A working mother-of-three who rarely has time to pamper herself proudly showed off her slim figure in a red lace dress after receiving a stunning ambush makeover.
Sarah Levoir, 36, from Farmington, Minnesota, stood outside the Today plaza on Thursday with her husband Mike and their children Caleb, Elizabeth, and Grace in hopes of being chosen for a makeover on the show.
It was Mike’s idea to try and get Sarah a new look, and he told Today fashion correspondent Jill Martin that his wife truly deserved to be treated like a queen for the day.
Then and wow! Sarah Levoir, 36, from Farmington, Minnesota, received a dramatic ambush makeover on the Today show on Thursday
Amazed: Sarah’s children Caleb, Elizabeth, and Grace loved her new look, while her husband Mike said she looked ‘drop dead gorgeous’
‘My wife, Sarah, she just works so hard taking care of this family,’ he explained. ‘She has a full-time job plus full-time taking care of these kids, and she just does such an amazing job.
‘She just deserves to have a makeover and have something special done for her,’ he added.
Sarah looked radiant when she stepped on stage in a figure-hugging lace dress while showing off her transformation.
Her husband and children were blown away when they removed their blindfolds and saw her new look for the first time.
Proud husband: Mike told Today fashion correspondent Jill Martin that Sarah deserved a makeover because she works full-time and does an amazing job of taking care of their family
Looking good: Sarah was all smiles as she stepped on stage and showed off her new look
‘Whoa,’ her youngest daughter said, while Mike noted that she looked ‘amazing.’
Sarah was just as shocked when she turned around and looked at herself in the mirror for the first time since the makeover.
‘Oh my gosh! Shut the front door,’ she said as she moved closer to the mirror to get a better look. ‘I don’t even recognize myself.’
Sarah’s hair was cut into a sleek chin-length bob, and celebrity hairstylist Louis Licari explained that he took color inspiration from her children, who all have a little red in their hair.
Loving it: ‘Oh my gosh! Shut the front door,’ she said as she checked out her makeover in the mirror for the first time
What a difference: The working mom’s hair was dyed copper and cut into a chin-length bob
He ended up dying her hair light copper, which brought out her complexion and made her eyes pop.
Today stars Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford couldn’t stop gushing about her makeover, and Hoda added: ‘That dress looks so gorgeous on you.’
Jill put Sarah in a stunning red lace dress that hit just below her knees and featured romantic bell sleeves.
‘She looks drop dead gorgeous,’ Mike said of his wife’s new look.
Before and after: Suzette Raffel, 50, from Southhampton, New York, also got a makeover on Thursday’s show
Goal: Suzette wanted to surprise her family with a new look at her 50th birthday dinner later that night
Suzette Raffel, 50, from Southhampton, New York, also got a makeover on Thursday’s show.
The long-time ambush makeover fan planned on surprising her family with her new look at her 50th birthday dinner that night.
‘I’m not good at it, so I figured just let the professionals do it,’ she said of her reasoning for wanting a makeover.
‘So I really just wanted to come here and get it done.’
Wow: Her sister Sandy and niece Lindsey were excited about her new look
Ready for spring: Suzette loved the outfit, noting it was ‘very trendy’
Added touches: Celebrity hairstylist Louis Licari updated her color by dying her white highlights a flattering shade of gold
Suzette was all smiles when she strut across the stage wearing a floral tunic and matching pants.
Her sister Sandy and niece Lindsey were excited about her new look, and Suzette noted that her outfit is ‘very trendy.’
Suzette was thrilled when she looked in the mirror for the first time since her makeover, and she clearly loved her spring-inspired ensemble.
‘Oh my god, and the outfit’s great,’ she said.
Louis explained that he took Suzette’s white highlights and made them golden to update her color, noting that she ‘looks fantastic.’