Mon, 11am-7pm; Tue-Fri, 11am-8pm; Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 11am-6pm
B, D, F, M at 47th-50th Sts.-Rockefeller Center; E, M at Fifth Ave.-53rd St.
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Shizuka Bernstein and her husband, Dr. Robert M. Bernstein, are quite the dynamic dermatological duo: He’s the derm doc and she’s the esthetician behind the Shizuka New York day spa. Though Dr. Bernstein now specializes in hair transplants while his wife specializes in, among other things, hair removal, she got her start performing cosmetology services in his doctor’s office, and he still reviews her treatments and the medical research behind them. Offering a full menu of services, from manicures and pedicures to body wraps and massages, that employ both Japanese and Western techniques, Shizuka has really made its name with its unique, comprehensive facial treatment. Described by the esthetician as “a very, very thorough way to micromanage your skin,” the signature Microfacial combines a litany of methods with a special solution that loosens blackheads before the practitioner removes them with relatively little pain using a tiny dermatological tool rather than her fingers. The intimate, Zen-like spa is also known for anti-aging, lifting, and lightening treatments, which incorporate technologies like the Medilux Intense Pulse Light system and Gentle Waves LED low-intensity light therapy. Depilatory services include waxing, electrolysis, and laser hair removal; the spa’s combination of electrolysis and laser allows for more complete hair eradication than at spas offering just one or the other. Shizuka sells Naturopathica and DCL skincare products as well as Bernstein’s own line, SHIZUKA NY, launched in 2005. Consisting of foaming and clay skin cleansers, skin freshener, and moisturizer, the products were developed in Japan and made with all-natural Japanese products, including water from Mt. Fuji.Bridal
Preternaturally calm aesthetician Shizuka Bernstein will help you escape the bustle of midtown at this Japanese-style sanctuary. Partake of the indulgent four-hour Hanayome package, which includes a facial, body treatment, and mani-pedi (from $350).