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How to tie stylish small gele

Hi guys,

Small geles are not for everyone as not all women love big and flamboyant geles. This YouTube tutorial teaches you how to tie a long and lengthy Gele and turn it into a small and cute stylish one. If you have questions, please leave a comment.

 

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Style guide to Bridal Gele

Hi guys,

This is the final in the series of Gele tutorial videos I have been uploading. This is your classic Gele style for brides. It is an elegant one, but easy to style. I have had fun styling with Gele and I am still experimenting so when the next idea hits, you can be sure I will upload it. Enjoy..

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Gele tutorial

Hi guys,

So my love for Gele continues with this video. I so love tying Gele because it is an expression of my cultural heritage; it is my crown as a woman and is one of those aspects of my culture that stands out as a Nigerian. My techniques for tying Gele is easy, simple, quick but stylish and elegant.

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Stylish Gele Video Tutorial

Hi guys,

Am still posting about Gele. I have three styles I chose to share with you guys so this is the second video and I will be uploading the third soon.

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Gele Tying Tutorial: Simple but Stylish

Hi Guys,

I decided to share this simple yet stylish style of Gele with you. This style comes handy when the Gele fabric is small. The style is manageable, no – fuss and easy to tie.

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Style guide to tying Gele – The Flamboyant & bridal style

Hi guys,

How you doin’? Am actually feeling fantastic, even though work load a bit much. I have been inspired by the increasing number of visits this blog receives for the pictorial tutorial on how to tie Gele that I decided to include more styles.

This Gele style is big, flamboyant and one of the favourites by brides.

STEP 1: Make sure the Gele is equal at both ends and flip it over your head. Take both ends to the back of your head and swap sides as though you were knotting a scarf. Left goes to the right and vice versa.

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STEP 2: Take one side and flip it across the head to the other side, while one finger presses down on the Gele for a firm grip

 

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See how it looks when crossed over, with the Gele over lapping the front. Hold it firmly at the back.

 

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STEP 3: Before knotting, open the Gele at the middle so that it opens at the centre.

 

 

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You are going to pick the center of this flap and make a ”paper fan” with your fingers

 

STEP 4: After knotting the the Gele, pull it backwards to free it of wrinkles.

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already, you can see pleats or steps forming on the Gele. Use your finger to squeeze the Gele down – it would form natural pleates, which you flatten by pressing it down with your fingers.

 

OUTCOME:

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This Gele is stylish, flamboyant and very bridal.

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New styles guide to tying Nigerian traditional head tie (gele)

For we Nigerian women, the gele (head tie) is our crown and a reflection of our personality. This means that the head tie functions the same way as any fashion accessory as such, you should not settle for the traditional way of tying your gele – explore new and creative ways of tying this age old cultural expression and let it speak about your personality without you uttering a word! – oh yes!

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HERE IS STYLE GUIDE NUMBER 1:

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SECOND STYLE YOU COULD TRY

HERE ARE TWO RESULTS

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How to tie head-tie with Nigerian traditional wedding makeup

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No Nigerian traditional wedding is ever complete without the perfect head tie known as ‘Gele’ which is our crown as African women. Traditional weddings in Nigeria are elaborate social events with huge number of guests, pageantry and fanfare. Likewise the bridal makeup for traditional weddings are bold, vibrant and dramatic to blend with our vibrant culture and nature.

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Here’s a guide to tying the head tie ‘Gele

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