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BEAUTY IS PAIN

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Brutal honesty from facialists is becoming the norm these days. "Now that professional skincare is rife with options, and the goal is often to take years, not simply pollutants from a face, the aesthetician has become the decider. She makes it her business to berate clients who eat poorly...[Facialist Sonia] Dakar, who did 600 hours of training in her native Israel, doesn’t candy-coat. 'If you are spineless and vulnerable, you shouldn’t come to me,' she said. 'I will tell them they have skin like a Shar-Pei, but in a more clinical way.'" [NY Times]