Shizuka gives tips to Fox News Magazine for Spring Cleaning For Your Skin!
Unveiling brighter skin from underneath layers of dead cells and oil helps achieve a softer, more youthful complexion. Shizuka Bernstein, a New York City-based aesthetician offers the following guide to eliminating dry, dead skin from the harsh winter:
- Cleanse your skin twice with your cleanser and lukewarm water.
- Apply a hot towel on your face and leave it on for a while to open the pores and soften the skin. Repeat the same action with another hot towel.
- If you have a good enzyme based exfoliator at home, use that. If not, mix lemon juice, honey and rosehip seed powder. Apply the mix to your face and massage gently for three to five minutes.
- Rinse off it lukewarm water.
- Moisturize your skin with your own moisturizer and eye cream.
The First Lady Michelle Obama showed up for inaugural weekend sporting a new flirty hair style with bangs. The Daily Beast reported that Ms. Obama jokingly responded the bangs were a result of a ‘midlife crises’. Scrutinizing beauty experts were left wondering what other beauty-related lengths women will go to during a midlife crises.
But as far as these experts are concerned, bangs just scream beauty:
John Barrett, founder of the Bergdorf Goodman salon says, “If done correctly, [sporting bangs or deciding to add color] can shave years off of a woman’s appearance.”
Marshall Lin, a stylist at the Frédéric Fekkai Salon in SoHo, agrees, “Bangs can add a youthful, modern edge to a style.”
President Obama proclaimed them “the most significant event of [the inaugural] weekend.”
What are your thoughts? Do bangs enhance or hide a women’s beauty?
- Shizuka new York Day Spa enters into its eighth year of business at it’s 51st street location, it was previously located on 58th street. The spa encompasses 3000 square feet of space with 6 rooms, 2 doctors on staff, as well as other skilled aestheticians and technicians.
- The spa has treated over 17,000 clients including such celebrities as Emma Watson(Harry Potter), Christine Wig(Saturday Night Live), and Bill Cowher (former head coach of Pittsburgh Steelers), among others.
- SNY has continually received many honors and awards. A few include: 2003 & 2005, Selected Best spa in New York by New York Magazine; 2007: Rising star Award (Fashion Group International); from 2008 The Geisha Facial® has been gaining a good reputation around the world.
The article will be on display at the spa.
With The Oscars quickly approaching this Sunday Feb 24, 2013, celebrity beauty trends are all abuzz.
Check out this article from Reuters, “Bird droppings, bull testicles among pre-Oscar beauty treatments”, which mentions Shizuka New York’s The Geisha Facial ®! It also appears on bdnews24.com, an online newspaper from Bangladesh, “Poop facial for Oscar beauty“!
For those who are needle-averse, bird poop could be the answer to brighter skin. Shizuka New York Day Spa in Manhattan offers a Geisha Facial, an hour-long treatment that involves applying nightingale bird droppings in powder form to the skin.
“There are so many drastic options to exfoliating the skin like chemical peels and microdermabrasion,” Bernstein told Reuters. “But if you want a more natural approach, this will give you great results as well. Dead skin is removed, skin tone is brighter and you’re left with a radiant look.”
Popularly, Botox is known to temporarily improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the face and neck, as well as contribute to pore and sweat reduction.
But did you know, Botox is also a widespread solution for treating headache pain for chronic migraine sufferers? This FDA approved procedure works to block or lessen the irritation across nerve endings that lead to migraine pain.
Injection sites vary from person to person, but are primarily located around the face, forehead, and back of head and neck.
Although its true cause remains a mystery, chronic migraines are usually the byproduct of genetics, environmental or hormonal triggers. Botox treatment can significantly lessen the need for and/or dosage of oral medication or other therapies. But please note, Botox is merely a pain management option and not a cure.
Learn more about Botox for migraines by setting up a consultation with one of our doctors at our Medical Spa >>
Our eyelash extension treatment is featured in the January/February issue of Manhattan Magazine’s “Best of the City” list!
Lashes: Shizuka New York
At this spa, silk lashes are delicately and meticulously applied one by one, making eyes look bigger and more feminine; the look even lasts through swimming. You’ll never need to apply mascara again!
Visit our website for FAQs, pricing, and more about our Eyelash Extension treatments >>
“The foul (no pun intended) puffy eye cream is actually known as The Geisha Facial, a treatment created by celebrity facialist Shizuka Bernstein of New York City’s Shizuka spa…Apparently, Victoria Beckham and Tom Cruise are huge fans of this bizarre beauty treatment that costs $180 a session. And if their damn-near-flawless complexions are proof that this stuff works, then we’re down with the bird poo, too.” ~ Dana Oliver for The Huffington Post
“As someone who has actually tried this treatment (don’t judge, it was Spa Week and my roommate gave it to me!), I can say that, no your face doesn’t end up smelling like poop and yes you walk out with noticeably softer and brighter skin.” ~ Nikki Ogunnaike for Glamour.com
This facial was created by Shizuka to not only promote collagen production, but also brighten complexion and offer deep cleansing and moisturizing using only chemical-free ingredients. Nightingale droppings, a natural enzyme, have been used for centuries in Japan for flawless complexions. Please note, our ingredients are completely bacteria-free! You can sample the Geisha Facial by adding a “Geisha Exfoliation” to any Shizuka new york Day Spa facial for an additional $40. Call or email us for more information!
