How the Harris twin brothers created a brand being twins
With their amazing style and fashion sense, Jonta and Jamison Harris, aka the Harris twins, have built up a worldwide following of people carefully paying attention to the twin brothers’ next moves. In addition, the twin brothers are digital media experts and have a website filled with great advice and tips.
And as if that wasn’t enough, Jonta' and Jamison, are just the sweetest and most generous. And have been great supporters of Twinning Store from day one (among the very first twinfluencers). The Harris Twins have been spotted in Twinning Store outfits and we love how they find new ways to rock their twinning style.
We are so happy to share their interview and it you will learn about their story, their thoughts about being twins and who is the adventurous twin.
Who are you and what do you do?
We are the Official Harris Twins also known as OHT. We are identical twin influencers, content creators, and fashion and lifestyle bloggers. We brand ourselves as Twinfluencers.
How did you get started?
We’ve always been very active on social media. Posting our photos gained us a lot of attention and helped jumpstart our careers as twinfluencers. In 2016 we explored the world of YouTube and premiered our first series “It Takes Two” where we talked real life issues with an OHT twist. A year later we launched our website - a fashion and lifestyle blog.
In 2017 we started working with our first marketing client where we created content with brands like Red Bull, Live Nation, and Budlight. Over the span of a year, we continued working hard which later led to us working with clients such as LIDS, Happy Socks, Vaynermedia, Blackwood for Men, Captain Morgan, and even the Twinning Store.
What's your favorite twin moment(s)?
Our favorite twin moments is when we go out to special events and we are wearing the same or similar outfit.
Or when we are in a group chat with our friends, and we simultaneously post or text the same thing in the group.
Do you see being a twin as a strength or weakness?
Hmmm good question! It’s really subjective, but with us, being a Twin is a strength.
We are born with a lifetime brother, best friend, and now business partner which works to our advantage. In almost any scenario, two heads will always be better than one.
Did you always want to be in business together?
When we were younger we didn’t imagine being business partners. We wanted the traditional jobs that every kid wanted. You know, Teacher, Lawyer, Doctor, Etc.
Rarely do you see twins our age together let alone working together, so we think it’s our purpose in life to share our story as twins.
Jonta’: We realized being twins is the perfect niche for our brand and has allowed us to capture some great visuals, land some great deals, and most importantly influence others. So it’s important that we utilize our gift as twins and share our story.
What do you think is the biggest misconception about twins?
We think the biggest misconception about twins is that we are the same person. Yes, we share the same face, and lots of similarities, but we are still individuals at the end of the day.
Our family, friends, and peers use pronouns like “They” or “Them” or just flat out call us “The Twins”, so much that it subconsciously stuck with us and we were accustomed to it. This is something that has affected us growing up to where now we can’t help but refer to ourselves as “we” and “us” even in an individual conversation with someone. We don’t mind the pronouns now; however, it’s important that people see us as individuals.
Is there any advice you wish you had received from other twins growing up?
Great question, if there was any advice we wish we would have received from other twins growing up it would have been that it’s so important to gain our sense of individually.
Now that we are older we see how important it is to have our own identity as twins. We would have loved hearing from other twins that it’s okay to have differences within our “Twindom.”
Who is the bossiest?
Jonta’ is the Bossy twin.
Yeah, I really take advantage of being the older twin [Laughs]
Who is the messiest?
I am the messier twin. Messy meaning it’s a little hard for me to keep clean not the gossip messy [laughs].
Yeah, Jamison takes that title.
Who is most active on social media?
I am more active on Social Media than Jamison, but this is due to our roles in our brand. I am the one who curates the digital and marketing content for our account.
Yeah, That’s Jonta’ for sure. I am the visual and aesthetics creator of our brand.
Who is the more shy twin?
We both have great outgoing personalities; However, I am the more reserved and laid-back twin.
Yes, I am the more outgoing twin.
Who is the more adventurous twin?
ME ME ME! I am definitely the more adventurous twin. I don’t knock anything until I try it once and as long as its nothing too crazy, I’ll be that guy testing the waters.
Lastly, is there an evil twin?
[Laughs] If we had a quarter for every time this questioned was asked we’d be on the Forbes 30 under 30 list.
But to answer your question: We’re BOTH EVIL !! [Does evil laugh together]
Thank you, Jonta' and Jamison. We are so inspired by your talent and your passion in what you do. We truly adore the brand you have created. Truly twinspiring <3
To follow the The Official Harris Twins, check out their Instagram. Make sure to comment and show your support below as well! #twinssupportwins
We love getting to know to fellow twins and this is our latest interview in our twin interview series (check out the others, including with twinpreneurs JooMo Skincare here and twinfluencers Beyond the Waves here).
Twinning Store was established by twin sisters K & E in Los Angeles in July 2017. We sell clothing and products for twins, twin moms and twin dads because twins rule! Our store celebrates all things twin with unique designs. We are building a space where twins can learn from each other with our Twinning Store blog.