TODAY | October 25, 2012
>>> we are back with more of "today" on this thirsty thursday. it's time for our plaza ambush makeovers where our team plucks two lucky ladies from the plaza and gives th a brand-new head to toe look.
>> "today" contributor and stylist to the stars, louis licari and "today" and " us weekly " contributor and author jill martin.
>> how was it today?
>> a little brisk, but fun. we had many ladies to pick from.
>> the first one is 45 years old from newark, ohio. after going through a divorce, she had very little time to focus on herself so her friends begged us to give her a brand-new look to jump-start this brand-new chapter in her life. let's listen to her story.
>> they drove 598 miles to see "scandalous." is that right?
>> yes, we did.
>> but the problem is you tell me you have nothing to wear.
>> i have no idea what to wear. we're from central ohio, you know? we are in new york city for our first time. i have no idea what to wear. i'm so excited.
>> we are going to get you ready for kathie lee and broadway . are you ready to hit broadway in style?
>> wonderful. hoe exciting.
>> we'll see them there.
>> sari is here with her sister sue and best friend amy. keep your blind folds on for a second. all right. let's see. great. guys, ready? take off your blind folds.
>> you look awesome.
>> are you ready to see? turn around here.
>> oh, my gosh!
>> you look beautiful .
>> you look beautiful .
>> look right at camera 12. te us about her beautiful hair.
>> okay. soni has fine textured hair. the best way to plump up hair is with hair color and a hair cut . just keep it sort of more appropriate length. we reshape your forehead with the side-swept bangs. make the color warmer. small changes make big differences. beforei don't like to use mousey, but a little dull.
>> dull is better.
>> them's figing words.
>> nowou have just this little glow.
>> lovely make-up, so soft and beautiful .
>> wait. she is exploding.
>> looks great.
>> just wonderful. i can't believe it.
>> it couldn't have happened to a better person.
>> that's sweet. and you'll be seeing "scandalous."
>> she matches the playbill.
>> she does.
>> she is all ready to go to broadway . the dress by kendra scott.
>> a big round of applause.
>> that is so sweet. all right, our second lady is judy , 46 from louisville, kentucky. she allows herself no more than 30 minutes to get ready in the morning. she jumped at the opportunity to be pampered for a few hours. let's listen to her story.
>> when is the last time mom bought something for herself?
>> i don't know it was so long ago.
>> she hasn't bought anything for herself this whole trip and i want her to do something for herself.
>> you tell me you want her to look cool.
>> yeah because she -- yeah.
>> steve is psyched.
>> i am. she is the most beautiful woman in the world to me, but this will be a lot of fun. something neat for her.
>> and you're already crying. don't worry, we are going to take good care of you. are you ready to see a glam mom?
>> all righty. judy is here with her husband steve and their children elizabeth, grace and lilly. keep those blind folds on. one last look at judy and let's bring out a very beautiful lady, judy . oh, wow! beautiful .
>> tell your dad he can take it off.
>> gorgeous. you look gorgeous.
>> turn around.
>> oh, my god!
>> gave her some very subtle highlights. vanessa gave her a