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(LOS ANGELES) — Facial specialist to some of Hollywood’s celebrities Dawn DaLuise has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit murder, officials told ABC News.

DaLuise, 55, the owner of Skin Refinery, is being held at the West Hollywood Police Station. Her bail has been set at $1 million, officials said.

“As of today she remains there,” an official from Los Angeles County Jail said.

“On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Fraud and Cyber Crimes Bureau, received information on a cyber stalking case which started from the West Hollywood area,” according to a statement from police.

The statement said that while investigating the cyber stalking allegation, “separate information was obtained regarding an alleged solicitation for murder… Dawn DaLuise, was arrested and booked at West Hollywood station.”

“The investigation is still on-going relative to the male allegedly contacted by DaLuise to perform murder for hire,” the statement continued. “The motive for the alleged crime is over a business dispute with an esthetician competitor.”

DaLuise is scheduled to be arraigned at Airport Court in Los Angeles.

The sheriff’s office did not disclose the intended target of the alleged murder plot and did not know whether DaLuise had a lawyer.

On her West Hollywood salon’s website DaLuise said that she specializes in the galvanic facial, which includes electronic muscle stimulation to treat the skin.

She also said that her celebrity clients include Christian Slater, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr., Alicia Silverstone and Christina Ricci.

Skin Refinery was profiled in various publications including Ladies Home Journal and LA Magazine.

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