Pin and Tonic

Old Oakland's Newest Salon


Pin and Tonic

Old Oakland's Newest Salon


A Full-Service Salon

Welcome to the Pin and Tonic Salon website. We are a collaboration of hair, nail, and skincare artists. Everyone here has their business within this business, so please browse our website to find just the right person for your needs.

Located in the heart of Old Oakland, you will find there are many cafes, bars and restaurants to enjoy nearby.

So please, come and relax and enjoy your time here: we are looking forward to serving you!


The Salon

Our newly remodeled salon is a calm and creative space for you to receive your treatment. Choose your stylist >


Our Services

We offer a range of services from our four specialists, including hair styling, nail art, eyelash extensions and waxing. View all our services >


Old Oakland

Old Oakland is vibrant and classic, buzzing with stylish cafes and elegant bars. Find out more about our location >




P.J. Robles

OWNER & HAIR ARTIST / 510-835-2585

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I went to Alameda Beauty College 2000-2001. I began my career at Di Pietro Todd Salon in San Francisco. I realized six months in that it didn't make sense to build a clientele in San Francisco, when I wanted to work in Oakland. I then was hired at Topps Salon in Oakland, where I worked as an assistant, and built my base clientele for 2 1/2 years. Once it was time for me to move on , a friend told me about a sweet little salon in Old Oakland that was looking for stylists. I worked at Ajuda Day Spa for 8 1/2 years. I bought Ajuda from the owner in August 2014, and opened Pin and Tonic Salon! I invite you to come relax and enjoy all we have to offer.

Hours: Wednesday to Friday 12pm-8pm, Saturday 9am-5pm

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Kanika Ashford

NAIL THERAPIST / 510-593-1136

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I love the Bay Area and the city of Oakland. I've been a licensed Manicurist for 13 years with over 7 of those years building my business right  here at 807 Washington St.

After teaching product knowledge and technique around the country with LeChat Nail Care Products for several years, I stepped back to devote more time to my art form, nails.

As well as manicures and pedicures, I specialize in embedded nail art, free-hand painted nail art, 3-D acrylic, gel polish, color acrylic, holiday and special occasion nail art.

Hours: Wednesday - Saturday

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Christina Ocasio


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I have been in the industry for 3+ years and I Love doing Hair! I have a huge passion for hair and for the people that sit in my chair. 

I specialize in color. I am constantly taking new classes for coloring, cutting, and styling to keep up on all the new trends.

Hours: Tuesday to Friday 10am - 7pm, Saturday 10am-4pm

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Elisha Padilla


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I was born and raised in the Bay Area, and live and work in Oakland, Ca. Dancing was my life until a young adult, and I developed an interest in makeup, as I was used to doing my own for many of our theater performances. I have worked as a freelance and makeup artist for over 10 years, and obtained my license in esthetics in 2009 as well as my certification from JB & Novalash for eyelash extensions. Working with some of the most knowledgeable and talented people in the industry has made love and feel confident in my profession today. I feel there are always new ways to learn and grow. My long term goals are to continue my education and knowledge in esthetics as well as maintain and serve a growing clientele.

Hours: Tuesday, 10am - 8pm, Thursday 10am - 7pm, Saturday 9am - 6pm

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