Holiday Nail Art features creative and cute nail style ideas, to help you find the perfect looks for all your holiday parties and get-togethers this season!
Nail art is a creative way to decorate nails. It's a type of art which can be done on fingernails and toenails. It became commonly known in beauty salons and it is considered a fashion activity.
From a historical perspective, nail art was used in ancient times. It first emerged in ancient Babylon when males coloured their nails with kohl. The nail colour indicated status where males of higher class wore black while males of lower class wore green. Ancient Egyptian women also used nail art to indicate social status. They decorated their nails using the juice of the henna plant. For example, Queen Nefertiti used red to decorate her fingernails and toenails. Compared to Nefertiti, Queen Cleopatra used deeper rusty shades with an undertone of gold. Ordinary women were not allowed to use the same colour as the queen. In ancient China, during the Ming Dynasty, nail lacquers and varnishes were created from the mixture of beeswax, egg whites, gelatin, vegetable dyes and gum arabic. As in Egypt, the colour of the nails also represented class. In 600 BC, during the Zhou Dynasty, royalty used gold and silver colours and later, black and red colours to indicate their status.The well known French manicure emerged on Paris runways in 1976. In ancient times, nail art displayed social class while from the 19th century it became popular for everyone and became considered a part of fashion as well.
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