Hair Inspiration: Double Braid Gibson Tuck Tutorial


I am growing out my bangs and it's getting awkward. No matter what I do with my hair, I have to work in a good way to sweep too-long bangs out of my face. After last week's hair inspiration post, I started playing around with a few styles. I came up with this look, which ingeniously pulls my bangs back while looking pretty fantastic, if I do say so myself.


Click through to see the full tutorial.

(Please excuse the quality of the tutorial pictures as they were taken in my artificially lit bathroom with the iPad.)


1 - Start with damp hair. I dried the back out a bit more and set it on a curler to acheive some extra volume. Part hair far to one side.
2 - Using a comb, isolate the front section of your hair that you plan to braid. Clip excess hair back.
3 - "Braid" first section and bobby pin it. The technique I used is not exactly a braid because I can't seem to french braid the front of my hair, now matter how hard I try. Click here for the video tutorial explaining the quick two strand twisting method I used.
4 - Release the section of hair you pinned back, and braid using the same technique as above and pin.
5 - Make one braided section on the opposite side of your head and pin.
6 - Put your hair in a pony tail to prepare for the gibson tuck. Please click here for the simple gibson tuck tutorial.

I used several large, heavy duty bobby pins to secure the tuck and they held it so much better than the small ones.


I have been wearing my hair like this for three days straight and don't anticipate that changing any time soon.


{ae cardi | thrifted floral top}

And because I was supposed to be doing other things, I made this cinemagraph instead.


The whole look only took me about 10 minutes to do. I am also proud to say that I can sleep in the hair style, secure a few stray hairs and I am good to go for another day. This is truly good news.

What do you think? Where are you looking for hair inspiration lately?

29 comments:

  1. You pretty lady, I love it! Come do my hair, okay?

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    1. Done! It's only a plane ride to Portland, right? I miss you, my dear.

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  2. Gorgeous! Regular blog stalker/reader here (my son Will and your Tate are about the same age), first time commenter. I also wear my hair in the Gibson tuck from time-to-time, using the same tutorial. I wanted to give you a quick tip - instead of using a handful of bobby pins to hold it in place, I've been using Goody spin pins. They're great!

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    1. Kathy, I've never used Goody spin pins, I will have to check them out.

      Thanks for the tip!

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    2. Just wanted to say that I got these spin pins and they are awesome! Plus, they're much harder to lose than bobby pins. Bonus!

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  3. love this tutorial. such a cute style. I am definitely going to try this one out.

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  4. I love it! This would be perfect, as I don't like wearing my hair down much because I'm still losing a lot of it (I'm three months post partum), and my babies will often pull on it if it's down. I am definitely going to have to try this out, so thanks!

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  5. I've been looking for new ways to wear my hair up at work other than a bun. I love this and am trying it out today. It has a very romantic look to it.

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    1. Let me know if it works out for you!

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  6. Love it! But I'm afraid I struggle in the hair department and don't think I could ever get this to look right on my own head.

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  7. What a great look for you! And I'm impressed with your speediness and ability to keep it looking good the second day. My hair would never stay like this, though I'm going to try a second strand of twists sometime. :)

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  8. Something new to keep my bangs out of my face! Definitely going to try this this week. :)

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  9. this is gorgeous! i'm so impressed!

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  10. This looks great! I tried this morning, not terrible for a first attempt but I'll keep practicing. I didn't do the gibson, mine is just a messy bun in back, so that's next!

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  11. This crazy cool Madeline! Love how it turned out! Looks beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing with us:)
    Anna

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  12. OH my gosh, what a fabulous rendition of the Gibson! I will have to try this immediately! Thanks so much for linking to me, as well. I love finding stuff like this, and THIS creative sharing is what the internet is all about!

    Cheers!

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  13. Okay, you gotta help a sister out.

    How do you get your tuck to lie down so well against your head? When I do it like Sara does I just end up with these two weird pieces that stick out on the sides. Are you getting that too? Using lots of bobby pins?

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    1. I think it has to do with it being damp. I got pretty pissed myself trying to get it to work this morning on dry hair. And yes, there are quite a few bobby pins involved.

      Try pinning the twists down in several places before the gibson. Also, when I loosen my pony tail I try to loosen just the center of the hair, leaving the sides as tight as possible in the pony tail holder.

      Hope that helps and let me know if you have any more questions.

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  14. I cannot wait to try this and i am def going to share with my readers!

    Passports & Prada

    Xx
    Summer

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  15. This is so gorgeous! I have a hard time keeping my long, thin hair in this style but I love it. It's prettier on you:)

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  16. I love this! Great tutorial too x

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  17. ugh... this just broke my heart. i think my hair is too heavy for this. it's so unsuspectingly heavy that it wouldn't hold up in the back. maybe just a regular bun?

    i need a hair person to come over everyday and save my life.

    can the next tutorial be how to make a cinemagraph or whatever it's called? :)

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  18. Hello. Love the bun. But could you please please tell me what are you wearing on your lips? I love the pale pink hue!!! Thanks xoxo

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    1. Sorry to disappoint, but that's just original Chapstick!

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