1950s acrylic nails were invented by a dentist! Using his dental acrylic after breaking a nail at work, he created a pretty great fake nail. Later in the 1970's the French Manicure was created in Paris. The manicure didn't clash with the various costume changes models need to do during fashion shows.
1980s Essie nail polish becomes a household name. With fun polish names like "miss fancy pants" it is no wonder why many nail painters use this brand.
From 100 layer nail polish challenges to pierced nail jewelry there are so many different ways to create a unique expression today.
A Fascinating History of Nail Polish-Mental Floss
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