It is not accidental that nail care is required so often: fingernails grow with the approximate speed of 0.1 mm a day.
The growth rate of nails is not always identical. In the summer, a season of open footwear, they grow quicker, and in the winter — more slowly.
30% — nearly a third of nail’s length constitutes its root part. It is, actually, hidden under the skin.
“Healthy” thickness of a nail plate is approximately 0.3 mm. It makes nearly 100-150 layers of keratin (not only hair but also nails consist of it).
A harmful habit of gnawing nails was once useful. To cure the patients of it, a dentist named Maxwell Lappe in 1934 invented special plates which soon became popular as fake nails.
There is one more nail invention which appeared thanks to the dentist: in 1955 a dentist named Frederik Slack decided “to repair” a broken nail with the help of acrylic (it is used by dentists). Soon this material was used to make an acrylic manicure.
The French manicure appeared in the USA. Furthermore, it received a well-known name because it was first highly popular with the French actresses.
The French manicure was created by Jeff Pink, who was assigned to propose a multi-purpose option of nail design, suitable for any dress in Hollywood. Incidentally, it is possible to make a French individually. The detailed instruction is provided in our video lesson.
White nail polish was initially used to paint the grown fingernails from the inside, thus, highlighting the tips.
The American manicure differs from French manicure only by the fact that on the tip of a nail instead of white color Americans use beige. It can be said that it is a softer version of a classical French. The second name of such a manicure is the “Beverly Hills” manicure.
In 1920-30 “moon” or “lunar” manicure was widely adopted. Women feared to cover nails by lacquer completely, considering that the full coverage will not allow them “to breath”.