A number of salons around the country have started offering “green”-based organic manicures and organic pedicures, using polishes and other products that are free of the usual chemicals.
The Nagomi Manicure and Sakura Pedicure are popular offerings at the Shizuka New York City Nail Salon. While the treatments use conventional polishes, the massage, cleansing and exfoliation aspects of them are based in organic products, says manager Lance Suzuki. Sake-Kasu, which is a by-product of the sake fermenting process, is whipped into a cream to brighten and moisturize the skin, while organic rice bran, olive oil, crystallized honey and a cream made from the yuzu orange are combined on the spot. “We use all-natural and as much organic as possible to form our own home-made products,” says Suzuki. “And because we make it in front of the client, they know it’s not a preformed thing.”
The manicure and pedicure combo costs $100. â€”K.D.
Excerpt from Women’s Wear Daily Salon, November 2007
2007 Press Features – Shizuka New York Day Spa
Shizuka Facial Treatment featured in The Beauty of Life Blog. Ever on the quest for the spa that cares, that goes the extra mile, that really puts your needs first…
Gotham Magazine – A guy’s feet are rarely pretty. Help them out by booking an appointment for the Sakura Pedicure for Men at Rockefeller Center’s Shizuka New York Spa.
Coffee & Tea Newsletter – The invigorating aroma of ground Arabica coffee is at the heart of the Coffee Break Mud Wrap at the Shizuka NY Day Spa.
BeautyNewsNYC.com – Treat yourself and enjoy the serene Shizuka Spa in midtown for some pampering and to get your back in tank top shape with their fabulous bacial. That’s a facial for your back.
Organic Spa Magazine – It was the welcoming quiet that pleasantly awaited us at this Japanese-inspired day spa located on the sixth floor of a high-rise building in Manhattan’s bustling midtown…
New York Fashion Week – Shizuka means “tranquility” in Japanese, and the new Sakura Pedicure is the ultimate in tootsie treatment.
Yomitime – Shizuka NY Day Spa featured in November 2007 of Yomitime.
11/11 Page Six – Ray of Hope: More and more New York City residents are opting for photofacials, a new dermatology treatment that uses a rainbow of flashing lights to erase skin problems…
12/16 Page Six – Find out where to get your late-night beauty fix.
Reiko’s Beauty Diary – from N.Y.
Time Out New York – Twelve countries, twelve treatments, countless paper panties: We sampled the city’s spas to find the exemplars of international rejuvenation…
All Shizuka NY 2007 Press Releases