The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch

Inside a Big Idea – Shizuka Bernstein’s Geisha Facial® – CNBC

DONNY DEUTSCH: There’s nothing more exhilarating than seeing someone going for their dream and watching it come true. You’re about to meet Shizuka Bernstein. Her dreams are coming true and she’s doing it, get this, with bird poop!

SHIZUKA: I grew up in Tokyo, Japan. Coming to United States was my dream. I started to think about coming here when I was in middle school, so it’s unbelievable. I want to bring Japanese culture to my practice and I tried to find ingredients from Japan such as pearl, green tea, and sake. So we serve green tea after the treatment with green tea cookies and offer a Japanese kimono to wear.

Most Japanese mothers, typical Japanese mothers, want their daughters to have white, porcelain skin. One day, I remembered what my mother said to me about nightingale droppings. My mother told me that traditional kabuki actors and geisha couldn’t remove their thick makeup easily. I suppose they tried everything, and one day they tried bird poop and it cleansed their skin very well. So I started to research, and I found out that some ingredients in nightingale droppings, their natural enzymes, break down the dead skin cells. It’s a UV sterilized powder…not like bringing poop from a bird cage.

When my mother visited me, after I became an aesthetician, I gave her a facial and she was so proud.

Click here for more about the Geisha Facial® at our day spa in NYC.


Other Shizuka New York Day Spa 2008 Press Releases
Beautiful with Bird Poop (RTL TV in Germany) – That Americans come up with crazy, weird beauty treatments is nothing new to us. At least we thought so until our New York reporter Silke Haas told us she had a facial with bird droppings!
Shizuka New York featured in – Candice Sabatini of features Dr. Shah’s Pore Reduction treatment with Botox at our Manhattan Day Spa.
Shizuka on NBC’s Today Show – TV host and beauty expert Jill Martin interviewed Shizuka as she and her assistant applied the Geisha Facial® mask and massaged it into Kathie Lee’s and Hoda’s skin.
Bird Poop Facial is the Soup’s Clip of the Week 
Spa Treatments Too Bizarre To Believe – Odd beauty regimens aren’t new. The recent popularity of treatments that use animals and animal byproducts and non-synthetic ingredients is., Style Section. Published October 11, 2008
My, What Lovely Armpits – The Underarm Overhaul was featured in the June 9, 2008 issue of New York Magazine.
Geisha “Bird Poop” Facial on CNN – The Bird Poop ‘Geisha’ Facial was featured on CNN on June 10, 2008 for its use of powdered nightingale droppings.
Shizuka in The Daily Telegraph (London, UK) – New York’s women take their beauty seriously. Their efforts to stop the hands of time and make the most of their looks are awe-inspiring…
Geisha Facial® “para la cabeza de Juan Carlos” – Shizuka Bernstein appeared on Mega 97.9’s El Vacil—n where she applied the bird poop facial mask from her Geisha Facial® on to host Juan Carlos’s head.
All Shizuka NY 2008 Press Releases