A millionaire’s question stuck in Joshua S. Ladner’s mind: why don’t you have your own products?
Ladner said the well-known woman (he asked that she remain unnamed for her privacy) raved about his shop, Salon J. Ladner at 45 S St Clair St. in downtown Dayton, as he did her hair. She asked why it wasn’t selling its own products.
“She kind of opened the door and put it in my brain,” Ladner, a stylist for 10 years, said. “(I thought) ‘you can totally do this’.”
Two years after beginning to research the idea, Ladner, his husband Vince Ladner (a retired Air Force chief master sergeant) and sister Jessica Lippy launched Blown Away by J Ladner last weekend.
“We really tried to focus on creating higher-end products at an affordable price,” Joshua Ladner said. “I hope everyone is ready to be blown away by J Ladner.”
The line includes products ranging from $17 to $24 each.
Ladner said the products were not tested on animals and are alcohol and paraben free.
“These products have your back,” he said.
“I want them (staff members and customers) to know that anything is possible,” Ladner said.
The Ladners opened Salon J. Ladner shortly after moving to Dayton from Tampa, Fla. five years ago. Its tagline is “Join the Hair Journey.
“Hair is the one accessory we have every day,” Ladner said. “Get up and slay your life.”
WHAT IS BLOWN AWAY BY J LADNER?
• You Do Hue Violet Shampoo
Descriptions: “Tones brassiness and brightens blondes.
You Do Hue Violet Shampoo works for natural blondes, highlighted, or gray hair to restore bounce and resilience. Refresh your color to help prevent dull hair.
Grape Seed Extract helps prevent split ends and contains antioxidant properties for healthier looking hair.”
• You Do Hue Violet Conditioner
Descriptions: “Tones highlighted, blondes and gray hair.
You Do Hue Violet Conditioner adds brilliant color and highlights with shine and body. May also be used as a deep color enhancement conditioning treatment.
Grape Seed Extract contains antioxidants for healthier looking hair and scalp.”
• Jetsetter Shampoo
Description: “Replenishing antioxidants nourishes and protects.
The secret to transform hair is made from Marula Oil to rebuild and revive dry damaged hair weakened by everyday stress. A mild sulfate free and paraben free cleanser that gives instant hydration with humectants and pro-vitamin B-5 for shine and softness. Packed with antioxidants and nutrients.
Marula Oil nourishes hair and skin
Argan Oil conditions, softens and adds shine
ProVitamins B5 antioxidant adds shine.”
• Jetsetter Conditioner
Description: “Strengthens and Hydrates.
A gentle and soap free conditioning creme that delivers intense hydration with botanical extracts for extra moisture and conditioning. 12 Bio-nutrients for strengthening and instant detangling for smooth and frizz free tresses. The high level Oleic Acid found in Marula Oil is essential to maintain healthy skin and hair.
Vitamins A, E, C and aloe, helps to soothe scalp.
-Vitamin E abtioxidant protects hair from damage
-Vitamin A and C condition”
• Down N Dirty
Description: “Dry Shampoo
dry cleanser & hair volumizer
This dry powder is the perfect answer for the days you don't have time for a traditional shampoo. A simple application renews and revives hair giving you fuller, more voluminous hair that has body and movement.
Down N Dirty removes oily patches around the hairline and blends effortlessly with your natural color. Give your thirsty strands a break and promote full, touchable, natural-looking hair with this unique volumizing dry shampoo. Good for all hair types.”