OUT TO LUNCH finds Baton Rouge Business Report Editor Stephanie Riegel combining her hard news journalist skills and food background: conducting business over lunch. Baton Rouge has long had a storied history of politics being conducted over meals, now the Capital Region has an equivalent culinary home for business: Mansur’s. Each week Stephanie holds court over lunch at Mansur’s and invites members of the Baton Rouge business community to join her. You can also hear the show on WRKF 89.3FM.
Nothing can ruin an otherwise perfectly great day like a bad hair day. It’s a problem every woman can relate to. And one that two baton rogue enterpreneurs are helping to address.
Boyce Clark has done what many would tell you is impossible. He has found a way to tame frizzy hair. In 2015, this one-time nuclear physicist walked away from his job doing research at the north pole to help his frustrated teenage daughter bring her unruly locks under control and created a two-step hair care product that blocks the frizzing effects of humidity without damaging the hair. In the nearly two years since then, Boyce’s company, Lubricity Labs, has been placing its products in local salons, selling it on the internet, and growing more rapidly than Boyce have ever imagined.
Brittany Allphin Smith is the owner of Rush Salon, a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon that came on to the baton rouge hair scene in 2015. Brittany also had a great dad. Her father Kermit was a law enforcement officer turned PI who, upon retirement, helped his talented daughter open her own salon. Today, Rush is something of a family affair. Brittnay is the owner, her sister Brenna is the manager and her dad, Kermit, and mom Brookie work behind the scenes and sometimes at the front desk to help the growing business.