Grab a seat and get ready to be pampered for your next haircut: Salon J. Ladner and Spa is now open and ready for business in their new space at 45 St. Clair Ave, just a few spaces down from their former location but over four times bigger and with new services. Book a hair cut and color, manicure, facial, waxing or massage at salonjladner.com. VIVIENNE MACHI / STAFF

Popular downtown Dayton salon now up for sale

The owner of a downtown salon has put the business up for sale. 

Joshua S. Ladner announced today that he has placed Salon J Ladner on the market. 

The salon at 45 S. St. Clair St. in downtown Dayton was founded in 2013.  

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Ladner, his husband Vince Ladner (a retired Air Force chief master sergeant) and sister Jessica Lippy launched Blown Away by J Ladner in July. 

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Ladner, a hair educator, confirmed by phone and Facebook Messager that the salon is for sale and what he has planned next.

“I would like to say that this is a celebration for myself and Vince!,” he said via Facebook. “Selling the salon is a chapter in our brand that is something we are extremely excited about. I just signed with a brand as their Brand Ambassador. I travel the world teaching and inspiring my industry. My focus has shifted to reach more people and give back,” he said.

Ladner said he and Vince plan to remain based in Dayton.

“My focus is educating, and I’m going international soon with my education brand and with Oligo (hair products). So, my focus has evolved,” he said.

Ladner said the price is negotiable for the salon. The J Ladner brand is not for sale.

Vince (left) and Joshua Ladner recently launched Blown Away by J Ladner with Jessica Lippy, Joshua Ladner's sister. The Ladners own Salon J Ladner.

He has amassed more than 127,000 fans on the itsmrjladner Instagram.

The salon’s post reads: 

If you have outgrown, overcome, it does not feed your soul anymore, you’re ready for something new, you are fed up, you need a new NEW.
I call it, Adapting and Evolving.


When I put my salon for SALE, I didn’t stop by overall passion of educating, inspiring and mentoring, I took steps to the world rather inside the 4 walls. But I DID STOP, owning a salon wasn’t for me anymore. It doesn’t lead my heart and what I have realized is that I have more to offer myself and the world. I dropped my ego off on the baggage claim and said (with help if my mentors) bye bye this was amazing and made me who I am, BUT it’s not who I am anymore!! I STOPPED, but also, kept going onto a new focus! 

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It’s OK  to let go, set on fire, and move onto a new adventure! I don’t know who in the world said that when you want to go to do something else equals failure but let me just tell you something!!!! FAILURE is staying, making yourself and everyone around you miserable, and being STUCK!
It you are ready to STOP one thing to pick up the next, I hope you do!!!
Disclaimer** my salon is on the market to buy!! It hasn’t moved hands yet! I can’t wait to see what the next person does with it!!!

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