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Timeline of Nail History

Timeline of Nail History

Manis and pedis have come a long way since the first nail salon opened in 1878! Here’s a look back:

1930’s

A designer introduces a white-tipped manicure in Paris, which was named “French Manicure” decades later.


1950’s

A dentist mends a broken nail with dental acrylic and inadvertently invents acrylic nail extensions.


1989


KISS Nails is founded
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1992

KISS enters Walgreen’s, then expands distribution to Wal-Mart, CVS, Target, and K-Mart.


1996

KISS introduces an at-home French Nail Kit, which is easy to use and hugely popular.


2009


KISS launches “Everlasting French Nails,” a chip-free, white French Manicure tip. 


2012

KISS “Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-On Manicure” revolutionizes the beauty industry.


2016


SuperHold technology with dual-layer adhesive perfects press-on nails for confident wear.


2018

Press-On Pedicure joins the KISS imPRESS lineup, raising the at-home pedi to a new level.