NYC Spa Gift Certificates make the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday list.
Our Shizuka New York Day Spa online gift certificates are available for any of our popular NYC Day Spa services or dollar value. Browse our new holiday designs to find the best fit for your recipient!
Give the gift of a pampering spa day or a deluxe salon treatment like our Eyelash Perm. Check out our Spa Gift Certificate page for more popular treatment suggestions such as The Geisha Facial® and Spa Package deals such as the Total Spa Package.
Spread some holiday cheer with everyone on your list with a Shizuka New York Gift Certificate!
Want a radiant and glowing complexion just in time for Fashion Week?
A Collagen Fiber Mask chock-full of anti-oxidants, soothing aloe vera, and skin brighteners may be just what you seek.
Most SHIZUKA new york spa facials include a customized Collagen Fiber Mask treatment for deeply hydrated, smooth, and positively glowing skin.
Collagen Fiber Masks serve to not only replenish lost collagen, but they also promote further collagen production, leaving your skin smooth and firm long after your treatment.
Want a quick collagen infusion? Add a Collagen Fiber Mask to the Express or Classic Facial for an additional $30.
See our current Spa Deals here >>
How do you prep your skin for a busy week?
The Ukraine channel, INTER TV, visited SNY to film an interview and facial treatment with Shizuka. In the video you’ll see footage of The Geisha Facial® and another treatment from a salon in London.
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RT TV News visited SNY on August 17th, 2013 to interview Shizuka for a feature on The Geisha Facial®!
RT TV News is a 24-hour international news network, broadcasting in over 100 countries, including the U.S. In NYC, RT TV is on Time Warner Cable channel 135.
Read the full article (in Swedish!) here>> Nya trenden som gÃ¶r dig skitsnygg
A reporter from The Daily Beast walks us through The Geisha Facial® process at Shizuka new york Day Spa.
When my facialist Satomi Teraoka made it clearâ€”multiple timesâ€”that there would be bird poop included in this treatment, I wondered how many people just thought a Geisha Facial seemed pleasant, got in the room, and were greeted with this lovely news. “That’s why I’m here,” I told her, like a poop fiend.
Read the full article here>> I Got a $180 Bird-Poop Facial
A recent article in Nature World News shares Shizuka’s take on nature’s beauty secrets.
A famous spa chain in Japan made headlines recently when news of the company’s snail facials began to spread. The process, which entails live snails crawling across one’s face, distributing mucus as they go, claims to offer that renewed glow so many spa-goers are desperate for.
Surely, the world thought, this is as weird as it gets. Then came news of the bird poop facial.
According to the Huffington Post, facial is slowly being popularized by individuals such as Victoria Beckham and Tom Cruise. However, as Japanese facialist Shizuka Bernstein will tell you, the practice has been around for centuries where she comes from.
Read full article here>> Forget Snails, Bird Poop Facials are Where it’s at, Spa Owner Says
Shizuka New York Day Spa is offering the Geisha Facial as an attempt to import beauty secrets once only found in Japan to New York. Introduced by the spa’s owner, Shizuka Bernstein, the Geisha Facial includes powdered nightingale droppings, uguisu no fun, and the spa’s skincare system, which includes green tea, sake, rice bran and pearl protein. The bird poop facial will leave one’s face rejuvenated and will “soften, brighten and nourish the facial complexion.”
Read the full story here>> Bird Poop Facials May Be The Latest Spa Craze, NYC Spa Offers A ‘Geisha Facial’ For $180
We have a wide variety of treatments and gifts sure to please every type of mom this Mother’s Day. Check out the following Mother’s Day Spa Guide to find out which treatments and gifts are the best fit for your Mom!
The executive mom is usually always busy with work. When she’s not cooking dinner or going to soccer practice, she’s glued to her Smartphone to keep in touch with the office. She’s perpetually busy but loves it when she’s finally able to RELAX, even if it’s just for a couple hours.
Treatment suggestions: Coffee break Mud Wrap, 80min Shiatsu/ Swedish Massage
Our Coffee Break Mud Wrap combines soothing heat therapy with refreshing exfoliation and detoxification. Our “Mud” mixture will reinvigorate the senses with sweet earthy aromas of Arabica Coffee, honey, and bergamot, among others. Combine this with an 80min Shiatsu or Swedish massage and Mom will leave feeling rejuvenated and ready to go!
Gift suggestion: Espresso Mud Body Scrub, Sicilian Bergamot Body Lotion, Plant Stem Cell Serum
On The Go Mom:
On The Go Mom is usually busy as a bee, with a daily mile long to-do list. She loves getting things done, and try as she might, finding time for herself just isn’t a top priority most of the time.
Treatment suggestions: The Geisha Facial® , GentleWaves® LED Facial Rejuvenation, Collagen Mask add on
Since On The Go Mom is likely hopping cabs, catching trains and walking, er running, through the busy city streets, her skin is also susceptible to innumerable free radicals (airborne impurities) in the air. Over time this can age the skin, so we suggest treatments such as The Geisha Facial ®, Gentle Waves treatment, or even adding on a collagen mask to any of our facials to stimulate collagen production, encourage cellular renewal and shrink pores.
