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My Other Life: Lina Nyberg, Special Effects Makeup Artist

June 19, 2013  | Article

When she’s not enjoying the peace and quiet of the salon, you’ll find Stockholm-based nail tech and salon owner Lina Nyberg running between film and theater sets as a special effects makeup artist and mask maker.

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My Other Life: Dori Swope, Juggler

June 1, 2013  | Article

A nail tech at Essence Hair Salon in Pasadena, Calif., Dori Swope first learned to juggle at age 16 when she was taught by a cute boy who lived nearby.

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My Other Life, Tania Rice, Geocacher

April 16, 2013  | Article

“Caching is a great way so see new places and blow off some steam while you are exploring. It can be done in the country or the city and you can meet great people along the way,” says Tania Rice, owner of Certified Esthetics in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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My Other Life, Erin Hart, Stand-up Comedian

March 22, 2013  | Article

By day you can catch Erin Hart doing nails at The Nail Lounge in Costa Mesa, Calif., but most weekends around 8 p.m., you’ll find her spouting off about her life in front of an appreciative audience at The Comedy Store in Hollywood.

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My Other Life: Diane Fife, paranormal investigator

February 21, 2013  | Article

“I had my first experience with ‘the unexplained’ when I was 10,” says nail tech and paranormal investigator Diane Fife.

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My Other Life: Teresa Phelps, Sheriff’s Deputy

January 23, 2013  | Article

A law enforcement veteran with 22 years under her belt, Teresa Phelps is currently a sheriff’s deputy for the Bell County Sheriff’s Office. She’s also the owner of Texas Elegance Nail Spa in Harker Heights, Texas, and a natural nail specialist.

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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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