FHM #27: The Origin of the Moon Manicure with Suzanne Shapiro


Ex-service women learning manicure techniques during a retraining course on beauty parlor operation at the Robertson Hairdressing School, April 1945. Library and Archives, Canada

We answer a listener query about the moon-shaped manicure of the 1920s and 30s with Suzanne Shapiro, author of Nails: the Story of the Modern Manicure.

Additional Reading

  • Shapiro, Suzanne. Nails: The Story of the Modern Manicure. New York: Prestel Publishing, 2014.