Tutorial: How to Create a Gibson Girl Hair Updo

You'll earn some major updo skills while mastering this hairstyle.

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The Gibson girl hair updo is a favorite hairstyle idea of ours for many reasons. It’s hard to think of an occasion when this simple yet elegant updo wouldn’t be appropriate. Whether it’s for your company holiday party or a friend’s baby shower or for date night, this hairstyle will have you looking glam (and quite chic!) in just 10 minutes. Even the ladies who don’t normally wear their hair up will find themselves coming back to this Gibson roll updo over and over again. Ready to try out this fun updo? Read on to check out our simple step-by-step tutorial and video where you can learn how to create this stunning hairstyle anytime you want to mix things up a bit!

Tutorial: How to Create a Gibson Girl Hair Tuck Updo

1

Start with second-day hair.

Hair that is a little dirty (a.k.a you haven’t had time to wash it while prepping for the busy holiday season) is the perfect base for this updo hairstyle. Your hair will be less slippery and it will be a lot easier to secure it in place.

2

Refresh your hair.

This product is a girl’s best friend for a reason. Spray your hair with some of the Dove Detox + Purify Dry Shampoo. It’ll work to cleanse and refresh your strands in seconds.

3

Create a side part.

A deep side part adds a lot of character to a simple updo like this one. Use a rat-tail comb to create a side part on whichever side of your head feels more comfortable. Editors’ tip: Switching to the opposite side from where you usually part your hair will add some instant volume.

4

Apply some serum.

Smooth out your hair with a drop of the TRESemmé Keratin Infusing Smoothing Serum. This will help to tame any frizz or flyaways.

5

Create twists.

Twist two strands of your hair from the front of your hairline, towards the back of your head.

6

Pin your hair in place.

Using two bobby pins in a criss-cross X shape, pin the twist to the back of your head. Repeat steps five and six on the other side of your head.

7

Gather your hair.

Gather the rest of your hair into a low ponytail that sits just above the nape of your neck.

8

Pull your hair through.

Use your fingers to create a small hole above your hair tie. Then, flip the rest of your hair through this newly formed hole.

9

Gently tuck it in.

Flip the ponytail up and push it inside the hole to make sure that all the loose ends are tucked in.

10

Pin into place.

Clip your hair in place with a few bobby pins.

11

Lock in your style.

Lock in your awesome new Gibson tuck with a mist of the Suave Professionals Luxe Style Infusion Anti-Humidity Hairspray.

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Ta-da- you're done!

And there you have it: a simple and elegant updo that took around 10 minutes to create. You can also finish with an extra hold hairspray, like TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Hold Hairspray, for more flyaway control. The more you practice, the faster you’ll be at creating this hairstyle that’s sure to become your next go-to hairstyle.

How easy is that? Now, you know how to create the Gibson tuck! For more updos, check out this tutorial for a polished updo with a bow.