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’Tis the season for holiday parties, and that means many of us are adorning our fingernails with cherry red polish or sparkly hues to accent our seasonal ensembles. However, Hailey Bieber just made a case for a classic black manicure for an incredibly chic look that works truly any time of year.
Bieber attended the 2023 Academy Museum Gala on Dec. 3 in dazzling floor-length black sequined gown that put her toned arms—and great manicure—on display. The look, styled by Karla Welch, was accented with silver jewelry and the 27-year-old wore her hair in her signature slicked-back bun.
The Rhode founder’s nail artist, Zola Ganzorigt, detailed her client’s manicure on Instagram the following day, and she used a tried-and-true OPI hue.
Black Onyx Nail Lacquer, $11.49 (opi.com)
After applying a base coat to Bieber’s long, almond-shaped fingernails, Ganzorigt followed up with two coats of OPI GelColor in Black Onyx. Note that the brand’s GelColor line is only available for purchase for salons, but the regular nail polish will achieve the very same end result. To complete the look, Ganzorigt applied a single layer of top coat.
This one has been my personal go-to black polish for years, and happy reviewers note that you get “a solid colour in two coats,” while others claim it has a “beautiful shine.”