The View with the Fish Pedicure


Bird Poop Facial on The View

Bird Poop Facial and Fish Pedicure were on ABC's The View

Bizarre Spa Treatments on ABC's The ViewShizuka New York Day Spa’s Geisha “Bird Poop” Facial was featured on ABC’s The View in a segment titled “Bizarre Spa Treatments” on July 29, 2008. Beauty expert Stacy Cox presented five unusual facials and weird spa treatments from around the world including Shizuka’s Bird Poop Facial and a fish pedicure from Alexandria, VA that uses live garra rufa (doctor fish) to eat dead skin cells off of the feet.  In the video below, co-hosts Sherri Shepherd and Elisabeth Hasselbeck experience firsthand some of the most unusual spa treatments women will endure for the sake of beauty…including cleaning their faces with bird poop.

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Bird Poop Facial is demonstrated on Sherri Shepherd of The ViewSHERRI: Women getting fish pedicures was the hot video on the news last week, and it got us wondering what other weird stuff is crawling around spas. Here to show us the most unusual spa treatments is beauty expert Stacy Cox.

STACY: This is from Shizuka New York, so it takes us to Japan for a moment. Shizuka did my facial last night—it’s called the Geisha Facial®â€”and my makeup went on like butter today.  The interesting feature of the facial is that she takes rice bran and mixes it with nightingale excrement.

SHERRI: Wait a minute! Excrement?
ELISABETH: ..translation…that’s BIRD POOP!
SHERRI: ..and what is bird boo-boo supposed to do?

STACY: In all of her skincare products – you can find out more about this at ShizukaNY.com – she uses ingredients like pearl, soy, green tea…

ELISABETH: ..but let’s get back to the crap…(audience laughs)

STACY: Ok. So what we’re going to do is…
SHERRI: Wait! I want to smell that first…
STACY: It smells like dough, right?
SHERRI: mmph…

STACY: What we’re doing is exfoliating Sherri’s dead skin off of her face.
ELISABETH: So why use bird poop instead of some other ingredient for your exfoliant?
SHERRI: See, this is what happens when you’re the newest person on the block!

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Sherri Shepherd having a bird poop facialSherri went on to have beer, raw eggs, and chocolate slathered on her face before sticking her feet in a tank full of garra rufa doctor fish who started nibbling away at her dead skin for a dr. fish pedicure to the delightment of the audience.

To answer Elisabeth and Sherri’s question (“What is the bird poop supposed to do?”), the natural enzymes in the powdered and sterilized nightingale droppings work to break down dead skin cells as Shizuka massages the mask into the skin. Guanine also helps to polish the skin and add luster for clear, radiant skin.

Bizzare Spa Treatments on The View via ABCNews.go.com

Other Shizuka New York Day Spa 2008 Press

Geisha Facial® in Reuters Life! – Forget avocado, evening primrose oil or other exotic ingredients, the latest facial to hit New York is a mask made with bird excrement…
Geisha Facial® Video Feature – Reuters – Apr. 30 – A salon in New York is offering ‘The Geisha Facial®’, using an exotic ingredient, nightingale droppings, known in Japan as Uguisu No Fun…
Shizuka in Shefinds – I’ve never been afraid to wander off the beaten path when it comes to my beauty regime. From mayonnaise in my hair, to hemorrhoid cream on my eyes, I’ll try anything once…
Shizuka in The Hollywood Reporter – They put what in the cream? From cell-eating fish pedicures to bird droppings — nothing’s sacred when the desired goal is beauty…
Urban Baby Daily – UrbanBaby.com features Shizuka’s Geisha Facial®, an all-natural treatment, at our Day Spa in Manhattan.
Nov. 18 ’08 NY Daily News – Shizuka’s Geisha Facial® was mentioned with Vavelta (baby foreskin!) in the New York Daily News on November 18th, 2008 in an article profiling celebrity spa treatments and new anti-aging treatments.
The Ultimate Victoria Beckham Craze: Beauty Cream from Bird Poop – Skin smooth to the touch and radiant, like a lifting effect, according to well-informed Posh Spice, David Beckham’s acclaimed wife and mother of three children…
Shizuka on WPIX CW11 News at Ten – The question we ask tonight: is this maybe going too far? Well you decide. There is a type of facial that is gaining popularity because of an unusual ingredient – bird droppings…
All Shizuka NY 2008 Press