Ambush Makeover leaves mother-daughter duo from Chicago looking fab

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It may be chilly outside, but Studio 1A was heating up with some hot makeovers Thursday!

Celebrity hairstylist Louis Licari and TODAY contributor Jill Martin chose two lucky ladies with a special bond for this week's Ambush Makeover. A mother and daughter from Chicago excitedly accepted the opportunity to leave TODAY looking a bit more glamorous than when they arrived.

The daughter, Katie Rich, who works as a textbook writer at the University of Chicago and celebrated her 33rd birthday on Tuesday, was first to receive her makeover.

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Katie said her beauty routine is limited to moisturizing and applying the occasional eyeliner, so she couldn't wait to see what TODAY's style squad would do.

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"Look at my hair!" she said with excitement after seeing her soft, new bangs in the full-length mirror on set.

Next up was Katie's mom, Joan, who said she hadn't highlighted her hair since her college years.

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Joan's edgy outfit and bright makeup prompted a priceless reaction from Katie, who couldn't believe her mother's transformation.

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Joan was equally as excited about Katie's new elegant look as her own layered hairstyle.


Beaming and beautiful — like mother, like daughter!