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The Hair Style Directory
The Gibson roll is an elegant twisted up style that’s perfect for more formal events. This classic hair style became popular in the 1940s and this version is a modern twist on the original design.You’ll start with a ponytail and simply roll your hair into a space above it. Gibson rolls are surprisingly simple to do and create an elegant silhouette, with the roll curving around from the back of your neck.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL
Medium
DEAL HAIR LENGTH
Medium to long
HAIR EXTENSIONS NEEDED?
No
ASSISTANCE NEEDED?
No
ACCESSORIES
This sophisticated hairstyle creates the perfect space for accessories. Add your favourite jewels to the top of the roll to create a refined formal updo. Fresh or silk flowers are also perfect in this chic upstyle.
TRY THIS
You can create a more asymmetrical look by tucking your hair into the Gibson roll
off to one side. Create more detailatthesidesbyleavingthe front sections of your hair loose and twisting them back into the top of the Gibson roll.

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  • How to style a Gibson roll. Gibson Roll - Step 1
    Step 1

    Brush your hair and gather it into a ponytail that sits low at the back of your head. Secure in place with a strong hair band.

  • How to style a Gibson roll. Gibson Roll - Step 2
    Step 2

    Next, slide the hairband 2.5 to 5cm down your ponytail so that you create a space between your hair band and your scalp.

  • How to style a Gibson roll. Gibson Roll - Step 3
    Step 3

    Push your fingers in above your hairband to make a gap.Don’tpush all the way through; just create a space inside that can hold your hair.

  • How to style a Gibson roll. Gibson Roll - Step 4
    Step 4

    Twist your ponytail up and begin pushing it down into this little space. Continue tucking and rolling your ponytail into the gap.

  • How to style a Gibson roll. Gibson Roll - Step 5
    Step 5

    Once you have all your hair hidden and tucked away, pin it in place with bobby pins or hairpins. Finish with a spritz of hairspray to hold this hairstyle all day and all night!

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