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Oak & Iron is a full-service salon & modern electric tattoo shop in downtown Buffalo, NY.
We aren’t your average salon or tattoo shop. We passionately provide a safe space for people of all religions, races, genders and sexual orientations. Our artists strive to raise the standard of safety and professionalism in both tattoo shops and salons alike. We are committed to giving back to our community, providing cruelty-free options, offering educational programs to help grow our trade, and much more!

Our Values

Raising the Standard

All of our tattoo artists and salon staff has completed a professional Bloodborne Pathogen Control Class. This means that we know the absolute safest and cleanest way to tattoo.

Giving Back

Our community is an integral part of our business. You’ll find a lot of our events are collaborations with other businesses in Buffalo whose ethics align with our own.


We offer constant education to all of our staff and community to grow in their trade. Classes and workshops for the public are in the near future as well.

Safe Space

We welcome all religions, all races, all countries of origins, all sexual orientations and all genders. We stand with you, you are safe here. ​


We actively choose ingredients from companies that don’t commission tests on animals. We offer vegan options for both hair and nails and even have 100% vegan tattooing options.

Our Story

Ashley & Jess Fox

Taking inspiration from their travels from coast to coast, Jessica and Ashley Fox moved back home from Los Angeles to create a one-of-a-kind space. Their idea started off as a 100 sq. studio in downtown Hollywood. With positive feedback from their LA clientele, Ashley and Jess knew that they could grow their idea into a full-fledged brick and mortar in their hometown of Buffalo, NY. They never expected the overwhelming support of the community and incredible dynamic that is Oak & Iron.

Our Team


Ashley Fox

Owner // Hair Stylist // MUA

Ashley is Redken certified colorist. She specializes in blondes, fashion colors, and color transformations. With over 10 years of experience, she's versed in all styles of haircuts and styling.


Jess Fox

Owner // Tattoo Artist

Jess specializes in traditional and blackwork tattooing.


Bryan Vomit

Tattoo Artist

Bryan specializes in blackwork, large scale black out projects and script.


Patti Paynter

Hair Stylist

Patti specializes in corrective and creative color with over 10 years of experience. She is also a mullet enthusiast.


Jacinda Riggs

Hair Stylist // Nail Artist

Jacinda has been in the beauty industry for a little over 6 years. She is heavily versed in balayage, color, all types of hair cutting, manicures and pedicures.



Nail Artist

Lina specializes in Gel and Dip Manicures. They are a nail art pro! #glossd



Hair Stylist

With over 3 years of experience, Enzo strives to create unique styles that aid in connecting internal self-idealization with the external forefront!


Taylor Naumovski

Hair Stylist

Taylor specializes in blondes, color transformations and balayage with over 5 years of experience.


Kaylee Carey

Junior Stylist // MUA

Kaylee is a hair stylist, specializing in color, makeup and vintage styling.

*Menu items vary depending on level of artist


Book Today

View our complete list of services and book online with your stylist of choice.