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My Other Life: Megan McManus, Marine Biologist

December 29, 2012  | Article

She’s been a whale watcher for over four years now. More properly known as a “marine mammal observer,” marine biologist and nail tech Megan McManus looks out for marine life on surface seismic ships and rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.

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My Other Life: Anthea Thomas, security company owner

December 18, 2012  | Article

“Long gone are the days of big burly monkeys working the club doors. I’m 5-foot-3-inches tall and can do the same job as a 7-foot giant,” says Anthea Thomas, owner of Cornwall, England-based Ant’s Nails and co-owner of GSD Property Protection Services.

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My Other Life: Marilyn Garcia, Motocross Enthusiast

October 31, 2012  | Article

She’s the only woman in Puerto Rico to race an ATV in motocross and win and she owes it all to dear old dad. Caguas, Puerto Rico-based nail tech and CND educator Marilyn Garcia started racing in 1988 with her dad, Norbert Garcia, a winning drag racer.

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My Other Life: Holly Gregson, Boxing Coach

October 8, 2012  | Article

“I got involved with coaching by being the parent of a boxer,” says Holly Gregson, owner of Monarch Nails in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and head coach for Razor’s Edge Boxing Club, which she runs with her husband.

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My Other Life: Anna Mayrhofer, burlesque performer

September 5, 2012  | Article

Burlesque is a performance. It’s empowerment, it’s self-awareness, it’s comfort in sexuality. It’s the art of classic striptease — with emphasis on the tease.  So says burlesque performer Ruby Kitten, also known as Anna Mayrhofer, owner of Exalted Nail and Body in Errington on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.

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My Other Life: Donna Trull, Glass Bead Artist

August 1, 2012  | Article

“I first became familiar with the ancient art of making beads from glass — called lampworking — after taking a jewelry class at my local craft store,” says Donna Trull, a nail tech at Studio 413 Salon and Spa in Albany, Ga.

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My Other Life: Rebekah Summers, School Bus Driver

July 3, 2012  | Article

“If you had told me 20 years ago that I would be a bus driver today and would be loving my job, I would have laughed out loud,” says Rebekah Summers, the owner of Perfect 10 Nails inside Don’s Barber Shop in Cadiz, Ky

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My Other Life: Ruth Windsor, Doggy Daycare Administration Specialist

May 26, 2012  | Article

During the course of a foot treatment, nail tech Ruth Windsor asked her client what type of work she did. “She responded with, ‘I own a doggie daycare facility.’ And I told her, ‘I want to come work with you.’” It was a few years later that Deb Watkins, owner of Canine College, hired Windsor as an administration specialist.

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My Other Life: Teresa King, acting teacher

April 27, 2012  | Article

When her father nixed the idea of enrolling in beauty college, then- high school student Teresa King joined the drama club instead.

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My Other Life: Marie Soto, Tax and Accounting Business

March 29, 2012  | Article

“I love numbers. Call me crazy, but they’re fun,” says Marie Soto, owner of At Your Hands & Feet inside Antwon’s Salon in Glendale, Ariz. Good thing she’s fond of figures because she’s also the owner of Soto Tax and Accounting.

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My Other Life: Jenny Constantine, police officer and armourer

March 7, 2012  | Article

“I never wanted to be in a job that would have me confined to an office pushing paper,” says Jenny Constantine, owner of a mobile nail service called Junique Nails, based in Diego Martin, Trinidad. That’s also one of the reasons behind her other career choice: police officer.

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My Other Life: Devonné Franks, MRI technologist

January 31, 2012  | Article

Devonné Franks’ two careers couldn’t be more different. “Instead of making people feel good about themselves and look beautiful, I worry if I’m going to find something on their exam,” say Franks, who works as an MRI technologist in a hospital in Lima, Ohio, and also does nails at Shear Brilliance in Delphos.

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My Other Life: Leah Holst, Cake Decorator

January 3, 2012  | Article

Nail tech Leah Holst attributes her cake baking and decorating skills to heredity. “My love of baking started when I was really young,” says Holst, the owner of Luxe Spa in Harriston, Ontario, Canada, as well as ~Layers~ Cakes and Confections by Leah.

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My Other Life: Tara Deck, home builder

November 30, 2011  | Article

Tara Deck, owner of home-based Tara Lea Esthetics in Chetwynd, British Columbia, Canada, built her own 3,600-square-foot, five-bedroom, ranch-style home on a beautiful five-acre lot.

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My Other Life: Kari Evich, photographer and graphic artist

November 5, 2011  | Article

“When I’m not doing nails you can find me taking photos,” says Kari Evich, owner of Nails by Kari, located inside Merle Norman, in Covington, Va. With a partner, she also owns a graphic design and photography business called Tayvich Photography.

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