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100 Years of Nail Styles

May 23, 2016  | Video

Mia of Sparkle SF Nail Studio recreates the last 100 years worth of nail styles for Mode. Discover how women have been styling their nails for 100-plus years and watch how far nail styles have come—from the bare buff of the early 1900s to the hot details of the ’80s to today’s ethereal sparkle.

Keywords: history of nail care   Nail art   nail trends  

Author Tracks the Modern Mani

May 1, 2014  | Article

Nails: The Story of the Modern Manicure is a vibrantly illustrated and impeccably researched history of the manicure, beginning with its 19th-century origins and tracing the trend all the way to its massive popularity today.

Keywords: books   history of nail care  

Happy 30th Birthday to...Us!

February 8, 2013  | Photo Gallery

February 2013 marks the 30th anniversary of NAILS Magazine. That’s a pretty amazing milestone — and we’re still going strong.

Keywords: 30th Anniversary   Hannah Lee   history of nail care  

A History of Nails

September 29, 2012  | News

Allure's September 2012 issue featured a timeline of nail styles throughout history, starting in ancient Egypt and ending with nail decals and 3-D nail art. 

Keywords: history of nail care   nail trends  

History of Nail Care

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

We hope you enjoy this walk down memory lane. Please email your stories, memories, historical photos, and archives to us so we can consider them for this ongoing history "exhibit." Submit stories to

Keywords: history of nail care  

Nail Care Then and Now

February 2, 2010  | News

Good Housekeeping revisits nail care tips from as far back as 1948, and names today's product equivalent.

Keywords: consumer press   history of nail care   nail biting   natural nail care   OPI Products  

Old Rule/New Rule: 12 New Ways of Looking at Our Industry

February 1, 2009  | Article

Take a fun walk down memory lane as NAILS chronicles some of the biggest changes in the nail industry's unwritten rules from the past two decades.

Keywords: add-on services   French manicures   history of nail care   men's services   natural nail care  

Nails in the Limelight [a nails in entertainment timeline]

July 1, 2007  | Article

Nails have enjoyed a place in the entertainment spotlight since the late 19th century. Enjoy this walk of fame in our history.

Keywords: celebrities   history of nail care   history of the nail industry  

A Clear View on Polish

May 1, 2005  | Article

More than just color, nail polish is the finishing touch, the final step in a nail service. What’s in this product staple and how has it changed over the years?

Keywords: chemicals   history of nail care   ingredients   nail chemistry   polish  

The History of Nail Care: 1803-2003

August 1, 2003  | Article

Ever wondered when nail polish first came into vogue or how women took care of their nails at the turn of the century? NAILS delves into the roots of modern nail care with a look back at the last 200 years of the nail industry.

Keywords: history of nail care   history of the nail industry  

Old School, Take 3

July 1, 2003  | Article

This month, three more manufacturers give us their take on how the industry has changed and where it is headed.

Keywords: American International Industries   history of nail care   history of the nail industry   Jessica Cosmetics   Jessica Vartoughian  

War and Peace and Nail Polish

January 1, 1996  | Article

Years ago someone discovered that nitrocellulose, treated properly, could be transformed into a hard and glossy enamel. 

Keywords: history of nail care   how products are made   nail polish  

Don't Know Much About History

January 1, 1995  | Article

Just when you thought school was behind you, here’s a short history lesson in nails.

Keywords: history of nail care   polish  

Nail Care: From Ancient Rites to New Heights

September 1, 1993  | Article

Superstitions and unusual practices have helped pave the road to modern nail care. 

Keywords: history of nail care  

Editor's Note: How It All Began

February 1, 1993  | Article

Founding NAILS publishers Peter Grimes and John Cipriano had an idea for a magazine. As they outlined their purpose in their first pub­lishers' note, they said they wanted to “strengthen those involved with the nail industry by providing decision-making information on current industry issues, economic trends, man­agement styles, sales and marketing techniques, and coverage of any and all events important to the further development of the nails industry”

Keywords: Gary Sperling   George Schaeffer   history of nail care   Jack Sperling   Nails Industry Association  

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Market Research How big is the U.S. nail business? $7.3 billion. What's the average service price for a manicure? Dig into our decades' deep research archives.

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