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Welfare Mom Blows $520


4/25/2012 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Octomom check for $520 for haircutsOctomom Nadya Suleman -- who is pulling in $2,000 month in food stamps thanks to California taxpayers -- spent $520 on a Brazilian blowout, and 2 cuts ... TMZ has learned.

Octo's hairstylist Stephanie tells us ... she went to Octo's house on April 18 to cut her hair and do a Brazilian blowout -- a chemical straightening treatment. Octo owed Stephanie for an earlier haircut, and the grand total came to $520. Octo also paid Stephanie $80 for hair products. Mind you -- Octo wrote the check at a time when she was in dire need of welfare.

Stephanie -- who went to cops yesterday and filed a report claiming the 14 kids were living in squalor -- tells us she couldn't believe Octo was spending this kind of loot on haircuts when her plumbing didn't work. 

Stephanie says a plumber had been to the house recently and told Octo it would cost $150 to fix the pipes, but Octo declined, saying it was too expensive. As a result, the kids have to use portable training toilets in the backyard.

Octomom and the horrible house conditions
By the way, Stephanie also says while she was cutting Octo's hair, the mother of 14 locked her kids in the bedroom. Take a look at the pic -- notice the chair she used to keep the door shut.

9:00 AM PT: Octomom just walked one of her kids to a school bus -- we asked about the giant haircut check, but she had no response. PS -- nice Elmo slippers.


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Sad for all. She has done what she has done and ultimately knows she will not be accountable. Where was the societal taboo so strong that this would not happen. Has the broadcast media taken over to decide what is normal and healthy. The dumbing down of America is alive and near you on a screen in your neighborhood.

818 days ago


The hairdresser is not just someone trying to make a buck also. If she was truly her friend like she claimed she would have told her that she did not appreciate the way she was treating the children and if she did not accept her help with the bunk beds etc. she would have no choice but to turn her in. Instead just like women across this country she took pictures, went to the police and then TMZ obttained a copy of the check made payable to the hairdresser. I must say for having 14 children she is not doing anything different than what the people next door to you on welfare are doing. Americans are so quick to judge and have an opinion. Didn't she just have that photoshoot and dint ashe make money off that shoot? Golly she is not abusing her children, her older children are not in trouble, you have never heard of problems with her children in school etc. Give the lady a break. CPS did not find them in any harm...yes investigation is ongoing but that is normal. Stephanie you are not a friend. My kids ran around with tshirts and diapers on when they were home. The kids don't look dirty. You could have told her "friend" use the check to pay for your plumbing or "friend" let me help you find someone to fix your plumbing.

818 days ago

Jason Reese    

You blew it. Her house was not in squallier. Next why, can't a welfare mom get a $500.00 haircut? Not illegal. Getting a story wrong does not help TMZ.Com creadability!

818 days ago


If the hairstylist is so concerned, why is she agreeing to perform services at the tone of $520.00 bucks at all...she seems okay with taking food from the kids mouths. : P

...guess that is part of her helping Suleman. LOL

818 days ago


she is dumb dumb take the money and take care of your kids. i am a single mom of two kids making 8.41 an hr and its killing me must be nice to get haircuts and spend spend like she does, my son is in the military it costs me 14 everytime to get his hair cut cause it goes soo fast but she needs to have those kids taken away she is nuts and those kids writing on the wall she does not have time for all of them i wish i had money to take care of them, how can you give attention to that many kids but i really need to stop now before people really hate me

818 days ago


Nadia has her hands full without the world being a judge of her every action. As for the living conditions they are neither the best nor BY FAR are they the worst on the planet. She deserves our support, not our judgment.

If she was to become overwhelmed and lose her family or worse, call it quits and hurt herself, articles like this one are partly to blame. Quit being an anchor on humanity, help her out or find better ways to entertain yourself!

818 days ago


1st off is it any of our business how she spends her money? Do any of you know what its like to raise kids on your own? Maybe she needed a hair style to gain some self worth- Spending the money on hair products, hair care, and a cuts is not where the problems are. The problems are the plumbing, lack of her willingness to take care of it and locking the kids out of the room where she was getting her hair done. If she is renting this home wouldnt it be the owners position to fix the plumbing? Does the article state there were other ppl caring for the children? How about some compassion for a fellow human being? Yes she needs some help and people ripping her apart isnt the ticket. This publicity deal is the only help this is doing her.

818 days ago


So, this "friend" ACCEPTED octomom's check after witnessing the children living in "squalor"? But was able to withstand the conditions the whole time she gave octomom this hair treatment? If it bothered her so much why didn't she leave? For the cost of this hair treatment Stephanie could've fixed the toilet and ran to Goodwill for these children!!!

818 days ago


Those poor innocent children...someone competent needs to take control of their lives as their mother is way in over her head and apparently in no condition to take proper care of them.

818 days ago


Ok so what i wanna know is who the hell charges that much money to straighten hair? I would never dream of paying that much for my hair even if i did have the money..thats just nuts! The house..ehh..not that bad. The fact that the kids are locked in rooms or locked outside and have no plumbing while she is spending all this money on her hair is what pisses me off. And what mother lets their kids play with spray paint?! Im shaking my head...but I am also shaking my head at the "stylist". If i were a stylist and saw that there was no plumbing in a house with 14 kids and the mother was gonna give me $500 for a hair-do i would flat out refuse to do it and tell her to use the money to fix the plumbing.

818 days ago


hey mary p. maybe you should stop having kids.

818 days ago


I love TMZ Live, but yesterday when I sat down to enjoy it and saw Omrosa I was so disappointed. Kudos to Charles for being able to tolorate her. Per Omorosas comments, The Hair Dresser should "not have cashed the check"......really? She provided a service and should have been paid. Octomom could have used that $520 to buy those kids some pants and Omorosa wants Octomon to keep her self looking good, over providing for her kids???? Omorosa and Octomom are both narcisstic personalities that only think of themselves. I finally had to change the channel because of Omorosa's riduculous comments. Please don't have her guest host again! It ruined my day.

818 days ago


she deserves to spend 20 years in jail im sick of paying for whores like this and drug addicts who u state medical programs to get all their drugs i know for a fact I know some personally this country is so ****ed people who work har struggle while the crack whore spends all day get blowouts chillin in elmo slippers ****

818 days ago


WTF??? is all i can say.... how could she go off spending so much money for her damn hair and have her kids live the way they are living??? poor excuse for a mother!!! ok, i know i shouldn't judge, but when you see pictures like this SERIOUSLY??? PRIORITIES are DEFINETELY not straight in her brain!!!!

818 days ago


she deserves to spend 20 years in jail im sick of paying for whores like this and drug addicts who u state medical programs to get all their drugs i know for a fact I know some personally this country is so ****ed people who work har struggle while the crack whore spends all day get blowouts chillin in elmo slippers stupid k- u -n- t

818 days ago
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