TODAY | September 05, 2013
>>> were saying, hodie, you're so hot.
>> can i tell you how badly i've messed up my phone. just look.
>> she's got hundreds. hundreds and hundreds.
>> all righty. time for our plaza ambush makeover . at the crack of dawn, two lovely ladies were picked from our crowd outside to get a total head to toe redo.
>> working their makeover magic, louis licari. la, la, la, la, la
>> and "today" contributor and contributing editor for "people style watch," jill martin. how was it today?
>> good. plenty of signs. we had a very special sign.
>> they held it up and we got it.
>> elise is turning 60 this month from san jose , california. her older sister elaine -- hello -- wants her baby sister to have a brand new look to celebrate this new decade in her life. let's listen to her story.
>> i love it. so you already cut your hair. you're ready for your 60th but you want this for your sister who is already crying. tell me why.
>> she's just been a helpful person all her life to our neighbors and many of our nieces and nephews. and i just think she'd look good in short hair like mine.
>> and i love that you made an appointment at louis licari tomorrow, just in case we didn't pick you. so you are ready for all of this?
>> yes, i'm so excited.
>> i'm ready for her.
>> i want to look younger like my sister.
>> don't worry. we'll tell you.
>> how cute are they?
>> so here -- elaine , just please keep your blindfold on for a second. here's elise before. all right, elise . let's see the new you.
>> she's going to be gorgeous.
>> oh, my gosh! oh, yeah.
>> all right. are you ready?
>> are you ready, elaine ? take off your blindfold?
>> oh, wow.
>> you look great.
>> are you ready?
>> turn right here.
>> oh, my gosh.
>> tell us about the hair.
>> the first thing i did was i tempered my red here. i wanted her to be lighter.
>> it's pretty, though.
>> it's a barely there strawberry. vanessa gave her this great haircut which just is a modern updated bob which is so chic. and the bangs, which as we all know, are better than botox which is why you look younger.
>> elaine , what do you think?
>> you look great. you look really good.
>> and that outfit. she's in a little leather.
>> it's available at edress me. this is a detachable peplum. you can take it and wear it over jeans. also if you have a bigger back side it covers up. this is a great option.
>> a big round of applause. terrific.
>> join your sister, sweetdie.
>> sandra harris is from oakwood, virginia. she's dying to get a brand new look to help combat how old she's feeling now that she's experiencing menopause. boy, just wait, honey. let's listen to her story.
>> well, we couldn't miss her in the crowd. menopause momma needs a makeover. i guess you really want this?
>> yes, ma'am. i really, really want this.
>> tell me why. you told me a little bit outside.
>> i just feel ike i'm aged and i look old and i'm tired. so i feel like i need a new me.
>> well, it's 7:00 and we are going to make you look fabulous.
>> all right!
>> by 10:12 .
>> thank you so much. thank you. thank you!
>> now someone is calling me on my watch.
>> of course they are.
>> she's here with her kids chris and hope. let's take one last look at sandra before. there she is. let's bring out the new sandra harris.
>> oh, nice. all right.
>> chris and open, take it off.
>> oh, my god!
>> you look hot.
>> quite the change. turn around, sandra . give yourself a good look.
>> put your glasses on.
>> you look beautiful.
>> thank you.
>> it's great.
>> we didn't do anything. they did it all. they did it all.
>> so we -- i don't think, sandra , i don't think you look old. i think your hair just looked a little bit, like you --
>> it dragged her down.
>> so again, this is a great haircut by vanessa. very similar but different because of the different hair texture from the first one.
>> i love the color. that's really pretty.
>> i softened that color, added the highlights and, again, keep the makeup minimal to stay young.
>> and that dress, come on.
>> great lbd for fall. from london times . and a statement necklace. you can wear this with jeans also.
>> are you loving?
>> i love it.
>> of course you do.
>> take your mom to lunch after this show. congratulations.