Francine Hodgins and Liz Huxley, the co-proprietors of Chic Nails & Beauty with Style have the combined experience in the nail and beauty industry of more than 45 years. Francine commenced her career as a nail technician in South Australia and has broadened her experience and training over the years to include beauty therapy. Francine is responsible for the salon management and professional treatments provided in the salon. Liz is responsible for the administration, marketing and accounting side of the business. She has a Business Degree and brings extensive accounting and HR experience with her from a variety of industries.
Francine and Liz have built their reputations as trendsetters in the industry by constantly researching the latest developments, attending trade shows and seminars and being ready to invest in new nail and beauty systems. Together they owned and operated the highly successful Chiggy’s salons and introduced permanent french nails to Adelaide back in the ‘90’s. More recently, Chic has been one of the leading salons in Adelaide to introduce Minx, gel chip proof polishes, permanent makeup and Dermapen Skin Needling treatments.
During her career, Francine has worked for two major acrylic companies, OPI and NSI and holds education certificates from CND, OPI and NSI. Francine is a respected educator and highly qualified nail and beauty professional with international experience in assisting major hotels and salons with Spa training and set up in Bali, Fiji and Bora Bora.
In recognition of Francine’s contribution to the nail and beauty industry, she was inducted into the South Australian Hair and Beauty Industry Hall of Fame in 2007 and as well as leading the team at Chic, Francine teaches nails and beauty at Adelaide TAFE and continues to uphold the standards of the industry through her involvement in and mentoring other nail and beauty professionals to adhere to high sanitation and hygienic salon practices.
Innovative nail and beauty specialists, Chic Nails + Beauty with Style on Unley Road, Parkside are Adelaide’s premier nail and beauty salon offering treatments for both men and women in a professional personal environment with easy parking out front. Our expert team, chosen for their high standards, technical ability, personality and enthusiasm will ensure you have the right treatments using only the best products on the market to enhance your natural beauty leaving you feeling vibrant and revitalised. Our five star treatments include manicures, pedicures, minx nail coatings, natural look acrylic and gel nail enhancements and gel chip proof polish. Massages, facials, microdermabrasion facials, softap semi-permanent makeup,
spray tans, waxing, threading hair removal, lash and brow tinting, eyelash extensions, ear candling and make-up applications.
We also cater for wedding parties. We can help you co-ordinate your hen’s party, bridal party and pre-wedding trials to ensure you meet all your beauty requirements for your special day. We have a broad following of loyal clients who appreciate our friendly, relaxed, hygienic and professional environment. Whether you require a 10 minute quick fix polish change or a two hour bliss session, we look forward to welcoming you soon to Chic. Treatment packages and gift vouchers tailored to your desires are available.
Chic supports local charities and schools by donating Gift Vouchers and treatments for quiz nights, silent auctions and fundraisers. We have also raised funds for the Cancer Council and welcome you to join us in supporting our chosen charities - Holiday Explorers and The Nancy Ellen Crooks Foundation.
Holiday Explorers is a non-profit organisation providing respite for families caring for people over the age of 16 with intellectual disability in South Australia by facilitating their participation in and enjoyment of holidays. If you know anyone who may be interested and available to volunteer with Holiday Explorers please contact their Volunteer Team on 8331 2399 or go to www.holidayexplorers.com.au for more information.
The Nancy Ellen Crooks Foundation (NECF) is also a non-profit organization. The foundation was established to honour a great woman by continuing to carry on her passion to improve the lives of women and children in Africa through opportunity and education. It is committed to perpetuating Nancy’s devotion to supporting, implementing and developing self-sustaining projects that hold the possibility of improving the lives of women and children in Africa and Chic continues to support them because Liz met Nancy and did volunteer work with her years ago in remote areas of Kenya. Nancy was one of the pioneers in promoting solar cooking in Kenya. The NECF is able to provide families with solar cookers for less than $25, including the cost of training. Our donations also go to the "Lights for Learning Project". The Foundation believes that education opens doors and that no child should miss out on the opportunity to learn. The majority of students in remote areas of Kenya live in homes without electricity. Once the sun sets, these students rely on candlelight or kerosene lanterns to do their homework and assignments. Unfortunately, many of the families cannot afford the candles or kerosene which means the students cannot see to do their homework. The NECF provides eligible students with solar lanterns so they can complete their studies and also have the means to read at will. Solar Lanterns provide up to 8 hours of light on a full charge and require very little maintenance. For as little as $12 we can bring light to a Kenyan child's home. For more information visit www.nancyellencrooksfoundation.org