Everything about the cuticle care was normal and routine. My nail technician cut, buffered, filed, and shaped my nails then continued to trim my cuticles. So far, I was neither surprised nor disappointed, and my hands felt like they'd been through a nail salon version of a car wash.
Note that some nail techs will do a dry cleanup, that is to say they trim your cuticles and buffer the nails without water. It might seem strange if you've never experienced it, but it's super common.