Thursday, September 8, 2011

GELE | Nigerian head tie

I have accepted my fate>>>>>I HAVE TO LEARN HOW TO TIE GELE LIKE A PRO. At the back of my mind I knew a time would come when a client would request for her gele to be done. About 2 weeks ago I had a client who was visiting from Nigeria. She usually gets her makeup done professionally every time she is going out (trust my Nigerian people)

We are forever on point……Anywoo back to my gist, She asked if I knew how to tie gele and like a mountain goat I said “NO”.

Sometimes I wonder if I have mental issues. Fast-forward to Tuesday (6th), the same client that got her makeup done for a party booked me AGAIN (How cool is that) for another party she has this Saturday but guess what? She needs her gele done #faints.

Like the sharp QC (QUEENS COLLEGE YES I AM A QC PRODUCT) babe that I am, I started looking for someone to give me a crash course before Saturday. Like magic God sent me an angel. On Wednesday I went to learn how to tie gele and I have to say it was a tad challenging for my skinny arms but I eventually got the hang of the technique/s.

I feel so sorry for my sister and friend because I have been practicing nonstop. I’m a very fast learner when it comes to using my hands thanks to my parents. My mum is very crafty really as long as its art she is GOOD and my dad is an aeronautic engineer the dude can fix almost everything. 

I just wanted to share what I have been up to recently with my followers. If I eventually HAVE to tie my client’s gele on Saturday I will post pictures.

PS: If you’re a PRO with the gele PWETTY PLEASE send me an email, we can strike a small trade by barter deal. I’m a fast learner and I will not irritate you #promise.

I hope everyone is doing great?

Stay pwetty


  1. Awww!cute! U really are a fast learner

  2. I think you're doing a great job so far. Ashoke is the easier material, the real gele, that was print is where the deal is at, :)

    All the best with your client.

  3. The trick to gettin ur gele on point is to create ur own style and not try to change it on the event day!

    Real gele can be frustrating to tie when they are new, so practice with them before the event to soften it.

    Getting the right size is also key; you have to cut the gele into 2 if its too wide. This can be done with a spiral-edge scissors at ur tailor's shop or at the point of purchase! Tie one half and wrap the other around ur waist for effects!

  4. You did a great job with the gele, I wouldn't even know where to start :(

  5. WOW you ladies are tooooo kind thank you for all the information

    @serendipity —:) thanks

    @Myne- Thank you..the material in the picture in not even ashoke, it feels too soft to be but I tried with the noisy hard material and its way harder to tie.

    @PET projects- Thanks for the tips...I will get the spiral scissor when next i go out, it will be good to have on standby just incase i need to cut the fabric.

    @9jafoodie-thanks, trust me i was clueless at first lol

  6. wow Halima am so proud of you...


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