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'Score!': Watch two women literally jump for joy over Ambush Makeovers

by Courtney Gisriel / / Source: TODAY

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It was pouring on the plaza as the crowds waited for Barry Manilow to take the stage, and our Ambush Makeover team waded through all the drenched fans to find two women who were ready to enjoy a morning of being pampered and plucked!

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TODAY Style Squad member Jill Martin and celebrity hairstylist Louis Licari were charged with the task of transforming two fans. The results left both women jumping for joy!

Bonnie Blide

 Bonnie Blide before her glamorous makeover. TODAY

Bonnie Blide from Horseheads, New York, watches TODAY every morning, so she was thrilled to be picked from the crowd for a glamorous makeover. Blide, 55, could barely contain her excitement after being chosen, saying, "This can't get any better!"

She stepped out into Studio 1A and started jumping for joy immediately after seeing her transformation. "How do you say, 'Score!'" Licari asked.

 Bonnie Blide was hopping with excitement after seeing her new look! Nathan Congleton / TODAY

The Ambush team took inspiration from Brigitte Bardot for Blide's new 'do, trimming her layers into an updated bob with sexy side-swept bangs. Licari deepened the color while adding highlights for more dimension.

RELATED: 'Holy moly!': Family has no words for mom's incredible Ambush Makeover

Blide's friends were shocked to see her strutting her stuff in a pair of jeans, because apparently she never wears denim! Martin topped off the look with a soft black jacket and added a pop of color with a necklace and bracelet.

Here's how you can get Blide's look.

Long Scoop Tank, $49, Clara Sunwoo

  Clara Sunwoo

Slim Pencil Jean, $132, James Jeans

  James Jeans

Three-Quarter Sleeve Open-Front Jacket, $119, Macy's


5 Strand Stretch Bracelet, $114, Marlyn Schiff

  Marlyn Schiff

Nancy Swenson

 Nancy Swenson before her Ambush Makeover. TODAY

Nancy Swenson, 59, is a native New Yorker who moved down south to Dallas, Texas. She watches Ambush Makeover every Thursday and always thought about visiting the plaza when she comes back to New York, but her friends never thought she would get picked.

Our Ambush team plucked her from the crowd and Swenson said she was game for anything. "Do whatever you like," she told TODAY before her makeover.

Her friends were shocked by the transformation, and so was Swenson! She admitted, "I'm so excited, I'm like crying a little!"

 Nancy Swenson looks so chic and sophisticated! Nathan Congleton / TODAY

The Ambush team cut off just a few inches and played into her naturally curly texture by giving her a blowout with upturned ends for a playful shape. The side-swept bangs added polish to the front, and Licari kept her hair a soft blonde color with subtle highlights.

RELATED: 'You look like a movie star': Glam makeover leaves the Ambush team in awe

Martin styled Swenson in a suede jacket with black jeans and a simple shell top. She suggested light-colored suede for spring to keep the look fresh and not too heavy. She added a little color with pastel earrings for a soft, neutral palette.

Check out Swenson's look below. Congratulations to both ladies on their stunning new makeovers!

Bandolino 5-Pocket Jean, $41, Amazon

  Bandolino / Amazon

Sleeveless Blouse, $68, White House Black Market

  White House Black Market

Faux Suede Moto Jacket, $101, Bloomingdale's


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