Monday, June 4, 2012

Tips from my Abuela...

My grandmother is one of the most fashionable people I know, and although our age is separated by decades, we share similar tastes in music and style. Any hair that can be made pretty in a relatively short amount of time with little to no heat (whether it be dirty or clean) has my vote. So when my grandmother showed me this Gibson knot hybrid that she rocked ca.1948 I jumped at the chance to wear it on many a warm day to keep my thick curls off my neck, when the scarves and wraps grow tiresome try this out.

I find this style a bit easier  than the "Gibson". Start with brushed hair, make a natural side part (I let the hair naturally part with my atomic cowlick). Take the larger section and begin twisting back loosely, grabbing more hair as you go, at about 1/2 inch behind the ear secure your twist with a few bobby pins. You can smooth any pieces that have not been caught in the twist with more pins.

On the remaining section of hair do the same twist technique grabbing sections as you go till about 1/2 inch behind the ear. This twist will be significantly smaller than your first so remember not to twist as tightly as the larger section.
Now comes the easy part grab all the hair from each twist and remaining hair and gather at the nape of the neck and pull and secure into a ponytail (aim for your pony to be level with the twists or lower). Twist the ponytail into a bun (or knot) and secure with bobby pins. Do a little spritz of hairspray to help with any straggler bits and VOILA! Your have Easy Peazy summer hair.


  1. What a lovely abuela you have. I love this hairstyle. Definitely going to give it a try.

    1. Aww, Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it! let me know how it goes :)


Thanks for sharing!