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'I look like my mother!' Woman can't believe her Ambush Makeover

The transformation is incredible!
Ambush Makeover on TODAY -- November 30th, 2017
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It was a chilly day on the plaza Thursday, but our Ambush Makeover team had a tough choice with so many people vying for a new look.

Celebrity hairstylist Louis Licari and TODAY Style Squad member Jill Martin eventually found two deserving ladies to pamper all morning long.

Dusty Davis

Ambush Makeover on TODAY -- November 30th, 2017
Dusty Davis couldn't have been more excited for her makeover. TODAY

First up was TODAY mega fan Dusty Davis, 47, who is in New York City for a girls' trip. The Dallas native was hoping to get a new glam look ahead of seeing the Broadway show "Hamilton" with her best friends Krista and D'Ann. Our Ambush Makeover team was certainly ready for the challenge once they saw Davis' wild head of hair.

Ambush Makeover on TODAY -- November 30th, 2017
Davis looked unrecognizable with her new look. Nathan Congleton / TODAY

Krista and D'Ann instantly started squealing with excitement as soon as they saw her makeover.

Ambush Makeover on TODAY -- November 30th, 2017
Davis' friends were absolutely shocked. TODAY

Davis' reaction was priceless. She immediately started screaming with joy upon seeing herself in the mirror.

"Oh, my gosh, I look like my mother!" said Davis.

Ambush Makeover on TODAY -- November 30th, 2017
Davis couldn't believe her eyes upon seeing herself. TODAY

Licari added a few more highlights and kept Davis' base darker to show off her beautiful blue eyes. Maryann Campo gave Davis a sophisticated, layered haircut with bangs.

For the outfit, Martin put Davis in a chic suede jacket that had her looking showtime ready!

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Patricia Powderly

Ambush Makeover on TODAY -- November 30th, 2017
Patricia Powderly was ready to change up her look after 35 years. TODAY

Patricia Powderly, 76, said she had looked the same for the last 35 years and was ready for a birthday change. The Virginia native had the same hairstyle for years and her daughter Kathy has been begging her to change it up. Well, today was the day!

Ambush Makeover on TODAY -- November 30th, 2017
Gone was Powderly's signature ponytail. Nathan Congleton / TODAY

"Oh, my goodness! She looks beautiful! Oh, my goodness!" said Kathy. "I'm so glad to see the 35-year ponytail go."

Ambush Makeover on TODAY -- November 30th, 2017
Kathy was so surprised by her mom's new look! TODAY

"I look like her!" said Powderly, referring to her daughter.

Licari added more depth to Powderly's hair color, which had been washing her out. Campo gave her a lovely haircut and Edin O'Sullivan added some gorgeous makeup.

For the outfit, Martin dressed her in faux leather pants and a bold statement necklace.

Powderly was officially ready to celebrate her birthday in style!

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