100 Years of Nail Art
From 1920s to 2000s
APR. 14TH. 2021
100 Years of Nail Art - From 1920s to 2000s
APR. 14TH 2021
Who, what & how we've been keeping our tips à la mode
From Passion to Trust, symbols according to flowers
Words by Carla Kim
Anybody has a clue as to how long the history of manicure is?
Yup, if you’ve been keeping up with VANITY TABLE blogs, then you would recall that it was in 3000 BC in China when people used a lacquer made of arabic gum, beeswax and egg whites -
mentioned in 10 Things you should know about gel nail.
Then what about the 'modern manicure' that we know of now?
Let’s take a moment to look back and dive into the past 100 years of manicures:
who, what, and how we’ve been polishing our nail tips - with VANITY TABLE.
The Roaring 20s
Old School Red & Moon Manicure
What’s the first movie reference that comes to mind when someone says 1920s?
That’s right. Mr. Gatsby in The Great Gatsby.
With the advent of the 20th Century, the 1920s were a time when women’s clothing underwent revolutionary changes. The 20s were about the time when Coco Chanel launched her first clothing line and the evening dresses inspired by the “flappers” came into fashion. Short, boyish haircuts, lavish faux gemstones, and high-arched brows as long as the polished nail tips were in style.Unlike the previous natural, sheer nails of the Victorian era, nail styling became much more polished with the advent of classic solid reds and geometric elements. One of the most popular nail styling of the decade was the ‘moon manicure’, which resembles the nails we now call 'deep-french' nails.
Fashion trends always return with a twist, but it’s a wonder that the perfectly posh deep-french nails such as N To You or N Petal has its influences rooted in a century’s old nail trend!