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Nail Art Style during the Art Deco Period

Nail polish or nail manicure style during the 1920s does not involve painting the entire nail with one color. To be exact, the nail polish style during the 1920s only involves painting the center portion of the nail; leaving the tip and “half moon” area of the nail bare. Aside from the nail polish, the edges of the nails are filed into a round edge. Both nail art style during the 1920s are somehow difficult to be done by yourself, which is why, women who wore those nail art styles just go to show that they can afford to pay someone to get their nails done.

Nail Colors during the Art Deco Period

Nail Art Style during the Art Deco Period

There were not a lot of different colors used as a nail polish or nail manicure during the art deco period. Most used colors during the said period were:

  • Rose colors
  • Red colors
  • Orange colors

However, not all women appreciate and widely use only those 3 colors mentioned. There were also evidences found that some women used peacock green color for their nail polish or manicure during the art deco period.

Recreating the Nail Art Style of the Art Deco Period

If you wish to recreate the nail art style of the art deco period today, you can expect better results or you can ensure a better finish when you get your nails done by a professional manicurist. Unlike the 1920s where manicurists were very expensive, during the present times, getting your nails done by professional manicurists will not cost you big. However, if you want to do it yourself, just always keep in mind that doing the nail art style of the art deco period freehand will not produce good results.

How to Recreate the Nail Art Style of the Art Deco Period?

  1. Coat your entire nail with a clear base coat after making sure that all your cuticles are removed and/or pushed back.
  2. Once the clear base coat is completely dry, you can now place stickers or guides to your nails, making sure not to leave any gaps. If possible, use French manicure sticker guides t cover the tip of your nails and the “half moon” area of your nail.
  3. Once you have secured all the nail sticker guides, you can now start painting your nails using the nail polish. Just make sure that the nail polish brush is not very wet for it not to creep underneath the nail sticker guides.
  4. Once the nail polish is completely dry, you can now remove the sticker guides, the coat your entire nail again with a clear top coat.