The history of nails, as we conceive them today in a thousand variations and multiple colors, is actually the result of a journey that began hundreds of years ago. The beginnings of nail care, as a whole, dates back to the Renaissance up until the exploit at the beginning of the 20th century. In 1920 the red and pink paints became very popular and then left room to a new wide range of colors between the 30s and the 50s. The 60s, on the other hand, will offer pastel colors that, with the advent of Pop Art in the 70s and 80s, will open the way to the French manicure and move on
to bright colors. From 1990 onwards it has been a succession of novelties and upheavals up to the eclecticism of the 21st century where the problem is not the color but the thousands of nuances available.
If the concept of today's nail has more “recent” roots, and we can talk about centuries, when it comes to the manicure we go back to thousands of years ago. 5000 years ago the cure of nails was already in an embryonic form in India. In 300 BC the Chinese used nail polish, a symbol of wealth and social status. The same happened in Egypt and so on. The nail polish, however, understood as
we understand it today, was born in 1900. In the 20s the moon manicure that will lead to the first commercialization of modern nail polish in 1932. In 1940 mass marketing began. And in the 1950s red was the most popular color, especially among actresses. The revolution of the 1960s pale the nail polishes in the 1970s when the first fake nails arrived. Then the moment of bright colors in the 1980s and the return to dark tones in the 1990s. since 2000 when the extensions were born, arrive until today where the stage of the nail polishes is infinite.