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I’m Officially Obsessed: Geisha Facial®

Time Out New YorkIn my experience, if an item is good enough to go on your skin, like avocado or honey, it’s good enough to eat. But snacks for my tummy was not an option when I received the Geisha Facial® at Shizuka New York Day Spa, instead bird poo was smeared on my face. Gross? A tad. Thankfully, this isn’t crap from your typical pigeon: The nourishing and cleansing droppings are from nightingales, a historic symbol of beauty in Japanese culture. And don’t worry, the poop is UV-sterilized and turned into a relaxing facial treatment that left my complexion glowing and refreshed, not irritated or smelling of doo-doo. Since this luxury can’t be replicated with the bowel movements of regular birds, the price tag is steep ($180), but the experience wasn’t too crappy. (Sorry!)—Melissa Ward

Posted in Spas & Sport by Lisa Freedman on April 20th, 2009 at 12:16 pm


Bird Pooping on Boy's Head

Other Press Coverage

Extreme Facials on CBS’s The Early Show

Geisha Facial Videos

WPIX Morning News – At Shizuka New York Day Spa bird poop is on the menu, but it’s not the common stuff you find off the street…

BeautyNewsNYC.com – I’ve lusted after long, luscious eyelashes my whole life; and just why is it that all too often those gorgeous long thick ones somehow end up on undeserving adolescent boys? Review of Eyelash Extensions…

New York Magazine Weddings – The premier bridal beauty listing in Manhattan includes Shizuka New York Day Spa.

Complete 2009 Press Coverage