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lynnala
May 8th, 2008, 01:01 AM
I keep seeing this mentioned here. I did a search, and can't find any instructions. Please give instructions, and if you have any pictures, so much the better!

Miss Murphy
May 8th, 2008, 02:04 AM
Lynnala, you probably couldn't find it, because it's not on LHC, but on an external site ;)

You can try here:
http://www.longlocks.com/hairstyles.htm (under "Elegant Gibson").

Or here, done with braids (though the link doesn't work for me at the moment, don't know what's up with that :shrug:)

http://www.intimelyfashion.com/hair/gibsonbraid.htm
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Rosamaria
May 8th, 2008, 02:27 AM
The Gibson Tuck used to be my favourite style when I had BSL hair. Now I cannot wait until my hair is long enough to do it again!

The link Miss Murphy has given you is a good one, but I think it doesn't mention one important thing: when you make the ponytail, make it a high one, about half-way up the back of your head, not at the nape of your neck. I would then pull the pony tail holder back a bit, making it looser.

Then I would divide the hair above the pony tail in two, and flipping the pony tail up, gently and evenly work it into the 'pocket' you have made. Be careful not to push the hair through so that it pokes out underneath. It might help to make the pony tail into a roll before you ease it into the pocket.

The other thing I did differently was to use a barrette to draw the two sides of hair above the ponytail together and hold the style firmly. It also helped hide the ponytail holder.

I hope that this helps and I'm sorry that I couldn't provide pictures. The style is however very well described and illustrated in a brilliant book which you should fine easy to order from your local bookshop or Amazon: Hair: A Book of Braiding and Styles by Anne Akers Johnson (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/search-handle-url?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books-uk&field-author=Anne%20Akers%20Johnson) ISBN 1570540187 .

Good luck with it - your hair looks the perfect length for it: it doesn't work well on very long hair.

Rini
May 8th, 2008, 02:53 AM
Just a quick question....whenever I do this style, I can never figure out what to do with the hair that goes into the "pocket", it just kinda sits there. Should it be rolled up or laid flat along the pocket? Mine falls through alot!

Melisande
May 8th, 2008, 03:02 AM
Don't make the pocket too shallow. And put the hair in folded horizontally so it doesn't fall through.

meichigo
May 8th, 2008, 03:17 AM
I know most instructions say to put your pony tail in the middle or higher on your head, but I really prefer putting it a bit lower. Also, you will still be able to do it when your hair gets longer; I was able to do it with hair at tail bone length. I can't speak for anything past that (here's to hoping that some day I will be able to do so!), especially if your hair is a lot thicker than mine, but you will be able to do it for a while yet.

In the below picture, I can't quite tell where I made the pony tail because of the angle, but I think I tend to make it at or just below my 'mid-ear-level' (if that makes sense), with about two inches of looseness before the ponytail holder. Divide your hair above the ponytail holder in half, on top. Then I roll the remaining hair around my hand to slip it in the pocket. Experiment with different clips and fastening methods to hold it... You can see pretty clearly how I hold it with a flexi8 below; I probably also caught some scalp hair in the middle there to better secure it.

http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/319/img5813ay3.th.jpg (http://img262.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img5813ay3.jpg)

I hope that helped and wasn't too redundant.

far_away
May 8th, 2008, 04:24 AM
What a great thread... It's shown me how to do the Gibson Tuck and given me loads more ideas with that fab website - thanks guys

soleluna
May 8th, 2008, 05:31 AM
Yay after reading this thread I've done one, with two braids.. and secured with my quecraft dragon slide

swanns
May 8th, 2008, 05:35 AM
I just had to try this and this is what it looks like;
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/Sammal/Hair/tuck.jpg

Not bad for first attempt I guess :o
I put the braids through the loop twice because my hair was too long.

Thank you all for the links and instructions!

lynnala
May 8th, 2008, 03:45 PM
Yes, thanks to all who posted info! I think I'll be able to do it now, after I wash my hair. I tried it last night, but my hair kind of clumps because I'm on day 5 of no wash. If I get it right I'll take a pic too. Thanks again!

Suldrun
May 8th, 2008, 03:52 PM
Thanks so much everyone who contributed to this thread. I am doing 30 days of different hairdos and I can add this to my list now ;) I have seen the gibson mentioned but have never seen directions.

mommy2one05
May 8th, 2008, 04:37 PM
I really like the look of this hair style. I am gonna have to try this tonight and see what happens.

darkwaves
May 11th, 2008, 06:54 AM
There are also a number of threads on the old LHC site about this -- you might pop over there and search the archives.

By coincidence, I tried this again last night -- and it worked! (I haven't been able to do a Gibson Tuck since my hair was about armpit length... I just have too much hair and the tuck bulged out like a duck billed dinosaur's head.)

