The best thing about summer, other than the beach days and pool parties of course, is the fresh fruit. There’s nothing like that perfect slice of watermelon to refresh you while sitting by the pool. But, cutting a watermelon can end up being a much less glamorous tale. It’s one of those ‘down and dirty’ tasks that is known to ruin a manicure or two. But don’t worry, Refinery29 has the simplest and easiest watermelon cutting tutorial that will leave your manicure flawless!

How To Cut A Watermelon, by Refinery29
Step 1: Buy a watermelon.
Step 2: First remove the top and bottom of the watermelon with a large chef’s or serrated knife.
Step 3: Halve the watermelon with a vertical slice.
Step 4: Following the curve of the fruit, cut the skin off in vertical slices.
Step 5: Cut the watermelon crosswise into slabs
Step 6: Turn the slabs so they are laying flat on the cutting board
Step 7: Working on one or two slabs at a time, cut into long pieces and then into slices or cubes.