Sonya Dakar Skin Clinic

★★★★☆
  • 9975 Santa Monica Blvd

    Beverly Hills, CA 90212

    Cross street: charlieville & moreno

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  • 310-553-7344

About Sonya Dakar Skin Clinic

Hours
M: 9:00am-7:00pm T: 9:00am-7:00pm W: 9:00am-7:00pm Th: 9:00am-7:00pm F: 9:00am-7:00pm Sun: 9:00am-7:00pm

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I can't believe Sonya Dakar is still in business. She burned my face once with a harsh peeling and in the middle of the treatment she asked me to walk with her to the front desk.\r
I felt uncomfortable with a mask on and just wanted to

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★★★★★

I can't believe Sonya Dakar is still in business. She burned my face once with a harsh peeling and in the middle of the treatment she asked me to walk with her to the front desk.\r
I felt uncomfortable with a mask on and just wanted to

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I waited 40 minutes until I was spoken to. Sonya came in, roughly and without care put on a few products and left me under a steamer.
The water from the boiling steamer was dropping onto me. The temperature felt like two-thousand degrees.
After the scolding hot water burned my chest, she could see that I was nervous but didn't want to change the machine. When she left me there, the boiling water started pouring out again all over my chest and shoulder.
I was bright red with burns as I got up and walked out. I told her not to use that machine with anyone else. Not even so much as a follow up phone call or apology. Disgusting and unacceptable.

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★☆☆☆☆

I waited 40 minutes until I was spoken to. Sonya came in, roughly and without care put on a few products and left me under a steamer.
The water from the boiling steamer was dropping onto me. The temperature felt like two-thousand degrees.
After the scolding hot water burned my chest, she could see that I was nervous but didn't want to change the machine. When she left me there, the boiling water started pouring out again all over my chest and shoulder.
I was bright red with burns as I got up and walked out. I told her not to use that machine with anyone else. Not even so much as a follow up phone call or apology. Disgusting and unacceptable.

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I thought Sonya knows her stuff, however is WAY OVER PRICED for the services she offers. Also, she tries to push her products on you. Too pushy and expensive, not worth it. A 1200.00 facial that I could have ha for half the price somewhere much nicer with better service.

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★★★☆☆

I thought Sonya knows her stuff, however is WAY OVER PRICED for the services she offers. Also, she tries to push her products on you. Too pushy and expensive, not worth it. A 1200.00 facial that I could have ha for half the price somewhere much nicer with better service.

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Sonya Dakar is a terrible person. She practices business unethically and it is a wonder she has not been shut down.
She is a scam artist and has people walking out of her "skin clinic" left and right after she tries to sell them 1000's of dollars of her mistreatments.
She treats her customers very, very poorly. She is a low-class piece of crap!!
If you want a facial and some skin help keep looking, because this place is not it. I read her reviews on yelp and learned this is common. Most people are too embarrassed to speak up after an experience with her.

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★☆☆☆☆

Sonya Dakar is a terrible person. She practices business unethically and it is a wonder she has not been shut down.
She is a scam artist and has people walking out of her "skin clinic" left and right after she tries to sell them 1000's of dollars of her mistreatments.
She treats her customers very, very poorly. She is a low-class piece of crap!!
If you want a facial and some skin help keep looking, because this place is not it. I read her reviews on yelp and learned this is common. Most people are too embarrassed to speak up after an experience with her.

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I've been Sonya's client for three years now. I started seeing her in 2005 when I was desperate for a solution to my continual acne and scarring. She saw me for a few months and my skin looked better than it ever had. But the treatments were expensive and I decided to try things on my own. I stopped coming to the clinic for a year during which I saw a dermatolgist and went on accutane. Not only was the accutane hard on me emotionally and physically but it didn't work. I came back to Sonya this past year and she immediately assured me that she could help me change my skin, which was at the time completely dry, irritated, scarred and yet still breaking out.

After the past five months my skin is glowing again and Sonya continues to blow me away by how concerned she is for my health and happiness from the inside all the way out to my skin. I no longer consider the treatments expensive because they are absolutely worth every penny and the joy that comes from feeling beautiful is pricelesss. I would encourage anyone to come see Sonya but especially those who have tried everything else. She is wonderful, kind and completely invested in her clients. She will transform your face if you let her.

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★★★★★

I've been Sonya's client for three years now. I started seeing her in 2005 when I was desperate for a solution to my continual acne and scarring. She saw me for a few months and my skin looked better than it ever had. But the treatments were expensive and I decided to try things on my own. I stopped coming to the clinic for a year during which I saw a dermatolgist and went on accutane. Not only was the accutane hard on me emotionally and physically but it didn't work. I came back to Sonya this past year and she immediately assured me that she could help me change my skin, which was at the time completely dry, irritated, scarred and yet still breaking out.

After the past five months my skin is glowing again and Sonya continues to blow me away by how concerned she is for my health and happiness from the inside all the way out to my skin. I no longer consider the treatments expensive because they are absolutely worth every penny and the joy that comes from feeling beautiful is pricelesss. I would encourage anyone to come see Sonya but especially those who have tried everything else. She is wonderful, kind and completely invested in her clients. She will transform your face if you let her.

Pros: The best results I've ever seen.

Cons: It costs more, but worth every penny.

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I have always had issues with my skin -- sensitive, breakouts, sunspots and just not the best texture. I had heard about Sonya Dakar because she is known as the facialist to the stars like Gwneyth Paltrow so I finally decided to pony up the money & give her a try since I figured she must be pretty good Well, I was right! After just one visit I saw a major improvement in the texture of my skin -- so smooth! I tried the acne blue light which kills all the bacteria and the diamond peel which is like microdermabrasion but supposeldly gentler. Whatever it was, it was great. Yes it was expensive, but if you can go just at least once, Sonya will definitely help you and her products are fantastic and not expensive at all. The Omega serum and acne cream are a godsend - I have never felt my skin smoother even weeks after seeing her. It is the best way to keep the effects going without spending a whole lot and I can even order them online when I run out! All in all, worth the experience even once.

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★★★★★

I have always had issues with my skin -- sensitive, breakouts, sunspots and just not the best texture. I had heard about Sonya Dakar because she is known as the facialist to the stars like Gwneyth Paltrow so I finally decided to pony up the money & give her a try since I figured she must be pretty good Well, I was right! After just one visit I saw a major improvement in the texture of my skin -- so smooth! I tried the acne blue light which kills all the bacteria and the diamond peel which is like microdermabrasion but supposeldly gentler. Whatever it was, it was great. Yes it was expensive, but if you can go just at least once, Sonya will definitely help you and her products are fantastic and not expensive at all. The Omega serum and acne cream are a godsend - I have never felt my skin smoother even weeks after seeing her. It is the best way to keep the effects going without spending a whole lot and I can even order them online when I run out! All in all, worth the experience even once.

Pros: Sonya, clean rooms, great results

Cons: Cost is high, but worth it for clear skin

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I just got my first Sonya Dakar facial!
I am pleased to say that I had my first sonya dakar facial this week- and my skin looks amazing! I read about their special in us weekly and got a free $800 light treatment. The staff was so nice, and very helpful. Parking was great, and they even made me one of their new shakes for free. But best of all, I had a great treatment, and my skin looks so much better.

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★★★★★

I just got my first Sonya Dakar facial!
I am pleased to say that I had my first sonya dakar facial this week- and my skin looks amazing! I read about their special in us weekly and got a free $800 light treatment. The staff was so nice, and very helpful. Parking was great, and they even made me one of their new shakes for free. But best of all, I had a great treatment, and my skin looks so much better.

Pros: best extractions and service

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Sonya helped me finally get the skin I have wanted for so long! I enjoyed her brutal honesty, because without it, I wouldn't have known what I needed to correct. I went in for a facial last week, and my skin was glowing for the next week. I loved it.

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★★★★★

Sonya helped me finally get the skin I have wanted for so long! I enjoyed her brutal honesty, because without it, I wouldn't have known what I needed to correct. I went in for a facial last week, and my skin was glowing for the next week. I loved it.

