The History of Beautiful Nails
A glamorous manicure or pedicure is the easiest way to accessorize a new outfit or update your look for the new season. Nail bars have become increasingly more popular in recent times, but where does this obsession with our nails come from? Have we always taken care of our nails? We take a look at the history of nail care and outline some of the amazing tools that are available to us now.
Where did it all start?
Having well-tended nails was an important part of aristocracy in ancient times. In Egypt, royalty including Cleopatra, would use henna to stain their nails red to symbolize their status. In ancient China, people of immense stature would grow their nails very long to show their importance.
After the industrial revolution in the nineteenth century, technology became more advanced and new nail tools started to emerge. Most women looked after their nails at home using metal rods, acid and scissors, but in the late 1800s nail salons started to open up in America. They offered manicures to those who could afford it and well-tended nails became an important part of fashion.
When the movie industry started in the early nineteenth century and glamorous Hollywood actresses showed off perfectly manicured nails painted in glossy colours, the demand for nail polishes, nail protectors, and nail care tools exploded.
Nail care today
Nowadays, looking after your nails is almost as important as brushing your hair and the wealth of nail care services on offer is huge. You no longer need to spend a fortune on pricy salon manicures to have gorgeous nails.
A good at-home nail care routine with our pedicure set is vital for shiny, healthy, groomed nails and there's never been a better selection of quality tools available.
- Nail file: You can buy a simple emery board or try recently launched Amopé Pedi Perfect™ Electronic Nail Care System that makes manicures and pedicures easy. To give your nails a natural-looking shine, the Electronic Nail File comes with three different heads for filing, buffing and polishing to effortlessly create shiny, natural looking nails.
- Scissors: Any nail expert will tell you, having a pair of scissors especially for your nails is vital, both for hygiene and to prevent weakening and breaking your nails. There are scissors available with ergonomic, unique design for precision cutting, minimum effort, and ultimate control.
- Foot file: Most of us get a build-up of hard skin on our feet and to prevent further problems like calluses, it's best to have a foot file on hand to buff your feet smooth on a regular basis.
If you are looking to remove hard skin at home, use the Amopé Pedi Perfect™ Electronic Foot File with Diamond Crystals™. It's a clever electronic device with advanced micro-rollers, which you gently roll on hard skin for luxuriously smooth feet.