Ambush Makeover

Ambush makeover moves one husband to tears

Aug. 13, 2013 at 1:01 PM ET

Two teachers gave TODAY viewers an education on Tuesday about how fabulous being 60 and older can look.

The two women received Ambush Makeovers during a special week dedicated to transforming the looks of women 60 and over, in honor of Kathie Lee’s milestone birthday later this week.

First up was Diane Schatz-Peterson, 63, who recently retired and lost 90 pounds. She also purchased a new sports car, a Chevy Camaro, which played into why she was so excited about getting a makeover.

Video: Our Ambush glam team of hair stylist Louis Licari and TODAY contributor Jill Martin make over a 63-year-old retired school teacher who wanted an updated look to drive her new Camaro, and a 60-year-old wife whose husband gets emotional over her transformation.

“I needed to have a change in the way I look when driving it,” she explained.

TODAY’s hairstylist to the stars Louis Licari added some shape to Schatz-Peterson’s short hair. He also covered her gray, which some people choose against, but can be crucial to taking years off their appearance.

“Oh my God, I don’t even look the same,” Schatz-Peterson said afterward.

Hair coloring also made a difference for Esther Martinez, the other makeover recipient.

Esther Martinez, before and after her makeover.
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Esther Martinez, before and after her makeover.

The 66-year-old Texan had her wavy locks smoothed out. Licari also toned down the dark brown in her hair adding some softness to the color.

The transportation absolutely stunned her family, especially her husband, who was in tears when he saw his wife after the makeover.

“Marry me again!” he said.

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