When life gives you lemons, don’t just make lemonades, make lemonade braids. Lemonade braids have appeared in different cultures for long. However, this trend came to life with Beyonce’s blessings in a big way when she flaunted the cornrows in her 2016 hit album ‘Lemonade.’
Beyonce is like the mother of the lemonade braids hairstyle that gave birth to the hairstyle with its new name and status of one of the biggest hair trends. The lemonade braids pack a massive dose of tartness and flavorful punch with a bit of cornrow blended with a little Fulani style; a few drops of the goddess braids decorated with a whole lot of feed-ins and laid edges.
For lemonade braids, you just about do them in any way you like except for one strict Lemonade law: all lemonade tresses have to go on the side. Here are the best Lemonade braid ideas for you to grab:
Queen B’s Lemonade Braids
Nothing and no one else sets off the lemonade braids with such fire as Beyonce does. She rocks the super long, mini lemonade braids with gold tints throughout her hair. If this is not the finest hair inspiration of all times, we don’t know what else would be.
Lemon Tinted Lemonade Braids
One of the best ways to rock the lemonade braids is to do it with lemon-yellow blonde shades in your braid. This look is pretty much similar to Beyonce’s gold touch. This hairstyle typically calls for a side parting and tiny hair cuffs in gold tones to grace the sun-kissed color of your hair. The combination of the lemon yellow blonde shaded braids and the gold cuffs work well to enhance the gold hues of your luscious skin. To complete the overall stylish look of this hairstyle, incorporate a tiny single braid with beads and shells, and you’ll feel like the goddess of fashion.
Classic Lemonade Braids
We admit that it is quite a lot fun to once in a while play up with your lemonade braids, but nothing, at the end of the day, can beat the beauty of the classic look itself. The classic look includes the traditional cornrows featured in the micro braids, and your long locks swept all over to one side. We guarantee that this artistic look will forever remain timeless and serve you well seasons after seasons. You can fearlessly carry this look whenever and wherever the mood strikes you and still look fashionably updated.
Cherry- Lemonade Braids
We all love cherries, don’t we? And it is usually not just the citrusy flavor of the fruit that appeals to us but vibrant and attractive shade the fruit is blessed with as well. What could be more appealing than flaunting bold and vibrant cherry shades paired with your lemonade braid hairstyle? It is every woman’s favorite combination, we know. Pair up your hair with lemonade braids and cherry shades and watch yourself take the hair trend game to the next level. Plus, this is the season where all things cherry looks extremely festive, candy-like, and just too pleasing to the eye. It is indeed the perfect time to wear your lemonade-cherry braids.
Small Lemonade Braids
This one is especially for all the ladies with thin hair. We understand your pain of not being able to try on styles that appeal to your heart. Thin hair makes most hairstyles out of your reach, but the small lemonade braids make sure you get your heart’s desire. If you are a woman who has always had scanty hair or just someone who prefers a delicate look. You must try out the small lemonade braids. These are thin, dainty braids that fall delicately to one side with narrow cornrows on top. Not only do you sway with this style, but no one would even guess your hair is scanty and thin generally.
Chunky Braids in Purple Fashion
Lemonade braids encourage all the girls to start off on a mission of finding the most stunning color. Who can blame you when you have so much ground to experiment and play with where lemonade braids are concerned? Just like the cherry shades, these are the goddess style braids in curvy and thick metallic purple that wrap seductively around your scalp. They look like a regal crown atop your head before cascading down like a purple waterfall on your side.
Big Lemonade Braids
We know jumbo braids are fancied by many girls and rightfully so we so. They make a statement louder than most other braids do. However, if jumbo braids are just not your thing yet you want to make just as large an impact, you could still do so with these big lemonade braids. They consist of a noticeable size of cornrows on the top but subtle enough to be easily managed by you. The big lemonade hairstyle is the perfect balance for your comfortable wear.
Classic Style Lemonade Braids
The classic style typically calls for the segmentation of your scalp. One portion of your scalp sports neat cornrows running backward from your scalp while the other portion of your scalp flaunts the strands of lemonade braids falling smoothly to your side and draping over your shoulder. This classic look is what we imagine the Queen B had in mind when she bargained with her hairstylist for something flashy for her album ‘Lemonade.’ These braids are straightforward and simple but classic and beautiful in every way.
We know we have constantly been stressing upon the fact that lemonade braids are traditionally swept all to one side. We have, however, not stressed anywhere that this is the only way to wear them because it is not. You can also sport your lemonade braids with a center parting if your heart is prompting you to do so. This is especially more flattering if you have a chubby or round face. A center parting will do a fine job of elongating your features and creating an essential symmetry.
