I’ve received a lot of compliments on this easy rendition of the once popular Edwardian hairstyle, and I keep thinking to myself that Victorian is in right now and I should share this simple style. But it wasn’t until a make up artist stopped me in a coffee shop in Traverse City asking me how that I finally put my foot down. As soon as I get back from Ireland, I thought. Well today it’s snowing up a storm outside and I don’t have everything I need to bake the muffins I wanted, so here we are! These photos aren’t the greatest display of the Simple Gibson because I didn’t have a mirror and I’m SO picky that I wanted the photos of the hair to match the video, so I took them right after the video. The look is a lot cleaner when you have a mirror.
What You Need
â˜… hair tie (it doesn’t really matter what color)
â˜… bobby pins
â˜… roller (optional)
What You Do
Pull your hair into a ponytail. You can make it high, semi-high, or low, as this looks great in all three. (I’ve tried them all!) Next youâ€™ll want to gently pull on the ponytail, almost as if you were going to take it out, and then take your finger and wiggle a gap into your ponytail (in between your scalp and the hair tie) making a sizable nest. Twist your ponytail around your finger with one hand and then roll it up into the neat little nest you made. Now this part can be tricky: keep rolling it up until your ponytail holder can be tucked flush against your scalp and then use the bobby pins to pin your hair tie against your scalp, keeping the style in place. It’s important that you pin the hair tie because not only will it keep the look in place, but it will hide your hair tie all together. Pretty awesome, I’d say.
Using A Roller
Using a roller instead of your finger is also an option. It’s good to use a roller if you’re trying this look with shorter hair, or you have lots of layers and you don’t want them falling all over the place, or you have really fine hair and it’s hard to roll it. What it does is fattens the bun and really makes it stick out, so if you have shorter hair, this will make it look fuller.
It’s definitely handy, but be careful, because I’ve found that sometimes it’s hard to unroll it without your hair getting stuck all over the place. I’ll probably end up getting a smooth roller because sometimes I love that fat tuck look.
Sorry the video is hazy and slightly out of focus. I’m still getting used to the video options on the new camera! (Also, if the video is for some reason blocked in your country you should be able to view it with an alternate soundtrack here on YouTube.)
Update: I’ve decided that the Gibson Tuck is way more fun with shorter hair.
My hair is just brushing my collarbone in this photo and it tucked beautifully! So those of you worried about this look with shorter hair, don’t. =)