Skin Care Guru in New York Magazine
SHIZUKA BERNSTEIN (Shizuka NY Day Spa)
When Japanese native Shizuka Ikeuchi, a single mom, took her two young sons to see famed Upper East Side dermatologist Robert Bernstein, she and the doctor struck up a friendship that eventually led to marriage.”The boys were really in need of a father figure,” remembers Bernstein. She became fascinated with her husband’s field, and in 1995 she started doing facials at his office, as well as at a spa in Glen Rock, New Jersey.
By 1999, she was so busy that she opened a space in New York City, a Zen-like setting that reflects her own tranquility. Her original following was largely Asian, including well-known Japanese actors, but a wide range of clients has since discovered her luxurious facials and treatements, including Shiatsu foot, hand, and neck massage, a protein-and-mineral-packed pearl mask and an aromatherapy-infused body wrap.