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My Other Life: Kayleigh Bevan, Rock Climber

For Caerphilly, Wales-based nail tech Kayleigh Bevan, rock climbing is a hobby that helps bring her family together.

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My Other Life: Lydia McCarthy, Statuary Character Creator

For Lydia McCarthy of Queenstown, New Zealand, the idea of making concrete statues started as an idle conversation between friends over a glass of wine.

My Other Life: Syncia Seguin, Nurse Manager

Syncia Seguin has a career in nursing management in addition to doing nails.

My Other Life: Karen Raaen, Cosplayer

Nail tech Karen Raeen enjoys dressing up in costume to attend local comic conventions and fan fests.

My Other Life: Vanessa McCullough, Rock Singer

The band Melissa McCullough sings in with her husband, who plays the guitar, has remained a constant in her life through job changes and a cross-country move.

My Other Life: Linsey Stinson, Reptile Breeder

Nail tech Linsey Stinson of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, has always shared an affinity for animals with her husband, who is especially fond of reptiles. They now have a collection of over 40 animals.

My Other Life: Catherine Porche, Zipline Instructor

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.

My Other Life: Ruthy Carter, Kitten Caretaker

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.

My Other Life: Courtney Havens, Child Welfare Driver

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.

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.