Ink & Ivy (formally known as Hair by Nikki Lee) is a wedding hairstyling company based out of Lake Grove, NY. These beauty pros specialize in wedding hair specifically related to the boho and natural styling techniques! When it comes to Boho/Natural beauty, they create messy-chic braids and dreamy romantic waves for the bride to be seeking an earthy yet refined look.
Nikki Lee is the owner and chief stylist. This styling pro has collaborated with MTV and Bohemian Wedding Gown Company, Anomalie. In 2019, Nikki Lee also worked directly with Pnina Tornai for her Kleinfeild runway show, REAL. She began her journey as a professional hairstylist in 2007, honing her skills in the world of theater production. Today, she connects and works with over 150+ brides per year. Her trademark ‘dos include twists and braids, with each strand
Ink and Ivy
The Wedding Industry
I personally love the idea of being married to your soul mate and best friend. This is the true back story of why I started my business six years ago. I believe finding your soul mate in this world is truly an amazing thing to have happen to a couple and I am honored to be a part of their journey in marriage.
The Wedding Memories
My very favorite moments while working in the bridal industry are when the bride looks at her hair style that I created for her. She feels beautiful, confident and ready to take on the day. To me, that is pure joy, art and love tide together into one.
My team and I specialize in more of a Boho Style Wedding. We love creating Bohemian inspired braids & twists that incorporate into upstyles and down styles. We want all of our hair styles to specialize to the unique personality of each and every bride we encounter.
Nikki Lee Santopietro began her career as a hairstylist in 2007 within the theatre industry. Through years of private school education / salon experiences, and bridal work she decided that she wanted to create her own business in the bridal industry. Through the years she established herself as a hair stylist and is now known as a bridal expert in her industry... now owning her own business and having a team work along side her 100 + weddings a year.
She has a talent for creating unforgettable moments for every bride she encounters and has won many hairstyling awards. You will catch her behind the scenes at many local Long Island / New York venues creating bridal looks for both the bride and all woman along side her for the big day! She started her business 5 years ago, when she became a single mother to her son, Kai Anthony. Kai has since then been her drive and the passion to be the very best version of herself and best stylist, she could be.
“Its all about the experience and having your clients full trust that you will make them look their best. ” That’s just what you will get working with Nikki. She will customize her services and packages, with a personalized approach, to meet the needs of every client.
One thing is for sure, Nikki's passion for styling and her desire to understand the needs of her clients has helped her to succeed in the industry and differentiate herself from other professionals. Check out her bridal styles on this page, and as well as her website and business Instagram page that is linked to this website.
Thank you for your time and interest within my business.
Frequently Asked Questions
1.How many girls can we accommodate the day of ?
ANSWER- Any number of girls can be accommodated with my team of ladies that work along side me !
2. Do you travel for the trial and the wedding day?
ANSWER- Yes, I personally travel to all my clients for the trial and my team and I travel to you for the day of the wedding.
My personal hobbies include :
1. Being the best momma I can be, and giving my son the best version of me when I'm not working.
2. Decorating. I LOVE styling up my bohemian styled apartment and making it a beautiful comfy place for my son and I.
3. Reading a great magazine with an iced coffee within reach!
Thank you for taking the time and interest within my business. I look forward to hopefully working with you and making you feel your very best, on the best day of your life!
- On-Site Accommodations
- One Event at a Time