A Sharp Effect
Adrienne Jones, Owner1200 W. Main St. Suite 16 Peoria, IL 61606
From doing her own hair at the age of 6 to growing her client list at age 12, Adrienne Jones, also known as AJ, has always had a passion for hair and wanting to open her own business. After moving to the Peoria area from Philadelphia, AJ took that passion and started her journey by opening her business, A Sharp Effect, in June 2015. Coming from a family with a history of owning businesses, AJ takes pride in her business, boutique and unique offerings, like their appointment system that sends you text message confirmations and reminders.
At A Sharp Effect, you can find services including men’s and women’s haircuts, braiding, extensions, color, styling, bridal party services, makeup and facial waxing. They even have private suites for clients to book if they are uncomfortable being on the main floor.
AJ wants all her potential clients to know about the fun multicultural environment of the salon and that all are welcome. In fact, when asked about the challenges she has faced while running her business, AJ noted being one of “Peoria’s best-kept secrets”.
Along with having a great support system at home, with her sons and husband, AJ looks forward to future endeavors including possibly opening a school for stylists and growing her hair and fashion show.
Aside from her work with the salon, AJ is very active in Peoria's Black community with her work at Dream Center Peoria with the women’s ministry. In addition, she participates in Backpack Peoria, Friendship House and various events in the community, including her hair and fashion show that happens in October.
When asked what she enjoys most about her business, AJ said her clients and doing what she loves to do.
“Bring us any problem and we can fix it for you”, said AJ with a smile.