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Nicole Harrison continues family nursing legacy at new Nitengale Dollz spa

LANSING, Ill. (May 22, 2024) – It seems that nursing was in the cards for Nicole Harrison, RN.

Her mother and grandmother were both nurses, and she followed in their footsteps.

“I guess I was born into nursing,” Harrison said.

A nurse since 2006, the Rich East High School grad is combining that knowledge along with her beauty expertise at Nitengale Dollz, a spa she owns that specializes in non-invasive procedures.

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Nitengale Dollz recently opened in Suite 2C at the Oak View Office Complex on Torrence Ave. (Photo: Paul Czapkowicz)

The name is a tribute to Florence Nightingale, known as the founder of modern nursing, and the Dollz part is a nod to beauty.

A grand opening was held in April at the business located in the Oak View Office Complex at 18221 Torrence Ave., Suite 2C.

“I’m just really amused with beauty and I love making people feel beautiful and help them with their flaws,” Harrison said.

Nitengale Dollz services

The services offered at the spa are designed to help both women and men with those flaws.

“I try to create services that I can use to give you very good results without being invasive or have to have surgery,” Harrison said.

She said liposuction is currently very popular as a way to get slim and trim without diet and exercise, but is invasive.

“It’s a procedure that has to have a good six-week recovery time,” Harrison said.

She offers mesotherapy instead, which involves injections rather than surgery.

“It’s the actual normal acid that’s inside of your intestines that actually absorbs and eats up fat cells,” Harrison said.

(A grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony were held April 16 to welcome Nitengale Dollz spa to Lansing. (Photo: Paul Czapkowicz)

She said there is no down time with the procedure, as patients can go to work the very next day.

Harrison can speak from experience since she had liposuction done in 2013. She said the results were great but the recovery was not.

“The experience of the recovery was horrible, so that was one of the reasons why I went and found this procedure that works just as well and you don’t have to go through all of that.”

Facials, body wraps, eyelash extensions, lip blemishing

Harrison also offers a platelet-rich plasma procedure in which blood is drawn and platelets are removed.

“Your platelets is like a natural healing serum from your own body,” Harrison said. “So we use this to do facials.”

She said it helps with blemishes, acne and improves the look of skin.

“It also helps with hair growth,” Harrison said.

Other services offered at the spa include: body wraps to help tighten and smoothen skin and remove cellulite: eyelash extensions; eyebrows that can be tattooed on; lip blemishing that can give the appearance of having lipstick on 24 hours a day for about 2 years; and lip neutralization for those whose lips become dark due to smoking.

Endospheres therapy in which a machine helps push fluid from the body can be used for ankle or leg swelling, to help with pain and to help push water out of cells after a person has liposuction.

The family tradition continues as Harrison’s daughter, Jessica, is in school for nursing.

Harrison said Jessica does eyebrows, eyelashes and lace wigs and will offer those services at Nitengale Dollz.

Jessica Harrison (left, in white T-shirt) holds the ribbon for her mother, Nicole, at a ribbon cutting ceremony in April that welcomed Nitengale Dollz to Lansing. (Photo: Paul Czapkowicz)

Penny Austin, of Richton Park, is a client of Harrison’s. She said she’s been receiving injections for weight loss and has dropped 25 lbs. in about 3 months.

Austin called Harrison informative and encouraging and said she has a way of making people feel comfortable.

“She takes the time out to help you and guide you through everything,” Austin said.

Those interested can view a list of services and pricing at The business is located at 18221 Torrence Ave., Suite 2C.


Paul Czapkowicz
Paul Czapkowicz
Paul Czapkowicz has served as a correspondent for the Northwest Indiana Times, so he is familiar with local politics, local business, and local goings-on in general. His training as a teacher gives him an innate sense of how to present facts in an organized and meaningful way, so readers gain understanding of complex subjects.