For me, what worked with longer hair was this:

-- Make the ponytail lower, so the tuck drapes more.
-- Leave some of the ends loose, so they curl over the elastic/join gap.
-- Hold it in place with a hairstick speared in from either side (each going through part of the elastic.
-- Tightly roll the ponytail before folding it in.
-- Do this with extra clean, curly hair. (My curls drop out after a day or so, and this doesn't work as well then.

dancingbarefoot
May 11th, 2008, 11:43 AM
Lovely Gibson tucks, everyone! :)

I hope some of you will post your instructions as articles (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php).

Nynaeve
May 11th, 2008, 01:08 PM
Hmmmm, thanks for posting the question. I had forgotten it existed.
I never learned how to do it, I'll have to now. :D

frizzinator
May 12th, 2008, 03:54 PM
After I roll up one side of the split ponytail, I anchor it with a hair scroo. The same with the other side of the ponytail. I had a lot of trouble keeping my hair in the pocket until I tried the scroos.

Then I stick a couple of the prongs of my decorative comb through the ponytail elastic. PeggyE. shared this tip with me because I couldn't find a way to make the heavy comb stay in the Gibson Tuck.

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee178/frizzliz/5808041-1.jpg

Nynaeve
May 13th, 2008, 12:37 AM
After I roll up one side of the split ponytail, I anchor it with a hair scroo. The same with the other side of the ponytail. I had a lot of trouble keeping my hair in the pocket until I tried the scroos.

Then I stick a couple of the prongs of my decorative comb through the ponytail elastic. PeggyE. shared this tip with me because I couldn't find a way to make the heavy comb stay in the Gibson Tuck.

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee178/frizzliz/5808041-1.jpg

Oooo! That's so pretty, Frizzinator, I love it!

getoffmyskittle
May 13th, 2008, 01:17 PM
I've found a way to make this style work on long (tailbone-classic), medium thickness hair. It's pretty much the same as what everyone else is doing with a few caveats:

1. Make it low so you get something that droops more gracefully over your neck rather than a huge bulge sticking out the back of your head.
2. When you roll up the ponytail to put it in the pocket, don't twist it. Just roll, so that you end up with a nice roll of hair that you can spread to either side, like a fan, when you tuck it in.
3. Secure through the loop of hair on the inside - otherwise it will fall through. I use a Ficcare Maximas. I love my Ficcare. :inlove: (This may seem blindingly obvious, but when my hair was shorter, I used to wear this style without securing it.)
4. I have a lot of taper so if your hair is as long as mine without much taper, this may not work anyway.

betsala
May 13th, 2008, 08:12 PM
i can't wait to try this!

sputnik
May 14th, 2008, 12:38 AM
swanns and frizzinator...I love how you both did variations of this style, very elegant. I'll have to try it when my hair gets long enough.

darkwaves
May 14th, 2008, 01:29 AM
After I roll up one side of the split ponytail, I anchor it with a hair scroo. The same with the other side of the ponytail. I had a lot of trouble keeping my hair in the pocket until I tried the scroos.

Then I stick a couple of the prongs of my decorative comb through the ponytail elastic. PeggyE. shared this tip with me because I couldn't find a way to make the heavy comb stay in the Gibson Tuck. Thanks for this! I love the look of your tuck, and welcome ideas to stabilize mine!!!

Anyone interested in compiling all of these ideas -- as DBF suggested -- into an article?

Melisande
November 26th, 2008, 11:55 PM
Weirdly enough... my waist/hip long hair keeps better in a low Gibson tuck when I use a scrunchie instead of a regular elastic. Somehow, the scrunchie (hair colored and not too big) helps to keep the roll in place. I like to hold it with a flexi 8.

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/4739/gibsontuck02fl0.th.jpg (http://img146.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gibsontuck02fl0.jpg)

That was when my hair was a bit shorter.

Oskimosa
November 27th, 2008, 01:25 AM
I did a really loose sloppy one once, with my shoulder length hair. I have pics in my album.

I did like everyone else said to do, low ponytail stuffed in. I just put in some pins and it loosely held but I only kept it in for a few hours. I think I'll try it again soon since I just watched Anne of Green Gables recently.... :)

sahiba
November 27th, 2008, 03:06 AM
I just had to try this and this is what it looks like;
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/Sammal/Hair/tuck.jpg

Not bad for first attempt I guess :o
I put the braids through the loop twice because my hair was too long.

Thank you all for the links and instructions!

'Not bad'? Its so pretty.


After I roll up one side of the split ponytail, I anchor it with a hair scroo. The same with the other side of the ponytail. I had a lot of trouble keeping my hair in the pocket until I tried the scroos.

Then I stick a couple of the prongs of my decorative comb through the ponytail elastic. PeggyE. shared this tip with me because I couldn't find a way to make the heavy comb stay in the Gibson Tuck.

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee178/frizzliz/5808041-1.jpg

Its looking so good especially with the comb.



I did a really loose sloppy one once, with my shoulder length hair. I have pics in my album.

