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This page is about the original novel. For the graphic novel, see Karen's Haircut (Graphic Novel).

Karen's Haircut is the eighth book of the Baby-Sitters Little Sister series.

Back Cover Summary[]

Karen feels like an ugly duckling. Her baby teeth are all falling out, and she has to wear new glasses, too! Karen needs a new haircut to make her look glamorous.

But the beauty parlor lady cuts Karen's hair all wrong. Now she's uglier than ever! What will all the kids at school say?

Summary[]

Karen's friend Hannie is getting married to a boy named Scott Hsu, and Karen's going to be a bridesmaid. Karen just lost two of her baby teeth, and she has to wear glasses, making Karen feeling like she is an ugly duckling. Karen decides to get a haircut to make her be less uglier, but to make things worse, Karen's hair stylist Gloraina cuts too much hair, not matching the haircut Karen wants. Karen is worried that Hannie will not let her in her wedding, which she did. To get her in Hannie's wedding, Karen tries to change her name a few times to let Hannie in her wedding, but Hannie keeps saying no. Karen keeps trying to change into fashionable clothes, but Hannie keeps saying Karen can't be in her wedding.

Then, Hannie fells off her bike, losing her two front teeth. Hannie is worried that she will look ugly in the wedding photos. Finally, Hannie allows Karen to be her bridesmaid in her wedding, even though Karen's hair is ugly. The wedding ends up a success. At school, Ricky Torres says Karen looks nice, and Karen says thanks. Ricky then says if he wants to marry her, and Karen says yes. Ricky says thanks "Chantal", which was Karen's name to get Hannie in her wedding, and Karen says "It's Karen. Karen Brewer."

Characters in this book[]

Karen's Family

Kids

Adults

  • Ms. Colman
  • Gloriana's House of Hair - Sally, Gloriana, receptionist
  • Mrs. Dawes
  • Mrs. and Mr. Papadakis
  • Mr. and Mrs. Hsu

Places in this book[]

Trivia[]

  • A reprint was released on April 5, 2022. [1]
  • The working title of this book was Karen's Beauty Treatment [2].
  • Continuity: Karen makes a reference to the manicure she got on the cruise in Baby-sitters on Board! on page 30.
  • Inconsistencies: Karen purposely spells crystal with a K, when she's usually a stickler for spelling.
  • Pop culture and real life references: Annie and Take Me Out to the Ball Game (song).
  • The message on the dedication page says: "This book is in honor of the birth of Maxwell Joseph Lieb."
  • Karen's two front teeth fell out prior to the beginning of this book.
  • Karen put two teeth under her pillow and the tooth fairy left a blue barrette.
  • At Hannie's wedding, Karen was supposed to be a photographer before being a bridesmaid. Mrs. Papadakis eventually takes over to take photos.
  • Karen wants to change her name various times to make Hannie let her in the wedding after Karen got her haircut, these are the names that she chooses: Tiffanie Titania, Krystal Karlotta, Gazelle, Desiree, Chantal Chantilly
  • Mary Anne and Kristy go shopping together in chapter 16.
  • Andrew is the one that told Scott about Hannie's bike accident.
  • David Michael was the minister of Hannie and Scott's wedding, Linny is the best man, and Sari is the flower girl.

Gallery[]