Gift suggestion: VITAMIN C REVITALIZING COMPLEX
Lady of the Manor Mom:
Lady of the Manor Mom usually, quite literally, has her hands full engineering ways to keep the home and family in tip top shape. She’s always coming up with new and better ways to improve productivity and time management. She’s super practical and doesn’t usually have time for some much needed pampering and relaxation.
Treatment suggestions: Signature Micro Facial, EYELASH PERM, Sugar Scrub Manicure + Bamboo Scrub Pedicure
Our Signature Micro Facial is our most popular facial with the most pampering. This facial combines deep cleansing with face, scalp, hand and shoulder massage, as well as reflexology treatment (foot massage). Combine this facial with an Eyelash Perm and nails, and Mom will feel like a Queen!
Gift suggestions: SHIZUKA NY MOISTURIZER, Lavender Honey Balancing Mist, ON THE CUFF
The health-conscious Mom loves to feed herself with all-natural foods and products like fresh juices, whole-grain breads, organic vegetables, and prefers using paraben-free facial washes and soaps. She wants to stay as healthy as possible, especially in a big (dirty) city like NYC.
Treatment suggestions: The Natural Face Lift Facial, Nagomi Manicure + Sakura Pedicure, Far Infrared Sauna
The Nagomi Manicure and Sakura Pedicure are SNY’s signature nail treatments using only natural ingredients free of harsh chemicals and additives that are mixed right in front of you. Ingredients include fresh lemon, olive oil, soy, rice, and sake to exfoliate, hydrate and protect the skin and nails. Combine this with the Far Infrared Sauna and The Natural Face Lift Facial which uses Naturopathica’s high-performance, all natural and paraben-free products. These treatments will leave Mom feeling well-balanced and glowing!
Gift suggestion: SICILIAN BERGAMOT BODY LOTION
Loves to Spa Mom:
The Loves to Spa Mom, well, she loves to spa! She finds comfort and peace in all things pampering.
Treatment suggestion: DAY OF BEAUTY
During our Mother’s Day Promotion May 3rd – 19th, 2013 we are offering a SNY exclusive “Day of Beauty” 4-hour spa package* that includes:
Bamboo Scrub Pedicure + added Reflexology
Gift suggestion: Maddison Ave pure-scented soy candle
*This spa package includes a complimentary spa candle for Mom to take home!
Ever wondered what you’d look like with Kim Kardashian lashes?
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Check our Eyelash Extension page for maintenance guidelines and FAQs >>ï»¿
As winter begins, our skin starts showing symptoms such as itchiness, and we get sore throats and common colds. A very basic tip to decrease the chance of getting these annoying winter problems is to use a humidifier!
Where to put the humidifier? As a humidifier reaches all over the room, the place to put it really doesn’t matter. It’s better to put it away from walls and windows. If it’s too close, mold or mildew may develop from the condensation. What’s important is which heater and which humidifier you actually use.
The best percentage of humidity for human- 40%~60%.
Which humidifier is good? -the owner Shizuka loves Air-O-swiss. http://www.allergybuyersclub.com/air-o-swiss-7135-ultrasonic-warm-cool-mist-humidifiers.html?itemId=1185ã€€ Humidifier Best 3 http://www.consumersearch.com/humidifiers
When you use humidifier….probably better to put it a bit away from you about 1 yard so it can hydrate you well. Better to have one humidifier in each room and close the door. When you are not at home, of course turn off the machine and leave the door or window open to let humidity go.
How to prevent dryness? It is important to take care of your skin but it also important to “prevent” before skin gets to dry.
1) Avoid hot water- Hot water strips moisture away from your skin. Don’t use harsh soap. Use natural wash cloth rather than synthetic.
2) Taking a bathâ€”soaking the body into the warm water can relax you by soothing the nerves. This will enhance the cell metabolism and increase blood circulation which can make a beautiful skin. Also, it opens up pores and let the dirt out from them. The water temperature raging between 96F to 105F is ideal. Hanshinyokuâ€”hip bath? Too hot water is dangerous. It may overburden your body. Bath agent or bath oil is recommended to moisture your skin. The aroma can relax you as well.
3) After the bath, pat your body with dry towel quickly and apply moisturizer. It penetrates into the skin when skin is still wet and soft. However, it you leave the skin too long without putting anything, skin gets drier due to the tendency of water evaporation.
Please see our past news letter regarding how to take care and prevent dry skin. http://www.shizukany.com/newsletter/old/news/vol12_2002_12_e.html
These products are really helpful to take care dry skin! Shizuka NY Hyaluronic Acid Gel (Hydrating Serum) $66 Shizuka NY New Barrier Repair (Moisturizing Cream)$42 Shizuka NY Hyaluronic Acid Mask (Hydrating Mask) $70
I would like to remind you that our excellent massage therapist, Gary, is offering his time to SHIZUKA new york.