I did like everyone else said to do, low ponytail stuffed in. I just put in some pins and it loosely held but I only kept it in for a few hours. I think I'll try it again soon since I just watched Anne of Green Gables recently.... :)

I saw your album and its marvelous .I loved every updo.:)

Would I be able to do with my hip length hair?Its not very thick.

magpielaura
November 27th, 2008, 02:05 PM
oooh...... I've had no luck with this style before, but there are loads of things for me to try now. I really liked the look of the edwardian braids too - I'll end up being really late for work everday messing with new styles!

Oskimosa
November 27th, 2008, 04:53 PM
I saw your album and its marvelous .I loved every updo.:)

Would I be able to do with my hip length hair?Its not very thick.


:D Thanks! I think if you roll your hair first, then stuff it, it will turn out ok. Remember to do it loosely so you really get the Gibson girl look. It's even better if you have waves or curls in your hair.

sahiba
November 27th, 2008, 11:02 PM
:D Thanks! I think if you roll your hair first, then stuff it, it will turn out ok. Remember to do it loosely so you really get the Gibson girl look. It's even better if you have waves or curls in your hair.

O.K. thanks. :) Whenever I try I'll post my pic.s

sycamoreboutiqu
June 22nd, 2009, 10:39 AM
I always thought the Gibson Girl look was higher on the head, kind of poofing out all around a bun. That is the look I would like to achieve (and have on occasion) but my hair is so thick that I have a hard time keeping it in a bun formation - it just springs out.

I will try this method with a high pony and see what happens.

Thanks

redcelticcurls
June 22nd, 2009, 12:51 PM
I love this one because, unlike some other updos, it really looks good with my texture.

I essentially make the beginnings an inverted ponytail and then roll and tuck the tail into the formed pocket.

http://i41.tinypic.com/30bpf74.jpg

redcelticcurls
June 22nd, 2009, 12:53 PM
I always thought the Gibson Girl look was higher on the head, kind of poofing out all around a bun. That is the look I would like to achieve (and have on occasion) but my hair is so thick that I have a hard time keeping it in a bun formation - it just springs out.

I will try this method with a high pony and see what happens.

Thanks

You might be thinking of this (http://www.intimelyfashion.com/hair/gibson2.htm) Gibson look.

Nyghtingale
June 22nd, 2009, 01:00 PM
Those are so pretty!

Kina
June 22nd, 2009, 01:44 PM
<--------- (avatar is of a gibson tuck) My hair is about waist length, but it's fine so that may be why I'm able to manage it. I like it, but feeling the hair bobbing about the nape of my neck annoys me.

It's either down or up with me, no middle ground...

misstwist
June 22nd, 2009, 02:01 PM
Weirdly enough... my waist/hip long hair keeps better in a low Gibson tuck when I use a scrunchie instead of a regular elastic. Somehow, the scrunchie (hair colored and not too big) helps to keep the roll in place. I like to hold it with a flexi 8.

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/4739/gibsontuck02fl0.th.jpg (http://img146.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gibsontuck02fl0.jpg)

That was when my hair was a bit shorter.

I'm going to have to cut up the sock that is the mate to my sock bun form and try this!

Medievalmaniac
August 1st, 2009, 05:23 AM
rcc - your hair is DIVINE in that GG! So gorgeous with the curliness!! :)

Bunnyhare
August 1st, 2009, 07:53 AM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=article&articleid=89
i did not see a link to this, and there is another one in articles..lots of good hair styles there for all different lengths and a few very new ones have been posted too! thanks ladies!

Chrissy
August 1st, 2009, 08:10 AM
The Gibson Tuck used to be my favourite style when I had BSL hair. Now I cannot wait until my hair is long enough to do it again!

The link Miss Murphy has given you is a good one, but I think it doesn't mention one important thing: when you make the ponytail, make it a high one, about half-way up the back of your head, not at the nape of your neck. I would then pull the pony tail holder back a bit, making it looser.

Then I would divide the hair above the pony tail in two, and flipping the pony tail up, gently and evenly work it into the 'pocket' you have made. Be careful not to push the hair through so that it pokes out underneath. It might help to make the pony tail into a roll before you ease it into the pocket.

The other thing I did differently was to use a barrette to draw the two sides of hair above the ponytail together and hold the style firmly. It also helped hide the ponytail holder.

I hope that this helps and I'm sorry that I couldn't provide pictures. The style is however very well described and illustrated in a brilliant book which you should fine easy to order from your local bookshop or Amazon: Hair: A Book of Braiding and Styles by Anne Akers Johnson (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/search-handle-url?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books-uk&field-author=Anne%20Akers%20Johnson) ISBN 1570540187 .

Good luck with it - your hair looks the perfect length for it: it doesn't work well on very long hair.



I second getting this book. It is wonderful!!!! The instructions and pictures are very helpful. Very easy to follow. I own this book and love it. The gibson tuck is one of my favorite styles. Can't wait till my hair is long enough again to do it.

redcelticcurls
August 1st, 2009, 10:40 AM
rcc - your hair is DIVINE in that GG! So gorgeous with the curliness!! :)

Thank you!

Some updos just look bleh with curly hair, but this one works with it. I like it.