When I posted my first Gibson girl hair tutorial, it was the simplest version of the style – sort of a flatter topknot secured with pins, with plenty of big-hair-height. I promised a more elaborate version, and this is it.
Be forewarned – this turned into a hot mess. The style isn’t known for being super-neat, so I decided to post it even though it looks like a tremendous case of bedhead. Even if I can’t follow my own damn directions, someone else may be able to follow the tutorial and get better results.
So. Here we go!
First, part your hair straight across the top of your head, from behind one ear to behind the other ear. Gather the hair and pin it into place on top of the head. You can tease this section for height, or just push it toward your forehead before pinning into place.
Leave your sections down. Gather the rest of your hair and flip your head upside down. Brush the hair to make it smooth. Form it into a loose coil or knot and pin it in place just behind the Front Pouf.
The remaining hair was divided into 3 sections and formed into pin curls which I pinned at the front of the topknot.
And at this point the style was finished, and I had to laugh because WTF. I somehow deflated my Front Pouf, the pincurls were sticking up all over, and I had more hair flying away than I had pinned down.
Well, if anyone attempts this and has better luck than I did, let me know!