Adrienne Jones-Yarbrough

Adrienne Jones


Owner and operator, A Sharper Effect Salon


Occupation: Adrienne Jones-Yarbrough, a licensed cosmetologist, owns A Sharper Effect Salon, which specializes in cuts, color, styling, natural hair, extensions, sew-ins, wig care and installation. She consults with clients daily about maintaining healthy hair and creating a personalized look.  


Community Involvement: A Sharp Effect, her salon, has volunteered its services at community events such as the Dream Center’s Women’s Group Pamper Night, Backpack Peoria, and Peoria Friendship House programs. The business works closely with the apprenticeships at Woodruff Career and Technology Center’s cosmetology program. The salon is also known for its annual Hair and Fashion Showcase and its support of charitable organizations such as Pink Heals.


Education: Bachelor of science, business administration, Lincoln University (Pennsylvania); cosmetology license, Empire Beauty School; certification, trichologist (in progress)


Three things she’s passionate about: Her business, including building her brand and making clients beautiful; spending time with family and being the best mom and wife she can be; sharing her knowledge to help others be successful in cosmetology.


Three favorite hobbies: Singing on the Praise Team at her church; listening to podcasts; and learning about new hair products and hair trends different hair trends  


Career Influence or Inspiration: “The gift I have is a God-given talent. However, experiencing all the latest trends in hair and fashion via magazines and music videos always made me passionate and was a big influence.”


Inspirational quote: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill


“Do what you love and love what you do. It’s only meaningful when there’s passion in what you do.”

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