After moving her family to Washington, D.C. so that she and her husband can work for her father, Ivanka Trump returned to New York City on March 31, looking somber as she traversed her old home on a rainy day.
Ivanka, the daughter of President Donald Trump, stepped out in the morning with a downturned expression on her face as she walked under an umbrella that her doorman held for her, according to the Daily Mail. Leaving her $16 million penthouse in Manhattan to run errands, Ivanka kept her eyes fixed on the ground.
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During her morning excursion, the first daughter stopped by Oscar Blandi Salon, where she is a longtime client, for a trim and highlight weave with stylist Rita Zito and head colorist Kyle White. The Daily Mail estimates the fashion designer spent $1,100 on her hairdo.
"Ivanka getting her haircut before baby Z comes out to play," Zito, who is pregnant, captioned the photo (above) that she posted to Instagram with her high-profile customer.
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Ivanka's trip to New York comes as she prepares to begin her new job as an official White House employee, according to The New York Times. The 35-year-old mother's title will be assistant to the president, and she will not receive payment for her work, in an effort to be transparent and avoid any conflicts of interest.
"I have heard the concerns some have with my advising the president in my personal capacity while voluntarily complying with all ethics rules, and I will instead serve as an unpaid employee in the White House Office, subject to all of the same rules as other federal employees," Ivanka said in a statement released on March 29. "Throughout this process I have been working closely and in good faith with the White House counsel and my personal counsel to address the unprecedented nature of my role."
Ivanka, whose husband, real estate investor and developer Jared Kushner, is a senior adviser to the president, already has an office in the West Wing of the White House and has sat in on meetings between the president and foreign leaders.
"The power of a child of a president is very unique," Doug Wead, the author of "All the Presidents' Children," told The Times. "It's a power that [assistant to the president and White House chief strategist] Steve Bannon doesn't have, that [White House chief of staff] Reince Priebus doesn't have."