Vintage Nail Art: 1995 Chanel Play Your Hand Nailcare Handbook

Examples of Nail Art from 1995

My nephew has moved in with us, so I’ve been trying to do a lot of downsizing so the poor lad doesn’t have to sleep on stacks of books, covered in a blanket of jewellery. The fun part of downsizing is rediscovering treasures like this book that Chanel published in 1995 called Play Your Hand: The Nailcare Handbook.

It is beautifully illustrated and lushly designed, so I thought I’d share some interesting examples of nail art (or as we called it then, manicures) of the era. There’s also a timeline of 20th century talon styles (below). Enjoy!

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