Our Story

Salon J Ladner: Join the Hair Journey ®, is Downtown Dayton's most electric and forward focused salon. We love celebrating Paul Mitchell, Wella, Blown Away, and Redken products to create unlimited opportunities for your beauty dreams. Our trained and certified artists range from hair cutting and coloring specialists, to brow and lash artists. We are all fully committed to excellence in guest service and helping you live a more vivid and confident lifestyle.

Located at the Saint Clair Lofts, the industrial atmosphere turned high glamour sets the mood for an energetic, welcoming, stylish, and chic salon. The grey tones set a muted scene for the colorful stylist destinations and accent pieces, enhanced by our spectacular glitter wall and one-of-a-kind statement pieces. Adding to your reservation and hair journey experience, our lather lounge is the perfect way to escape, with a starlit sky and serene sounds whisking you to your perfect getaway.

Salon J Ladner provides dimensional hair coloring, trending haircuts, facial waxing, special occasion updos and makeup, hair relaxing, and texture services. At the salon’s Color Bar, Joshua and his stylists create extraordinary looks through advanced techniques including ombré, block coloring, color corrections, vivid hues, and balayage.

Salon J Ladner provides more than just a color, cut, or style; it’s a lifestyle and commitment. Mr. J Ladner and his stylists are dedicated to sharing the hair journey with their guests, providing an amazing salon experience that transcends beyond each visit, enhanced with the best products available in the beauty industry.

As a 'GIVING BACK' Salon, they also are committed to making the world a more beautiful place, dedicated to giving back to the community and reaching out toward the future of Downtown Dayton, a thriving residential, retail, and entertainment community in the midst of its rebirth.

The owners Joshua and Vince Ladner are transplants to Dayton, and have fallen in love with the city. They’ve not only chosen to open a salon downtown, but have also made downtown their home.

Joshua is a graduate of Paul Mitchell the School Tampa. As a nationally published stylist, he’s worked as a production manager for New York Fashion Week, working hand-in-hand with modeling agencies, designers, and front and back of house teams in order to achieve the ultimate vision of the runway shows. He’s been named by Beauty Launchpad, a leading beauty magazine, as "a rebel with a beauty cause," and has been featured in print and online interviews inspiring young artists and entrepreneurs. Joshua has also worked on photo shoots with Target Corporation, TURN Magazine, Askasalon.com, Jadabeauty.com and more. You can see J and his team on Living Dayton, a daily NOON show with Channel 2 sharing product tips, latest trends and all things glamour.