A History On Nail Polish
In the United States, virtually every home with a women living in it offers a bottle of nail polish. Everyone uses nail polish nowadays! It’s a great way to keep your nails looking pretty and it’s extremely cost effective. This popular product came to the market about 90 years ago in Europe. Unfortunately, it took some time before it had been accepted by the public.
It is at Paris during the 1920s when polish began its rise in the public market. Many people really frowned upon women using these cosmetic products. These people that weren’t happy with this cool product believed that the women using nail polish were hiding something. Some of the flaws discussed back then were flaws in race and just poor nails from dirty jobs. Nobody wanted to show the results of a dirty job!
After some time passed by, African-American activists decided they didn’t want to get involved with the rise in this cosmetic product. They voiced out that they will not wear it for dignity and out of pride for their race.
Then doctors even had a concern for this new product that was all over. Doctors came to a conclusion that people painting their nails were self mutilating and it can also be bad for their health. This obviously wasn’t the case. Women thought it looked pretty! In addition to doctors, citizens were talking down on the colors and textures that the nail polish would provide.
Polish kept on growing and it was finally out and all over the city. There was another style that was also extremely popular, which was women’s fancy gloves. The glove industry never became popular like the cosmetics did, but they helped each other grow for a while.
Once polish was accepted in society, it grew to an industry worth vast amounts of dollars. In the past 20 years, the cosmetic industry went from the $20 billion industry to a $250 billion industry. If someone doesn’t own nail polish these days, is in fact surprising!
In today’s market, there are numerous products that make up the nail care industry. It’s no longer just nail polish. Some of the other products which are found in many homes are nail art, fake nails, and different varieties of coats to apply to the nails, removers and even portable nail dryers.
It’s refreshing to see ladies still wear gloves as it’s not the norm to have an everyday affair. The Queen of England often wears her gloves and it’s also found at other high society red carpet events.