[Ed. – Her motto: If you can’t beat ’em, off ’em.]
With a clientele of Hollywood celebrities including Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Aniston and Alicia Silverstone, Dawn DaLuise was well-known as the skin-care guru of the stars.
The 55-year-old former model ran a West Hollywood “skin refinery” that used electrical muscle stimulation instead of the typical steam-and-cream facial. Vogue and InStyle magazines have featured her, and she’s the go-to beauty expert for national publications.
So last year, when esthetician Gabriel Suarez moved in a couple doors down and started offering facials and male body waxing, the competition created tension.
L.A. County Sheriff’s Department officials now say that DaLuise tried to hire a hit man to kill Suarez, wrongly believing that he was behind a cyber-stalking campaign against her.
Detectives said they found DaLuise’s text messages that laid out her plan for the hit, which was never carried out.