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CarolS. Carol Swift, owner and trained Beauty Consultant keeps her team of trained Beauty Consultants updated on the latest Merle Norman® techniques, trends, and products. Carol frequently attends Merle Norman® training conferences around the United States as well as managing "The Studio". Merle Norman® Studio & Unique Gifts was created to be "a one-stop shop." You can receive a make-over, choose a gift, browse the latest “chic” fashions and visit our full-service hair salon. The salon is managed by my second daughter, Jaclyn Yon, and we call it "Yon Salon."



JaclynJaclyn brings enthusiasm and expertise to Yon Salon. Since she was a little girl, Jaclyn dreamed of working in her own salon. In her early teens, Jaclyn named her future salon (the Yon Salon) and by high school, she was working in a salon gaining experience and knowledge. She graduated from the Beauty Institute of Memphis in 2004 and completed an apprenticeship at Richard & Co. Jaclyn has spent time perfecting hair coloring with Beth Minardi of the Minardi Salon in New York City. She successfully completed Beth's advanced course of study called "Behind the Chair with Beth." Jaclyn B. Yon is one of only three in Tennessee who have been certified as a Hair Color Master by Beth Minardi.


Carol and Jaclyn really enjoy being able to help with bridal parties, graduation, proms or with any special occasion. Carol says, "Too often as women we don't get a chance for "me" time; to really take time to pamper ourselves." This mother daughter team enjoys helping people realize their inner and outer beauty as well as creating a place that people know they can come and relax. Their desire to serve has been rewarding. To their surprise, they recently received the Gold Medallion Award for meeting Merle Norman®'s standards of excellence for customer service







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Othella Max (left), beauty consultant; Jaclyn Yon, stylist, manager of Yon Salon; Carol Swift, owner and manager of the Merle Norman® in Atoka...

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