TODAY   |  March 13, 2014

‘Whoa!’ Mom gets ‘adorable’ new look

Hairstylist to the stars Louis Licari and TODAY contributor Jill Martin give a stunning new look to a mom who is visiting New York City with her daughter and mother, as well giving an Ambush Makeover to a schoolteacher who hasn’t worn makeup in years.

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>>> we're back on this thirsty thursday with yet another edition of our plaza "ambush makeovers." and, you have to wonder if the two lucky ladies plucked off the cold and windy plaza were more excited for their makeovers or just to come inside.

>> "today" contributor and stylist to the stars louis licari and "today" contributor and contributing editor for "people style watch" and author --

>> jill martin.

>> nice. work their magic today. hello, kiddos. how was it?

>> cold as always. is that a chore this winter or what?

>> it is over, stop it.

>> spring.

>> let's move on, shall we? emily black is our first lucky lady. 43 years old from dallas, texas. she's only colored her hair once in her life. she was nervous. but excited to get a glam new style. let's take a listen to her story.

>> well you guys are nuts for being outside in this. and we saved you, but i know you want this for your mom. tell me why.

>> because i think that she's an awesome mom because she took me to new york, and i think that i want her to look more stylish and more cool.

>> more cool. what do you think about that?

>> that sounds good.

>> you're a little freaked out.

>> i'm a little freaked out, yes. a little nervous about this, but yes. it will be fun.

>> all right. so she's here with her daughter aidan and her mom donna. please keep your blindfolds on for just a second. here is emily black before. all right, emily . let's see the new you. oh, my god. wow. all right, guys. are you ready? take off your blindfolds.

>> oh, my gosh.

>> wow.

>> that's my little girl .

>> are you ready to see yourself, little girl ?

>> i guess.

>> spin right here.

>> wow.

>> nice.

>> and thought it was emma stone for a second.

>> you look adorable.

>> thank you. tell us about that hair.

>> emily , you lucked out today you wanted to look cool, we have the coolest hairdresser of all.

>> carson.

>> he gave me this very chic, very new york city up to date hairstyle.

>> i love it.

>> i know she -- she left -- she wanted to left long bangs and i love long bangs. that's sexy peekaboo look. i went with the hair color a little warmer, just to change it a bit. also --

>> looks like an irish las.

>> when you add color to the air, you don't have to add so much color to the face and she looks fantastic.

>> i think she looks amazing. i really like it.

>> how about you, monthm? you like it?

>> i do.

>> the dress. cool and sexy we went for. this is from maggie london and just really her bustline is so subtle, that through the sheer black and the new hemline, everyone can see, it is a little longer than this.

>> is that called tea length?

>> a little bit longer than tea length. this is appropriate for her height and made her look good.

>> beautiful.

>> a big round of applause with emily . you can join your family.

>> wonderful, great.

>> our second is lori. she had the same look for as long as she can remember. her co-workers begged us to give her a brand-new style. let's listen to her story.

>> well, we're on spring break.

>> whoo!

>> it is wild over here. and principal sharon , i know you're her boss, why do you want this for maureen ?

>> because she wanted it for me. so she looks worse than i do. that 's wonderful .

>> what do you think about that?

>> that's just how she treats me.

>> i don't think so. all right. principal sharon what do you think about all of this?

>> i think it is wonderful. because this proves to the whole world she looks worse than i do.

>> okay. she said it.

>> crazy. sharon is crazy.

>> wow. okay. she's here with sharon , rhonda and jane. let's take one last look at maureen before.

>> keep your blindfolds on.

>> keep them on. and bring out the new maureen .

>> wow.

>> all right. ladies, take off your blindfolds.

>> you're going to freak out. i'm telling you right now.

>> there she is. all righty.

>> wow.

>> you want to turn around and see maureen ? take a little spin.

>> oh, my gosh.

>> you look great.

>> i love those bangs.

>> yes. carson is going to -- with the bangs. louis, tell us what he did.

>> just swept away bangs.

>> she's going to move in with christian slater .

>> i think she is, actually. of course, again, her hair was so light that it blended with her complexion, so they did her hair color and makeup. i mean, glamorous, beautiful.

>> this is maggie london but the built in panel, the built in belt to accentuate the waistline and panels on the side, very slimming.

>> great job.

>> let's bring emily back out.