Baby-Sitters Little Sister Books
#1 Karen's Witch | #2 Karen's Roller Skates | #3 Karen's Worst Day | #4 Karen's Kittycat Club | #5 Karen's School Picture | #6 Karen's Little Sister | #7 Karen's Birthday | #8 Karen's Haircut | #9 Karen's Sleepover | #10 Karen's Grandmothers | #11 Karen's Prize | #12 Karen's Ghost | #13 Karen's Surprise | #14 Karen's New Year | #15 Karen's in Love | #16 Karen's Goldfish | #17 Karen's Brothers | #18 Karen's Home Run | #19 Karen's Good-bye | #20 Karen's Carnival | #21 Karen's New Teacher | #22 Karen's Little Witch | #23 Karen's Doll | #24 Karen's School Trip | #25 Karen's Pen Pal | #26 Karen's Ducklings | #27 Karen's Big Joke | #28 Karen's Tea Party | #29 Karen's Cartwheel | #30 Karen's Kittens | #31 Karen's Bully | #32 Karen's Pumpkin Patch | #33 Karen's Secret | #34 Karen's Snow Day | #35 Karen's Doll Hospital | #36 Karen's New Friend | #37 Karen's Tuba | #38 Karen's Big Lie | #39 Karen's Wedding | #40 Karen's Newspaper | #41 Karen's School | #42 Karen's Pizza Party | #43 Karen's Toothache | #44 Karen's Big Weekend | #45 Karen's Twin | #46 Karen's Baby-sitter | #47 Karen's Kite | #48 Karen's Two Families | #49 Karen's Stepmother | #50 Karen's Lucky Penny | #51 Karen's Big Top | #52 Karen's Mermaid | #53 Karen's School Bus | #54 Karen's Candy | #55 Karen's Magician | #56 Karen's Ice Skates | #57 Karen's School Mystery | #58 Karen's Ski Trip | #59 Karen's Leprechaun | #60 Karen's Pony | #61 Karen's Tattletale | #62 Karen's New Bike | #63 Karen's Movie | #64 Karen's Lemonade Stand | #65 Karen's Toys | #66 Karen's Monsters | #67 Karen's Turkey Day | #68 Karen's Angel | #69 Karen's Big Sister | #70 Karen's Grandad | #71 Karen's Island Adventure | #72 Karen's New Puppy | #73 Karen's Dinosaur | #74 Karen's Softball Mystery | #75 Karen's County Fair | #76 Karen's Magic Garden | #77 Karen's School Surprise | #78 Karen's Half Birthday | #79 Karen's Big Fight | #80 Karen's Christmas Tree | #81 Karen's Accident | #82 Karen's Secret Valentine | #83 Karen's Bunny | #84 Karen's Big Job | #85 Karen's Treasure | #86 Karen's Telephone Trouble | #87 Karen's Pony Camp | #88 Karen's Puppet Show | #89 Karen's Unicorn | #90 Karen's Haunted House | #91 Karen's Pilgrim | #92 Karen's Sleigh Ride | #93 Karen's Cooking Contest | #94 Karen's Snow Princess | #95 Karen's Promise | #96 Karen's Big Move | #97 Karen's Paper Route | #98 Karen's Fishing Trip | #99 Karen's Big City Mystery | #100 Karen's Book | #101 Karen's Chain Letter | #102 Karen's Black Cat | #103 Karen's Movie Star | #104 Karen's Christmas Carol | #105 Karen's Nanny | #106 Karen's President | #107 Karen's Copycat | #108 Karen's Field Day | #109 Karen's Show and Share | #110 Karen's Swim Meet | #111 Karen's Spy Mystery | #112 Karen's New Holiday | #113 Karen's Hurricane | #114 Karen's Chicken Pox | #115 Karen's Runaway Turkey | #116 Karen's Reindeer | #117 Karen's Mistake | #118 Karen's Figure Eight | #119 Karen's Yo-Yo | #120 Karen's Easter Parade | #121 Karen's Gift | #122 Karen's Cowboy | 8 x 2 = Sweet Sixteen
Super Specials
#1 Karen's Wish | #2 Karen's Plane Trip | #3 Karen's Mystery | #4 Karen, Hannie, and Nancy | #5 Karen's Baby | #6 Karen's Campout
Activity Books
Activity Books | Secret Diary | School Scrapbook | Summer Fill-In Book | Jump Rope Rhymes | Playground Games | Photo Scrapbook | Book of Laughs
Other Series
Baby-Sitters Club | Super Special | Portrait Collection | Readers' Request | Mystery | Super Mystery | Baby-sitters Club: Friends Forever | California Diaries | The Kids in Ms. Colman's Class
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