Tahitian Mandarin Manicure

The Salon: Lulu’s by Travis Parker, San Diego

The Owner: Travis and Keri Parker

What it is:

An Eastern-inspired service that incorporates tamanu oil (an oil from Tahiti’s ati trees), coconut oil, and mandarin, this manicure is ideal for clients in need of a tropical getaway. A mandarin spritzer (a mix of mandarin juice and tonic water) is provided with the service to set the mood.


  • Offer the client a mandarin spritzer
  • Soak the client’s hands in coconut oil-infused water
  • Apply an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) cuticle remover and push back cuticles. Remove excess.
  • Massage cuticle oil into cuticles. Shape nails.
  • Massage in Elizabeth Arden hand renewal scrub (in mandarin jasmine) for three minutes. Don’t remove.
  • Massaga in Elizabeth Arden hand renewal transformer (in mandarin jasmine) to dissolve the scrub.
  • Wrap hands in essential oil-infused hot towels. Perform a pressure point massage over the towel.
  • Massage arms and hands with mango and coconut lotion
  • Prep and clean nail plate
  • Apply base coat, two coats of polish, and top coat.

The Price: $34


Lulu’s by Travis Parker uses:

  • Orchids (to decorate the product tray)
  • Elizabeth Arden AHA cuticle remover, hand renewal scrub (in mandarin jasmine), and hand renewal transformer (in mandarin jasmine)
  • Creative Nail Design mango and coconut lotion
  • Coconut oil, essential oils
  • Polish, base coat, top coat

Alternative Names:

Eastern Escape Manicure, Mandarin Jasmine Treatment, Polynesian Paradise

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