Since the ‘rose gele’ headtie style hit the Nigerian fashion scene, it is still popular and one of the most-chic headtie styles. Even with the release of tons of new gele styles nearly every quarter, this gele style is still a favourite among fashion-savvy, aso-ebi-loving wedding guests. If you’ve ever tried tying this gele style, you’ll agree that it’s not as straight-forward as tying the basic pleated gele style. So, in this post, you’ll learn how to tie the ascot-style rose gele headtie yourself or on someone else. Scroll/ swipe down to follow the step by step video tutorials. There are 4 videos below showing different ways to tie the rose gele. Get your gele fabric, and practice along with and pause the video as you watch. Play the rose gele video tutorials below and enjoy!
3 Ways to Toe the Rose Gele Style of Headtie
Method 1: Tying Rose Gele Like a Pro
#2: Learn to Tie a Rose Gele: Quick Steps Tutorial
#3: Quick Shortcut Method: Tying the Rose Gele
#4: Learn to Tie Rose Gele with a Big Scarf Material
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Royal Ascot Hat Meets Nigerian ‘Ascot Headtie’ (aka Rose Gele): A Classy Wedding Guest Headpiece
The rose gele headtie style resembles the British royal ascot hats or our own version. This style of gele was first created by the creator of ‘Abeke Makeovers’, makeup and gele artistry place. She originally called it ‘ the Abeke Gele’, as well as other nicknames including ‘iconic rose gele’ and ‘avant garde gele’.
This gele style is in a class of its own and even younger women who didn’t really like tying the regular gele styles are happily wearing it everywhere – to weddings, to owambe parties and on red carpets. Celebrities like Toke Makinwa, pretty @TojuFoye (instagram.com/tojufoyeh) and Temi Dollface are among those to have been seriously rocking the ‘rose gele’ headtie style. Nollywood actress Kate Henshaw even wore a pink rose gele with her aso-ebi dress when she attended Mo Abudu’s daughter’s celebrity wedding in Lagos.
We love this new Gele style because it looks beautiful with both traditional and Western occasion outfits. I won’t be surprised to see the ‘Nigerian rose gele’ headtie at the next Royal Ascot RaceCourse – because it’s at that level. Period!
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Auto-Gele: The Ready-to-Wear Version of Rose Gele
Guess what? The ready-to-wear or ready-made versions of the rose gele exist and are available in Nigerian stores and markets. They are called ‘auto gele’. Many gele artistry stores, including Abeke Makeovers sell them. This is good news to some African and Nigerian women who suck at tying a decent gele headtie no matter how many hours they spend trying. Some women simply don’t like that gele tying is time-consuming, and some are lazy about it. If you’re like that, buy yourself a hat-like, ready-made auto-gele.
Unlike the traditional or classic gele headties, all you have to do is throw on an auto-gele on your head (like a cap) and you have a beautiful gele headtie.
Stand Out With a Rose Gele Headtie
This style of tying gele like a rose petal is refreshing. If you’re tired of looking like everyone else in a wedding aso-ebi outfit, or think the good old pleated gele style is boring, just tie the rose gele style and you’ll be guaranteed to stand out from the crowd.
Now you have a choice – buy a ready-made auto-gele in rose gele style or learn how to tie a rose gele by yourself (watch the above video tutorials). We love that this style of gele turns out great in just about any colour and assorted ‘headtie fabric’, including Damask, Sego Gele, the regular Aso-Oke and Netted Aso-Oke.
Thanks for reading and I hope you liked the videos on how to tie the Rose Gele? Don’t worry if you did not really get it this time, try watching it some more time and practice along – soon it will stick.
So, I’m curious to know – which name do you like best for this Abeke Makeover’s gele head-gear style – royal ascot gele, or abeke gele, or auto gele, or take a bow gele, or iconic gele, or avant garde gele, or rose gele? Tell me in the comments area down below.
Photo Credits: Instagram/@abekemakeovers | @fixumakeover | @mydes_touch | @nhn_couture