These 2 best friends got stunning Ambush Makeovers — see their new looks


It was a beautiful late-summer day on the plaza and, not
surprisingly, it was packed with TODAY fans.

Our Ambush Makeover dynamic duo of celebrity
hair colorist Louis Licari and TODAY Style Squad member Jill Martin had a
tough choice, but they found two women — best friends for over
35 years — who were so excited about the chance to get new

See these 2 best friends embrace their glamorous Ambush

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See these 2 best friends embrace their glamorous Ambush

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Deb Zimnoch


Deb Zimnoch was ready to change up her hair.

First up was Deb Zimnoch, 50, from Pennsylvania. She's a mom to
a 14-year-old son and works in auditing. She recently
celebrated her milestone birthday and was ready for a change.
Zimnoch told our Ambush team she would never take the plunge to
cut her hair, so that's where they came in.

"Oh, my gosh!" exclaimed Zimnoch. "I love it! I love it!"


Now this is a great reaction!

Licari took Zimnoch from blonde to a beautiful soft brunette
color that really made her complexion pop. For the haircut,
Igor Musayev gave her a chic bob.


Deb Zimnoch is 50 and fabulous!

Martin completed this fabulous new look with an elegant
deep-purple sheath dress.

And let's not forget about the gorgeous makeup by Edin
O'Sullivan that brought this all together.

Shop a similar look to Zimnoch's here:

Adrianna Papell Draped Blouson Sheath Dress, $140,


Ella Exotic-Print D'Orsay Pumps, $130, White House Black Market

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Lisa Boltz


Lisa Boltz was ready to let our Ambush Makeover team give her
some much-needed pampering.

After Deb Zimnoch's fabulous new look, it was time for her
bestie's reveal.

Lisa Boltz, 51, lost her husband of 20 years last September and
is now trying to spend time finding herself. Zimnoch actually
convinced Boltz to come along with her for a chance to get an
Ambush Makeover.


Boltz's smile says it all. She looks gorgeous!

Hoda screamed, "Cute!" as soon as Boltz walked into the studio.

And then it was time for both friends to see each other.
Zimnoch's jaw instantly dropped as soon as she saw her friend.


These two best friends were so excited with their new looks.

"Oh, my God! I love it!" said Boltz upon her big reveal. She
couldn't help but smile as she looked at herself in the mirror.

Licari darkened Boltz's hair for some dimension and Musayev
gave her a stylish new haircut to compliment her color.

Martin dressed Boltz in staples for fall so she could start
building out her wardrobe for the new season.

Shop a similar look to Boltz's here:

1.State Asymmetrical Bracelet Sleeved Jacket, $119,
Lord & Taylor

Lord & Taylor

Back-Tie Scallops and Pintucks Shell, $79, Talbots


NYDJ Barbara Stretch Bootcut Jeans, $124, Nordstrom


We are so excited for these best friends! They look absolutely

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