For our first joint BabyFace feature we couldn't think of a sweeter sister couple than Sapphire and Emerald Lewis. Both are extremely talented and making serious moves; from curls to hoola-hoops and back again, in a circular motion. Introducing London's hottest sister act.
But first things first let’s talk about the hair. THE HAIR. If you have curls *preach* then you’re going to want to familiarise your wavey self with these two. Both are sporting London's cutest curls; Currently Sapphire’s do is a fawny brown having been pillar-box red and Emerald’s a dusty gold- sigh.
Sapphire is the manager of cult hair salon Bleach who have single-handedly changed the face of hairdressing in the UK. Appropriately enough she is also one of the faces of Skimdo, along with FKA Twigs, that promises ‘the curl of your dreams’. Newsflash: if you have badly behaved ringlets and curls, or even just some lackluster kinks, you need to get your paws on some Skimdo. This is hair changing shit (or so we hear – in the barnet dept we're more Mel C than Mel B :( ). Saph’s passion for the curl doesn’t wind up there (sorry). The girls a curl freak and has plans to put the twist on the map with her own zine, aptly named ‘The Ringlet’ and the Instagram @theringlet is well worth following for curlyhair inspo. Saph also styles hair and her most recent spreads for Vice and Pop will give you so much baby hair envy, that before you know it you’ll be stood in Boots buying a fine comb and pestering your brother for his dusty pots of hair-gel, before rushing home to purchase a bandana from Etsy. You might recognize the face as well as the hurr though; she’s modeled for Urban Outfitters and Goodhood to name a few.
Younger sister Emerald is a TV presenter,hoop dancer and has modelled for the likes of ASOS, Lazy Oaf, Oh My Love and the catwalks of London Fashion Week. Her latest project saw her presenting highlights from Dour festival in Belguim and her YouTube videos are well worth a butcher’s - the girl has more energy than a Duracell bunny. As is evidenced in her hoop vids, Emerald can genuinely hoola-hoop two hoops off her elbow and hoola around her neck whilst getting down to some dancehall; we can't do any of the above even as a singular activity. Just another reason why BabyFace have a soft spot for Emerald; her hoola-hooping is legit. She is in fact part of a traveling collective with Mawara The Amazing, who can hoola hoop 133 hoops at the same time (!) as one of her majorettes. Mawara and her majorettes perform regularly all over London and hold hoola-workshops. When people ask us what we want to be when we grow up the answer is always ‘to be a member of a traveling hoola-hoop performance collective.’ We’re a bit jel.