Having beautiful, chic looking nails is the easiest way to accessorize a new outfit or refresh your style for the new season. In recent years, nail salons have become more and more popular. But where does this obsession with our nails come from? Have we always taken care of our nails? Let’s take a look at the history of nail care and some of the amazing accessories available today.
Where was this interest born?
In ancient times, having well-groomed nails was important to the aristocracy. In Egypt, royalty, including Cleopatra, used henna to dye their nails red to symbolize their social status. In ancient China, to show their importance, very tall people kept their nails very long.
In the 19th century, after the industrial revolution, technology evolved and new nail accessories emerged. Most women took care of their fingernails at home using metal swabs, acid and scissors. But in the late 1800s, nail salons began to open in America. They offered nail care to people who could afford it, and well-groomed nails had become an important part of fashion.
When the movie industry got its start at the end of the 19th century and resplendent Hollywood actresses flaunted their perfectly manicured nails and brilliantly colored varnishes, the demand for nail polish, protective varnish and accessories for nail care, exploded.
Nail care today
Taking care of your nails is almost as important as brushing your hair these days, and nail care is plentiful. You no longer have to spend a fortune on expensive nail salon treatments to have gorgeous nails.
A good home nail care routine is essential for your nails to be shiny, groomed, and healthy. The choice of quality accessories has never been better. We recommend Maryton products.
-Nail files: You can buy a simple file to easily take care of your fingernails and toenails.
-Scissors: Manicurists say it’s essential to have a pair of scissors designed specifically for nails, both for hygiene and to prevent your nails from weakening and breaking. There are ergonomically and uniquely designed scissors to cut your nails with precision and with optimal control, almost effortlessly.
-Rasps for the feet: Most of us have a build-up of dry, rough skin on our feet. To prevent problems like calluses, it’s best to have a foot rasp on hand to regularly soften your feet.