Experienced massage therapist Gary’s healing hands have been featured in Sports Illustrated for his work on US Open athletes. Gary offers the following specials:
Lunch Time Shiatsu Massage
Mon – Thurs / 11am – 2pm (this service must be finished by 2pm)
25 Min – $50 (reg. $65)
35 Min – $60 (reg. $85)
50 Min – $80 (reg. $105)
TGIF Swedish Massage /3pm to 8pm on every Friday
25 Min – $50 (reg. $65)
50 Min – $80 (reg. $105)
Please take advantage of this promotion. More information about our newest promotion, please find at Spa Deal.
If you’re still recovering from the holiday season, take advantage of these awesome spa deals to ring in the new year. Shizuka New York Day Spa is offering 11 spa deals on our most popular facials, massage, body, eyelash and nail treatments through January 31, 2011.
Anyone who has sat patiently through a professional manicure only to have it chip or peel a day or two later can appreciate the popularity of the gel system, which lasts weeks. This is especially important during the summer months, when chlorine and humidity are punishing to traditional polish. Until now, the standard gel manicure was set with UV light, which not only made the process take at least an hour, but exposed the hands to damaging rays. Shizuka New York has introduced an updated gel manicure system that uses LEDs instead of UVs. Not only is it healthier, it takes about half the time to set and the results are just as pretty. Best of all? Shizuka offers a no-chip guarantee: If your gel nails chip or lift within ten days of treatment, they’ll reset them for free.
We are currently offering a introductory offer of $40 for the LED Gel Manicure NYC (one color) that lasts through Labor Day, September 6, 2010. This is 20% off the list price of the manicure!
FYI, the LED gel manicure pictured above also uses gradation (color blending, +$20) and sparkly glitter gel (+7). However, a single color is equally stylish and the results speak for themselves!
With Shizuka New York Nail Salon’s 10-Day No Chip Guarantee, we will also fix LED gel manicures that have chipped or lifted within 10 days of the initial treatment.
Read more about our LED Gel Nails.
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Photo by Melissa Hom
Shizuka Bernstein was invited to the set of ABC’s Good Morning America Health this morning to watch ABC News’ Tanya Rivero and Dr. Susan Evans discuss bizarre international beauty treatments, including Shizuka New York Day Spa’s own Geisha “Bird Poop” Facial.
The segment will air today at 2pm and 5:30pm (check your local listings for GMA Health), and will also be available online later today at abcnews.go.com. More information will follow when it is available.
Also featured in the program are the fish pedicure from Alexandria, VA, and other unusual skin treatments made from beer, volcanic ash, leeches, and papaya.
We are extending our Free Geisha Facial® Contest for GMA Health viewers through July 9, 2010, so keep those entries coming!
The thought of tiny carp nibbling away your foot callouses is sounding a little fishy to New York Secretary of State Lorraine Cortes-Vazquez. The “Fish Pedicure,” a recent Asian import, has already been banned in numerous states across the US for its questionable sanitation.
Cortez-Vasquez believes that existing departmental regulations permit her to cook the fish pedicure even without formal legislation. However, she is willing to take that step if necessary: “we believe we can do it from a health and safety standpoint through our existing regulatory process.”
Source: The New York Post
Take a look at her review in the video above and leave your own Geisha Facial® reviews below. Have you tried Shizuka NY’s Geisha Facial®? What was your experience?
Are you ready for Fall NYC Spa Week? You had better get ready because bookings begin today!
Last Spa Week, Geisha Facial®s saw a huge response from hundreds of New Yorkers looking to be slathered with bird poop!
Back by popular demand, Shizuka New York Day Spa is once again offering this legendary bird poop facial for $50 during New York Spa Week (October 12-18).
Normally $180, the 45-Minute Spa Week Geisha Facial® includes cleansing with Shizuka’s all-natural skin care products, exfoliation with the original nightingale droppings bird poop facial mask, pain-free pore extraction and hydration. The story of bird poop facials has been seen around the world, recently in People Magazine, and even on Oprah.
The Fall Spa Week Event includes over 750 spas nationwide and in Canada who are all offering $50 discounted spa treatments including facials, massages, body treatments, and laser hair removal. In addition to the 45-Minute Spa Week Geisha “Bird Poop” Facial, Shizuka New York Day Spa will also be offering a 45-Minute Swedish Massage at the $50 price.
Appointments begin today and a full list of participating NYC spas and discounted spa treatments is available at SpaWeek.com.
In case you haven’t seen it already, take a look at this hilarious bird poop facial video:
Read the label seems to be the theme of the month. The NYC Department of Health has started a new campaign to increase our awareness of the sugar content in our drinks.
The signature poster of the campaign, which we will be soon seeing in NYC subways, is of a bottle of sugary beverage that, when poured, transforms into human fat. There is even a bit of fat running over the side of the glass…gross!
NYC is recommending that, instead of colas, sweetened teas and sports drinks, we should be quenching our thirst with good old water, seltzer, or low-fat milk. The Department of Health also include this helpful table above on its website.
If you’ve ever been interested in yoga, or if you just can’t get enough, be sure to take advantage of National Yoga Month which starts today.
By visiting the Yoga Month website, you can sign up to get a week of FREE yoga classes in your area (in New York City there are about 25 participating yoga studios).
We’ve visited the site, and signup is easy and takes under 5 min, not to mention the great rewards for your body and your wallet (free anything in NYC is exciting!).