West Hollywood skin-care guru wanted to kill rival

West Hollywood skin-care guru wanted to kill rival

[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.

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