Nail art has been with us for thousands of years. In fact, it can trace its roots as far back as 3000 BC in China.

It’s no secret that since then, it has evolved a lot. Back then, instead of being made with a combination of chemicals, it was made using beeswax, egg whites, Arabic gum and the color was provided by flower petals.

YouTuber Mode has created a video of the evolution of nail art, from 1916 till today, totaling in 100 years of nail art.

It’s definitely interesting to see some of the things that were popular during the 1950s and 60s.

Nail art, a bit like clothing and tattoos, is just another way people express style, and personality in some cases. Some people just splash a single color on and are good with it, but others spend a lot of time and put a lot of effort into their nails.

For example, this style was popular in the 30s. A red manicure with a bit of negative space near the cuticles.

The video covers every decade starting at 1916 to present day. As we mentioned earlier though, people have been making their nails beautiful for a very very long time.

Shiny silver nails, for example, were popular during the 70s because that was the “disco decade”.

The great thing about looking at past styles and fashion is that it can serve as inspiration for your style today! Whether you just take ideas from the older styles or employ them totally in your day-to-day style it is a great resource for fashion and style junkies.