Emily Hartzman: From Journalism to Beauty

Emily Hartzman arrived at the University of Western Ontario to major in journalism and business.  However, after a while, she discovered that it wasn’t the line of work for her and went to hair school.  After graduating, Emily went to study to become a make-up artist and it was there she met Lauren Simpson, who would later become her business partner. 


Cosmetics from Lift Beauty Boutique

Emily and Lauren launched Lift Beauty Boutique, a members-only salon and beauty spot, three years ago in the heart of Yorkville.  Tucked away on the third floor, this place is more like one’s best friend’s bedroom than a spa. The business was completely started by Emily and Lauren alone, without help from the family and only credit from the bank. 

Lift Beauty Boutique offers a full range of services, ranging from hair to nails to make-up application, including a bridal package for the bride and her “crew.”  Lift also offers individual make-up lessons and a “junior miss” service for girls under 15.  The spa can also be used for parties, holding up to 25 people.  Cosmetics used at Lift are their own brand.  Through a great deal of research, the ladies were able to find a formula that is both price and skin conscious.

Lift Beauty Boutique will be participating in Beautylicious, which starts today.  Packages start at $25.  For more information on Beautylicious, please check out this link.   Lift Beauty Boutique is located on the third floor at 114 Cumberland Street.