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Recap : Master Class in Makeup & Gele Head Tie with Simi Kesh


West Side Africa woman !

Gele head tying is not for the faint heart. Head gele is commonly known in Africa especially in Nigeria occasion. The best thing that happened this April in MN was Simi Kesh Master Class, a professional beautician,  she demonstrated live new makeup techniques and tying multi-pleated gele. Unfortunately, I missed the makeup session due to work. Yes, y’all I have a job! Always stay gracious in getting your paper.


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What do you need to tie your Gele ?


Things to keep in mind is that the tying of gele has upgraded in style. I remember when my mother would tie her hair for hours before going to church or special occasions. Now with the new Asoke pleat style, you will need help to create those beautiful round multi-layers. According to Simi K., she explained that it is impossible for anyone to develop multi pleats/layers with their gele by themselves. She said jokingly “except that person is born with 3 or 4 hands “, but it is not a joke!

The video shows the step by step from bending the Asoke , then creating layers, smoothing the pleats/layers, and making sure you knot the ends tightly.

Watch full video below on “How to Tie a Nigerian Multi-Pleated Gele” by @Glamtouch1 follow her on Instagram.

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Hope James is the creator of Minnafropolis, a fashion and lifestyle platform. Over the years, Hope has honed her skills as a content creator, influencer, and blogger. She is passionate about teaching women how to maximize their wardrobe, improving our lifestyles, and female entrepreneurship. Hope holds certifications in Digital Marketing and Social Media Management. She also completed her Master's in Business Administration and Project Management. Hope currently welcomes every collaborative opportunity that presents itself and looks forward to working on future projects in varying capacities. If you appreciate quality content over quantity or need to reach a new audience, build a brand affinity through authentic content and partnership contact Minnafropolis, email:



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