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Shizuka is a Finalist in FGI’s Rising Star Awards

Shizuka Bernstein of the Shizuka Spa in New York, finalist in FGI's Rising Star Awards for Beauty/Fragrance Entrepreneur.

NEW YORK, New York – The Fashion Group International (FGI) held its 11th Annual Rising Star Awards on January 24th, 2008 in Rockefeller Center’s Rainbow Room.

Shizuka Bernstein of the Shizuka New York Day Spa in NYC was honored for the second time as the creator of the Shizuka New York Skincare System in the sold-out ceremony. Charla Krupp, author of “How Not to Look Old,” presented for the Beauty/Fragrance entrepreneur category and noted the following about Shizuka:

“The creation of Shizuka Bernstein’s original line of skin care products was driven by her belief that, when sensitively combined, natural ingredients can deliver effective and lasting anti-aging results.  Green tea, soy, sake, and Mt. Fuji water are among the uniquely Japanese and restorative ingredients in Shizuka’s products.  Shizuka’s Skin Care System is also at the center of her successful NY day spa practice located in the heart of Manhattan, near Rockefeller Center.”

The event was sponsored by Cosmopolitan Magazine and Bebe. The keynote speaker was Cathie Black, president of Hearst magazines, who remarked, “Never take no for an answer. It’s easier to ask for forgiveness than it is to ask for permission. Walk like you know where you are going, and dress for the job that you want, not for the job that you have.” Other categories included Accessories, Beauty/Fragrance Corporate, Home/Interior Design, Fine Jewelry, Men’s Apparel, Retail, and Women’s Apparel.


Other Shizuka New York Day Spa 2008 Press Releases
Geisha Facial® in Reuters Life! – Forget avocado, evening primrose oil or other exotic ingredients, the latest facial to hit New York is a mask made with bird excrement…
Geisha Facial® Video Feature – Reuters – Apr. 30 – A salon in New York is offering ‘The Geisha Facial®’, using an exotic ingredient, nightingale droppings, known in Japan as Uguisu No Fun…
Shizuka in Shefinds – I’ve never been afraid to wander off the beaten path when it comes to my beauty regime. From mayonnaise in my hair, to hemorrhoid cream on my eyes, I’ll try anything once…
Shizuka in The Hollywood Reporter – They put what in the cream? From cell-eating fish pedicures to bird droppings — nothing’s sacred when the desired goal is beauty…
Shizuka featured on The View – Shizuka New York Day Spa’s Geisha Facial® was featured in a segment of ABC’s The View entitled “Bizarre Spa Treatments.” This episode aired on July 29, 2008.
Urban Baby Daily – features Shizuka’s Geisha Facial®, an all-natural treatment, at our Day Spa in Manhattan.
Nov. 18 ’08 NY Daily News – Shizuka’s Geisha Facial® was mentioned with Vavelta (baby foreskin!) in the New York Daily News on November 18th, 2008 in an article profiling celebrity spa treatments and new anti-aging treatments.
Shizuka on WPIX CW11 News at Ten – The question we ask tonight: is this maybe going too far? Well you decide. There is a type of facial that is gaining popularity because of an unusual ingredient – bird droppings…
All Shizuka NY 2008 Press Releases