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<<Thanks for the push becca, but here's the thing......getting my nails trimmed to a desired length? That's gonna be a little tough given the fact that I don't actually have any nails to trim.>>

There's nothing to fear, fellas. I'm proud of you for at least giving it a second thought (See??).

It's pretty much how Becca said....

You go in and they soak each of your hands in warm soapy water to soften them up. The technician will then put a cuticle softener on the bed of each of your nails, and maybe have them soak for a bit longer.

She'll then use a tool to clean the naikl surface and push back the cuticles from the moon-like area of your fingernail. She'll then probably take little nippers and clean away all the extra buildup of skin around the cuticles, and remove all those little raggedy edges that will make you want to bite. You'll be amazed how much will be cleaned away.

She'll then file your nails so they look all uniform... she'll also buff them, which makes the surface smooth. You'll then probably get a hand massage (my *favorite* part).

You may be thinking that this is alot of effort for nails that aren't even there...but having your cuticles cleaned up will really help make them look nice, and you truly will be reluctant to nip at them when you see how much they've improved in just a half hours' time. They won't look instantly fantastic, but if you make an effort to go every other week you'll see dramatic improvement in just two or three visits.

After you get the hang of it you can start doing these things at home...but I have to say it's never as nice as when someone does it for you.

Be brave. Go together. Explain what you are trying to accomplish, and the people there will be very accomodating. Kudos for considering it!

Susan
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