A woman from Houston who holds the Guinness World Record for the longest nails on a female hand has cut her nails after 3 decades of growth.

According to a report from Ripley's Believe it or Not, the company partnered with the Guinness World Records to purchase Ayanna Williams' lengthy nails after she decided to say goodbye to them forever.

Ayanna first started growing her nails in the early 90's, and in 2017 her nails were first measured by the Guinness World Records. At that time, her nails measured 576.4 cm (18 ft 10.9 in) and she needed over two bottles of nail polish and 20 hours to do her manicure. Ayanna was one of the record-breaking stars to feature in Guinness World Records 2018.

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Ayanna recently traveled from Houston to Fort Worth to have her nails cut by Dr. Allison Readinger of Trinity Vista Dermatology. Before cutting Ayanna's nails, they were measured one last time. This time they measured 733.55 cm - more than 24 feet of fingernails all together. Ayanna loves painting her nails and said that with her new growth, it took about about 3 or 4 bottles of nail polish and a few days to complete the process.


Ayanna stated that she wouldn't have given her nails to anyone else besides Ripley's, and that having her nails displayed is the equivalent to her own wax statue. Ayanna's record-breaking fingernails will be preserved and on display at the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum in Orlando, Florida.

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