TODAY   |  December 19, 2013

‘Fantastic!’ Wife gets hot redhead makeover

Hairstylist to the stars Louis Licari and TODAY contributor Jill Martin give makeovers to a mom whose daughter encouraged her to come to the show for a new look, and a wife who always wanted to be a redhead.

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>>> all right, welcome back, everybody, for more of "today" on this thirsty thursday. it must be time for ambush makeovers.

>> two lucky fans were plucked from the plaza outside for head to toe brand-new looks.

>> let's do it one more time, shall we? lewis lacari la, la, la

>> and author jill morrison.

>> hey, guys.

>> you're making these choices quick.

>> it's cold, number one, two, we had so many signs. one sign was especially for me. instead of lacari it said bacardi.

>> all right, first up, alexandra. she has had that same look for as long as she can remember so she wanted a brand-new look for her fast approaching 50th birthday.

>> we notice the sign. luis bacardi. because you thought his name was luis ?

>> yes.

>> so you wanted this for me. you googled the name. this is what you came up with?

>> yes, ma'am.

>> so why do you want this for your mom?

>> because she's been talking about the "today" show and how she really loves it and --

>> aw. so what do you think, we picked you.

>> i'm really excited. i'm looking forward to a change. i'm really excited.

>> ready for a different looking wife?

>> absolutely, a little adventure.

>> oh, a little adventure.

>> she's already beautiful.

>> she really is. keep your blindfold on.

>> he's already cheating.

>> here is a picture of alexandria before. let's see the new you. [ applause ] oh, my god.

>> oh, my goodness.

>> take off your blindfold, and get ready to freak.

>> oh, my gosh.

>> oh, my gosh.

>> say something.

>> whoa!

>> alexandria , you've got to see yourself. turn right around, sweetie.

>> i love that!

>> oh, my god.

>> that haircut is fantastic.

>> this is a bob, jagged on the bottom, pushed to the side. it has layers and a new length. everything about this is new. i took away highlights which were a little bit frosty. i made her this soft natural looking warm brown, which is very close to her natural color, by the way. and of course her makeup.

>> christy, what do you think?

>> i'm speechless.

>> you're also adorable.

>> you are.

>> yes, yes. and you love it too, richard?

>> oh, yeah.

>> jill, that dress was made for her.

>> imagine, major, right? look at this body on her. i mean, winter white is still appropriate. we love that for the winter.

>> beautiful.

>> a big round of applause.

>> oh, my god.

>> go join your family right over there.

>> richard saying thank you.

>> aw.

>> all right, our second lady is rob robin. she's 46, from hattiesburg, mississippi. when we asked her about her daily beauty routine, she laughled out loud. so she was thrilled for the opportunity to pay it forward for just a few hours.

>> mississippi lady needs a makeover. a lot of signs today. someone came to us and said, i want to be a redhead.

>> i want to be a redhead, yes, absolutely.

>> you're in luck, because luis does that. what are you looking for?

>> great, great. just bright red nice hair.

>> luis ' dream, here we go.

>> i'm ready.

>> she said bright red . i can't wait.

>> all right, she's here with her very handsome husband burt . hello, burt . if that's your real name .

>> hello.

>> let's bring robin the redhead out.

>> wow.

>> oh, my gosh.

>> hey, now.

>> i hope you're on your heart medicine. take your blindfold off.

>> wow, that looks great. really great.

>> it really does.

>> turn around and see.

>> get ready.

>> that is unbelievable.

>> it's julianne moore .

>> i know.

>> gorgeous.

>> oh, my gosh.

>> that looks great.

>> oh, wow.

>> notice, i want you really to notice the hair color . the old hair color was very dark, a bit harsh on your facial features. this is softer. you look so glamorous. and it is so much more flattering to your complexion.

>> you look like a natural redhead.

>> today's redheads do not have to look garish. they don't have to look like a corvette. they can look like --

>> they look smashing.

>> look at burt .

>> burt , what do you think?

>> she looks fantastic, absolutely.

>> so now you're going to live in hottiesburg instead of hattiesburg.

>> like a dream.

>> just do a turn to show this cutout in the back. look how pretty, how beautiful her body is.

>> bring alexandria back out. a round of applause.

>> good job.

>> we're going shopping.

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