Melissa Rioux

Photo: Lorenzo Agius

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Her Beauty Treatment
The Clothes: Melissa usually wears casual-but-polished separates from Madewell and J.Crew with moccasins and her signature tortoiseshell glasses. "I try not to look too precious—I'm always that person who's, like, 'Yes! I'll help you unload the van!' " A one-shoulder Lotusgrace dress is flirty and feminine, with a full skirt that balances Melissa's broad shoulders. Punky spiked jewelry keeps the flounce factor in check.

The Hair and Makeup: Melissa was in sixth grade the last time she colored her hair. "I didn't know what I was doing," she says. This time around, Ken painted on golden highlights for a natural, beachy effect. He trimmed away the wispy, not-exactly-even ends—Melissa cuts her own hair—to add fullness. Melissa usually forgoes makeup and was thrilled to get a tutorial. Because her eyes are deep set, she doesn't need dark eye shadows to create contours. A rich purple liner along her top and bottom lashes helped elongate her eyes, and a lavender cream shadow brightened her lids. A creamy coral blush brought a flush to her naturally luminous skin.

Her Reaction: "To be told—for an entire day—that you're beautiful? What an incredible feeling!"

Dress, Lotusgrace, $585. Necklaces, Anton Heunis. Belt, B-Low the Belt. On her right wrist: Black wrap bracelet, Fenton Fallon. Ring, Anton Heunis. On her left wrist: Metal chain bracelet, Fenton Fallon. Clear bracelet, Alexis Bittar. Fate bracelet, Stella Flame.