Geisha (Bird Poop) Facial at Shizuka
Ancient Japanese traditions are fused into modern practices at this Midtown NYC haven. Owner Shizuka Bernstein has exposed the geishas' best kept secret: uguisu no fun (powdered bird droppings) has the ability to break down dead skin cells and leave your face with a vibrant glow. The service kicks off with a cleansing using house-brand natural products, followed by a green tea-, collagen, and -fiber mask. But try not to gag when a second mask, containing rice bran and UV-sterilized bird feces, is applied so that you can attain the full exfoliating properties. Then it's back to normalcy with a Camilla flower oil massage to boost circulation. Walk away with a porcelain doll-like mug.
$180 for one hour; Shizuka New York Day Spa