This week in outreach: Louisiana Beard & Facial Hair Assoc.
Have a beard, mustache, goatee, soul patch or even a fancy Edwardian lamb chop-mustache combo? The Louisiana Beard & Facial Hair Association wants you.
Founded by Jason Leonard, the group started a Facebook page last week and is reaching out for new members, offering T-shirts (for sale) and even common-sense tips on keeping one’s flocculent face fancy and fret-free:
Soap, conditioner, brushes, and oils help keep that sucker looking good.
One thing I use daily is organic coconut oil. I found this brand at Target, next to the olive oil. Every morning after I shower, and removing most of the water with a towel, I apply this to my beard before I blow-dry. Yes, blow-dry. Avoid high heat, which can damage your hair. A blow-dryer with a low, medium, high setting works best. This coconut oil feels like wax, but quickly melts when applied to your hands. I rub between my hands and massage into my beard. Keeps it shinny, healthy, and I smell like a Caribbean plate lunch all day (a good thing).
The oil solidifies when the house is cool, but is very soft as the house warms. Very easy to melt with your hands.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.