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This week, Ambush Makeover is back with two transformations that will knock your socks off!
Style expert Jill Martin and celebrity hairstylist Louis Licari plucked two lucky ladies from the TODAY plaza for a morning filled with hair and makeup and fresh new looks.
From a cancer survivor who spends her days taking care of others to a newlywed who just landed a new job, these two women couldn't be more deserving.
Read on for everything you need to recreate the looks at home!
Sammie McCollum recently got married and is celebrating starting a new job this year! She's always wanted to dye her hair, and Licari delivered! Martin complemented the look with some fun and flirty pieces she can wear on date nights.
Spain Dress in Coral, $250, By Marina Bulatkina
Martin picked this feminine red dress to complement McCollum's new look. The flirty hemline is perfect for a romantic dinner for two.
Off-the-Shoulder Cocktail Dress, $13, Amazon
We also like this off-the-shoulder option in a similar color. It's racked up over 1,500 reviews on Amazon and seems like the perfect dress for a fancy night out.
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Rianne Drop Earrings, $44, BaubleBar
Martin loved these beaded earrings because they add a young, fun accent to the formal looking dress.
Beaded Disc Earrings, $10, Amazon
If you're looking for something even more dramatic, these earrings offer layers of beads for a fun, playful addition.
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Olivia Embossed-Leather Pumps, $130, White House Black Market
You can't go wrong with a classic pair of pumps! Martin opted for this style in a silver pair, and though they aren't available online in that color, we love the black as well!
Closed-Toe Kitten Heel Pump, $14-25, Amazon
If the silver's more your speed, this pair from Amazon is well-liked with a 4-star rating from over 470 reviews.
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Marla Milling is a cancer survivor and caretaker to her 89-year-old father and disabled son, so she simply doesn't have time for herself. She's visiting New York City for the first time with her daughter, who is on her college spring break, and we're thrilled she stopped by the plaza for the chance to be made over.
Black & White Top
Geo Stripe Print V-Cross Bar Cut-Out Top, $89, Clara Sunwoo
This black and white geometric top is very chic. It features a round neckline and elbow length dolman sleeves. It's also wrinkle resistant and breathable.
MuCoo Color Block Cold Shoulder Top, $19, Amazon
This color block black and white top is a similar option that features cut out shoulders. It's also available in blue and burgundy.
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Black Skinny Jeans
Performance Stretch Skinny Jeans In Black, $89, Ann Taylor
Every woman needs a pair of black skinny jeans in her closet. They're perfect for dressing up or dressing down. And these ones stretchy, comfy and flattering.
Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. Gold Label Modern Skinny Jeans, $25, Amazon
These black skinny jeans are an Amazon No. 1 best-seller. They're a blend of cotton, polyester and elastane, so they're sure to be comfortable. With over 2,200 reviews, the pants have a 4.5-star rating.
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Beaded Statement Earrings
Capella Drop Earrings, $36, BaubleBar
These fun statement earrings are a great spring look. They're bold and feature delicate beadwork. In addition to the white, they are also available in turquoise.
NLCAC Beaded Tassel Earrings, $9, Amazon
These white beaded earrings are a less expensive option with a similar elegant vibe. The tassel style is very on trend and they come in a wide variety of color options.
For more beaded statement earrings, check out:
- Oscar de la Renta Beaded Clip-On Earrings, Saks Fifth Avenue
- BaubleBar Mini Rianne Beaded Drop Earrings, Nordstrom
For more incredible Ambush Makeovers, check out some of our past favorites:
- 'Is that me?!' Woman is blown away by red carpet-worthy Ambush Makeover
- Watch 2 lucky ladies get fresh Ambush Makeovers for spring
- This husband's sweet reaction to his wife's Ambush Makeover stole our hearts
- Watch this mother-daughter duo get matching Ambush Makeovers
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