->''"We'll have you washed and dried\\
primped and polished till you glow with pride.\\
Trust my recipe for Instant Bride.\\
You'll bring honor to us all!"''
->-- ''Disney's Disney/{{Mulan}}''

A.K.A. ''Torture Session Montage.''

A girl with frizzy hair, pimples, braces and NerdGlasses is plunked into a chair (maybe even tied down for good measure) in front of a mirror by well-meaning friends and attacked with a flurry of curling irons, combs, hair gel, blush, eyeshadow, eyeliner, lipstick, nail polish, and all manner of powders and waxes. Put her under a bright spotlight, like at a [[JackbauerInterrogationTechnique Jack Bauer Interrogation]], for good measure. Just remember, before you're done, TheGlassesGottaGo. She never exhibits any allergic reactions from the multitude of substances that are put on her, and never stands up for herself if she doesn't want to have a makeover in the first place.

Voila, SheIsAllGrownUp! Often [[BrokenAesop hypocritically paired]] with BeYourself, as the glamorous version the person has never been before is [[BeautifulAllAlong their true self all along]], really!




[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* A rather dark version of this occurs in ''Anime/{{Interstella 5555}}: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem,'' in which the kidnapped alien band are given a fully automated makeover to make them appear human: their skin is painted, their hair is dyed, their memories are replaced, and they are all fitted with mind control devices.

* In ''Fanfic/InsertGenericAdventureTitleHere'' a ''Manga/DeathNote'' [[AlternateUniverseFic AU]], Light is tasked with making [[{{Leatherman}} Mello]] [[TheInfiltration look like a respectable college student who would attend To'oh University.]] HilarityEnsues or rather en-''[[BadassInANiceSuit suits]]''.

* ''Film/ThePrincessDiaries'' with Anne Hathaway.
** Andy, played by Anne Hathaway, in ''Literature/TheDevilWearsPrada'"
* [[HollywoodHomely Sandra Bullock]] undergoes one for ''Film/MissCongeniality''. Waxing was involved.
* Occurs in ''Film/MemoirsOfAGeisha'', in both the book and film version.
* Occurs over a course of a few scenes in ''Film/MeanGirls'' with Cady.
* Alyson Hannigan in ''[[Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg Date Movie]]''.
* Another rather creepy variant appears in ''Film/{{Mirrormask}}'', though whether the use of the Carpenters song "Close To You" pushes it into {{Narm}} territory is debatable.
* Rare and elusive all-male version in ''Film/EncinoMan'', in which a caveman is miraculously transformed into a goofy 80s teenager by the two guys who found him. Complete with towel turban and bath beads (which, admittedly, [[ExtremeOmnivore the caveman ate]]).
* Parodied in ''Film/NotAnotherTeenMovie,'' in which the makeover strictly consists of removing Janie's glasses and letting her hair out of its ponytail.
* Happens multiple times in a row in the 2007 ''Film/StTrinians'' movie.
* Fern gets a new look and a new name in ''Film/{{Jawbreaker}}'' to keep her silent about Liz's murder.
* [[Film/DirtyDancing Baby]] doesn't exactly get a makeover but her clothes get skimpier and sexier as her dance lessons progress.
* [[HeterosexualLifePartners Harry and Lloyd]] in ''Film/DumbAndDumber''.
* ''Film/TankGirl''. Rebecca making over the outside of her tank in a animated montage. If you look closely you'll notice that it gets made over from a PT-76 light tank to a M-51 Super Sherman.
* ''Film/EarthGirlsAreEasy'' - an entire musical number as Julie Brown gives a (completely unnecessary) makeover to Geena Davis.
* A rare male version occurs in ''Film/{{Komaa}}''.
* Creator/RitaHayworth gets one before her photo shoot in ''Film/CoverGirl'' (1944). She doesn't look much different at the end of it, though.
* In ''Film/WildRose'', Jiang, wanting Xiao to make a good impression with his family, has her get a makeover in which she's dolled up and dressed in fancy clothes. But Xiao is still a {{Tomboy}} with uncouth country manners, and things go wrong at the dinner anyway.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Every'' makeover show ever made has a version of this.
* ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' has a rare example of Raven doing this for a ''guy''.
** As does ''Series/PowerRangersSuperMegaforce'', of all things. Emma and Gia, the pink and yellow rangers, take new recruit Orion, the silver ranger, to get some new clothes and a haircut, as the alien was wearing ragged clothing and had let his hair grow out after his home planet had been destroyed by the bad guys.
* ''Series/QueerEye''
* The ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' episode "Game Night" has one for the creation of [[Creator/NeilPatrickHarris Barney]].
* Suggested by Abed in ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode [[Recap/CommunityS1E17PhysicalEducation Physical Education]] when the group wants to get him to impress a girl.
* Parodied in the ''Series/ICarly'' episode ''iKiss,'' where they have a parody of typical teenage girl movie, including a makeover-scene. Considering the main audience of the show, this move was pretty ballsy.
* Perfectly parodied in ''Series/CrazyExGirlfriend'' with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2lmojePnA0 "Put Yourself First,"]] a makeover set to song all about how women should put themselves first...for men. "Don't think about it too hard."
* ''Series/{{CSI}}'': TheTeaser to "Under My Skin" has a teenage girl undergoing a makeover from her older sister. As this is ''CSI'', it does not end well for her.

