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Mary Anne's Makeover is the 60th book in The Baby-Sitters Club series. Mary Anne Spier gets a whole new look. Everyone likes the new Mary Anne but does the BSC like it?

Back Cover Summary[]

When Mary Anne sees a picture of a haircut that she really likes, the baby-sitters don't pay much attention to it. They like good old Mary Anne just the way she is.

But Mary Anne really wants the haircut. So she goes ahead and gets it — along with some new clothes and a little makeup. Mary Anne can't wait for her friends to see her.

What a mistake! The Baby-sitters can't even believe what she's done. That makes Mary Anne mad. Maybe she's the one to blame?


Mary Anne is getting sick of her old look: long hair, classic clothing, she wants a new look, but her friends like the old Mary Anne. But when she sees a picture of a haircut that she really likes, she asks her father to get a haircut. He suggests going to Gloraina's House of Hair, which Mary Anne's father says you'll come with a green Mohawk, and Mary Anne says that they ruined Karen Brewer's hair. So Mary Anne and her father go to the Washington Mall, and gets the haircut by Joyce, along with new clothes and a little makeup. When they got home, Sharon and Dawn are shocked by this, and Dawn is angry about Mary Anne's haircut. When Mary Anne goes to a BSC meeting, the rest of the members are shocked, expect for Logan Bruno, he likes her haircut better than the members, and they won't even talk to her. Meanwhile at school, everyone likes Mary Anne's haircut, even the snobby girls, who she makes friends with. Then, the babysitters realized that everyone likes Mary Anne's new style, and make up with Mary Anne once more.


Carolyn Arnold thinks that she makes a real time machine after watching the 1985 film "Back to the Future" and charges kids to travel to the past.


Mary Anne's Family

BSC Members





Pop Culture and Real-Life References[]

  • Movies: Back to the Future, Beauty and the Beast
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Calvin Klein
  • Books: Time and Again by Jack Finney, A Separate Peace, The Time Machine
  • Nijinsky (ballet dancer)
  • Magazines: Wall Street Journal and Rolling Stone
  • Charlie Parker (jazz artist)
  • Bach

Continuity and Inconsistencies[]



Ann M. Martin's Dear Reader Letter[]

Dear Reader,

In Mary Anne’s Makeover, Mary Anne gets a whole new look. Every now and then I get my hair cut, too. However, my style of dress rarely changes. And if I had to choose a member of the Baby-sitters Club whose style is most like mine, it would be Kristy. I came up with Kristy’s “uniform” because it’s what I wear just about every day. I’m happiest when I’m in jeans or overalls, turtlenecks, and sneakers (which is what I’m wearing right now). I believe in being comfortable!

I decided to give Mary Anne a makeover because I wanted her to assert herself. Also, I felt that at least one BSC member should have short hair, since lots of people do, including me. However, what I didn’t realize was that when I changed Mary Anne’s hair, the girl who models as Mary Anne on the book covers would have to wear a wig from then on. Sorry, Mary Anne!


  • This is the first time Mary Anne cuts her hair. Starting with this book and continuing for the rest of the series, the picture of Mary Anne on the 1995-1997 reprint sidebar reflects this change.
  • This is one of the few books were Mary Anne misses a BSC meeting.
  • Kristy has been in track, softball, gymnastics, and volleyball.
  • Dates:
  • Mary Anne notes that Stacey has dark blonde hair on page 22.
  • Mary Anne's new years resolution is to be the best version of herself.
  • Richard always thought Mary Anne would look good with short hair.
  • Mary Anne's complexion is a winter or late spring.
  • Matt Braddock's laugh is like a loud squeak and a goose's honk.
  • A new Thai restaurant opened near Richard's work
  • Kristy wears a long dress and heels to the dance (although she takes off the shoes)
  • Logan is an expert dancer.
  • If Dawn had a time machine she'd go back and see Richard and Sharon at one of their school dances.
  • The name Sabrina Bouvier is recycled from a character in Little Miss Stoneybrook ...and Dawn.


