usually bright colours would be my answer but this time I’d say Hailey Bieber’s glazed donut nails. It’s really simple and minimalist but catches everyone’s eye from a mile away. (Ganzorigt shared everything she used to create this look on IG, which you can shop in the gallery below.)
Stay Strong Base Coat – Gel
Funny Bunny – Gel
Stay Shiny Top Coat – Gel
Chrome Effects Powder in Tin Man Can
What are the most sought after nail looks by your clients?
When summer comes, bright colours are more popular. So recently, I’ve been getting requests for bright neon colours such as orange, yellow, blue and pink.
What shapes and lengths are most on trend right now?
In my opinion, people are going towards a more natural look and most of my clients get the medium length oval shape.
Do you have a favourite design that you’ve created?
My favourite design right now is, as I mentioned before, Hailey Bieber’s glazed donut nails. You can create it with any colour and it just makes them all more elegant and pretty.
When you’re working with a client for a photoshoot, how do you coordinate their nails with the rest of their look?
First I look at what they’re wearing and understand what they’re trying to present. Then I talk to the client and we come up with an idea together [and decide] if [they] should do [a] design or just go simple and neutral.
How much of a consideration is skin tone/undertone when you’re selecting a colour for a client?
That’s really important especially when it comes to nude shades. So that’s why I always mix at least two different nude colours depending on my client’s skin tone.
What are some tools that you would recommend for at-home manicures?
The fundamental [part] of [a] good and long lasting manicure is good nail prep. So I’d recommend nail prep tools such as a pusher and nipper. They aren’t hard to find and you can get them from Amazon. And also, always keep your nails moisturized and use cuticle oil, or any beauty oil, every day.
Any predictions around nail trends for fall 2022?
When it comes to nails, it’s really unpredictable nowadays. But usually dark, warm toned colours get more popular in fall. Since chrome nails are so hot this year, I’d say dark chrome nails will be really trendy in fall.
Shop some of our top picks for an eye-catching at-home manicure in the gallery below.
Le Vernis in 506 – Camélia
Es·tract Honeysuckle + Primrose Cuticle Oil
Essie x Révolutionnaire
Expressie Nail Polish in Cold Brew Crew
Nail Lacquer in Bee Unapologetic
($12, Mat & Max)