Easy Up Do Hair Tutorial: The Gibson Tuck

Easy Up Do Hair Tutorial: The Gibson Tuck

Apparently August didn’t get the memo that summer is winding down. After a very mild July, the heat has turned up just at the time when kids are heading back to school and fall duties are ramping up. When your poolside ponytail just won’t cut it anymore, look no further than the Gibson tuck. It takes only seconds to create this up do from start to finish, but it has a breezy style that can work for anything from a quick trip to the grocery store to a nice dinner in your favorite little black dress.

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If your hair is long enough for a ponytail, you can don the Gibson tuck. My hair is almost shoulder length, but this up do works with longer styles as well.

Start with a ponytail for the Gibson Tuck

Start by putting your hair in a ponytail. It can be high or low on the head depending on your preferences. Since I have shorter hair underneath, I keep the ponytail low to gather more of it together.

Easy tutorial: Gibson Tuck

Then pull the hair band out just slightly from the head. Use your fingers to create a little pouch between the hair band and head, but don’t poke your fingers all the way through. You’re creating a sort of nest where the hair will sit.

Easy summer up-do: The Gibson Tuck

Gather the hair in your ponytail together in a bunch or by twirling. If you prefer more body to your Gibson tuck, tease the ponytail hair a bit before bunching it together.

Tuck the ponytail hair into the pouch until the hair band is hidden. Use bobby pins to secure the hair band solidly against your head. Since I have shorter hair, this only requires one bobby pin. People with longer hair will need more for it to be properly secured.

Easy Up-do that anyone can do in seconds

Smooth the hair with a comb or brush for a finished look, or pull pieces away from your face for a beachy summer finish.

An up-do so easy that anyone can do it!  The Gibson Tuck

And that’s all there is to it – from just tumbled out of bed to finished look in a matter of seconds.

Written by Cadry Nelson

Hello!  I’m Cadry Nelson, a vegan food & lifestyle writer.  My aim is to help others live their most compassionate lives and dispel misconceptions about what it means to be vegan.  When I’m not in the kitchen, you’ll find me in the pottery studio making hand-built ceramics or out on the hiking trail.  Visit me at, on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube, and find me at .

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