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I can finally say I love my skin!
I have always battles breakouts and recently I notices a few lines around my eyes pop up.
I was never a regular for facials but thought this was the time. I called for an appointment and the receptionist booked me for a facial for that week. I was psyched!
I have been going for a few months now and my skin is looking so great. My before and after pictures are so impressive I bought my mom a gift certificate to come in too! I really have to thank Sonya and her team fro giving me great skin and wonderful service!

Thank you!!!

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★★★★★

I can finally say I love my skin!
I have always battles breakouts and recently I notices a few lines around my eyes pop up.
I was never a regular for facials but thought this was the time. I called for an appointment and the receptionist booked me for a facial for that week. I was psyched!
I have been going for a few months now and my skin is looking so great. My before and after pictures are so impressive I bought my mom a gift certificate to come in too! I really have to thank Sonya and her team fro giving me great skin and wonderful service!

Thank you!!!

Pros: Wonderful services and service

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"Best Facial I ever hand- HANDS DOWN!

I have read about Sonya Dakar for a while, but was always pretty intimidated to go. Instead I tried so many other places in town, but I was never happy with my skin. I got a gift certificate in a gift bag and decided to go. It was the best thing I ever did for my skin. I had the regular facial and peel, and could see a difference in a week. I have been in a few times since and my skin continues to improve. For the first time in my life I have no pimples, and my skin looks healthy.

PS- I thought Sonya and the staff were very nice and helpful."

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★★★★★

"Best Facial I ever hand- HANDS DOWN!

I have read about Sonya Dakar for a while, but was always pretty intimidated to go. Instead I tried so many other places in town, but I was never happy with my skin. I got a gift certificate in a gift bag and decided to go. It was the best thing I ever did for my skin. I had the regular facial and peel, and could see a difference in a week. I have been in a few times since and my skin continues to improve. For the first time in my life I have no pimples, and my skin looks healthy.

PS- I thought Sonya and the staff were very nice and helpful."

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I have been a client of Sonya Dakar for almost a decade- She is the best!

I usually do not write reviews, but I would not stand here and not put in my own two cents about Sonya. I have been a client of hers for almost a decade. since I was a starving artist, and could not afford her services. I had awful skin and not only did she help me, but she let me pay at my own rate. what other spa will let you break down a bill into 5 payments? She was there for me like a second mother, encouraging me to go for it. and now i have beautiful skin and a solid career to show for it. Sonya is very talented and very passionate. I would never trust my skin to ANYONE else.

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I have been a client of Sonya Dakar for almost a decade- She is the best!

I usually do not write reviews, but I would not stand here and not put in my own two cents about Sonya. I have been a client of hers for almost a decade. since I was a starving artist, and could not afford her services. I had awful skin and not only did she help me, but she let me pay at my own rate. what other spa will let you break down a bill into 5 payments? She was there for me like a second mother, encouraging me to go for it. and now i have beautiful skin and a solid career to show for it. Sonya is very talented and very passionate. I would never trust my skin to ANYONE else.

Pros: best services in town

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"Best Facial I ever hand- HANDS DOWN!
I have read about Sonya Dakar for a while, but was always pretty intimidated to go. Instead I tried so many other places in town, but I was never happy with my skin. I got a gift certificate in a gift bag and decided to go. It was the best thing I ever did for my skin. I had the regular facial and peel, and could see a difference in a week. I have been in a few times since and my skin continues to improve. For the first time in my life I have no pimples, and my skin looks healthy.

PS- I thought Sonya and the staff were very nice and helpful."

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★★★★★

"Best Facial I ever hand- HANDS DOWN!
I have read about Sonya Dakar for a while, but was always pretty intimidated to go. Instead I tried so many other places in town, but I was never happy with my skin. I got a gift certificate in a gift bag and decided to go. It was the best thing I ever did for my skin. I had the regular facial and peel, and could see a difference in a week. I have been in a few times since and my skin continues to improve. For the first time in my life I have no pimples, and my skin looks healthy.

PS- I thought Sonya and the staff were very nice and helpful."

Pros: amazinf services

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I am here like everyone else to inform you on my bad experience with Sonia Dakar. I went in for the Clinical Facial Fitness Treatment on Jan 22, 2009 which cost $225. The facial was okay but as others have complained they leave you sitting in the room during the facial for at least 20 minutes at a time between treatments. The Esthetician told me about several products she would recommend for my skin; including the Lightening Mask. As Sonia Dakar and I we were reviewing the various products in they were trying to get me to buy I specified several times that I am allergic to Titanium Dioxide. I looked at many many products and did check the ingredient list on several to make sure they did not include that ingredient in the main ingredient list. They did seem to know what ingredients were in their products so I felt comfortable in what they were pushing. I was told that once purchased they do not take returns, only exchanges, which is why I was so careful in my order. I did end up purchasing the Lightening Mask and as I was driving home (the day of the facial) I happened to look at the ingredient list and noticed Titanium Dioxide was the 2nd ingredient. I thought I checked all the products I purchased but I must have missed this one. I called them immediately and spoke with Erin, the receptionist; she told me that she does remember me saying that I am allergic to that ingredient and told me I could RETURN the product. The salon is in Beverly Hills and live 30 minutes away without traffic. I asked if there was a rush in bringing the product back or could I come by the next time I go into the office (I am a Flight Attendant so I do not work a normal Monday thru Friday schedule)?Erin said that would be fine since she has noted our phone call and the product in my file that I am returning. I went back in a couple weeks after we spoke and Erin told me that I can not return the product only exchange it. Which was not the impression I got from our phone call. There was nothing I wanted to exchange it for and since it a $72 product all I wanted was my money back. I felt that since I told them ahead of time that I was allergic to the ingredient that I should be able to receive my money back. Sonia was the one who was talking to me about her product line; she should know the ingredients in her line. Sonia is the only one who can make the decision to do a return so I asked to speak with her. Of course, she was not available. I left her several messages of which I never received a call back. I was so fed up with the whole thing that I decided to go back in and speak with her and if that doesn??t work just pick another mask and be done with it. She was in a meeting so I was not able to speak to her. The receptionist (Erin was off that day) said she can not even do an exchange without Sonia??s permission. I was so irritated that not only did I not ever get a return call from Sonia but now I am having a difficult time exchanging the product. I left again (2nd time in her salon with no success). I called again trying to speak with Sonia with no success AGAIN and no return phone call. I then spoke with Lucy (who gave me the facial and is the office manager) who said she would speak with Sonia and get back to me. She also said it could take a couple of days before she can speak to her. I never did receive a return phone call from Lucy. I called her back a week later and she said I can bring the product in for an exchange only. At this point I just wanted to get rid of this product. I was heading up that way to work so I thought I would call to see if I can come in to exchange the product if time permits. I ended up hitting a lot of traffic and I would have been late to work since she was another 20 minutes out of my way so I had to wait for another day. Mid February I hurt my back and was off work for 2 weeks so during that time I could barely walk let alone drive. Once I was better I called her office and spoke with Erin. This time she was very hostile and rude. Since it has been two months since I purchased the product she would no longer exchange it. She is the one who told me that there was no rush since it was on my file. It was partly there fault it wasn??t brought back sooner. If Sonia returned my calls from the beginning this could have been resolved sooner. Erin also told me that the receipt says I have to return the product within 5 days?well, that is not the impression I got from her on the initial phone call. I am so upset that I have wasted so much time and money on that place. I have also reported them to the BBB so other people are warned and do not go through what I went through.

