Veteran Dayton hairstylist bought longtime Oregon District Salon

Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson

Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson

A veteran Dayton hairstylist has bought a longtime Oregon District Salon.

Mindy Finch, the founder of Derailed: A Hair Salon, confirmed Sunday that she sold the business to hairstylist Ali Matta. 

Derailed Hairstylist Drake Myers was initally planning to partner with Matta, but that part of the plan fell through, Finch said.

Derailed is located at 506 E. Fifth St. in Dayton’s Oregon District.


The New Year means the end of a chapter for one Dayton woman, and a new beginning for two others.

Mindy Finch is selling Derailed: A Hair Salon, 506 E. Fifth St., to Ali Matta and Drake Myers, who has been a stylist at Derailed for three years.

The shop opened in 2003.

“This place has been my second home,” Myers said. “Mindy has taught me everything I know.”

A stylist since 1991, Matta said she is excited about the future.

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“It is like a dream come true,” she said.

A Centerville High School graduate, Finch is moving with her family to Las Vegas.

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She intends to spend more time with her son.

Myers said her passion for hair started in childhood when she began dyeing her friends’ hair.

“My friends’ parents hated me,” she said. “(My friends) would go home with green hair.”

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