MiniLuxe: Tell us about yourself and your journey as a nail designer – how did you come to work at MiniLuxe?
Kareena: I’ve been a nail designer at Miniluxe for 5 years and a technician for 7 years. I’ve always had a passion for nails. I started off in a spa and absolutely loved it! After a few years I realized that I was never going to be able to grow and build my career there. I heard about Miniluxe from a coworker and applied. I was hired on the spot and was able to not only grow as a nail technician but I was also able to reach goals I never thought possible. There’s a reason we have technicians who have been with Miniluxe for 5, 10 years.
Miniluxe: What does “Clarity” mean to you?
Kareena: This past year has been so hard for so many people. We have lost people close to our hearts, watched horrible things happening on the news, and witnessed life pass us by. Clarity gives me a sense of calm and hope. It reminds me that even though things might not be “normal” but they are getting better.
Miniluxe: What does “Reflection” mean to you?
Kareena: When I reflect on the past year I think about all the things I did to make myself happy when everything around me seemed to be crashing. Reflection is what makes you see a brighter future.
MiniLuxe: Tell us about your nail art design/style – how would you describe it and where did you draw inspiration from?
Kareena: My nail design style is fluid. It changes with my mood. I get inspired by the people I interact with and the energy that surrounds me. One day it could be dark polish with crystal accents and the next day it could be pink ombré. I like to challenge myself by doing nail art I’ve never seen before and above all have fun!
MiniLuxe: Why did you choose Reflection as your color?
Kareena: Reflection is my personality in a bottle. It’s fun and bright. It can be dressed up or down. It’s versatile and that’s who I am. I’m that person that’s ready to go no matter the situation. I feel like reflection is necessary to see a brighter future.
MiniLuxe: Tell us about your team at Fenway – how do you all support each other?
Kareena: My Fenway team is the greatest blessing I got from working for Miniluxe. What makes us more than coworkers is the kindness, generosity, and care we show each other everyday. We have fun at work. We celebrate each other’s achievements and life changes. Fenway is family to me.
We work as a team, constantly helping each other in so many ways. – Kareena Khan.
MiniLuxe: What’s your ideal MiniMoment? What do you do when you’re not working to care for your mind, body or soul?
Kareena: My ideal MiniMoment is in the kitchen. I love to put on a audio book or some good soca music and bake. It takes my mind off whatever is going on and I can truly relax. Baking has helped me get through so much. It allows me to focus my thoughts and make clear decisions.
MiniLuxe: Who’s a woman you admire and why?
Kareena: Without a doubt I admire my mother. We left trinidad when I was 6 and she was 26. She could have left my with my grandparents but didn’t. We came to America for a better life and for opportunities I would’ve never had if we stayed. She worked hard and I mean hard! We faced so many obstacles and my mother never blinked! She worked 2 jobs and went to school. She chased her dreams and made sure I could chase mine too. We grew up together. It’s always been just me and her. She’s my best friend and I hope to be just like her.
MiniLuxe: Whose nails would you like to get your hands on and why?
Kareena: BEYONCÉ!!!!! Need I say more? She is such an inspiration! Her music speaks to my soul and her actions as a human are inspiring. However, if I actually did get a chance to do her nails I would probably pass out.
MiniLuxe: If you could only wear one nail polish color for the rest of your life, what color would it be?
Kareena: Oh man…that would be a short life. I can’t just pick one! I’m a nail designer, I change my nail color like I change clothes. To pick one color for the rest of my life is a travesty.
If you’re in Massachusetts and want to book with Kareena, follow the steps below –
1.Click this link.
2. Select your desired service.
3. Select Fenway as your studio.
4. Select Kareena as your nail designer.