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I am here like everyone else to inform you on my bad experience with Sonia Dakar. I went in for the Clinical Facial Fitness Treatment on Jan 22, 2009 which cost $225. The facial was okay but as others have complained they leave you sitting in the room during the facial for at least 20 minutes at a time between treatments. The Esthetician told me about several products she would recommend for my skin; including the Lightening Mask. As Sonia Dakar and I we were reviewing the various products in they were trying to get me to buy I specified several times that I am allergic to Titanium Dioxide. I looked at many many products and did check the ingredient list on several to make sure they did not include that ingredient in the main ingredient list. They did seem to know what ingredients were in their products so I felt comfortable in what they were pushing. I was told that once purchased they do not take returns, only exchanges, which is why I was so careful in my order. I did end up purchasing the Lightening Mask and as I was driving home (the day of the facial) I happened to look at the ingredient list and noticed Titanium Dioxide was the 2nd ingredient. I thought I checked all the products I purchased but I must have missed this one. I called them immediately and spoke with Erin, the receptionist; she told me that she does remember me saying that I am allergic to that ingredient and told me I could RETURN the product. The salon is in Beverly Hills and live 30 minutes away without traffic. I asked if there was a rush in bringing the product back or could I come by the next time I go into the office (I am a Flight Attendant so I do not work a normal Monday thru Friday schedule)?Erin said that would be fine since she has noted our phone call and the product in my file that I am returning. I went back in a couple weeks after we spoke and Erin told me that I can not return the product only exchange it. Which was not the impression I got from our phone call. There was nothing I wanted to exchange it for and since it a $72 product all I wanted was my money back. I felt that since I told them ahead of time that I was allergic to the ingredient that I should be able to receive my money back. Sonia was the one who was talking to me about her product line; she should know the ingredients in her line. Sonia is the only one who can make the decision to do a return so I asked to speak with her. Of course, she was not available. I left her several messages of which I never received a call back. I was so fed up with the whole thing that I decided to go back in and speak with her and if that doesn??t work just pick another mask and be done with it. She was in a meeting so I was not able to speak to her. The receptionist (Erin was off that day) said she can not even do an exchange without Sonia??s permission. I was so irritated that not only did I not ever get a return call from Sonia but now I am having a difficult time exchanging the product. I left again (2nd time in her salon with no success). I called again trying to speak with Sonia with no success AGAIN and no return phone call. I then spoke with Lucy (who gave me the facial and is the office manager) who said she would speak with Sonia and get back to me. She also said it could take a couple of days before she can speak to her. I never did receive a return phone call from Lucy. I called her back a week later and she said I can bring the product in for an exchange only. At this point I just wanted to get rid of this product. I was heading up that way to work so I thought I would call to see if I can come in to exchange the product if time permits. I ended up hitting a lot of traffic and I would have been late to work since she was another 20 minutes out of my way so I had to wait for another day. Mid February I hurt my back and was off work for 2 weeks so during that time I could barely walk let alone drive. Once I was better I called her office and spoke with Erin. This time she was very hostile and rude. Since it has been two months since I purchased the product she would no longer exchange it. She is the one who told me that there was no rush since it was on my file. It was partly there fault it wasn??t brought back sooner. If Sonia returned my calls from the beginning this could have been resolved sooner. Erin also told me that the receipt says I have to return the product within 5 days?well, that is not the impression I got from her on the initial phone call. I am so upset that I have wasted so much time and money on that place. I have also reported them to the BBB so other people are warned and do not go through what I went through.

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swear my thighs are smaller!
I read about Sonya Dakar in MANY MANY magazines, and had to go check it out for myself. I did not get a facial, but i did get their endormologie cellulite treatment. I purchased a set of 10 (recommended my staff and all the research i have done). So far I have completed 5 treatments and my thighs are smaller. I thought I would have to s]live with cottage cheese and cellulite for the rest of my life. I am so excited to see what they will look like after i have done all 10 treatments. I thought the staff was very nice, and the women who gave me the treatment was awesome too!

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swear my thighs are smaller!
I read about Sonya Dakar in MANY MANY magazines, and had to go check it out for myself. I did not get a facial, but i did get their endormologie cellulite treatment. I purchased a set of 10 (recommended my staff and all the research i have done). So far I have completed 5 treatments and my thighs are smaller. I thought I would have to s]live with cottage cheese and cellulite for the rest of my life. I am so excited to see what they will look like after i have done all 10 treatments. I thought the staff was very nice, and the women who gave me the treatment was awesome too!

Pros: nice staff, beautiul, clean, free parking

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I first came in to the Sonya Dakar skin clinic to get get my skin picture perfect for my wedding. After my first appointment and consultation I was hooked. I completed the 6 treatments that were recommended to me. I did the facials, lights and diamond peels. It was an investment, but Sonya and her staff were kind enough to give me a break on the price and offer me an awesome payment plan. I have to tell you that my skin looked so great at my wedding. he lines around my eyes and mouth went away, and my skin was so soft and smooth, that i did not need too much foundation or concealer. ,my makeup artist could not believe it!! I no maintain my skin with monthly visits, and could never ever imagine going anywhere else.

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★★★★★

I first came in to the Sonya Dakar skin clinic to get get my skin picture perfect for my wedding. After my first appointment and consultation I was hooked. I completed the 6 treatments that were recommended to me. I did the facials, lights and diamond peels. It was an investment, but Sonya and her staff were kind enough to give me a break on the price and offer me an awesome payment plan. I have to tell you that my skin looked so great at my wedding. he lines around my eyes and mouth went away, and my skin was so soft and smooth, that i did not need too much foundation or concealer. ,my makeup artist could not believe it!! I no maintain my skin with monthly visits, and could never ever imagine going anywhere else.

Pros: cleared up my skin

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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This is by far the best facial place I have ever been to !!!
I just got my 3rd facial at Sonya Dakar, and I am LOVING my skin! I got a gift certificate in a gift bag, but was hooked after my last visit. I love the peels and extractions, my skin is amazing the next morning. I have jumped around to many places in town, so I know what I am saying when I praise this place. I am actually seeing less lines around my eyes, and smoother skin!!

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★★★★★

This is by far the best facial place I have ever been to !!!
I just got my 3rd facial at Sonya Dakar, and I am LOVING my skin! I got a gift certificate in a gift bag, but was hooked after my last visit. I love the peels and extractions, my skin is amazing the next morning. I have jumped around to many places in town, so I know what I am saying when I praise this place. I am actually seeing less lines around my eyes, and smoother skin!!

Pros: parking, staff calls and reminds you day before your appointment

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Lucy Nunez is by far the star of this place. She is professional, talented, friendly, attentive and an all out rock star when it comes to facials and skin care treatments. I have been to many salons and spas and enjoyed this experience tremendously and I will be a client for life. Not only is it the most beautiful place I have ever been to the overall ambience is fantastic. From the sweet and attentive nature of the lovely gals at the front desk to the relaxing facial experience that Lucy provides, I was in heaven. I did not have to wait for lengthly periods of time between the various phases of my facial... just enough to enjoy the experience and chill....which is important to me and honestly that is what the experience is and should be about. Truthfully, I wanted to stay longer. Lucy is very informative and a genuine person. She is a true professional and very intelligent. She knows her stuff and takes the time to answer questions not just sell a product or service. She explained each phase of the service and took the time to answer questions and explain what the benefits were/are of each the products she recommended to me. The place is gorgeous and very relaxing. I was treated like a queen from the moment I entered the place and enjoyed the specialized treatment that Lucy provides. The protein shakes are out of this world and a healthier alternative to other places that serve booze. I had the fitness facial, diamond peel and LED and my skin was glowing. The products are fantastic and are not expensive - not only do they work - they are organic, scientifically based, and are packaged in recycled containers - which is important to me as an ecofriendly consumer. The music is great, the parking is free and located in an easily accessible area of the City, thus making the experience more relaxing since I didn't have to worry about getting a ticket. I received many compliments on how great my skin looked and still looks after two weeks and it feels soft and smooth. So, for all of you who are looking for a great place to get an awesome facial I recommend you go see Lucy Nunez and the staff at Sonya Dakar and get ready for an awesome and relaxing experience. I wished it had lasted longer and have already recommended her to my trainer and massage therapist. See you there!!!

