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This holiday-themed Ambush Makeover left this mother and daughter in awe

They were dressed from head-to-toe in festive styles — and they were thrilled!

The end of December is almost here and we can't believe this was our last Ambush Makeover of the year!

With the beautiful holiday decorations and festive feel of the plaza, everyone was excited to end the season with one last head-to-toe transformation.

Style expert Jill Martin and celebrity hairstylist Louis Licari brought two lucky guests into the studio for a holiday-themed makeover — just in time for all those fun-filled parties.

Check out their stunning new looks and snag some wardrobe necessities to look fabulous at your own holiday events!


Haley, her mother and her father trekked all the way from Ohio to visit New York City during the holiday season. She just graduated from college and was thrilled to announce she landed a consulting job in engineering in downtown Cleveland.

She and her mother describe themselves as best friends and have watched TODAY together for years. She never thought she'd be chosen for an Ambush Makeover but she's excited about her new festive look.

Black Midi Dress

Wavy Dot Dress

This dress has a mid-length silhouette with a gathered style at the waist. Perfect for a day in the office or a dinner at a fancy restaurant, it can be worn time and time again.

Sleeveless Victoriana Midi Dress

A high-neck design is elegant and timeless. It has a beautiful lace overlay for added texture and a classic look.

Metallic Strap Heels

Metallic Leather Mules

Metallic accessories are always popular this time of year — and these sensible heels will pair well with any holiday outfit.

Fabulist Pump Pewter

Ankle-strap pumps are perfect for an entire night of dancing. Get these on Amazon, starting at just $20.

Crystal Studs

Kate Spade New York Save the Date Pave Princess Cut Studs

Everyone needs a good pair of studs and these from Kate Spade New York will become your go-to accessory. Martin said she loves the detail of the small cubic zirconia crystals around the outside of the center stone.

Pave Flower Stud Earrings

For under $8, we're loving these flower stud earrings. They have a halo design and have a gorgeous gold-tone finish.


Laurie stood alongside her daughter, Haley, and her husband on the plaza this morning and was ecstatic to be picked as a lucky Ambush Makeover guest.

She currently resides in Ohio and it is the first time she and her family have lived in one place for an extended period of time. They're a military family — so picking up and jumping to the next location became the norm — but now she's finally able to settle down into her home with her loved ones.

Black Star Tunic

Leota Aubree Tunic in Starry Night Black

Add a little flair to a basic black tunic with this starry night design. This flattering top features little white dots and is design with comfort in mind.

Gap Split-Neck Peplum Top

Made with smooth rayon, this breezy blouse will become a style staple in your winter wardrobe.

Black Pants

The Perfect Black Pant

Shout out to Spanx for creating Oprah-approved black pants. Designed with a smoothing knit fabric and a pull-on design, you'll want to live in these.

Time and Tru Knit Jeggings

These jeggings look like pants but feel like soft, comfortable leggings. They are only $13 and come in multiple trendy colors!

Zebra Heels

White House Black Market Zebra Calf Hair Mules

Martin loves the animal print trend which is why she chose these beautiful zebra-inspired heels. They have a slip-on design so you can quickly head out the door to your next holiday party.

Marc Fisher Majer 2 Pump

These heels are fitted with a sling-back design, which makes them perfect for walking around or dancing the night away.

Stud Floral Earrings

Bauble Bar Primina Flower Drop Earrings

Floral earrings are a timeless design that can easily accessorize any outfit, regardless of the season. Covered in two-toned crystals, this oversized pair of earrings is all about making a statement.

LOFT Flower Stud Earrings

Score these stunning studs for under $20 at Loft. They add a touch of bohemian glam to any winter outfit.

Want to see Haley's other style? Take a look here!

Black Wrap Dress

Eliza J Dotted Ruffled Wrap Dress

This star-studded wrap dress has a sheer and light look. We love how it works with everything from a pair of exquisite pumps or a pair of casual booties.

Asos Long Sleeve Wrap Chiffon Dress

Chiffon is great for the winter because you can layer it with jackets, wraps or cardigans without getting too hot. This one has a flattering neckline and adjustable wrap at the waist for total comfort.

Metallic Leather Heels

White House Black Market Ella Metallic Leather Pumps

Looking for glamorous pumps that are dressy yet versatile? Look no further. These champagne-colored leather heels from White House Black Market check all the boxes.

Sam Edelman Hazel Pumps

These Sam Edelman pumps have a padded sole for comfort that will last through any festive get-together. Buyers say that they're true to size and pair well with a wide variety of outfits.

Gold Floral Bangle

Christina Greene Monica Crystal Bangle

If you're going to splurge on something you'll wear forever, this elegant bangle is it. It's encrusted with crystal quartz and set in 18-carat gold plating.

Charter Club Crystal Flower Bangle Bracelet

If you're in need of an affordable accessory to jazz up any holiday outfit, we recommend this gold-toned bangle bracelet. It has a secure clasp closure and is adorned in sparkling crystals.

Star Drop Earrings

Baublebar Callisto Drop Earrings

These dazzling drops are sure to draw some attention when you're surrounded by friends and family.

Starburst Dangle Drop Earrings

Statement jewelry is perfect this time of year, which is why these starburst earrings are a hot buy this holiday season. You get them for only $14 so you might want to snag a few pairs as last-minute stocking stuffers.

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