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My Other Life: Kim Manore, Fishing Enthusiast

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

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

My Other Life: Mary Macnider, Preschool Teacher

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

My Other Life: Knieya Peterson, Muralist

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.

My Other Life: Melissa Finch, Reiki Practitioner

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.

My Other Life: Chloe Reed, T-shirt Designer

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

My Other Life: Andrea Storlie, Weightlifter

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.

My Other Life: Michelle Ridgway, Dollhouse Creator

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.

My Other Life: Karla Carrington, Real Estate Broker

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.

My Other Life: Faye Fitzjohn, Law Student

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.