Because our cuticles tend to get dry and rough, its common to clip them to keep them in check. But this just perpetuates the cycle. When you clip them, they grow back even more jagged. It never fails, when I leave the salon they look great, but two days later they are amuck with hang nails and rough edges. So I started instructing my manicurist to push them back without clipping them. Then I come to find out, its actually healthier that way.