The Future of Nail Polish – 2010s
While we’ve been taking a look at the fascinating history of nail polish, now it’s time to look forward. Trends are bound to change over the next eight years with innovative products like Minx taking the world by storm.
The origins of nail polish come from India during the Bronze Age when henna was used to stain nails. The trend moved quickly to Babylonia where they changed to kohl for their nails – at a similar time the Chinese created even more colours by crushing flower petals. Later still, the fashionable women of Egypt made red fingernails famous.
The second decade of the 21st century brought us safer, more eco-friendly polish formulas – in a whole rainbow of colours.
Although women stained, lacquered and manicured their nails throughout the years, there weren’t many notable advancements until the early 20th century when glossy car paint was invented. This paint gave one clever lady the idea of applying the concept to nails. While around the same time we began watching movies in glorious technicolor which changed the cosmetic industry forever.
The Present Into the Future
Each decade has its own rather distinct nail fashion trends from the femininity of the 20’s to the bold red of the 50’s to the blinding colours of the 80’s. The new century brings us fashion inspired by every corner of the globe and a new freedom to express ourselves.
The global community is rapidly growing and providing inspiration for fashion that is fresh and new to the Western World.
A Blank Canvas
The second decade of the 21st century has seen a huge emphasis on nail art as fashion. It’s become a staple in movies, music videos, fashion shoots as well as runway shows. In short, the idea that nail polish is an inexpensive way to dress yourself up has come back around again. Even better, heavy chemical formulas have are quickly being replaced with polishes that are better for people and the environment. As people become more aware they are opting for more ethical, cruelty free products they have more of a tendency to choose brands based more on their ethos rather than specifically for their colour or formula.
To get the future of nails on your hands is easy – it means finding a brand that cares about you and the earth around you and supporting them in their efforts. Luckily we have a whole store filled with them and they know colour!