Shizuka was featured in the New York Beauty section of the Limoneira Company’s website. Limoneira, founded in 1893, is an agricultural company in California with nearly 8,000 acres of land dedicated to the production of lemons, avocados, and other specialty crops.
Play the video to hear Shizuka’s lemon juice recipe for dull or damaged hair.
The recipe is also included below:
¾ cup olive oil
½ cup raw honey
3 tbsp lemon juice
Combine all three ingredients and set it aside. After shampooing hair, towel dry and apply lemon juice mixture evenly throughout hair. Cover with plastic cap for ½ hour, then shampoo and rinse hair slowly.
Viewers are invited into a fully furnished 6th floor walk-up apartment to interact with the statue in an unconventional, yet cozy way. In the apartment you’ll find couches, TV, mini-library filled with classic American literature, and even wallpaper (designed by Nishi himself) with iconic images of Americana like Elvis, the Empire State Building, Michael Jackson, Mickey Mouse, and the Hot Dog. The apartment even has windows allowing visitors 6th floor views of Central Park South and Columbus Circle.
As if all is homage to Columbus and his ever-adventurous spirit.
The Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center has been touted world-wide as a symbol of the holidays in New York City. The tradition of erecting a tree began on Christmas Eve in 1931 and has continued for over 80 years.
This year the tree lighting will be celebrated with special performances on Wednesday November 28th beginning at 7pm. The over 30,000 multi-colored, energy-efficient LED lights will light up the tree along with the Swarovski star that crowns the top.
Please be safe this holiday season and be sure to sneak a peek at the Rockefeller Christmas Tree when you come visit us!
Check our Holiday Spa Deals here! >>
Machida Design College, located in Tokyo, Japan, is a school specializing in “beauty design” (or cosmetology) where students concentrate on becoming manicurists, estheticians or beauty advisors (certified business professionals in the beauty industry).
A group of 12 students studying to become estheticians traveled to NYC this week for a real-world exchange on the topic of “beauty and business”. They visited SNY on Wednesday for a lecture and demonstration with Shizuka. Shizuka performed our Signature Micro Facial on one student, while the others observed and asked questions.
Even though Black Friday is just weeks away, there are still great bargains to be had beforehand. TODAY.com regularly showcases discounted buys on popular gifts and winter garments. As the weather gets cooler, it’s important to bundle up to protect your skin from the brittle elements, especially if you receive IPL Hair Removal treatments during our November promotion.
After receiving an IPL treatment it’s important to protect and keep the treated area(s) covered to prevent irritation and further redness from occurring.
>> We love hearing from you! How has protecting your treatment area helped it to heal?
Looking forward to the weekend? So are we! Shizuka will be on the set of Access Hollywood Live in Rockefeller Plaza on October 26, 2012! She will be performing The Geisha Facial® on co-hosts Billy Bush and Kit Hoover in front of 10 Rockefeller (where The TODAY Show is filmed!) at 11:45 am. Check it out!
Also, just published in Access Hollywood’s Healthy Hollywood: Wellness Wednesday column: “Hollywood’s Bizarre Beauty Treatments!”, an article featuring Shizuka and The Geisha Facial®! >>
Tune in to the Hallmark Channel, tomorrow 10/16/12 at 12noon, to catch Marie Osmond’s new talk show!
On this debut episode, Shizuka New York will be included in the “Extreme Beauty” segment!
The Spring 2013 Prada show in Milan last week showcased an ode to Japanese culture with a modern take on traditional Japanese kimonos (T-shaped full length robes), obis (sashes) and even tabi socks (ankle high split-toe socks).
In keeping with traditional Japanese style, Prada’s new line was minimalist and delicately embellished with single flower shapes. Traditionally, flowers were used as a family crest and were even emblazoned onto Samurai kimonos.
The color palette resembled a scene of blooming cherry blossoms which surely represents the arrival of Spring in Japan; colors ranged from soft pink, sage, and white to light brown, black and grey.
Elle.com’s Best in Show for 2012 features these two new trendy takes on the French manicure.
“The new French manicure follows just one rule: no white polish.” Also pair the manicure with a metallic shade to resemble jewelry.
Yayoi Kusama, prominent Japanese contemporary artist, and Louis Vuitton are collaborating to bring fashion and art to new audiences in New York this summer. Kusama is best known for her dot patterns spanning mediums from film and sculpture to immersive installations. You can find Kusama’s designs in a limited edition collection across the entire Louis Vuitton brand from clothing to footwear and accessories. In turn, Louis Vuitton will be supporting a retrospective of Kusama’s most intense innovations at The Whitney Museum of American Art through to September 30th, 2012.
Maintaining an optimal moisture balance is essential to youthful-looking skin. Avoid harsh detergents and exceedingly hot showers, and always use a moisturizer. Formulas rich in glycerin and hyaluronic acid will plump, while formulas with ceramides or lipids help lock in hydration.
Our Geisha Facial® was featured in Thursday’s (7/5/12) Style section of the New York Times !
“For this modernized hourlong version, which costs $180, the excrement is sanitized under ultraviolet light, then mixed with rice bran, an exfoliant and brightener. Because the poop contains guanine, a nucleobase, it supposedly shines the skin as well…and surprisingly the next morning my skin did glow.“