TODAY | July 25, 2013
>>> we're back on this thirsty thursday with our very dean kaine, sitting in for kathie lee as she's off. it's time for our " ambush makeover " as we surprise two lucky women from the plaza with a makeover look.
>> stylist to the stars --
>> get ready it's a song -- louis lacari-la, la, la, la, la
>> and "today" contributor and contributor to "style watch" --
>> and author --
>> jill martin.
>> how were the pickings on the plaza today?
>> it was great. i saw, we death did, two women i should say who had no idea how pretty they were. they didn't have a clue. we just have to show them how.
>> we can't wait. our first up is kristinvil ville villarosa, 31 from houston, texas. she's never colored her hair before. she rarely wears make-up, and begged us to give her a brand new look. take a listen.
>> brand new look.
>> i know you came down here just for this, and there's a special reason.
>> yes. i've been growing my hair out for locks of love. i thought it would be cool to get it cut as a makeover on the "today" show.
>> so nice, you give a gift and get a gift. and i know you're flipping out for your aunt --
>> yes, she never gets ready or anything. she's gorgeous naturally. i'm excited to see how this comes out.
>> i know your husband, fernando , is excited, nervous --
>> hopefully excited.
>> he will be, trust me.
>> i hope so.
>> oh. fernando . all right. fernando is here. husband, kids, aid an, and here is kristin before. let's see the new you
>> are you ready? wait. wait -- you ready? take off your blindfolds.
>> oh --
>> kristin , are you ready? step right here. see the mirror? step right in front. you can put your glasses on. i'm sorry -- oh, hey! well --
>> i don't look like myself.
>> you look hot. look -- do me a favor, look at camera 12. tell us about the hair.
>> okay. the hair today, vanessa gave her a great haircut. look how much we cut. i don't know if you can see on camera. it's about 12 inches or so.
>> you look hot.
>> she's donating her hair, by the way. then i softened her hair, lightened her hair. the combination brought out the glamorous girl that was within.
>> fernando , what do we think?
>> i think she looks fantastic. we came over -- she watches all the time. she was hoping to get chosen for the makeover. thank you all.
>> she looks great. that's the perfect outfit.
>> can you believe the body? we put her in a dress that she doesn't have. nothing like it. by maggie lyndon. and i want you to see the back --
>> i'm sorry. the back. [ laughter ]
>> a big round of applause for kristen. you can join your family.
>> wow. wow.
>> who's up next?
>> the next one is denise williams from orangeburg, south carolina . and her daily beauty routine consists of showering and wearing zero make-up. just like me.
>> after calling her mother, she was finally convinced to try a brand new look. let's take a look and listen to her story.
>> i loved your reaction when we picked up. i'm surprised you stopped jumping around.
>> i can't help it. i can't believe this. it's going to be great, though.
>> i love that you called your mother for permission. you were on the phone with her for so long.
>> she said, "please do it." she called my brother. he said, "tell her to do it. what's wrong with her?"
>> mom, we are going to make her look fab. what do you think?
>> it's going to be great.
>> good attitude.
>> okay. she is here with her church group --
>> look at this lively bunch.
>> a lively bunch. they look terrified. [ laughter ]
>> went protection.
>> they look terrified. all right. let's take one last look at denise before. and then let's bring out the new denise.
>> take them off. take off your blindfolds.
>> sorry --
>> she looks so nice.
>> she's got to see herself. spin around and look in the mirror. come on, girl. i'm sorry, somebody came to play.
>> oh -- [ laughter ]
>> you look beautiful.
>> that's not me.
>> that's you.
>> that is definitely you.
>> spin around so we can see you, too.
>> she looks hot. [ laughter ]
>> oh, my gosh --
>> show the hair --
>> score. what we did there is -- once your hair is black, it shouldn't be black again, but the darker colors look great on you. you look fantastic.
>> thank you very much.
>> this is a great short haircut. she twisted it before. we took the twist away and gave her a great pixie.
>> she looks 15 years youngerment hyoung eer. honestly.
>> that shows the color, cut, make-up --
>> what about the church group. what do you think?
>> she looks beautiful.
>> you have this look like --
>> what about that dress? that's a great dress.
>> i know. i love that she called her mom to ask permission. she was on 20 minutes before we were allowed to make her over. we had a ball. the dress is maggie london. a great wrap dress .
>> great on her. let's bring kristin out and do a big round of applause. [ applause ]