* "Like the First Time" ("처음처럼" by 티아라) has a music video that is this. Five friends prepare their glasses & books girl for a 소개팅 (blind date).

* The song "Rainbow High" in TheMusical ''Evita'' is essentially one of these.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* An optional scene in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' has the group doing this to wild boy Gau.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Deliberately avoided in ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', when the girls [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=326 go to get haircuts]] in Chapter 15. The comic skips straight to the finished haircut and Red's reaction, with the narrator mentioning in passing that the skipped scene "would have been a very amusing haircut montage."
* UhOhItsADinosaur: Ann decides to [[http://itsadinosaur.com/comic/dino_373/ help Kyra become "cute"]] as all girls should be. Kyra is skeptical, at least until the CostumeTestMontage.
--> '''Ann''': [[http://itsadinosaur.com/comic/dino_376/ How about a fuzzy pink boa?]]
--> '''Kyra:''' Oh! It's a matter of taste because I want eight!
* MeanBoss: Martha.

[[folder:Web Originals]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zl6hNj1uOkY The Doll Face]] video.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDb6yOVKKxE Parodied]] by ''WebVideo/HardlyWorking''. Sarah does one for David and Pat - into an ordinary black gown, which she says is the only thing she has. At the guys' insistence, she goes through the makeover montage. The resulting product in the end is that she looks a lot like [[Theatre/{{Wicked}} Elphaba]] in a sweater.
* Parodied in the Bone Mouth sketch [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=s-bEQOOkk8g "Makeover Montage Goes Awry"]] - [[spoiler: First the recipient of the makeover is murdered by a man lurking in the closet... Then her murderer gets the makeover instead]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'': Helga does this to herself because she's sick of people forgetting she's a girl. The episode ends with her realizing why she always avoids this girly stuff -- it's stupid.
* ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge'' has the other animals do this to Stella the Skunk.
* Parodied in the penultimate episode of ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'', in which several characters undergo this, to the accompaniment of a song consisting only of the word "makeover" repeated seven times as seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DaXJmo9cro here]].
--> '''Cleopatra''': Are you thinking what I'm thinking?\\
'''Cleopatra/Joanne of Arc''': Makeover!/''Suicide!''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' parodies "Rainbow High" in its 'Evita Episode'
* Magnificently spoofed in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': an episode spoofing ''Queer Eye for the Straight Guy'' features two makeover montages -- the first one is pulled out of Queer Eye, and the second happens after TheReveal that the guys from Queer Eye are actually [[spoiler: crab people]]. The boys must be made over into [[spoiler: crab people]] as well and HilarityEnsues.
* Smurfette goes through this in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' story "Smurfette's Golden Tresses" with Barber subjecting her through various hairstyles before finally realizing that it's hard for him to improve upon perfection.
* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryInc'': Daphne undergoes one in "In Fear of the Phantom" when she instructs the Hex Girls to "turn her into a rock star".