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Salon J Ladner & Spa: Join the Hair Journey ®, is Downtown Dayton's exclusive Paul Mitchell Focus Salon and Spa. Our trained and certified artists range from hair stylists and nail artists to estheticians and massage therapists. 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 and spa. 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 away to your perfect getaway.

Salon J Ladner & Spa 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.

Our Massage and Esthetics destinations focus on celebrating the rejuvenation of skin care and reviving your body. Let our highly qualified and specialized estheticians take your skin on a journey through head-to-toe waxing services, essential and posh facials formulated for your skin preferences, chemical peels and microdermabrasions. The team of massage therapists are specialized in techniques ranging from relaxation to deep tissue.  For the ultimate experience, you can even reserve a couples massage.

Add to your journey by finishing at our Nail Oasis. All of our nail artists' work is hand-crafted and hand-painted. Customize your nails to fit any color or cut experience from our color bar, or have a work of art hand-painted to make your nails a masterpiece. From CND shellac to acrylic scultping, essential nail needs, or laying back in our pedicure bowls with the added touches of massage, men and women alike enjoy this getaway.

Salon J Ladner & Spa 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 Paul Mitchell Focus 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 new to Dayton, but have already 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. He is also OutServe Magazine’s fashion and style editor, providing trend advice, photo spreads, and designer spotlight articles. Joshua has also worked on photo shoots with Target Corporation, TURN Magazine, Askasalon.com, Jadabeauty.com and more.