Aug. 16, 2013 at 3:53 PM ET
Friday marked the conclusion of a special week of Ambush Makeovers for women 60 and older. It also marked Kathie Lee’s 60th birthday, so TODAY selected two ladies with special ties to her to be mystery makeover recipients.
First up was Sandy Epstein, 60, who just so happens to be married to KLG’s brother. After KLG correctly guessed her identity, TODAY hair guru Louis Licari revealed the transformation: He had his stylist reshape Epstein’s long locks by adding a few layers and taking a bit off the length. He also trimmed her bangs to show off her eyes.
“I love it. I think it’s sensational,” KLG said after seeing her sister-in-law’s new look. “Sandy is one of the sweetest people in the whole world.”
The second makeover recipient was 62-year-old Karen Hicks, who once traveled with KLG through Israel and shares her love for the biker bar, Alabama Jacks.
Licari brought up Hicks' chin-length bob to her ears and stacked her hair in the back. He also gave some depth to her hair color, which he thought was too light, to make her “more blonde, less grey.”
KLG loved the change.
“You look amazing!” she said to Hicks, who walked out in a blue print wrap dress. “You look so sexy.”
Hicks couldn't believe the results.
“Oh my, who is that?” she said after looking at herself in the mirror.