Tuesday 26 September 2017

Hairstylist claims 'entitled' Tiffany Trump and Marla Maples wanted free blow-dry for inauguration

Marla Maples and Tiffany Trump attend Just | Drew presentation at Metropolitan Pavilion on September 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Zak/Getty Images)
Marla Maples and Tiffany Trump attend Just | Drew presentation at Metropolitan Pavilion on September 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Zak/Getty Images)
Marla Maples (L) and her daughter Tiffany Trump arrive at the 12th Annual Young Hollywood Awards at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre on May 13, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
(R-L) Tiffany Trump and Marla Maples walk through central London on August 27, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Tiffany Trump takes part in the roll call in support of Donald Trump on the second day of the Republican National Convention
Tiffany Trump, delivers a speech on the second day of the Republican National Convention
Tiffany Trump, waves to the crowd as she walks off the stage after delivering a speech on the second day of the Republican National Convention
(L-R) Ivanka Trump, wife of Eric Trump, Lara Yunaska, and Tiffany Trump attend the third day of the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016
Tiffany Trump attends the Taoray Wang fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Dock, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Taoray Wang)
Love life: Trump poses with Marla Maples in 1993.
Marla Maples and Tiffany Trump attend the Malibu Lumber Yard grand opening held at the Malibu Lumber Yard on April 21, 2009 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

A popular hairstylist has claimed President-elect Donald Trump's ex-wife and daughter tried to haggle free blow-drys for Inauguration Day on Friday.

Tricia Kelly said she was "stunned" that Marla Maples and Tiffany Trump reportedly tried to nab free haircare in exchange for the "exposure" on social media.

Kelly told the Washington Post she was contacted by a client who has ties to Trump to liaise with the pair (a client who is very unhappy with the subsequent media exposure the story has received) and arrange hair and makeup for them.

But she was told they had a $300 budget in total - for hair and makeup services for the two of them, which barely covers Kelly's normal fees.

Marla Maples (L) and her daughter Tiffany Trump arrive at the 12th Annual Young Hollywood Awards at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre on May 13, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Marla Maples (L) and her daughter Tiffany Trump arrive at the 12th Annual Young Hollywood Awards at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre on May 13, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

"I was told they had a $300 budget for both of them for hair and makeup," she said.

It was then that the duo tried to get the price down and work for free in exchange for plugs on their respective social media feeds?

"I was stunned. I told them... I work for a fee, not for free."

"There are people who make far less than they do who pay full price," she added.

Love life: Trump poses with Marla Maples in 1993.
Love life: Trump poses with Marla Maples in 1993.

"People on staff — the incoming White House and the outgoing one — pay full price. It seemed like they were trying to see how much they could get for free based on their names."

It's standard practice in showbiz for designers to loan free dresses and accessories to celebrities at certain events, but in politics, it's frowned upon to use your name for any quid pro quo freebies.

Which all begs the question - why is Marla Maples even going?

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