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'Is that really me?' See this retired nurse's dream Ambush Makeover

She was in shock, but in the best way possible!
by Shane Lou / / Source: TODAY
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What do you do when you’re celebrating your birthday in New York City? Head to the plaza and get an Ambush Makeover, of course!

Celebrity hairstylist Louis Licari and TODAY Style Squad member Jill Martin plucked two women from the plaza who were very eager to get a new look for their birthday week. We can’t think of a better birthday gift than a morning of pampering, away from the cold weather.

Jan Stull

Jan Stull is a retired operating-room nurse who spent 44 years helping others. Now, it was our turn to help the 65-year-old from Tampa, Florida, look glam for her visit to the Big Apple.

“After 44 years in the OR and being in scrubs, she really does need this and deserves it,” her daughter Katie told Martin.

“I am so excited. My dream come true!” Stull added.

Ambush Makeover on TODAY on Feb. 8, 2018
Looking good, Jan!Nathan Congleton / TODAY

This is what dreams are made of!

“Glamorous!” Hoda Kotb exclaimed after Stull showed off her stunning makeover.

Stull pointed to the mirror and asked, “Is that really me?” She was in shock, but in the best way possible!

Ambush Makeover on TODAY on Feb. 8, 2018
"You're so cute!" Stull's daughter said after the big reveal. We agree!Nathan Congleton / TODAY

Igor Musayev gave her a stylish haircut, and Licari added highlights and covered her grays.

Martin dressed Stull in a Clara Sunwoo top and a pair of jeans from James Jeans.

Here’s how you can get a similar look:

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Susan Forsythe

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Susan couldn't wait to get an Ambush Makeover!TODAY

Susan Forsythe, 60, from Austin, Texas, planned her entire trip around getting an Ambush Makeover. It's a good thing that our Ambush team chose her this morning!

“She started dropping hints about three months ago that it would be really nice to be able to get a makeover on (her) birthday,” her husband, Will, said.

Ambush Makeover on TODAY on Feb. 8, 2018
She's 60 and feeling fine!Nathan Congleton / TODAY

Will had an awesome reaction to his wife’s new look: “Ooooooooooooh, wow! Terrific!” He especially loved her new, shorter hairdo. Licari gave her normally blond hair a red tone.

Ambush Makeover on TODAY on Feb. 8, 2018
He has good reason to smile after seeing his wife's transformation!Nathan Congleton / TODAY

Forsythe was equally as excited: “Wow, my God!”

Martin put her in mixing and matching pieces, including a top from Chico’s and a pair of NYDJ jeans.

She was hoping to flaunt a new look around town, and now she can. Watch out, Manhattan, here comes Susan!

Here’s how to get a similar look:

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