How to: Gibson Tuck

I’m not going to pretend I’m amazing at doing hair. I don’t try and do anything super fancy with mine, mostly because my hair is not quite curly, not quite straight, frizzy, course, and thick. This makes it hard to style and I don’t like to spend much time on it otherwise I could blow dry it straight every day if I really wanted to. This is a nice and easy up-do that works well with all types of hair.

You need: hair, a ponytail holder, bobby pins, I used a spin-pin this time, but regular bobby pins work just fine.

Full disclosure: I had a hard time photographing myself doing this and as it is my first tutorial of this kind, please ignore the silly photography and my washed out skin (pale skin + direct sunlight = too bright!)

Step 1: Have hair. As long as you can get your hair into a ponytail this hairstyle should work for you.

Step 2: Put your hair into a ponytail.

Step 3: Loosen the ponytail away from your head just enough that you have space to dig out a little hole in the middle of the hair between the ponytail holder and your head.

Step 4: Twist the ponytail, you are preparing to put it in the hole you just made.

 Step 5: Tuck the twisted hair into the hole you made. This part may take some rial and error as you figure out how to position the hair so it doesn’t bulge out the back. After tucking the hair you want the ponytail holder to sit against your head.

Step 6: Take your bobby pins (or spin pin) and use them to attach the ponytail holder to the hair on your head. Your goal is to secure the tucked in ponytail to your head. This may take a few bobbypins or some trial and error but is not difficult.

 Ta da! As you can see here there is some hair poking out on the left side, but that was easily fixed with some poking and prodding.

Let me know if you need anything clarified or if you have success doing your hair this way!


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