Lemonade Braids with a Thick Wheel Pattern
This is quite an intriguing version of the lemonade braids. They look like an illusion, making it difficult to figure out where the wheels begin and where they stop. The braids in this style are very thick and shaped intricately into the pattern of a wheel. There is a central hub on your from which the wheels extend outwards and then frame your scalp in the cyclical crown. You will finish off this look with laid edges and two braids of the peek-a-boo kind of framing.
Medium Lemonade Braids
This is one other fine option for ladies with scant and thinning hair. Look fabulous with this style that allows you to look fashionable and your hair a bit thicker. You will need a couple of hair extensions for this one to get slightly fuller and more vivacious looking locks. For a touch of more glamour, leave a single thin braid hanging down the other side and adorn it with cuff, shells, and pearls.
Skinny Braids in Blue Sunset
This lemonade style reminds us of a fading sunset with shades of cobalt blue set up against your black tresses. The cobalt braids begin as tiny on your scalp and ease out into thickness as they extend outwards. This look is surely a stunner with the dash of bright blue extensions. The jet black strands contrast gorgeously with the flat yet slightly curled laid edges.
What is the quickest way to look cute on hot summer days with your lemonade braids? Just pile them high into a top knot with a strand hanging down the front of your face and a few strands at the back. Gather the rest of your braids together and twist them into the shape of a bun on the top of your head. If you feel any strands may come off loose, just secure them with one or two bobby pins, and you’re good to go.
Lemonade Braids with Full Scalp Patterns
With this hairstyle, no part of your scalp is left unloved. A multitude of braids is twisted and turned in every direction on your scalp in this lemonade hairstyle. You’ll adorn a multitude of braids with pewter-tone metal hair clips in this one. You can allow two surprise tresses to flow over the other ear to balance out your hairstyle on both sides.
Lemonade Braids to the Side
We all know well enough by now that lemonade braids are typically left to drape over one side. However, it is entirely up to your preference of how far you want to braid them. In some cases, the ladies opt to braid their hair entirely to the opposite of their heads while flaunting some stunning geometrically patterned parting.
Lemonade Braids in Top Knot Ponytails
If you are bored with the standard side-swept style of the lemonade braids, why not try them with top knot ponytail in perhaps a deep metallic purple? In this style, you intertwine thin braids with thicker, curly braids. After that, you feed these braids into a whimsical top knot while while leaving the rest to sprout from the center of your bun.
Large Lemonade Braids
These are simply lemonade braids with ultra-long locks. To soften the look in this one, you will need a styling product. Apply it on the baby hairs around your face and shape them into curls with the help of a fine comb or your fingers.
Braids with Beads and Wraps
There are a few tips and innovative tricks you can apply to amplify your Beyonce lemonade braids. Opt for a wine color for this one and also arrange for a couple of super long hair extensions. Enhance the overall look with the help of some white hair strings on just some or several of your lemonade braids. You will then have to sweep all, except for two of the skinny braids on to one side. Leave only two plaited braids on the other side and adorn them with a single shell or wooden beads then allow them to cascade downwards over your other ear.
Beads and Lemonade Braids
There’s something very attractive about boho vibes, don’t you agree? It is always a fashion plus when you flaunt some boho vibes every once in a while. Add a few beads to the ends of your lemonade braids, and that’s all you need. From simple to bohemian styles, punk to girly, there is a great variety of beads you can choose from to suit the look you envision. Whichever style you pick, all you have to do is make sure that the size will glide seamlessly over your tresses without encountering any trouble.
Forward Lemonade Braids with Hair Wraps
Now we love all things big, and the same goes for Lemonade braids. This style is particularly goddess inspired and is thick. Even the individual braid has a thick width and curly laid edges. While we do agree that this look suits mostly teenagers or the younger girls, we don’t mind giving the inner little girl in us the freedom to wear this look every now and then. It is quick and easy to maintain hairstyle, and that immediately makes it our favorite.
Jumbo Triangle Braids
We are going to stray far away from the traditional lemonade braids, as far as the law allows, but we are not sorry for it, and you will realize why. This look promises to make you stand, and we, for one, are not going to let this opportunity pass. This hairstyle has the star feature of the triangle parting on your head, which is followed by jumbo braids down. Use a hair product to give the baby hair on your forehead attractive wave-like shape and watch the look work its magic.
