It's happening: Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as POTUS tomorrow. Inauguration day includes the swearing in, followed by plenty of black-tie galas and nighttime events. So, with the happenings mere hours away, many in the Trump camp are putting the finishing touches on their outfits and beauty looks for the day.
That process has not been entirely without hiccups. Not only is there the question of who will dress Melania Trump, there's also the alleged fact that the president-elect's ex-wife Marla Maples, and their daughter Tiffany Trump, asked for free hair-styling services. Stylist Tricia Kelly—who works with many politicians in the D.C. area—told The Washington Post that a client of hers initially approached her to see if she'd be up for styling the mother-daughter duo for the inauguration. After connecting with Marla's assistant, Tricia shared her rates, and explained that she'd tack on a $150 travel fee. Well, that wasn't going to work. (We repeat: Allegedly!)
Marla's assistant informed Tricia that Marla and Tiffany had a combined total budget of $300—for both hair and makeup. Tricia then agreed to provide hair services for $200, and offered to secure a makeup artist for $150. But, that didn't quite pan out, either. Tricia said that Marla's assistant then came back, asking if she and the makeup artist would provide their services free of charge, in exchange for exposure.
Granted, it's not uncommon for celebs to accept free gowns, swag, and beauty services. But Tricia insists that this is not standard practice in Washington. "There are people who make far less than they do who pay full price,” she told The Washington Post. “People on staff — the incoming White House and the outgoing one—pay full price."
Donald himself hasn't weighed in on the matter, but he did respond to Tom Ford's decision not to dress Melania. During an interview with Fox News, the president-elect said: "I'm not a fan of Tom Ford. Never have been."
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