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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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Pudding Tang    

she still believes attention will pay her bills and take care of her kids? BRILLIANT!

848 days ago


her hair looks great-i could spooge all over that mane

848 days ago

Veritatis Amans    

If you can't afford to fix your plumbing - why get a haircut or straightening treatment at all?

$20 will by the entire household enough store brand shampoo and conditioner for the month.

848 days ago

Pompano Ann    

It's not a matter of sending her back?????I think she was born in the US? Bottom line she doesn't have her priorities set and wondering why she is so vain at this point? My father walked out and I don't recall my mother ever putting herself first, she gave everything to us and sacraficed all including her vanity, me mother knew it was better to cut her own hair at home and save the money for us kids.

848 days ago


I still think the person who should be in prison is the doctor who put all those embryos in her. Nadya is mentally ill.

848 days ago

Veritatis Amans    

Why would you even have/need spray paint in a house with 14 kids. Not a standard arts and crafts supply for grade school age kids and younger.

848 days ago


Sounds like Stephane will no longer be cutting her hair.

848 days ago


So, will child protection services step in?'s probably a good time.

848 days ago


How is the hairdresser taking all the pictures, without NS knowing it??

848 days ago


Can no one see that this check is a fake? What bank accepts a check with only a first name on it?

848 days ago


Very sad that she chose to prioritize things in that order. At least my 2yr old son knows we have to pick dipers&wipes before he can ask if there is money left for a toy. This woman deserves to have someone to report to with the receipts on how she spent her welfare cheque.sad. those kids need help.

848 days ago


See now this is the stuff that really enrages people... not the mess or her obvious lack of parenting skills but the blatant selfish way she spends on herself! I haven't had a professional hair cut in years.. just can't justify the cost based on our budget. This is how she lost public sympathy in the first place, spending money donated to 'help' on things like nails and hair. This, not her house makes her a disgusting parent.

848 days ago


You have to love the state of California. They find those kids are not in danger and a hairdresser that apparently has no problem going into this house and selling this woman $520 worth of product and service. Things that make you go hmmmmmmmmm.

848 days ago


$520. in a haircut? And the hairstylist goes to her house? $80.00 in hair products? And she's on welfare? God! How can some people do that and not get caught!
Having 14 kids on her own is totally irresponsible, but the doctor who help create this situation should have his medical license taken away.

848 days ago

Will always LOVE RJ    

Something HAS TO BE DONE about the CA welfare system. This has WIC and foodstamps that shops in a super market then goes out to her BRAND NEW CAR in the parking lot..I mean WTF CALIFORNIA????

848 days ago
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