Lifecell presents you the colorful history of nail polish, that’s how it was originated and still in trend. Let us have a look through an infographic below:


Ancient times: In ancient times, henna was used as nail polish.

3000 B.C. : In 3000 B.C. , during Ming Dynasty nail polish was made from a mixture of beeswax, egg whites, gelatin, vegetable dyes, arabic gums.

World War – I: During World War I, U.S. got chemical patents to nitrocellulose from Germans that allowed them to produce pink shade nail polish for the first time.

( Note: Before nitrocellulose, a key ingredient used in nail polish today, powder or cream polish was buffed onto nails with a cloth. )

18th – 20th Century: By the end of 18th century, nail polish became very common among women, but not 20th century until manicure establishments became popular.

1920s: During 1920s in France, the trend to paint the middle of the nail became very popular leaving the moon and tips natural.

1930s: 1930 was a trend of using nail polish of black color. Besides this, women used to design scenic landscapes on their nails.

1950s: In 1950s, it was the same material that were used to fill cavities are what they used for acrylic nail manicures.

1960s – present: After the introduction of color television, an evolution of natural, pastel and neon polish trends was noticed and it goes through ‘60s and leading up to ‘80s, ‘90s and ‘00s and still leading.

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