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★★★★★

Lucy Nunez is by far the star of this place. She is professional, talented, friendly, attentive and an all out rock star when it comes to facials and skin care treatments. I have been to many salons and spas and enjoyed this experience tremendously and I will be a client for life. Not only is it the most beautiful place I have ever been to the overall ambience is fantastic. From the sweet and attentive nature of the lovely gals at the front desk to the relaxing facial experience that Lucy provides, I was in heaven. I did not have to wait for lengthly periods of time between the various phases of my facial... just enough to enjoy the experience and chill....which is important to me and honestly that is what the experience is and should be about. Truthfully, I wanted to stay longer. Lucy is very informative and a genuine person. She is a true professional and very intelligent. She knows her stuff and takes the time to answer questions not just sell a product or service. She explained each phase of the service and took the time to answer questions and explain what the benefits were/are of each the products she recommended to me. The place is gorgeous and very relaxing. I was treated like a queen from the moment I entered the place and enjoyed the specialized treatment that Lucy provides. The protein shakes are out of this world and a healthier alternative to other places that serve booze. I had the fitness facial, diamond peel and LED and my skin was glowing. The products are fantastic and are not expensive - not only do they work - they are organic, scientifically based, and are packaged in recycled containers - which is important to me as an ecofriendly consumer. The music is great, the parking is free and located in an easily accessible area of the City, thus making the experience more relaxing since I didn't have to worry about getting a ticket. I received many compliments on how great my skin looked and still looks after two weeks and it feels soft and smooth. So, for all of you who are looking for a great place to get an awesome facial I recommend you go see Lucy Nunez and the staff at Sonya Dakar and get ready for an awesome and relaxing experience. I wished it had lasted longer and have already recommended her to my trainer and massage therapist. See you there!!!

Pros: Awesome staff and a beautiful place to relax

Cons: No cons from my experience

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To be fair, I didn't go to get pampered and I initially welcomed Sonya's 'no frills, plain speak' approach. Prepare to waste 2-4 hrs undergoing what should only be a 1hr series of treatments. They will be late starting, will put product on you and disappear for lengthy amounts of time, and Sonya herself will arrive late.

Sonya Dakar... she does know skin, but customer service is lacking. Answers her cell phone during your facial. Will actually leave in middle of your treatment to do something else. Treats your skin very roughly, and I am no stranger to pain so this is saying a lot. Can be very pushy and aggressive about her products. Will often insist that you need 15+ products in order to maintain good results.

Even after you purchase thousands of dollars worth of treatments and products, she will nickel and dime you constantly to buy MORE. Three times I've had her barge in while her staff was in the MIDDLE of performing a $400-$500 treatment on me to announce that I owed them money (erroneously!), or to nitpick whether or not I signed off on treatments already administered. I find this to be utterly offensive and unacceptable behavior. Even if my account were in arrears, have the professional decency to discuss it before/after my treatment.

This is not a nice review, but it is 100% TRUE.

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To be fair, I didn't go to get pampered and I initially welcomed Sonya's 'no frills, plain speak' approach. Prepare to waste 2-4 hrs undergoing what should only be a 1hr series of treatments. They will be late starting, will put product on you and disappear for lengthy amounts of time, and Sonya herself will arrive late.

Sonya Dakar... she does know skin, but customer service is lacking. Answers her cell phone during your facial. Will actually leave in middle of your treatment to do something else. Treats your skin very roughly, and I am no stranger to pain so this is saying a lot. Can be very pushy and aggressive about her products. Will often insist that you need 15+ products in order to maintain good results.

Even after you purchase thousands of dollars worth of treatments and products, she will nickel and dime you constantly to buy MORE. Three times I've had her barge in while her staff was in the MIDDLE of performing a $400-$500 treatment on me to announce that I owed them money (erroneously!), or to nitpick whether or not I signed off on treatments already administered. I find this to be utterly offensive and unacceptable behavior. Even if my account were in arrears, have the professional decency to discuss it before/after my treatment.

This is not a nice review, but it is 100% TRUE.

Pros: decent results from the light therapy/microderm and peels

Cons: constant pressure to spend more $$, overly rough facials

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I am a 35-year-old woman who suffers from acne, scarring and discoloration due to hormonal changes in my body. I have visited dermatologists; other medical spas and popular facialists in conjunction with just about every skin care line out on the market! After many attempts to fix my skin, nothing worked. After just ONE visit at the Sonya Dakar Skin Clinic my skin changed completely. She not only did a great job educating me on my skin and diet, but also recommended a home care regimen for each one of my skin issues. I LOVE the products! Each product helps to heal my skin, and keep it clear. She also recommended an LED light treatment, which is 100% safe and penetrates down to the core of the problem killing acne bacteria and the other stimulates collagen production for firmer skin. I did all my research at home (unlike all the ignorant people making negative comments about her treatments) and was surprised with the results. The staff was also helpful and polite offering me tea, water, and even offered to buy me lunch(thank you Erin). I have been going to Sonya Dakar for 3 months now and my skin is 80% healed and has a glow it never had before. If you can?t get an appointment with Sonya you can also see her head skin care therapist Lucy, who also has healing hands and is absolutely amazing with extractions. Thanks again for all your help ladies! You?re the BEST! You gave me back my glow!

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I am a 35-year-old woman who suffers from acne, scarring and discoloration due to hormonal changes in my body. I have visited dermatologists; other medical spas and popular facialists in conjunction with just about every skin care line out on the market! After many attempts to fix my skin, nothing worked. After just ONE visit at the Sonya Dakar Skin Clinic my skin changed completely. She not only did a great job educating me on my skin and diet, but also recommended a home care regimen for each one of my skin issues. I LOVE the products! Each product helps to heal my skin, and keep it clear. She also recommended an LED light treatment, which is 100% safe and penetrates down to the core of the problem killing acne bacteria and the other stimulates collagen production for firmer skin. I did all my research at home (unlike all the ignorant people making negative comments about her treatments) and was surprised with the results. The staff was also helpful and polite offering me tea, water, and even offered to buy me lunch(thank you Erin). I have been going to Sonya Dakar for 3 months now and my skin is 80% healed and has a glow it never had before. If you can?t get an appointment with Sonya you can also see her head skin care therapist Lucy, who also has healing hands and is absolutely amazing with extractions. Thanks again for all your help ladies! You?re the BEST! You gave me back my glow!

Pros: amazing facial and products

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I have been a client at Sonya Dakar for several years.
The salon is always immaculate.
I left intermittently, and went to another salon; when Sonya was traveling. I did not get nearly the same results. I went back to Sonya.
A few of the beauty products I can no tlive without. They are the best I have ever tried.
Lori C

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I have been a client at Sonya Dakar for several years.
The salon is always immaculate.
I left intermittently, and went to another salon; when Sonya was traveling. I did not get nearly the same results. I went back to Sonya.
A few of the beauty products I can no tlive without. They are the best I have ever tried.
Lori C

Pros: EVERYTHING!

Cons: Sometimes you have to wait a little

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I moved over to LA 18months ago and started to look into treatments for my skin to try and sort it out once and for all! I web searched as I was looking for a good quality salon. My search took me to Sonya Dakar and I was interested in the Diamond Peel in particular for re-surfacing.
I went for my first facial and was delighted that I met directly with Sonya herself and we discussed an action plan for my skin and how to improve it. I then conducted a series of treatment through her 'bootcamp' and have since continued to visit her monthly for my regular facials.
Sonya has a very hand on approach taking a real interest in her clients skin and the results being generated. My skin is now completly different, my redness has reduced the texture smoother and my breakouts are minimized. I also switched to her product line which I love! I am a particular fan of her moisturizer and the new pore reduction range - try it - it really works!
Sonya and I have a great relationship now, she knows my skin and knows how to get results - I feel she really cares about her results and enjoy monthly visits to her salon.
If you are thinking of taking the time to really invest in your skin and make the chamge - go to her salon, she is approachable and open to discussing how together you can maximize your results to your time and budget. Thanks Sonya!

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I moved over to LA 18months ago and started to look into treatments for my skin to try and sort it out once and for all! I web searched as I was looking for a good quality salon. My search took me to Sonya Dakar and I was interested in the Diamond Peel in particular for re-surfacing.
I went for my first facial and was delighted that I met directly with Sonya herself and we discussed an action plan for my skin and how to improve it. I then conducted a series of treatment through her 'bootcamp' and have since continued to visit her monthly for my regular facials.
Sonya has a very hand on approach taking a real interest in her clients skin and the results being generated. My skin is now completly different, my redness has reduced the texture smoother and my breakouts are minimized. I also switched to her product line which I love! I am a particular fan of her moisturizer and the new pore reduction range - try it - it really works!
Sonya and I have a great relationship now, she knows my skin and knows how to get results - I feel she really cares about her results and enjoy monthly visits to her salon.
If you are thinking of taking the time to really invest in your skin and make the chamge - go to her salon, she is approachable and open to discussing how together you can maximize your results to your time and budget. Thanks Sonya!

