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After losing a collective 350 pounds, these women celebrated with an Ambush Makeover

Her head-to-toe style transformation was the perfect way to start the new year!

It's hard to believe, but we just entered a new year and an entirely new decade! To celebrate fresh beginnings, style expert Jill Martin and celebrity hairstylist Louis Licari joined the TODAY team to give two lucky guests a striking Ambush Makeover.

Both of these women recently experienced tremendous changes in their weight-loss journey and hoped for stunning new looks to celebrate their major accomplishment.

Check out their gorgeous hair, makeup and style transformations that left them feeling ready to tackle the new year.


Jody is visiting New York City from the town of Nixa, Missouri. She is celebrating her 100-pound weight loss with her daughters Ciera and Jerica, and her granddaughter named Addison.

Sleveless Floral Dress

Floral High-Low Maxi Dress

Don't fear the floral look in the colder months. This darling dress is studded in small metallic designs, bright flowers and is currently over 60% off.

Fitted High-Neck Sleeveless Midi Dress

This online exclusive is practical and extremely classy. We love the high neckline and the 12-inch side slit at the leg.

Studded Earrings

Stellar Oversized Stud Earrings

Jump into the new year with some statement accessories that will undoubtedly upgrade any outfit. These ones feature glittering glass stones.

Gold Starburst Stud Earrings

These petite studs are elegant and super affordable! You can get them on Etsy for only $15.

Peep-Toe Booties

Suede Peep-Toe Booties

Martin loves these booties and we love how they are both chic and versatile. The gold-tone hardware gives them an eclectic feel and the breathable lining ensures you'll be able to wear them all day long.

Open Toe Lace Up Ankle Bootie

These lace-up booties are currently 15% off the original price and can be worn with nearly any style of outfit. We recommend pairing them with a longer dress or a sleek pair of jeans.


Laurie showed up at the Plaza from York, Pennsylvania and hoped for an Ambush Makeover to compliment her 250-pound weight loss. Her husband James, daughter Meghan, son-in-law Nick, and grandsons Grayson and Benjamin joined her in the studio.

Maroon Moto Jacket

Faux-Leather Moto Jacket

Moto jackets are great for any closet because they can be worn in nearly every environment — from the office to a dinner party.

Faux Leather Moto Biker Jacket

This moto jacket comes in 15 colors and is made from faux leather. It showcases silver zippers and textured shoulders which gives the jacket an edgy look.

Black Blouse

Lace-Detail Surplice Top

The gorgeous lace detailing on this blouse provides an elegant variation to a simple black shirt.

Long Sleeve Peplum Hem Blouse

A flattering black blouse is a necessary addition to any closet. This one from Nordstrom Rack comes in six colors and has pleated detailing.

Navy Drop Earrings

Beaded Kiera Drop Earrings

Start off the new year with bold accessories and striking colors. These drop earrings are made from glass stones, zinc casting and shiny, gold plating.

Navy Statement Drop Earrings

Available in 30 colors, these fun earrings are sure to make you glow.

Dark-Wash Jeggings

Classic-Rise Jeggings

These form-flattering leggings are both stylish and comfortable. The classic-rise version comes in both classic and petite sizes.

Time and Tru Women's Sculpted Jegging

If you're looking for a comfortable pair of pants that still look like real jeans, we recommend this pair made by Time and Tru. They come in six colors and a various sizes.

Gold Drop Necklace

Multi Drop Pave Drop Dagger Necklace

Get the optimal mix of edgy and classy with this drop necklace. The pave bar and dagger pendant make this accessory one-of-a-kind.

Triple Layer Y Necklace

Add some glam to your everyday look with this triple layer necklace. This year, focus on making accessories the star of your outfit!

Check out Jody's other dress below!

Leopard Print Dress

Long Sleeve Perfect Wrap Dress

This stunning wrap dress is detailed with a pink and black leopard pattern. If you're looking to add a bit more color to your wardrobe for the new year, you'll want to take a closer look at this piece.

Leopard Print Shirt Dress

For under $32, you can bring some excitement to your closet. The New Look shirt dress features double-breasted fastening, a tie waist and a spread collar.

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