Catalog 2015
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  • MANI & PEDICURE
  • HISTORY
  • TOOL & SUPPLIES
The word derives from Latin: manus for “hand” and cura for “care”. It is a cosmetic beauty treatment for the fingernails and hands. It requires filing, shaping of the nails and the application of polish.
A pedicure is a way to improve the appearance of the feet, and their nails. It basically is a manicure for the feet. The word pedicure comes from the Latin words pedis, which means foot, and cura, which means care.

HISTORY

The culture of manicured nails
sprung during the Greek times.

Eros was even considered to be the first manicurist as it
was mentioned in the Greek mythology archives that he cut
Aphrodite’s fingernails while she was asleep.

Eros is said to have thrown these clippings in the beach
where they turned into precious gems. The practice of
manicuring is dated to be about 4,000 years old. Manicures
existed in southern Babylonia and manicure tools have been
found in Egypt’s royal tombs. The Romans painted their nails
with a mixture of sheep fat and blood.

Turkish women created a pink tint for the nails from boiled
rose petals. Women in biblical times dyed their hair as well as
fingernails and toenails with henna juice (mentioned in
Song of Solomon), this practice still exists in parts of
Middle Eastern culture today.

The custom of growing long nails had
been related to status, since it can pre-
vent certain forms of manual labor.

Chinese noblemen and women of the Ming Dynasty
(1368-1644) had been well known for their extraordinarily
long fingernails
which were sometimes protected with gold and
jewel-encrusted nail guards.

They had servants who fed, dressed, and performed other
personal chores for them so that they did not break their nails.
The Chinese people also used nail polish made from egg whites,
beeswax, vegetable dyes and Arabic gum.

In western history, colored nail polish
became common in the 20th century.

Before the 20th century, unstained hands with white and
regularly formed nails were esteems as part of a dominant
aesthetic linking physical hygiene and moral purity.

Etiquette guides from the 1800s recommended a little lemon
juice or vinegar and water to whiten the nail tips. Commercial
products such as nail polishers or buffers, crystal stones, emery
boards, hand and cuticle creams, pearly white liquid and other
bleaching powders for hands and nails were available at this time.
During the 1960s and 1970s, nail salons began to sprout
everywhere. By this time, American women desired to look
feminine and sexy.

Over $6 billion is spent on services in American nail salons
each year and the art of the manicurist has become
increasingly prized worldwide.
Both men and women have
become regular clients because well-kept nails are considered
to be an important part of a professional image.

New technologies have also made nail extensions more realis-
tic. At the fantasy end of the market, fingernails and toenails
have become a canvas for the expression of creative imagina-
tion.

TOOL & SUPPLIES

MANICURE

  • Bowl of warm water/finger-
  • bath
  • cuticle knife
  • clippers
  • cuticle pusher
  • nail file
  • buffer
  • scissors
  • brush
  • orange stick
  • cuticle remover
  • massage lotion
  • nail polish
  • nail bindi stick-on jewels
  • nail polish remover
  • hand cream
  • sanitizing spray/towels
  • cotton balls/pads
  • hand towels.

PEDICURE

  • Acetone
  • antibacterial soap
  • cotton balls
  • cuticle cream
  • cuticle pusher
  • foot bath
  • lotion, nail file
  • orangewood sticks
  • toenail clippers
  • towels
  • nail polish.