Pros: Amazing with extractions!

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When I turned 29 this year my skin was a disaster. I had the worst acne of my entire life (including my teenage years) brown sunspots on my forehead and upper cheeks and worst of all deep wrinkles on the side of my mouth and forehead. After years of sun and harsh products my skin seemed beyond help. I went to my favorite Beauty store and the woman helping me gave me Sonya's Omega-Oil in "clear" and it was the first thing I had used in a long time that didn't freak out my skin so I decided to call the clinic and seek Sonya's full professional help. I don't know what else to say other than I now feel like I have a completely new face! I never thought I would ever live without zits or spots and now I am clear of both!

Sonya is basically a skin guru. Her help goes beyond just a facial or products. She's tapped into everything that affects your skin -- from diet to vitamins to regiment, etc. I won't lie, it took some work. But it was BEYOND worth it! And now I have an incredible complexion. I seriously barely wear make-up anymore. Sonya is a genius and her staff is amazing!

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When I turned 29 this year my skin was a disaster. I had the worst acne of my entire life (including my teenage years) brown sunspots on my forehead and upper cheeks and worst of all deep wrinkles on the side of my mouth and forehead. After years of sun and harsh products my skin seemed beyond help. I went to my favorite Beauty store and the woman helping me gave me Sonya's Omega-Oil in "clear" and it was the first thing I had used in a long time that didn't freak out my skin so I decided to call the clinic and seek Sonya's full professional help. I don't know what else to say other than I now feel like I have a completely new face! I never thought I would ever live without zits or spots and now I am clear of both!

Sonya is basically a skin guru. Her help goes beyond just a facial or products. She's tapped into everything that affects your skin -- from diet to vitamins to regiment, etc. I won't lie, it took some work. But it was BEYOND worth it! And now I have an incredible complexion. I seriously barely wear make-up anymore. Sonya is a genius and her staff is amazing!

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I am zit-free!!!
I just got my first facial with Sonya and my skin ALREADY looks better. She took such good care of me and even upgraded my facial with her light treatment. I did not have to wait at all, and the staff could not have been nicer. I cant wait to go in for my follow up next week.
I only wish the rest of you had the same experience i did.

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I am zit-free!!!
I just got my first facial with Sonya and my skin ALREADY looks better. She took such good care of me and even upgraded my facial with her light treatment. I did not have to wait at all, and the staff could not have been nicer. I cant wait to go in for my follow up next week.
I only wish the rest of you had the same experience i did.

Pros: free parking

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After reading some of these reviews, I truly agree with all who rave, and feel sorry for those who don't since truly a facial at Sonya Dakar is the best in LA..and possibly anywhere.
I had gone to Sonya Dakar for years but somehow with a busy schedule hadn't been in quite some time. When I was in NY I went to Tracie Martyn, hearing she's the best and boy was that a waste of money and time and as I walked out looking no different than I walked in, I thought how when I get back to LA I need to see Sonya, so I did. She is by far the best facialist there is. I remember when I first walked in the door years ago, my skin needed such help and with her help, and usage of her amazing products, my skin looks so much better. People comment all the time on my great skin and I always say its Sonya Dakar. Many of my friends now go to her, and no matter what service they get, they too are all hooked. And some, even men who wouldn't dare get a facial, love the face products I often like to gift (it is truly a great gift..even if at first someone says they are already set with their skin program, once they start using Sonya's products, they thank me). Whether its the Omega Repair, or the Visualift or the Bergamont Cleanser...truly amazing.
So all I can say is THANK YOU SONYA. And, truly I am sorry for anyone who had less than a fantastic experience because truly, a facial at Sonya Dakar is an invitation to really heal your skin and SO well worth
the journey into Beverly Hills (since I don't live near there).

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After reading some of these reviews, I truly agree with all who rave, and feel sorry for those who don't since truly a facial at Sonya Dakar is the best in LA..and possibly anywhere.
I had gone to Sonya Dakar for years but somehow with a busy schedule hadn't been in quite some time. When I was in NY I went to Tracie Martyn, hearing she's the best and boy was that a waste of money and time and as I walked out looking no different than I walked in, I thought how when I get back to LA I need to see Sonya, so I did. She is by far the best facialist there is. I remember when I first walked in the door years ago, my skin needed such help and with her help, and usage of her amazing products, my skin looks so much better. People comment all the time on my great skin and I always say its Sonya Dakar. Many of my friends now go to her, and no matter what service they get, they too are all hooked. And some, even men who wouldn't dare get a facial, love the face products I often like to gift (it is truly a great gift..even if at first someone says they are already set with their skin program, once they start using Sonya's products, they thank me). Whether its the Omega Repair, or the Visualift or the Bergamont Cleanser...truly amazing.
So all I can say is THANK YOU SONYA. And, truly I am sorry for anyone who had less than a fantastic experience because truly, a facial at Sonya Dakar is an invitation to really heal your skin and SO well worth
the journey into Beverly Hills (since I don't live near there).

Pros: She has a way of making your skin like amazing. Best Products

Cons: Occasionally you have a wait, but truly well worth it

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Honestly, I am shocked at the reviews for Sonya Dakar. I have been a loyal client for 5 years, and having written a review about three months ago, I wanted to see what others have been saying. I just feel like I can't sit back and let people drag her reputation through the dirt. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, and some people may not like the way she performs her business. Yes, I too have been stuck waiting for three hours, but that only happened twice in five years, and she apologized profusely. For those complaining about not getting 'cookies and tea' for their long wait, are not there for the right reasons. During one of my long waits, they threw in a free manicure. Yes, she is rough, but she gets the job done, and brilliantly. She is not for the faint at heart, she is aggressive, she can be pushy, and she is expensive. But boy is she worth it. And for those who call her cheap, they should know that when I couldn't afford things that she knew would help me, she did it for free. She is a businesswoman, self made. If you want fabulous skin, grow some (?!) and go to see her. She is the expert.

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Honestly, I am shocked at the reviews for Sonya Dakar. I have been a loyal client for 5 years, and having written a review about three months ago, I wanted to see what others have been saying. I just feel like I can't sit back and let people drag her reputation through the dirt. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, and some people may not like the way she performs her business. Yes, I too have been stuck waiting for three hours, but that only happened twice in five years, and she apologized profusely. For those complaining about not getting 'cookies and tea' for their long wait, are not there for the right reasons. During one of my long waits, they threw in a free manicure. Yes, she is rough, but she gets the job done, and brilliantly. She is not for the faint at heart, she is aggressive, she can be pushy, and she is expensive. But boy is she worth it. And for those who call her cheap, they should know that when I couldn't afford things that she knew would help me, she did it for free. She is a businesswoman, self made. If you want fabulous skin, grow some (?!) and go to see her. She is the expert.

Pros: Dream skin

Cons: pain for beauty

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So, listen up all you spa people! This was the best facial I have ever had! I am a frequent spa goer, and love trying new places and was recommened to Sonya Dakar after not getting the results I was looking for in regards to my horrible acne that I have suffered from for years. Sonya gave the time and attention that I needed and then set me up on a regimen that I have been following now for a few months. WOW! What results!!! I can't express how happy I am that my face is finnally clearing up!! Great products, great service, and best of all a great feeling. I would recommend Sonya to anyone looking to get results!!

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So, listen up all you spa people! This was the best facial I have ever had! I am a frequent spa goer, and love trying new places and was recommened to Sonya Dakar after not getting the results I was looking for in regards to my horrible acne that I have suffered from for years. Sonya gave the time and attention that I needed and then set me up on a regimen that I have been following now for a few months. WOW! What results!!! I can't express how happy I am that my face is finnally clearing up!! Great products, great service, and best of all a great feeling. I would recommend Sonya to anyone looking to get results!!

