It was a gorgeous December morning on the Plaza and, as usual, it was packed with eager fans holding signs with pleas for a new look by our Ambush Makeover team of celebrity hairstylist Louis Licari and TODAY contributor and fashionista Jill Martin.
Louis and Jill found two deserving women who just couldn't wait to let our glam squad of hairstylist Arson Gurgov and makeup artist Edin O'Sullivan work their magic. These might be some of the best makeovers we've seen all year!
For Renay Bailey, her trip to New York to celebrate her 70th birthday just got a whole lot more exciting! The retired banker, who also just celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary, came to the Plaza with her two sisters dressed as elves. Our Ambush Makeover team couldn't help but notice Santa's little helpers in the crowd and were excited to show Bailey how fabulous 70 can be!
As Bailey stepped out with her fabulous new 'do, her sister elves were in shock! They jumped and screamed "Oh my gosh!" over and over again. It might be one of the most adorable reactions we've ever seen!
Bailey was equally as ecstatic as she saw her hip 70-year-old self for the first time. There are really no words to describe a reaction as exciting as this! Who knew 70 could look this gorgeous?
Debbie Bloom, 48, was in need of some primping and pampering. The mom of two and grandmother is also a cancer survivor. She described being selected for an Ambush Makeover "like a Christmas gift and life gift to myself." Our Ambush Makeover team and glam squad couldn't have been more ready or excited to finally give this deserving casino dealer some extra special TLC!
"Wow!" said Bloom's best friend Ken as he saw her for the first time with a chic new haircut.
"Oh my gosh! Oh my goodness! Can I get closer?" said Bloom upon seeing her stunning self in the mirror.
These Ambush Makeovers were really one for the record books! Both Bailey and Bloom looked absolutely, positively gorgeous!