Marla Maples and daughter Tiffany Trump are trying to hustle free hair and makeup for the Friday inauguration of Donald Trump — reportedly offering only tweets in exchange for pricey glam treatments.
Maples, the second wife of the president-elect, reached out to a Washington D.C.-based stylist through a friend looking for free services in exchange for “exposure” on various social media feeds, the Washington Post reports.
“I was stunned,” Tricia Kelly of D.C.’s Randolph Cree salon told the paper. “I work for a fee, not for free.”
A Maples representative did not immediately return TheWrap’s request for comment.
Kelly said she quoted the mother-daughter duo $150 to travel out of her salon to get them ready in private, on top of her menu of services. (A blowout, a typical service women in Hollywood receive before a big night out, starts at $55 per person per Kelly’s website.)
The person connecting Maples and Kelly said the former’s budget for hair and makeup capped at $300, but both Maples and her daughter felt the privilege of styling them — and shout-outs on platforms like Tiffany’s Instagram account with 532,000 followers — was more than sufficient payment.
“There are people who make far less than they do who pay full price,” Kelly continued. “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 would also appear that Trump’s knack for retaliation runs in the family — as once the Post reached out to a Maples spokesperson, Kelly heard from her original contact who tried to set her up with the Maples gig in the first place.
“You are messing with the president of the United States,” the family friend allegedly said, adding that Maples’ finances have been precarious since Tiffany left college — thus ending her alimony payments from our future president.