Well, I managed to get the nails off. I decided to do it myself and save the $5 - $10.00 they would charge to do it. My nails will look ugly for a while but i think I will be happy. I managed to tear one nail off half way down into the nail bed. It HURTS! Eventually it will heal and I can just paint my nails if I want. I am going to try to grow them out; any suggestions? My nails are thin and tear easily. If there is something I could put on them to strengthen them please let me know.