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Marla Maples Wanted Free Hairstyling Services on Inauguration Day, Says D.C. Hairstylist

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Marla Maples

Tricia Kelly says Donald Trump's former wife tried to ask for free services in exchange for "exposure" and social media mentions.

Marla Maples has reportedly asked for free hairstyling services on Inauguration Day — only to have her request denied.

Tricia Kelly, a hairstylist based in Washington, D.C., said Donald Trump's former wife inquired about having Kelly style both her hair as well as daughter Tiffany Trump's. After Kelly and a makeup artist agreed on a rate of $200 and $150, respectively, Maples' assistant reportedly made another suggestion, asking if the duo would be willing to provide their services for free in exchange for "exposure" and mentions on Maples' social media channels.

"I was stunned," Kelly told The Washington Post. "I told them...I work for a fee, not for free." Kelly, who shared that she works with both Democrats and Republicans and usually uses her discretion, decided to share her story after witnessing the "entitled" behavior, reports the Post.

Unlike the president-elect, his wife and youngest child, who are required to report any gifts over $300, Maples and her daughter are not bound by the same rules.

The contact that first put her in touch with Maples later sent a note to Kelly that read, "You are messing with the president of the United States," adding that Maples is concerned about Tiffany's financial situation since the president-elect is ending child-support payments now that she's graduated from college. "She is used to a certain lifestyle and you don't understand that."

The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to Maples' rep for comment.

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