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The history of beautiful nails

A glamorous manicure or pedicure is the easiest way to accessorize a new outfit or update your look for the new season. Nail bars have become increasingly more popular in recent times, but where does our obsession with our nails stem from? Have we always taken care of our nails? We take a look at the history of nail care and outline some of the amazing tools that are available to us now….


Where did it all start?
Having well-tended nails was an important part of aristocracy in ancient times. In Egypt royalty including Cleopatra, would use henna to stain their nails red to symbolize their status. While in ancient China people of immense stature would grow their nails very long to show their importance.  After the industrial revolution in the nineteenth century, technology became more advanced and new nail tools started to emerge. Most women looked after their nails at home using metal rods, acid and scissors, but by the late 1800s nail salons started to open up in America offering manicures to those that could afford it and well-tended nails became an important part of fashion.  When the movie industry started in the early nineteenth century and glamorous Hollywood actresses showed off perfectly manicured talons painted in glossy colors, the demand for nail polishes, nail protectors and nail care tools exploded.

 

 

Nail care today
Nowadays, looking after our nails is almost as important as brushing our teeth and the wealth of nail care services on offer is huge. You no longer need to spend a fortune on pricy salon manicures to have gorgeous nails. A good at-home nail care routine is vital to have shiny, healthy, groomed nails and there's never been a better choice of quality tools available…

Nail File
You can buy a simple emery board or as a result of advancements in technology, an electric nail file - so manicures and pedicures are easier than ever before.  To rid your nails of imperfections and give a healthy sheen, electric nail files can comes with three different heads for filing, buffing and polishing.

Foot File
Most of us get a build-up of hard skin on our feet and to prevent further problems like calluses it's best to have a foot file on hand to buff your feet smooth on a regular basis. 

 

If you are looking for the professional removal of hard skin at home, use the Amopé Pedi Perfect™ Electronic Foot File with Diamond Crystals. It's a clever electrical device, with  rollers, which you use on dry skin to buff those feet smooth again. 

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