To make a long story short, I recently stopped biting my nails after decades of abuse. I am now extremelly embarassed about the apareance of my nails and really need a manicure. So, I'd like to ask... how long do I have to grow my nails before the appointment (I want a "sports" cut -ie shorter and with round ends)? What do I do once I'm there? What will they do to my nails? Also, will they get rid of my cuticles?? ... I am at a loss and feel too embarrassed abut the whole thing to ask anybody... so any comment is most welcome... thanks a lot for all your help, you guys rock!