Pros: Great products, friendly staff

Cons: sometimes a wait time

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I've been going to Tanya at Sonya Dakar for a few years now, and I must say, she knows what she's doing. My eyebrows have never looked better. She shapes them in a way that works best for your type of face, and it doesn't even hurt that bad. She's extremely nice and very professional as well. She used to work at another salon on Robertson and I followed her to Sonya Dakar because she makes my brows look fabulous! She works a few days a week so call ahead to make an appointment.

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I've been going to Tanya at Sonya Dakar for a few years now, and I must say, she knows what she's doing. My eyebrows have never looked better. She shapes them in a way that works best for your type of face, and it doesn't even hurt that bad. She's extremely nice and very professional as well. She used to work at another salon on Robertson and I followed her to Sonya Dakar because she makes my brows look fabulous! She works a few days a week so call ahead to make an appointment.

Pros: Tanya, relaxing atmosphere

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I have been going to Sonya Dakar's Skin Clinic for almost 2 years now. I have to say that when I first arrived for treatment as Sonya Dakar, my skin was a mess. I had never seen someone about my skin before, let alone gotten a facial. My sessions at Sonya Dakar have done wonders for my skin! I look so much younger and healthier than I ever did before. I love Sonya Dakar and am so glad I found the skin care clinic when I did.

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I have been going to Sonya Dakar's Skin Clinic for almost 2 years now. I have to say that when I first arrived for treatment as Sonya Dakar, my skin was a mess. I had never seen someone about my skin before, let alone gotten a facial. My sessions at Sonya Dakar have done wonders for my skin! I look so much younger and healthier than I ever did before. I love Sonya Dakar and am so glad I found the skin care clinic when I did.

Pros: Friendly, Knowledgable, Saved my Skin

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I had heard many great things about Sonya Dakar and the skin treatment services they offer. After hearing so many great things, I decided to make an appointment and see what all the hype was about. WOW! Everything I heard was so true, if not an understatement. The staff is so friendly and incredibley knowledgable. I have visited Sonya Dakar about 6 times now, and I feel like I have a completely new face. I am so so glad I decided to visit Sonya Dakar!

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I had heard many great things about Sonya Dakar and the skin treatment services they offer. After hearing so many great things, I decided to make an appointment and see what all the hype was about. WOW! Everything I heard was so true, if not an understatement. The staff is so friendly and incredibley knowledgable. I have visited Sonya Dakar about 6 times now, and I feel like I have a completely new face. I am so so glad I decided to visit Sonya Dakar!

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My experience at Sonia Dakar was really aweful. I felt taken advantage of, lied to and on top of it all, I waited 2 1/2 hours for her. The extractions were so painful because the steamer had been off for about an hour and a half. Then I got light therapy that I didn't ask for and was never told would cost me $800. Her staff even told me that this happens all the time! She told me that I had to pay and then told me to call friends to get the money if I didn't have it. I wanted to like her, but by the end I was amazed how this woman is still in business. She told me of all her celebrity clients she has treated and that some of the machines she uses for them cost 1 million dollars. Maybe all the bad reviews are catching up to her...she must be in some serious debt.

I waited to talk to her for about 30 minutes once I got to the counter. Finally, I paid for my facial only and walked out.

In that moment, I was really glad to be me.

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My experience at Sonia Dakar was really aweful. I felt taken advantage of, lied to and on top of it all, I waited 2 1/2 hours for her. The extractions were so painful because the steamer had been off for about an hour and a half. Then I got light therapy that I didn't ask for and was never told would cost me $800. Her staff even told me that this happens all the time! She told me that I had to pay and then told me to call friends to get the money if I didn't have it. I wanted to like her, but by the end I was amazed how this woman is still in business. She told me of all her celebrity clients she has treated and that some of the machines she uses for them cost 1 million dollars. Maybe all the bad reviews are catching up to her...she must be in some serious debt.

I waited to talk to her for about 30 minutes once I got to the counter. Finally, I paid for my facial only and walked out.

In that moment, I was really glad to be me.

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I was checking out the reviews of Mrs. Dakar on this website and I could not believe that the woman was given any positive feedback for her unethical business practice. Sonya is in business for one reason, to make money at the expense of others. Now trust me, I am a business woman and I want to make money also, but Sonya will exploit every insecurity a person may have in order to charge them ridiculous and unwarranted sums of money. WARNING THE LIGHT MACHINE SHE USES ONLY COST HER $5000 TO BUY. Mrs. Dakar charges $800 per treatment or $3000 for a series of 6. Wow, she recouped her cost after 1.66 clients. In the business world that is an extremely low breakeven point. I recommend buy your own machine, its simply LED lights or better yet go to Raya Day Spa and get the same treatment for $30. Sonya will Google individuals names before their treatment to see if they are worth her time, which translates to are they big enough suckers to spend 12k on useless services. Sonya is uneducated and also uses laser treatments which require an M.D. She has no basis for vitamins she recommends, being that I had a friend who used her recommendations and ended up in the hospital with electrolyte imbalances. She prostitutes herself to make money and treats her employees and clients horribly. Everyone waits at least 1-2 hours to see Mrs. Dakar, who then walks in completely dishelved with "fish breath" and performs mediocre services with old machines. She performs a chemical peel for $3000 that she stores in a Jack Daniels bottle in her office. She then proceeds to give a "special cream" after this peel in which she squeezes sample bottles of aquafor into her own packaging and acts like it is her own creation of wonder. She is insane, a cheater, a liar, and overall completely unethical/ungrateful woman. I am guessing the positive reviews have to be written by members of the Dakar family. Sonya's products are not natural they contain 20+ ingredients, please avoid SD completely.

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I was checking out the reviews of Mrs. Dakar on this website and I could not believe that the woman was given any positive feedback for her unethical business practice. Sonya is in business for one reason, to make money at the expense of others. Now trust me, I am a business woman and I want to make money also, but Sonya will exploit every insecurity a person may have in order to charge them ridiculous and unwarranted sums of money. WARNING THE LIGHT MACHINE SHE USES ONLY COST HER $5000 TO BUY. Mrs. Dakar charges $800 per treatment or $3000 for a series of 6. Wow, she recouped her cost after 1.66 clients. In the business world that is an extremely low breakeven point. I recommend buy your own machine, its simply LED lights or better yet go to Raya Day Spa and get the same treatment for $30. Sonya will Google individuals names before their treatment to see if they are worth her time, which translates to are they big enough suckers to spend 12k on useless services. Sonya is uneducated and also uses laser treatments which require an M.D. She has no basis for vitamins she recommends, being that I had a friend who used her recommendations and ended up in the hospital with electrolyte imbalances. She prostitutes herself to make money and treats her employees and clients horribly. Everyone waits at least 1-2 hours to see Mrs. Dakar, who then walks in completely dishelved with "fish breath" and performs mediocre services with old machines. She performs a chemical peel for $3000 that she stores in a Jack Daniels bottle in her office. She then proceeds to give a "special cream" after this peel in which she squeezes sample bottles of aquafor into her own packaging and acts like it is her own creation of wonder. She is insane, a cheater, a liar, and overall completely unethical/ungrateful woman. I am guessing the positive reviews have to be written by members of the Dakar family. Sonya's products are not natural they contain 20+ ingredients, please avoid SD completely.

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I have honestly never witnessed any celebrities there even though I hear about them in the press all the time. I am sure that they do go there just based on the results I have seen on my skin in the last 2 months. I dont typically buy the hype, but this is one case where I am glad I went to see Sonya. I signed up for the acid and diamond series, and lets just say after the 6 treatments I am not the only one that noticed a change on my skin. My husband swears that I had some sort of cosmetic surgery (and that to me says it all.) I never really had overly problematic skin, but there are always those times when I would question why my skin was breaking out soo badly. Now I have alot more insight into why it happens and what I can do to prevent it from happening.

