TODAY   |  May 30, 2013

Ladies who lost 60+ lbs. get stunning makeovers

Stylist to the stars Louis Licari and TODAY contributor Jill Martin plucked two lovely ladies from the plaza for head-to-toe makeovers to match their recent weight loss and healthier lifestyles.

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>>> we're back with more of "today" on this thirst-day thursday, time for the amazing plaza ambush makeovers.

>> two lucky ladies were given head-to-toe makeovers. with "today" contributor and stylist to the stars -- louis liccari, la la la la la

>> and "today" contributor jill martin.

>> it was a messy crowd outside.

>> it was a hectic day.

>> today was the first day that felt like summer.

>> a joy to be out there. and many people with signs, it was easy to pick.

>> you picked one lucky lady. her name is mary mcgloghlin, 65 years old from boston, massachusetts. in honor of her birthday she lost 65 pounds and she begged us to help her find a brand-new style. let's listen to her story.

>> 65 seems to be your lucky number .

>> it sure is this year.

>> tell me about the significance and your transformation.

>> i'm been working my whole adult life to lose this weight. i needed to find the right program. i found a 12-step program that worked for me and i've been working on it a all year and now i need to know how to dress me.

>> i can help with that rick, i know you're so excited for your wife.

>> amazing what she's done in the last year. she's worked so hard on it.

>> you're such a good husband. he's crying already, but we're going to make you smile and give you a whole new makeover.

>> i can't stop smiling already.

>> how adorable.

>> i love them! oh. there's rick with his blindfold on.

>> and their daughter, alana.

>> and we love everybody .

>> please, guys, keep your blindfolds on for a second. here is marie before. let's see the new you.

>> whoa!

>> all right. are you ready? all right, guys, take off your blindfold!

>> are you ready to see yourself?

>> marie , are you ready?

>> oh, my gosh! wow!

>> you look hot!

>> you are hot, marie .

>> look at camera 12, marie . tell us about what you did, lois.

>> marie didn't need a makeover. with that smile -- you look beautiful from the minute i saw you. what i did is i gave her the soft auburn color, very natural.

>> one of your face-oves. and vanessa gave her these layers which gave her more volume, more shape. gave her an edgier look.

>> you look fantastic.

>> let's talk about rick and alana.

>> it 's wonderful . she has worked very hard to get to where she is.

>> we're so proud of her.

>> i love her even more now.

>> jill, that dress is great.

>> well these are two weight loss stories today. it was so cool. what size is this? what size is this? it was really that size. a wrap dress is always great when you're losing weight this is by ellen tracy.

>> a big round of applause for marie .

>> our second lady is henrietta kelly, 57 from louisville, kentucky. she recently lost 60 pounds. so she's thrilled for the opportunity with a brand-new look to go with her brand-new body. let's hear her story.

>> so, mom was a little hesitant. but you said -- let's do this.

>> definitely. she really deserves it. she's lost a lot of weight and she's really gotten healthy. and this couldn't have come at a better time.

>> 60-plus pounds. congratulations.

>> so why do you want this so badly?

>> well for one thing, i think the improvement will be very good for me. and i feel better, healthwise and might as well look better on the outside as well.

>> look at this body.

>> you are going to look so hot when we're done with you.

>> looking forward to it, thank you so much. appreciate it.

>> what a lovely lady. she's here with her daughter crystal. hi, crystal.

>> one last look at henrietta before and let's look at the after. henrietta kelly.

>> oh! oh, my gosh! all right. crittal.

>> get ready.

>> oh, slam! turn around, henrietta . look right in that mirror.

>> oh, my goodness! is this me?

>> you look hot!

>> look how hot you are,