Triangular, Wrap-Around Braids
This lemonade hairstyle has some heavy work at play here. You will need to make four jumbo lemonade braids that will snake around your head on one side and then four additional huge braids to drop straight down on your other side. Make sure you have first divided them neatly into symmetrical triangular sections. What more can we say for this extraordinary hairstyle that is trim and sporty and all things attractive all at the same time?
Long Braids Never Fail
Lemonade braids are most popular for their length, and quite honestly, we can’t help but agree with this fact. The beauty of the whole lemonade look lies in how the braids are left to drape over one side. Had it not been for the cascading effect, the look would have surely failed somewhere in its appeal. However, if you don’t possess naturally long tresses, you need not despair just yet. Thanks to the super fancy developments in science and fashion, you can fake long and healthy locks if you don’t have them in real. Use any hair extensions or weave which you can easily incorporate into your lemonade locks and try out any style you desire.
Thin and Thick Braids
We all struggle with making decisions, even if it is about thick or thin braids. So if you can’t decide between the two, why even make a choice? Yes, you read that right. We have just the hairstyle for you that not only has it all but will also absolve any decision making struggles for you. What you need for this hairstyle is one braid of medium size to act as a part. It should divide your scalp into two equal sections. A thick braid comes first and then a skinny braid. Believe us when we say they look nothing less than fabulous. To incorporate a more shocking factor, try electric pink extensions for this lemonade hairstyle.
Lemonade Braids and a Simple Ponytail
This is one simple yet elegant look you can pull off with your lemonade braids. Gather all your hair, except one small portion, into a high ponytail. Wrap the small portion you left out around your ponytail’s base and secure it with a few bobby pins. Leave a few strands hanging around your face as well to pull off this cool laid back look smoothly.
Lemonade Braids with Golden Swirls
You can beautifully enhance your simple and sleek lemonade braids if you weave them with some fine golden extensions. Opt for a sophisticated and elegant braid pattern and gently curve the braids around the crown of your head. Add some glamorous finishing touches with laid edges and braid cuffs.
Pink Lemonade Braids
When we say hot pink for your lemonade trusts us, the look will feel as refreshing as a glass of pink lemonade served to you on a melting summer’s day. The hotter months are when you can flaunt the hottest looks. Get your hot pink act together and rock them with your classic lemonade braids draped all to your one side.
Curvy and Skinny Cornrow Braids
I sometimes know too much of the big lemonade braids can get a bit too much. In the market for an alternative? Here is how you can get it. Try out a menagerie of mini braids as an alternative of the popular jumbo lemonade braids. This style is super skinny and very intricate and is a style that works well for almost all women, especially those who have very fine and scanty hair. To add a little something special, use gold-rose extensions to up your lemonade braids game.
Who has said that those of us who rock braids can’t sport glamorous updos at the same time? Of course, we can, and here is one the best ways to glam up your lemonade braids with a sleek updo. All you have to do with this one is to gather all your hair into a tight ballerina bun high on your head and just complete the ultra-gorgeous look.
Updo Done with Thin Lemonade Braids
Do you live in a hot climate or remain forever caught up in a hectic environment? Here is one fine sizzling option for sporting high ponytails with your lemonade braids. Besides, having all your gathered neatly in an updo keeps you feeling cooler and sorted on hot days. Add ivory or some wooden beads at the ends, and your ebony braid color will receive huge doses of glam with just the simple add ons.
Lemonade Braids with Color
Colors are just so attractive and gorgeous, how can we choose just one? Here is this unicorn-inspired look to wear more than one of your favorite colors all at the same time. Intertwine colored unicorn extensions in your lemonade braids and pile them high on to the crown of your head and secure them in your ponytail. The unicorn colored tresses will seem like a rainbow as they cascade down the front of your face.
Geometric Blonde Cornrows
Whoever believes that cornrows should only proceed from the front to the back has truly never been lucky enough to experience this creative and artistic pattern. In this hairstyle, you get a metallic blonde and small-sized braids that layout strategically to wind around your scalp. The pattern the style follows is a geometric spiral. Because this look is so intricate, artistic, and statement worthy all on its own, you really do not need any additional glam touches such as hair accessories or jewelry. The hair color and the pattern have you all covered in this one, we promise.
Side Parted Loose Cornrows
We can’t blame you for being bored of all the side draped lemonade braid hairstyles. Why not try some twist with a hairstyle that makes the braids cascade down on both of your sides? This look helps you sport a well-defined side part and a number of thin cornrow braids. An absolutely brilliant twist on the classic favorite this style is.
If you have the hair that allows you to have lemonade braids, there is no reason why you should not try them. Of course, you have to be a bit bold about your style choices to pull this one off, though.