Our ancestors dug pedicured feet! Our pedicure history points make this case.

Pedicure history experts say many of our ancient ancestors loved recording their love of the foot treatment on, for example, wall carvings and clay pots. Fast forward to today, and many an indulgent beauty fan has taken a picture of a fabulously finished pedi. It's true — the more things change, the more they stay the same!

The backstory of the beloved pedi is here below!

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Historical facts about the pedi:

  • The word “pedicure” hails from Latin: “pedis” translates into feet, and “cura” translates into care.
  • Pedicures have been with us for more than 5,000 years, appearing across a few highly evolved human civilizations.
  • The existence of fingernail polish has been dated as far back as 3,000 BC in certain regions of China. Ming Dynasty royals painted their fingernails in red and black to show off their high social status, notes a manuscript from the time period. It is said that the Egyptian Queen of Beauty herself, Cleopatra, painted her nails in a deep red color. Men from her country, as well as those of ancient Rome, often went into battle with painted nails that matched their lips.