Curly Girl Up-Do: Gibson Tuck

Hi all! If you follow me on Instagram you might have already seen me fiddling about with my hair, having a go at an ‘up-do’ in preparation for a few events I’m going to this year (a couple of weddings, day at the races for example). Now that I’ve been a fully committed curly girl for about a year I’m reluctant to undo the good work by reaching for the straighteners (I’m not ruling it out completely yet though!) so I’ve started to explore some alternative options.

I’d be happy going with my hair down if I could guarantee my curls would behave but in order to ensure that they’re looking their best I’d have to do my full curly girl method on the day. The timing and logistics of one of the weddings means I won’t have time for all of that!

So I’ve been looking for simple, quick and easy to replicate up-dos to practice and try to perfect. A fellow curly girl suggested the Gibson Tuck, which seems to tick all of my boxes – plus it’s a vintage style so it works well with loads of my vintage inspired outfits! I read and watched a few how-to blogs and vlogs – The Freckled Fox has both the headband method and the tuck in the ponytail & kirby grip it method which are really easy to follow!

I tried both methods:

1st attempt: hairband method

First I tried the hairband method – it seemed easier than the other one although I found it difficult to place the band and to get my hair to lie flat!

1st attempt: grips method

I then tried the kirby grip method, which looked much more neat and tidy but I definitely needed a bit more practice!

2nd attempt: grips

The next attempt went brilliantly! I was really impressed with how neat it looked and had loads of complements at work! The beautiful Rosadior flower hair accessory sits neatly on the tuck (and hides any sticky out bits!!). Starting the twists from the parting helped to make the front look nice too!  I’m pretty impressed with how good it is looking already!

I definitely think the Gibson Tuck is my new favourite up-do! Have you tried it? Do you have any other curly hairstyles you think I should try?


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