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100 Years of Nail Art' Will Inspire You to Book Your Next Manicure

Written by Nastasia Delmedico
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From the short and natural nail trends of the early 1900s, to the long, stiletto nail shapes of today, Mode.com created an inspirational video showcasing how women have been wearing their nails over the last 100 years.

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While some nail trends make brief appearances in and out of the nail salon, other nail trends seem to stick around and adapt to their era in new and exciting ways. Beginning in 1916, the nail trends of the period were soft, natural, and minimalist at best. 10 years later, a woman's nails remained short and well kept, with a little bit of sheen.

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Fast forward to 1936 when the popularity of colored nail polishes took center stage along with the introduction of the half moon nail trend that beautifully suited any nail length. By the late 40s, women ditched the short nails--it was all about long, oval nails in fiery red and orange hues.

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By the 50s, the stiletto shape was a representation of the old Hollywood glam that was worn by everyone during the famous era. Subsequently, the late 60s combined the classic and subtle trends of the 50s with the psychedelic vibrancy of the 70s.

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Fast forward to 1936 when the popularity of colored nail polishes took center stage along with the introduction of the half moon nail trend that beautifully suited any nail length. By the late 40s, women ditched the short nails--it was all about long, oval nails in fiery red and orange hues.

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By the 50s, the stiletto shape was a representation of the old Hollywood glam that was worn by everyone during the famous era. Subsequently, the late 60s combined the classic and subtle trends of the 50s with the psychedelic vibrancy of the 70s.

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