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Oprah Once Gave Her Mom A Rare Makeover, But People Thought The Result Was Horrifying

Date December 5, 2018 18:05

Oprah is the undisputed queen of feel-good TV. She has spent a good portion of her time on air giving countless women makeovers, and one of the 'lucky' ones who got to experience Oprah’s magic wand live on camera was her mother.

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America's favorite makeover show

For 25 years, Your Oprah Show Fix was the most inspiring makeover show on TV and Oprah changed the lives of women the world over because she believed that a makeover wasn’t just about switching up how you looked. The secret was changing how you feel.

Online, people continue to demand its return. There’s almost no chance that Oprah will ever go back to doing live makeovers, but before the beloved show was shelved, she got her mom, Vernita Lee, who died on Thanksgiving weekend, for one of her episodes.

Oprah transforms her mom's look

For the special segment, daughters were having fun making over their mothers, and Oprah, then 36, joined the trend to help transform her mom's Della Reese-inspired hair cut into a trendy look.

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Before the switch up, Vernita had a crop of funny-looking short hair in front and her hair was bobbed and longer behind.

Oprah suggested that her mother goes with a shorter look pointing out that the ends of Vernita’s hair were damaged. 

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Her then personal stylist Andre Walker worked his magic fingers on Vernita and the result was a very different look. He gave her a full feathered fringe cut and tinted the color of her hair to a brown shade from the previous grey and black.

Mixed reactions and makeover fails

Despite the effort, commenters called the TV icon out for the awkward makeover.

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They say Vernita looked worse after the makeover and some wondered if Oprah had done this to get back at her mom for their difficult relationship.

But, if you think this was a makeover disaster, you have clearly not seen the transformation fails in the above YouTube video.

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Those Oprah Show Fix stylists definitely gave their victims a makeover from hell. What do you think?

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