The modernization of nail design began early in the 19th century. Orange wood sticks were developed in Europe beginning the process. Modern manicures began with this invention around 1830. The popularity created business opportunities and salons started to pop up across the US by late 19th century.
After the creation of the automobile and more importantly the mass production of them, a new range of paints entered the market on the demand of car enthusiasts giving new life to nail art. One of the first design to become poplar was what was knows as the "moon manicure". This nail art design involved painting the middle of the nail while leaving the moon of the nail unpainted.
As time moved on, nail art became a symbol to communicate between subcultures. Goths for example started to sport black nail polish, as did rock stars and punks.
The latest's in nail fashion? Nail wraps such as the metallic nails range. These wraps are pre-printed designs from a digital printer, allowing for complex patterns and reflective metallic finishes that are not possible through traditional methods. They are applied with heat activation and allow for designs to be finished in a fraction of the time. Not only this but they protect nails from scratches and don't chip like traditional products. They last for over 1 month and truly are the latest breakthrough in nail art.
Metallic Nails is the first Australian distributor of the Trendy Nails Unlimited product range, straight from the USA. Trendy Nails Unlimited (TNU) is a spankin' new, cutting edge invention for designing stylish, eye catching nails. TNU allows you to choose from a myriad of creative designs. This provides you and your client access to the up and coming, 'trendy', fashion forward designs you'll both love. TNU partners with any acrylic or gel system for an amazing finish.
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