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Meet Our Founder & CEO

Hello and welcome! I'm thrilled to have you here, exploring the vibrant world of TropiKlawz, where nail artistry meets empowerment and self-discovery.

I'm Kathyana J Philippe, a passionate nail artist and a proud neurodivergent Haitian-American creative. From a young age, I've been captivated by the allure of beauty in its myriad forms. However, it was through the intricate art of nail design that I found my true calling—a medium where my fingers become brushes and nails transform into tiny canvases, each telling a unique story of self-expression and individuality.
For me, nail art isn't just about creating visually stunning designs; it's a form of escapism—a sanctuary where I can nurture my mental well-being during challenging times. It's this very journey of self-discovery and healing that led me to realize the profound impact nail artistry could have in fostering positivity and upliftment, particularly within communities of color.
And so, TropiKlawz was born—a brand with a purpose. More than just a nail salon, TropiKlawz is a movement—a celebration of empowerment, self-love, and inclusivity. My mission? To inspire and guide Black women, and women of color alike, on a journey of self-discovery, helping them unveil the beauty within themselves and the world around them.
At TropiKlawz, it's not just about flawless manicures; it's about creating sacred spaces where women can decompress from the stresses of daily life and bask in an environment dedicated solely to their well-being. Here, inclusivity isn't just a buzzword; it's a way of life—a commitment to ensuring that every individual feels seen, heard, and celebrated.
I am immensely grateful for the unwavering support of Black women and women of color who have been the driving force behind TropiKlawz. You are the heart and soul of this community, and it's my deepest desire to give back to you the world—empowering you to embrace your greatness and walk confidently in your unique beauty.
So, whether you're here to explore the latest nail trends, seek inspiration, or simply unwind and indulge in a little self-care, I invite you to join me on this journey. Together, let's paint the world with joy, love, and unapologetic self-expression—one dazzling manicure at a time.
With love and gratitude,
Kathyana J. Philippe
Founder of TropiKlawz