Knowledge Class-History of Nail Art

by LiCoscelia

Fashion, in the broad sense, is a variety of prevalent social trends, and in the narrow sense, refers to the fashion industry, which is dominated by ready-to-wear, haute couture, and accessories. Whether in the broad or narrow sense, fashion is initially dominated by the elite class and spreads in a top-down manner. With the democratization of fashion, the aesthetic preferences of the general public have also begun to gradually penetrate into this chain of communication.

The upper and lower dialog links of fashion aesthetics are constantly being opened up and broadened, but there are some minutiae in which the fashion industry and the general public tend to be good or there are some differences, and they have not generated too many dialogues, such as the nail art that we are going to talk about today.

Nail fashion industry aesthetics and folk aesthetics differences mainly lies in its nature, the fashion industry, the nails as a backing for accessories, in order not to overshadow, advertising or blockbusters are usually simply coated with solid color or transparent nail polish; full body styling and because of the nails area is too small do not need so many details, so most of them are coated with a color embellishments. Many famous brands also produce their own nail polish, but in order to emphasize the color and texture, the advertisements are also in solid colors.


Come with me today to see the history of nail art. To start from the origin, as early as the ancient Babylonian and Ancient Egyptian period, human beings began to decorate and beautify nails, the earliest use of natural materials such as plant and animal juices to dye nails, and to distinguish between the nobles and commoners by color.


Ancient Chinese aristocrats took long nails as their beauty, and the risk of nails breaking or lifting up increased dramatically when they were long, so nail guards came into being, and nail guards first appeared in the Zhou Dynasty, which was also the earliest man-made extension of nails.


Nail coloring domestic related records first appeared in the Tang Dynasty, the use of fenixian flowers, supplemented by alum for dyeing, red color can be maintained for several months without dropping. Even now there are many people who have tried this way to dye their nails.


With the passage of time, dyeing nails and decorative materials have changed, but did not have a breakthrough development, until 1878 the first professional nail salon opened in Manhattan, the United States, nail as an industry officially emerged.

Nail polish was introduced in 1920, the nail industry ushered in a new change, nail products are gradually from the salon to retail.

The 50's was another important time point, during which Fred Slack invented the nail patch, and the current stage of wearing nails and nail extensions all need nail patches as their bearer.


In the early 80's the product that had the greatest impact on the current stage of nail art, light curing gel, began to appear, but disappeared from the market because the technology was not mature enough. With the improvement of technology, this material returned to the nail market at the end of 90's and achieved a wide range of success, and most of the nail products at this stage are also improved from it.


With the development of the times, nail art, as a fashion element, has gradually become an essential fashion accessory for women. Every year, a variety of nail art trends and fashions emerge, such as French manicure, geometric manicure, three-dimensional applique manicure and so on. Knowing the development of nail art, are you interested in joining the bandwagon to try it out? Fashionable nail art can not only add highlights for people to wear, show personality and fashion taste, but also make people more confident to bring happiness, so what are you waiting for? Come on!


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