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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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The hair dresser is not a friend who is concerned. She is someone who wants publicity and her quick 5 minutes of fame. A friend who saw there was really a problem would have told her if you don't get your act together you will leave me no choice but to report you. A friend would not take pictures and turn them over to TMZ along with a picture of a check. A friend would have told her take that money and fix your plumbing. A friend would have said I will not do your hair until you get it right with your family. A friend would have told her let me flat iron your hair for you for free until you get yourself together. A friend would have told her to buy these things to use in your hair for less at Wal-Mart or Target or any local beauty supply shops and use those until you can afford a Brazilian blow out. I give her kudos for raising all those children, for not abusing them, for trying not to depend on anyone to help her. She gets food stamps whoopty doo, what about your neighbors or all those with only 2 and 3 children who get aid from the Government? Okay, she may have decided to have all the children, what's done is now done, give her a break, help her instead of bashing her. You don't hear of any of her children needing help at school or being a problem at school or terrorizing the neighborhood. You don't hear of her neighbors complaining about her or her children. Society is so judgmental and not one of us walking this earth is without fault. We have mothers with less than five children killing them, abusing them, neglecting them and you all jump on a lady with 14. Leave her alone, help her instead of badgering her. I read these comments and I am shocked at how evil some people are with their thoughts and how sick your mindsets are. CPS did not find anything wrong with the children...really, you don't say. As much media attention she gets they would have shut her down and taken those children a long time ago. Investigation is ongoing yes, that is totally normal. I let my children run around in their T-shirts and diapers when they were younger and if it was really a hot day they were in just diapers and a under shirt so now I was a bad mom. Get a grip, try cleaning up after 2 children much less 14 leave her alone. Oh and did we forget that TMZ also reported that she did a photoshoot and received some money? Doesn't she have the right to treat herself for making a little extra. Report news and judge her when she starts physically and emotionally abusing the children. Oh and Ms. concerned hairdresser why not tell her to open the door and let the children in when all that was happening? Oh so concerned person Ms. Stephanie how long was the procedure on her hair and you did it the entire time and took an after picture,with the poor children locked outside. You don't seem too concerned to me.

876 days ago


Kudos to the stylist for taking the sitation directly to police. Perhaps finally she will face mandatory psychotherapy - not to mention some kind of occuapational therapy to learn how to manage a household.

876 days ago


Why should this mother be any different than all the other welfare fraudsters? Look at the tattoo's, piercings, eyebrows, hair weaves and professional manicures on those in line waiting for a handout. These freeloaders think they have some sort of "right" to these things while demanding the rest of us pay for their children. It's all about priorities and people like Nadya somehow think they are entitled and the world owes them a living. Bah. The lowest class of people and it has nothing to do with economics. Stop taking from my pocket to put in hers.

876 days ago


those children should have been taken away from her a long time ago

876 days ago


she is an idiot from day one. no wonder why she is in shambles and all the peole that tried to help her Dr Drew and Oprah and Suze what would Suze say about THAT? Octmom is still trying to stay in the public eye.

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876 days ago


Wow i reallyl think something is wrong with this lady. She had ivf and produced 14 children in which she can not afford. Tax payers like myself are giving her that 2000.00 in food stamps to feed those babies, and if she can spend 500 in hair cuts then um mr. govement may i have some of my money back please and thank you.

876 days ago


I think it is truly disgusting that you keep trying to vilify this poor mother of 14. That is the mother of 14 innocent souls who is obviously doing the best job she can. That is a full-time job for 10 people. Shame on you and the people who feed into this.

876 days ago

Charlie Sheen's Watch    

Sue the hair stylist! Clearly she deceived you - making you believe she was in your property to do your hair. The pictures, the check, her statements - all tend to show that she was there to invade your privacy.

First claim: Intrusion of solitude and seclusion - she used her phone to snap pictures of your property with the intent of embarrassing you/making you out to look like an abusive mother.

Second Claim: Public disclosure of Private Facts - She was in your home and obtained photos of private information in your home - then exposed them to the public.

Third Claim: False Light - She publicly disclosed your payment for her service to put you in false light. She also took pictures of your children - possibly in the nude (criminal offense).

Fourth Claim - Appropriation - She used your name and exposed your privacy for her own benefit.

More importantly - ask your attorney to look into possible child pornography. She took pictures of your children - while they appear to be nude - the child on the potty thing.

This hair stylist needs to be investigated immediately. And TMZ should be cautious about displaying these images.

Octomom go hire yourself an attorney!

876 days ago


Was this money put toward her hair or was it put toward hair cuts for the whole family? When I get my hair done, it's about $100 and about $20 for a basic cut for a child. Add that up and add a tip, it comes up to about that amount. If that's the case, then shame on that hairdresser.

876 days ago


what a fraud this woman is! Money enough for extravagant haircuts, but none to take care of a plumbing bill! Really? Get your priorities straight, girl! She paid more for that haircut than my daughter and I pay together in a year! She is such a disgrace! She is a poor excuse of a mother!

876 days ago


$500 could have went on paint and fix the pluming in her home when is she going to get it together?

876 days ago


This fake ass b!#$ is riding the system and deserves to have her children taken away and locked up for welfare fraud!!!

876 days ago


To be fair...getting a BB is the best thing she can do. I have insanely crazy curly hair, and I pay for a BB at most once a year, and for 8 months I have no frizz and great hair days every day. I use less products ( a lot just a spritz of hair gell, and wayyy less time. So, I get it - spend now and save lots of extra money and time later on.

HOWEVER if you are a famous person on WELFARE, perhaps iyt's not wise to spend your money on that. But again the woman has 14 freakin kids...she probably needs some alone time! I'm on the fence on this one. BB's are great and so worth it when you have crazy hair like mine!

875 days ago


Seriously why does'nt some wealthy well intentioned individual buy her a farm where her kids can roam. It would be better than her couping them up in a pig sty in the city. This woman should be so ashamed of herself. Oh but wait she does after all have a porno coming out next month. Hey just in time for Mother's Day!She is just the gift that keeps on giving to her kids. I cannot believe our system has not taken those kids from her, even the humane society has more since than the child protective system they at least limits the amount of dogs you can own. And what about the all mighty sperm donor? He knows who he is and so does she. She used the sperm from one man for all 14 of her kids. What kind of person must he be knowing how his children are being raised. What chance do those children stand with that gene pool. Everything about this situation makes me sick!

875 days ago
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