TODAY | June 13, 2013
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>>> we are back on this thirsty thursday with more on our plaza ambush makeovers. two lucky ladies get plucked off our plaza.
>> they are contributor and stylists to the stars. louis lacari. and contributing editor to "people" style watch. a little rainy. a little dreary.
>> you beat the rain.
>> we beat the rain.
>> she said we have to do this fast. and we did.
>> you found some good folks?
>> we found two great makeovers.
>> laurie olive is here to celebrate her daughter's graduation so they begged us to give their mom a glam new look. let's take a listen.
>> well, it's a girls weekend. whoo-hoo. everyone is in a state of shock here. i know you want this for your mom because you say she's always in the same thing.
>> yeah. she's always in blue jeans and t-shirts and she never wears heels. i just want this for her because she always does stuff for us.
>> oh, that's so nice. and i know you just graduated. congratulations. and your dad is not here. where is he?
>> he's at home paying for this trip.
>> all right. well, we are going to send you home glam to thank him. what do you think?
>> oh, i think it's great. this is going to be wonderful.
>> she looks like a teenager.
>> she does look like a kid. here her two daughters, katlyn and hailey. keep your blindfolds on. here's laurie olive before. pretty woman walking down the street
>> wow, laurie , you look great.
>> all right, kids. take off your blindfolds.
>> that's your mama. hello, mama. you ready?
>> laurie , turn around.
>> oh, my god!
>> i love it.
>> you look amazing.
>> look right at camera 12. very dramatic haircut.
>> we had bridget jenny do all the haircuts. she updated the haircut by shaping it. giving it the peekaboo bangs. a little hair on the face. then i darkened the hair. it changed the texture of her hair.
>> really makes her eyes pop.
>> it made her eyes pop but makes her hair look in better condition.
>> girls, what do you think?
>> i think she looks amazing.
>> i have no words.
>> really good or really bad.
>> tell us about the dress.
>> i love turquoise in accessory accessories but also a great dress if you already have your black dress. from maggie bondon. a beautiful cutout in the back. she hasn't worn heels in 20 years.
>> how do they feel?
>> you could get used to being an uber model, couldn't you?
>> uh, no.
>> a big round of applause.
>> lovely, lovely.
>> all righty. our second lady is carla . she's 43. she's also quite young. westlake, ohio. never colored her hair before. and leaves her house every day with this soaking wet. so she jumped at the chance of getting a brand new style. so let's hear her story.
>> another ambushee in a state of shock but a birthday state of shock . what a great gift.
>> yes it is a great gift. i'm very shocked and happy and speechless.
>> what do you think about this for your daughter?
>> it's great. i think it's going to be a fun day for her.
>> everyone is a little speechless.
>> it's your birthday. i know you're single. your ready to be totally glam and fabulous and new york city ready?
>> yes. i'm definitely looking forward for the opportunity. it will be fun.
>> all right. she's adorable. she's here with her mom carolyn. let's take one last look at carla before and bring out carla farington now. oh, yeah.
>> oh, yes! right there. okay, mom. you want to take off your blinders and see your daughter.
>> oh, my god!
>> that's a good reaction.
>> turn it around. look right here, hon.
>> put your glasses on. can you see?
>> i can see. wow. oh, my god.
>> that is such a good sign when they start putting their hands in their hair like that.
>> she feels like the sexy woman she is.
>> carla , you look gorgeous.
>> thank you. of course, i lightened the hair and added a few brighter pieces around the face.
>> she can't stop. it's adorable.
>> it's all put together with the makeup.
>> i like the color of it, too.
>> the color is so beautiful.
>> the lipstick goes with the dress which really works well.
>> you can put your glasses on if you want to see a little bit.
>> and the dress is adorable.
>> i think we got her contacts?
>> they aren't in. we were like -- wait until she puts her contacts in.
>> the dress is maggie london incorporating the peplum and the exposed zipper in the bag. and also navy and red, a good combination.
>> mom you like?
>> oh, she's beautiful. she looks wonderful.