Topic : My Other Life

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My Other Life: Catherine Porche, Zipline Instructor

June 18, 2018  | Article

When nail tech Catherine Porche started work as a ziplining instructor at a company near Austin, Texas, she planned to pay her way through nail school, but she loved the job so much that she couldn’t give it up after getting her nail license. 

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My Other Life: Ruthy Carter, Kitten Caretaker

May 18, 2018  | Article

Nail tech Ruthy Carter of Tofield, Alberta, Canada has always been an animal lover, so when a friend told her about a disabled kitten born on a farm who needed a home, it was second nature to take the animal in.

Keywords: My Other Life   nail techs doing good  

My Other Life: Courtney Havens, Child Welfare Driver

April 12, 2018  | Article

Portland, Ore.-based nail tech Courtney Havens is an important figure in children’s lives: She drives foster kids to school, appointments, and visits with their biological parents.

Keywords: My Other Life   nail techs doing good  

My Other Life: Kim Manore, Fishing Enthusiast

March 19, 2018  | Article

For Morgan, Utah-based nail tech Kim Manore, fishing is a lifelong passion, a way to connect with her family, and even an inspiration for nail designs.

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My Other Life: G Molina, Jewelry Maker

March 14, 2018  | Article

San Francisco-based nail tech G Molina provides sparkle in more ways than one: She complements her nail designs with beautiful handmade jewelry. 

Keywords: jewelry   My Other Life  

My Other Life: Mary Macnider, Preschool Teacher

January 19, 2018  | Article

Both the beauty salon and the playground are familiar environments for Mary Macnider, a preschool teacher of eight years and salon co-owner.

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My Other Life: Knieya Peterson, Muralist

December 13, 2017  | Article

Temecula, Calif.-based nail tech Knieya Peterson's art is popular at many sizes, from small works of art on nails to the wall murals she paints for local business owners.

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My Other Life: Melissa Finch, Reiki Practitioner

November 20, 2017  | Article

Nail tech Melissa Finch is a master of a spiritual healing practice known as reiki. She says her clients notice the difference in her pedicures.

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My Other Life: Chloe Reed, T-shirt Designer

October 16, 2017  | Article

San Antonio-based nail tech Chloe Reed returned to an early passion when she began designing T-shirts.

Keywords: fashion   My Other Life  

My Other Life: Andrea Storlie, Weightlifter

September 20, 2017  | Article

For nail tech Andrea Storlie, weightlifting has become a way of life. “It’s actually helped me as a manicurist because my back and arms are much stronger than before I started,” she says.

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My Other Life: Michelle Ridgway, Dollhouse Creator

August 17, 2017  | Article

Michelle Ridgway wanted a dollhouse ever since she was a young child, but she never got one as a girl. Now she is building a dollhouse herself from a kit.

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My Other Life: Karla Carrington, Real Estate Broker

July 6, 2017  | Article

Nail tech Karla Carrington has been selling real estate in New York City for eight years, first as an agent, then as an associate broker.

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My Other Life: Faye Fitzjohn, Law Student

May 24, 2017  | Article

Owner of Nails and Beauty by Faye in the town of Milton Keynes, U.K., Faye Fitzjohn is pursuing her degree through the Open University, which offers home-based learning.

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My Other Life: Lynda Langille, Balloon Twister

April 27, 2017  | Article

The hardest thing about being a balloon artist, says nail tech Lynda Langille, is that she’s had to sacrifice her long, gorgeous nails.

Keywords: Canadian nail techs   My Other Life  

My Other Life: Melody Hopkins, Sheep Farmer

March 27, 2017  | Article

Keeping Sheep Ship Shape: Canadian nail tech Melody Hopkins moved her family to a 200-acre sheep farm in central Alberta to help out with about 400 ewes.

Keywords: Canadian nail techs   My Other Life  

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