Its Not Just An Art – Nail Art
Traced back to 3000 B.C., the first nail polish has been made in China. Chinese created varnishes and lacquers for the nails and with the advance form of science and technology, many other forms of nail art with other forms of quality, finish and beautiful colors came into existence.
During the 17th century the upper class in Chinese society used fingernails to demonstrate their wealth. Chinese royalties often wore elaborate gold, silver or bamboo splints.
Egyptians also did the same thing as Chinese did but the difference is they use reddish brown. Egyptians also used nails colors to signify the social order of their people with shades of red at the top. Kings and Queens colored their fingernails and toenails ruby red. Ancient Egyptians were very nail conscious, Cleopatra is known to have applied henna to tint her nails and archaeologists have found many solid gold manicure tools in Egyptian tombs. Women of lower rank only allows to color their nails pale hues.
During 5000 years ago, India has been very popular and known for henna and using barks of trees to dye and manicure their nails. Manicure usually done and enjoyed not only by women but men as well. In the nineteenth century the popular shape for nails was known as “the filbert”this was a pointy oval nail tip. Initially women colored their nails with a subtle rose nail powder, but when Queen Victoria condemned this it faded into oblivion.
It wasn’t until the 20th century that nail polish was invented. Initially it was referred to as nail enamel because it was developed from lacquers originally designed for automotive painting. This hit the market during the 1920’s. At this time bright colors were shunned by the well to do because they were associated with the working class.Upper class women were also expected to grow their nails long.
Whatever may be its origin and history nail polish is an important thing in feminine cosmetics all over the world today.From these nail polish tradition people changed into hot designs matches to the costumes. Most of the designs doesn’t have any common restrictions.The color and shades on nail polishes are became innovative.The designs includes floral,stripes,glitterings,alphabets,comic and cartoon Charectors and more in different shades. In short it’s an art like designing from single shades It has reached at complexive designs and people accepted it as an art. Nail designs of india has different tools like using small Bindies and decorative beeds appropriate to the ornaments or dresses each wears.Recently nail polishing has been done at home manually. But today nail designers are avilable in major beauty parlours. we can find nail designing centres even in Kerala.This collection includes different Varieties of nail designing.