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I have honestly never witnessed any celebrities there even though I hear about them in the press all the time. I am sure that they do go there just based on the results I have seen on my skin in the last 2 months. I dont typically buy the hype, but this is one case where I am glad I went to see Sonya. I signed up for the acid and diamond series, and lets just say after the 6 treatments I am not the only one that noticed a change on my skin. My husband swears that I had some sort of cosmetic surgery (and that to me says it all.) I never really had overly problematic skin, but there are always those times when I would question why my skin was breaking out soo badly. Now I have alot more insight into why it happens and what I can do to prevent it from happening.

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After booking facial appointments for myself and my sister-in-law over six weeks ago, I received a peremptory voicemail today, less than 24 hours before the appointments, demanding that I call them back to reschedule. Thinking that perhaps there was some mistake, I did call. The first woman I spoke with told me that they had overbooked and needed to reschedule us. I explained that it had been very difficult for my sister-in-law and me to coordinate a time and that we couldn't easily reschedule, and that we would really prefer to keep our appointments. She then transferred me to another woman who stated that they had had an emergency and weren't taking any appointments tomorrow - which obviously was a lie, given the first woman's explanation. She suggested that we come in during the week, which to me was laughable, because, like most people, I work during the week. I told her we would just need to cancel then, and she said "Fine" and hung up. Throughout the whole experience, not one apology or acknowledgment of the inconvenience they were causing was given. They had just completely spoiled my gift to my sister-in-law, which I had been planning for months, and it was clear they couldn't care less. However, in a way, I feel I dodged a bullet - at least this way they didn't get any of my money - and they never will.

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After booking facial appointments for myself and my sister-in-law over six weeks ago, I received a peremptory voicemail today, less than 24 hours before the appointments, demanding that I call them back to reschedule. Thinking that perhaps there was some mistake, I did call. The first woman I spoke with told me that they had overbooked and needed to reschedule us. I explained that it had been very difficult for my sister-in-law and me to coordinate a time and that we couldn't easily reschedule, and that we would really prefer to keep our appointments. She then transferred me to another woman who stated that they had had an emergency and weren't taking any appointments tomorrow - which obviously was a lie, given the first woman's explanation. She suggested that we come in during the week, which to me was laughable, because, like most people, I work during the week. I told her we would just need to cancel then, and she said "Fine" and hung up. Throughout the whole experience, not one apology or acknowledgment of the inconvenience they were causing was given. They had just completely spoiled my gift to my sister-in-law, which I had been planning for months, and it was clear they couldn't care less. However, in a way, I feel I dodged a bullet - at least this way they didn't get any of my money - and they never will.

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I am a fan! I have not found anyone that comes close to Sonya. As a matter of fact I would never let anyone touch my face except for her, and from what I have read I am not the only one to say that. Her products are first class and I can't live without her Oxygen treatments. I wait in my room like everyone else, but then again, I wait for a certian doctor sometimes even longer. I really feel like a celebrity when I leave the salon and let's just say I have seen a few there too. Highly reccomended by this diva.

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I am a fan! I have not found anyone that comes close to Sonya. As a matter of fact I would never let anyone touch my face except for her, and from what I have read I am not the only one to say that. Her products are first class and I can't live without her Oxygen treatments. I wait in my room like everyone else, but then again, I wait for a certian doctor sometimes even longer. I really feel like a celebrity when I leave the salon and let's just say I have seen a few there too. Highly reccomended by this diva.

Pros: Stellar treatments, amazing decor, prime location

Cons: Be prepared to wait, a bit expensive

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I have been suffering from ACNE for about the last 15 years or so. I think I have tried everything available (without a prescription) and I just never saw the results quick enough. A good friend recommended I go see Sonya Dakar, and I was familiar with the name but I figured it wasnt in my budget. I let my hopes drain until that same friend gave me a gift certificate to go see Sonya. I now had no excuse not to go now.
For those of you that dont know, the pampering, relaxing, feel good facial is typically not to be found there. There is no fluff, Sonya just goes to work and gives you the tough-love. She is like my mother, I am sure if you go to see her you will probably say the exact same thing. I was just amazed, listening to her explain to me about my skin and what was happening to me and the things I needed to make it better. I learned more in the 15 minutes with her than I had in years. I decided to do her Boot Camp... and it is expensive. I felt after my first visit that this was the right investment for me, so I splurged. After the second visit I was definitely showing improvement that was noticeable to people around me. By the end of my program I was getting compliments from people that I never thought noticed me before. I came out of my little shell because I felt amazing and more confident. Snicker all you want, until you have been there you have no idea what this liberating feeling is like!!! The two things that I didnt think were possible to get rid of were my skin discoloration and my scarring, but I was wrong. I was told that I would live with that forever or basically go under the knife to cosmetically fix these things. She truly worked a miracle on me, and I want to sing her praises. If you are debating it like I did, have someone buy you a gift certificate, or just go like I should have done months ago.

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★★★★★

I have been suffering from ACNE for about the last 15 years or so. I think I have tried everything available (without a prescription) and I just never saw the results quick enough. A good friend recommended I go see Sonya Dakar, and I was familiar with the name but I figured it wasnt in my budget. I let my hopes drain until that same friend gave me a gift certificate to go see Sonya. I now had no excuse not to go now.
For those of you that dont know, the pampering, relaxing, feel good facial is typically not to be found there. There is no fluff, Sonya just goes to work and gives you the tough-love. She is like my mother, I am sure if you go to see her you will probably say the exact same thing. I was just amazed, listening to her explain to me about my skin and what was happening to me and the things I needed to make it better. I learned more in the 15 minutes with her than I had in years. I decided to do her Boot Camp... and it is expensive. I felt after my first visit that this was the right investment for me, so I splurged. After the second visit I was definitely showing improvement that was noticeable to people around me. By the end of my program I was getting compliments from people that I never thought noticed me before. I came out of my little shell because I felt amazing and more confident. Snicker all you want, until you have been there you have no idea what this liberating feeling is like!!! The two things that I didnt think were possible to get rid of were my skin discoloration and my scarring, but I was wrong. I was told that I would live with that forever or basically go under the knife to cosmetically fix these things. She truly worked a miracle on me, and I want to sing her praises. If you are debating it like I did, have someone buy you a gift certificate, or just go like I should have done months ago.

Pros: Experienced, skilled and knowledgeable, Parking

Cons: Price

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I've been seeing Sonya for the past few months and I have to say I really love her. She knows EVERYTHING about skin and is so much fun. After a treatment with her I feel like I've had a visit with my favorite Aunt, an Aunt who make my skin look and feel great! When I first started seeing her my skin was a mess, broken out, dry, irritated. Now it's clear, soft and glowing. Sometimes there is a wait, but it's very much worth it. The products are great and because of my limited income she has been great at suggesting only what I need right now. I totally recommend going to see her.

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★★★★★

I've been seeing Sonya for the past few months and I have to say I really love her. She knows EVERYTHING about skin and is so much fun. After a treatment with her I feel like I've had a visit with my favorite Aunt, an Aunt who make my skin look and feel great! When I first started seeing her my skin was a mess, broken out, dry, irritated. Now it's clear, soft and glowing. Sometimes there is a wait, but it's very much worth it. The products are great and because of my limited income she has been great at suggesting only what I need right now. I totally recommend going to see her.

Pros: beautiful skin

Cons: the cost, but it's worth it!

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I've been reading about Sonya Dakar in all of the top magazines for a number of years- so I saved up to try her out. Now I know what all the fuss was about!
Sonya doesn't pamper- she fixes! My skin is smoother, clearer and it even looks younger! I thought that the product pitch was a little bit dramatic, but I've been using my products for over a week now, and my skin has never been so radiant. I especially recommend Drying Potion (it really is a little blue bottle of magic) and her sunscreen 365. I'm a very fair person, and finding sunscreen that doesn't a) smell awful or b) leave me greasy has always seemed impossible- until I discovered her 365 sunscreen.
The clinic is beautiful, the staff is friendly, the treatment is amazing and the products work. I've already booked my next appointment- if my skin looks this good after a single treatment, then I can't WAIT to see how good it will look after the second.

