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Nail Art: Then and Now
Posted: July 9, 2014 - 11:29 , by Amanda Girgis
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Women have grown, groomed and decorated their fingernails for over 5000 years – From the women of Ancient Egypt to the nail salon industry that flourished during the 80s and 90s, nail trends have had authority over beauty regimes across regions and eras. By the late 20th century manicured fingernails would become a sign of the leisure class among many different cultures. Grooming your fingernails parallels the act of using cosmetics, it exhibits self-expression and character.