TODAY   |  November 21, 2013

Ambush! Woman gets birthday transformation

Stylist to the stars Louis Licari and TODAY contributor Jill Martin give two lucky ladies from the TODAY audience an ambush makeover with a new hairdo and some fresh outfits.

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>> we're back with more of "today" on this thissy thursday with another edition of our plaza ambish makeover. we surprised them with brand new lo looks.

>> and doing the plucking as always, contributor and stylist to the stars, lewis lukari.

>> thank you, ladies.

>> and contributor and contributing editor for people style watch, jill martin. how were the pickings?

>> the pickings were good. it was a chilly day today. cold, cold.

>> all right, so we've got our first lucky lady is tammy . she's 44 years old, from new oxford, pennsylvania as manager of an auto shop, she rarely has an occasion to dress up. we wanted to surprise her with a glam new look.

>> what's the best birthday gift you've ever gotten?

>> this one.

>> it is?

>> absolutely the best birthday gift ever.

>> that's so cool. no offense to you. i guess you'll get her something, too, but it's not going to top this.

>> i can't top this.

>> are you excited for your girlfriend?

>> very excited for him.

>> we love him.

>> are you ready?

>> i am ready.

>> okay, then.

>> here we are. jeremy , are you ready?

>> yes, i'm ready.

>> okay, jeremy , please keep your blindfold on for just a second. here is tammy before. all right, tammy , let's see the new you.

>> wow, that is quite the makeover.

>> you ready? jeremy , get ready. take off your blindfold.

>> all right.

>> that's a good look.

>> tammy , ready?

>> i am.

>> spin right around here.

>> oh, my gosh. holy moly .

>> careful.

>> definitely different.

>> it sure is.

>> look at camera 12.

>> lewis, tell us what you did to the hair?

>> first, jeremy said this is his burest birthday she ever had because of you. the haircut is by mayoki. and she could have gone blond or dark. i chose a darker color.

>> jeremy , what do you think?

>> i think she's beautiful.

>> of course, you do. sweet. jill, tell us about the dress.

>> we saw cut-outs all over the runway. we wanted to give her an updating dress with white on top. and everyone should have a basic pair of black shoes from nine west.

>> what do you think?

>> it's fantastic.

>> happy birthday to you.

>> you can go join your birthday.

>> our second lady is robin wilson , 53, from ontario, canada. she and her husband are in new york for the first time, celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary . we figured what better way to celebrate that, their anniversary, than with an ambush makeover , so let's hear her story.

>> okay, so i feel like you're a little freaked out because we really did ambush you out there.

>> you did, yeah. we kind of wandered around, got lost this morning finding our way here.

>> we found you. all right, alex , what are you thoughts on all this?

>> wild, i guess. i don't know. i'm mesmerized. it's kind of a new experience for us all.

>> you seem like a little wild guy, right?

>> he is.

>> okay, well things are about to get crazy. you okay with that?

>> i'm okay with that, yeah. i'm excited.

>> there's crazy alex over there, and we're going to take one last look at robin wilson before and bring out the new robin wilson .

>> oh, my gosh. wow. you know what? alex , if you were crazy before, you're going to be out of your mind now. take off the blindfold, please. you look great, robin. turn it around, sweetie.

>> look how gorgeous you are.

>> this doesn't look like me.

>> it's awesome. turn right around, please, and look at the 12.

>> robin, it looks like you, only you as a movie star . you look so glamorous. again, a great haircut. i lightened the hair, and this case, i think it really worked with her, and the great makeup.

>> beautiful. she looks great. alex ,