Nina Pompei Papatola

Owner / Master Stylist / Young Living Consultant

Nina Pompei Papatola

About me:

Since I was a little girl, I knew cosmetology was my destiny. I love making people feel beautiful everyday! I constantly educate myself to be the best I can at my craft. I enjoy exercising and staying healthy. And I love spending my spare time with my family and my dog.

Social links:



Blaine Beauty School, Matrix Academy, Redken Academy, Vidal Sassoon


I graduated from cosmetology school in 2008. I worked at a fast paced, education driven salon for 5 years where I participated in photoshoots and multiple educational events a year. I decided to move onto a new location and after a few more years of working for someone else, I decided it was time to work for myself. Tanya and I opened our suite location and quickly grew too busy for the space and decided to open our full service salon here in Wilmington. I am also an oil lover and enjoy Young Living, ask me about how to join by clicking the link.

What I love most about my job:

I love seeing the smile on my guest’s face when I finish their hair, and the relationships that are built from our time together. The beauty industry has so much creativity and I love to play with all the new colors and trends that come out!

Why I love working at Lumari:

It has always been my dream to have my own place, it is amazing and surreal to walk into such a beautiful space I created with my best friend and business partner everyday!

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Do you have any children or pets?

1 handsome Australian Shepherd

What’s the one hair product you can’t live without?

Surface Curl Serum

When I’m not in the salon, you can find me…

At The Fort, Yoga, Or with my family, friends and Dog


Services I Offer:

All Hair Coloring and Cutting, Keratin Treatments, Formal and Wedding Hair, and COMING SOON Hairdreams Extensions! Natural Nail Services, Full Body Waxing and Spray Tanning.


Nina is a goddess with color. My hair looks amazing; I’ve had compliments on it all day, as I do whenever I’ve seen her. She takes time to be sure everything is right. She’s professional, extremely competent, she knows her craft, and she’s friendly. Outstanding service.

The salon is intimate, and cheerful. Products used made my hair feel terrific, and the skill of the stylist (Nina) made my hair look amazing. I love the small, intimate feel of the salon. Easy to book appointments right on this site, and she’s willing to flex her schedule to accommodate yours.

Thanks for another outstanding job, Nina. I know I can count on you.
Susan H. (Yelp)

Nina is amazing! I’ve been going to her for 5+ years. I’ve followed her everywhere she’s worked and I’m so happy that she owns her own salon! She always cuts and colors my hair just the way I like it. I won’t go to anyone else because I don’t trust anyone else with my hair. She understand my hair type and its needs and always knows just what to do with it. She’s super sweet and always very accommodating with appointments. I’d recommend her to anyone because she’s extremely talented and is great about taking customers descriptions on what they want and turning them into a great look! She has a great line of products that cater to your hair type, smell amazing, and make your hair look awesome. I always get compliments on my hair after an appointment with Nina. Thank you Nina!!!
Lisa C. (Yelp)