Sprung up from a family well-rooted in Baton Rouge, Rush Hair Salon opened its doors September 15, 2015.
Owner Brittany Allphin-Smith and her sister, Brenna Allphin-Smith Perez, grew up in the red schoolhouse on Jefferson Highway that later became School Time Uniforms. They knew from the salon's inception that they wanted to stay in the area, with a goal of offering an environment where people felt at home.
"We want clients to feel like they're in our living room, but still in a high-end part of town," Allphin-Smith says. "We're always going to remember your birthday and your family members. It's a truly personalized experience."
Rush is also a John Paul Mitchell Systems Focus Salon. Allphin-Smith was a member of the first class to complete Paul Mitchell University on the Baton Rouge campus of Vanguard College of Cosmetology. Allphin-Smith has been polishing skills and educating others for almost 14 years.
The "Rush" name belongs to her maternal grandmother, Johnell Rush Allphin. Her father was a pioneer in small business bringing the first grocery store chain to the state of Louisiana (pictured above).