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★★★★★

I've been reading about Sonya Dakar in all of the top magazines for a number of years- so I saved up to try her out. Now I know what all the fuss was about!
Sonya doesn't pamper- she fixes! My skin is smoother, clearer and it even looks younger! I thought that the product pitch was a little bit dramatic, but I've been using my products for over a week now, and my skin has never been so radiant. I especially recommend Drying Potion (it really is a little blue bottle of magic) and her sunscreen 365. I'm a very fair person, and finding sunscreen that doesn't a) smell awful or b) leave me greasy has always seemed impossible- until I discovered her 365 sunscreen.
The clinic is beautiful, the staff is friendly, the treatment is amazing and the products work. I've already booked my next appointment- if my skin looks this good after a single treatment, then I can't WAIT to see how good it will look after the second.

Pros: Effectiveness of treatment

Cons: The product pitch is heavy- but worth it if you ask me!

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Upon my prompt arrival I was ushered into a treatment room by one of Sonya's assistants, had a face mask applied & asked to wait for the great lady. 2 hours later, Sonya appeared. No apology. She set to work telling me all about her famous clients, extracting my skin for 10minutes & telling her assistant not to do a peel as my face would be scarred. Reassuring. I was then given an oxygen treatment & mask which I naively presumed was part of the treatment. Needless to say I was a little taken back when she tried to charge me over $2500. For a $225 facial. I refused the series of "oxygen" treatments but was bullied into buying over $200 worth of products & charged $500 for the "oxygen" treatment that I didnt ask for. All in all my expected $225 treatment cost me $1090. Needless to say I was furious & checked out the labbb. org website to discover that she has a D rating & many complaints listed against her. Book a treatment at your peril.

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★☆☆☆☆

Upon my prompt arrival I was ushered into a treatment room by one of Sonya's assistants, had a face mask applied & asked to wait for the great lady. 2 hours later, Sonya appeared. No apology. She set to work telling me all about her famous clients, extracting my skin for 10minutes & telling her assistant not to do a peel as my face would be scarred. Reassuring. I was then given an oxygen treatment & mask which I naively presumed was part of the treatment. Needless to say I was a little taken back when she tried to charge me over $2500. For a $225 facial. I refused the series of "oxygen" treatments but was bullied into buying over $200 worth of products & charged $500 for the "oxygen" treatment that I didnt ask for. All in all my expected $225 treatment cost me $1090. Needless to say I was furious & checked out the labbb. org website to discover that she has a D rating & many complaints listed against her. Book a treatment at your peril.

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About a month ago I went to Sonya Dakar for a fitness facial valued at $225, I left her skin clinic paying $1400 in services and another $900 for about 15 products from her line that were forced down my throat. My facial with Sonya Dakar was the worst experience I have ever had. I know she is plastered in every magazine out there. As soon as she meets you, she tries her best to force her skin boot camp for $5000.00 right away. And if you don't listen to her you are belittled by being told you are even lucky to have an appointment with her since she has no time. The initial part of the facial itself is performed by her assistant which consists of a peeling creme and then a mask that is applied on and you are left in the room for 45 minutes while Sonya works her way to you. She then attacks you with her diamond peel machine which was too aggressive for my sensitive skin, this was and additional $330. After that she used a red light on my skin which was $800. Not once did she mention that a $225 facial was going to cost me $1400. Before you know it your facial is over, my skin was much worse than when I first walked in there. There is no pampering at all, extractions were painful and done without any care. No soothing words or music for that matter. Sonya Dakar is very aggressive in her tactics and her business attitude towards you. When I told her let me think about the $5000.00 skin boot camp and let me consult my husband, I was told why would you want to do that, your a smart woman and you make enough money to take your own decisions. After I went to the front desk, she had lined about 15 products for my skin regimen. Like a fool I got sucked in. After this experience I have NOW encountered numerous people who have the same horror stories about Sonya Dakar. I really don't understand how she could still be in business!!I would really like to warn people about her. But please let me know if you have had similar experiences with her.

PROS: NONE
CONS: MADE TO FEEL VERY STUPID FOR NOT ACCEPTING HER SKIN BOOT CAMP.

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★☆☆☆☆

About a month ago I went to Sonya Dakar for a fitness facial valued at $225, I left her skin clinic paying $1400 in services and another $900 for about 15 products from her line that were forced down my throat. My facial with Sonya Dakar was the worst experience I have ever had. I know she is plastered in every magazine out there. As soon as she meets you, she tries her best to force her skin boot camp for $5000.00 right away. And if you don't listen to her you are belittled by being told you are even lucky to have an appointment with her since she has no time. The initial part of the facial itself is performed by her assistant which consists of a peeling creme and then a mask that is applied on and you are left in the room for 45 minutes while Sonya works her way to you. She then attacks you with her diamond peel machine which was too aggressive for my sensitive skin, this was and additional $330. After that she used a red light on my skin which was $800. Not once did she mention that a $225 facial was going to cost me $1400. Before you know it your facial is over, my skin was much worse than when I first walked in there. There is no pampering at all, extractions were painful and done without any care. No soothing words or music for that matter. Sonya Dakar is very aggressive in her tactics and her business attitude towards you. When I told her let me think about the $5000.00 skin boot camp and let me consult my husband, I was told why would you want to do that, your a smart woman and you make enough money to take your own decisions. After I went to the front desk, she had lined about 15 products for my skin regimen. Like a fool I got sucked in. After this experience I have NOW encountered numerous people who have the same horror stories about Sonya Dakar. I really don't understand how she could still be in business!!I would really like to warn people about her. But please let me know if you have had similar experiences with her.

PROS: NONE
CONS: MADE TO FEEL VERY STUPID FOR NOT ACCEPTING HER SKIN BOOT CAMP.

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I just went to see Sonya Dakar in her new beverly hills locaton. I used to go years ago when she was in west hollywood. WOW! the place has really changed. The staff is very knowledgable, and kind. I just stopeed by to pick up products and they took the time to go over every detail of every product with me. They weere also helpful in explaining services, so I ended up booking an appointment. sonya took care of my skin, Her extractions are the best in town! I feel like my pores shrunk, and she got rid of all my little bumps. can't wait to go again.

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★★★★★

I just went to see Sonya Dakar in her new beverly hills locaton. I used to go years ago when she was in west hollywood. WOW! the place has really changed. The staff is very knowledgable, and kind. I just stopeed by to pick up products and they took the time to go over every detail of every product with me. They weere also helpful in explaining services, so I ended up booking an appointment. sonya took care of my skin, Her extractions are the best in town! I feel like my pores shrunk, and she got rid of all my little bumps. can't wait to go again.

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I consider myself to be a pretty saavy spa goer. Every time I travel I visit a well known local spa to treatment. When I wne to Sonya DAkar I was expecting Red Carpet Star Service. Although there was no facial massage and champaigne, there were great extractions, peels and skin esptertise. No one ever told me about vitamins, diet before Sonya. My skin feels like it belongs to my daughter. I am VERY impressed.

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★★★★★

I consider myself to be a pretty saavy spa goer. Every time I travel I visit a well known local spa to treatment. When I wne to Sonya DAkar I was expecting Red Carpet Star Service. Although there was no facial massage and champaigne, there were great extractions, peels and skin esptertise. No one ever told me about vitamins, diet before Sonya. My skin feels like it belongs to my daughter. I am VERY impressed.

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I just got my first reatment yesterday- and I can't believe my skin this morning...It is so clear, smooth, and healthy looking- ! The front desk staff were very patient and helpful. They actually put quarters in my meter. I am very excited to see how my skin will progress now. Overall- I am happy with my skin.

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★★★★★

I just got my first reatment yesterday- and I can't believe my skin this morning...It is so clear, smooth, and healthy looking- ! The front desk staff were very patient and helpful. They actually put quarters in my meter. I am very excited to see how my skin will progress now. Overall- I am happy with my skin.

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I am amazed how much better my skin looks after going to Sony aDakar. It is expensive and not pampering- but you get results. When I think about all the $$$ I spent on products and services that did not work for me I real;ize that Sonya is worth EVERY penny.

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★★★★★

I am amazed how much better my skin looks after going to Sony aDakar. It is expensive and not pampering- but you get results. When I think about all the $$$ I spent on products and services that did not work for me I real;ize that Sonya is worth EVERY penny.

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