Baby-Sitters Club Books
The Summer Before | #1 Kristy's Great Idea | #2 Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls | #3 The Truth About Stacey | #4 Mary Anne Saves the Day | #5 Dawn and the Impossible Three | #6 Kristy's Big Day | #7 Claudia and Mean Janine | #8 Boy-Crazy Stacey | #9 The Ghost at Dawn's House | #10 Logan Likes Mary Anne! | #11 Kristy and the Snobs | #12 Claudia and the New Girl | #13 Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye | #14 Hello, Mallory | #15 Little Miss Stoneybrook... and Dawn | #16 Jessi's Secret Language | #17 Mary Anne's Bad-Luck Mystery | #18 Stacey's Mistake | #19 Claudia and the Bad Joke | #20 Kristy and the Walking Disaster | #21 Mallory and the Trouble with Twins | #22 Jessi Ramsey, Pet-sitter | #23 Dawn on the Coast | #24 Kristy and the Mother's Day Surprise | #25 Mary Anne and the Search for Tigger | #26 Claudia and the Sad Good-bye | #27 Jessi and the Superbrat | #28 Welcome Back, Stacey! | #29 Mallory and the Mystery Diary | #30 Mary Anne and the Great Romance | #31 Dawn's Wicked Stepsister | #32 Kristy and the Secret of Susan | #33 Claudia and the Great Search | #34 Mary Anne and Too Many Boys | #35 Stacey and the Mystery of Stoneybrook | #36 Jessi's Baby-Sitter | #37 Dawn and the Older Boy | #38 Kristy's Mystery Admirer | #39 Poor Mallory! | #40 Claudia and the Middle School Mystery | #41 Mary Anne vs. Logan | #42 Jessi and the Dance School Phantom | #43 Stacey's Emergency | #44 Dawn and the Big Sleepover | #45 Kristy and the Baby Parade | #46 Mary Anne Misses Logan | #47 Mallory on Strike | #48 Jessi's Wish | #49 Claudia and the Genius of Elm Street | #50 Dawn's Big Date | #51 Stacey's Ex-Best Friend | #52 Mary Anne + 2 Many Babies | #53 Kristy for President | #54 Mallory and the Dream Horse | #55 Jessi's Gold Medal | #56 Keep Out, Claudia! | #57 Dawn Saves the Planet | #58 Stacey's Choice | #59 Mallory Hates Boys (and Gym) | #60 Mary Anne's Makeover | #61 Jessi and the Awful Secret | #62 Kristy and the Worst Kid Ever | #63 Claudia's Freind Friend | #64 Dawn's Family Feud | #65 Stacey's Big Crush | #66 Maid Mary Anne | #67 Dawn's Big Move | #68 Jessi and the Bad Baby-sitter | #69 Get Well Soon, Mallory! | #70 Stacey and the Cheerleaders | #71 Claudia and the Perfect Boy | #72 Dawn and the We Love Kids Club | #73 Mary Anne and Miss Priss | #74 Kristy and the Copycat | #75 Jessi's Horrible Prank | #76 Stacey's Lie | #77 Dawn and Whitney, Friends Forever | #78 Claudia and Crazy Peaches | #79 Mary Anne Breaks the Rules | #80 Mallory Pike, No. 1 Fan | #81 Kristy and Mr. Mom | #82 Jessi and the Troublemaker | #83 Stacey vs. the BSC | #84 Dawn and the School Spirit War | #85 Claudia Kishi, Live From WSTO! | #86 Mary Anne and Camp BSC | #87 Stacey and the Bad Girls | #88 Farewell, Dawn | #89 Kristy and the Dirty Diapers | #90 Welcome to the BSC, Abby! | #91 Claudia and the First Thanksgiving | #92 Mallory's Christmas Wish | #93 Mary Anne and the Memory Garden | #94 Stacey McGill, Super Sitter | #95 Kristy + Bart = ? | #96 Abby's Lucky Thirteen | #97 Claudia and the World's Cutest Baby | #98 Dawn and Too Many Sitters | #99 Stacey's Broken Heart | #100 Kristy's Worst Idea | #101 Claudia Kishi, Middle School Dropout | #102 Mary Anne and the Little Princess | #103 Happy Holidays, Jessi | #104 Abby's Twin | #105 Stacey the Math Whiz | #106 Claudia, Queen of the Seventh Grade | #107 Mind Your Own Business, Kristy! | #108 Don't Give Up, Mallory! | #109 Mary Anne to the Rescue | #110 Abby the Bad Sport | #111 Stacey's Secret Friend | #112 Kristy and the Sister War | #113 Claudia Makes Up Her Mind | #114 The Secret Life of Mary Anne Spier | #115 Jessi's Big Break | #116 Abby and the Best Kid Ever | #117 Claudia and the Terrible Truth | #118 Kristy Thomas, Dog Trainer | #119 Stacey's Ex-Boyfriend | #120 Mary Anne and the Playground Fight | #121 Abby in Wonderland | #122 Kristy in Charge | #123 Claudia's Big Party | #124 Stacey McGill... Matchmaker? | #125 Mary Anne in the Middle | #126 The All-New Mallory Pike | #127 Abby's Un-Valentine | #128 Claudia and the Little Liar | #129 Kristy at Bat | #130 Stacey's Movie | #131 The Fire at Mary Anne's House
Super Specials
#1 Baby-sitters on Board! | #2 Baby-sitters' Summer Vacation | #3 Baby-sitters' Winter Vacation | #4 Baby-sitters' Island Adventure | #5 California Girls! | #6 New York, New York! | #7 Snowbound | #8 Baby-sitters at Shadow Lake | #9 Starring the Baby-sitters Club #10 Sea City, Here We Come! | #11 The Baby-sitters Remember | #12 Here Come the Bridesmaids! | #13 Aloha, Baby-sitters! | #14 BSC in the USA | #15 Baby-sitters' European Vacation
Portrait Collection
Stacey's Book | Claudia's Book | Dawn's Book | Mary Anne's Book | Kristy's Book | Abby's Book
The Baby-Sitters Club Notebook (1987) | The Baby-Sitters Club Postcard Book (1991) | Trivia & Puzzle Fun Book (1992) | Ann M. Martin: The Story of the author of the Baby-sitters Club (1993) | The Baby-Sitters Club Guide to Babysitting (1993) | The Baby-Sitters Club Chain Letter (1993) | The Baby-Sitters Club Secret Santa (1994) | Audio Books on Cassette Tape (1994-5) | BSC Movie Novelization (1995) | The Complete Guide to the Baby-Sitters Club (1996) | Autograph Book (1998) | BSC Graphic Novels (2006-present) | We Are the Baby-Sitters Club: Essays and Artwork from Grown-Up Readers (2021) | Welcome to Stoneybrook: A Guided Journal (2021) | The Official Coloring Book (2023)