Why the weird name Lemonade braids?
Often people confuse the name lemonade with something refreshing lemony etc. No, they are side braids, especially cornrow braids and they have nothing to do with lemons.
It was previously only associated with the African American hairstyle and people used to signify black women and this hairstyle. Then black women started to feel bad about the fact that the hairstyle became their identity. Then there was a great wave of women experimenting with their hair, making them straight, coloured etc because in this phase these women were trying to break the social stigma.
But Beyonce came forward with a different angle to it. She promoted it as a fashion statement. In her album “Lemonade” black feminism was a concept though the concept of fidelity appeared stronger. The “lemonade” was popular and it was nominated for Grammy nine times and thus its style and music both became widely accepted. Beyonce’s side braids were named as lemonade braids and positively popular among women of all ages. Beyonce’s braids were golden along its length and also they had sprinkles of gold colour here and there on near the head. These were golden lemonade braids of Beyonce that had fans all over the country.
Different coloured lemonade braids
Cherry Lemonade braids
The cherry lemonade braids have a beautiful reddish cherry color. In the present day situation models and actors have a fascination with colors and experimenting with different colours makes these Lemonade braids popular among teens and youngsters . In Hollywood, in hip hop music tracks there are use of different colors of braids and cherry braids look very young and peppy as applied in braids.
Purple braids with cascade crowning
A crownlike rotating pattern creates the look of a braided queen. The braids can be a little thicker than usual. The crown like pattern rotates over the head and you may really start feeling like a Queen of your domain.
Blue sunset large braids
Shades of deep blue color look glamorous and mature too. Make the braid thicker, around 2 cm in its thickness and start with black hair. Near the neck, take a bunch of such thick braids and dye them blue. This deep blue color peeking from the thick black forest of hair gives a sense of ocean. The ocean may be of your mysterious eyes that you carry with this look or it may be a blue feeling or may match the blues of your guitar chords.
Different styles of lemonade braids
Ponytail lemonade braids
This works best with longer hair. After making thin 1 cm braids, hold them up like a ponytail. Then halve it and wrap them around the other half to create a strong grip. Fix this with a strong clutch or invisible string. Strength of the ponytail is necessary because it is heavy with the twisted braided hair. This is a classic party look and it goes well with a skinny dress that has full length till your heels.
Topknot lemonade braids
These large lemonade braids are for adults, women of any age above 27-28 will be a perfect suit for this amount of maturity. All of the braids whether large or small, tied up with the help of some braids wrapped around and then supported with a string or clip, these are the Topknot lemonade braids. These are a super elegant style which even go smoothly with any official wear. Formal skirts or long and squeezy skirts. This design is best for summers too as you can feel free of the birds coming in front of your face and making you sweat. A quick knot can be maintained with a stylish look.
Lemonade braids with beads and wraps
Lemonade braids for kids can be done using this technique. These braids are interesting and fun for kids. Thin braids are ideal for this or you may make braids according to the width of the beads you have selected for your hair. The beads may be done densely or maintain a gap in between. For an example, in kids lemonade braids you may make the braids with beads mostly in front or by one side of the hair. The lemonade braids can also be done by evenly distributing the beaded strands with plain braided strands.
Forward lemonade braids
The forward hairstyle is famous among many models and of them it hides a part of your face, revealing a more attractive angle of your face. Parting the hair side wise and then starting to braid forward, then gradually ending with a clean side with backward braided side. Braid the hair backward for the picture perfect side of your face. Cover half of one of your face sides maintaining your comfort for eyes. When done it looks like a magnificent fashion statement.
Lemonade braids with an Updo
If you like updos then it can be a fashionable option for your summer days. You may wish to twist all of your braided hair into an updo straight on the top of your head, or you may like to leave the ends of your hair open. All of the options depend upon your personal wish but, one thing must be kept in mind, the grip. Never be loose with your grip while tying an updo, or you will end up tackling an unkempt hair all day. A tight bun just above your head looks great.
Thick and thin tire print Lemonade Braids
The pattern of thin and thick alternative patterns of braids are irresistible. They are unique and give a hint of your personal creative genius. Racers can go with this interesting pattern of lemonade braids because they also look like tires.
Diamond Goddess Lemonade Braids
This geometric pattern shows your creative side as well as makes you look captivating in the room. Glamorous geometric shapes are bound to snatch attention in a good way. This is too much work for mothers but if you wish to do it for your baby girl then go for it. Kids lemonade braids with geometric braids will be new fashion for the barbie girls. The diamond inspired pattern makes you look no less than a Goddess, you may decide to wear this hairstyle for a party with a stunning shimmery dress.
Thin Cornrow Lemonade Braids
Cornrow braids are quite popular and often made by many, it is the time to tell you that a little improvisation can make the simple cornrow look like a ramp walk hairstyle. All you need to do is make really thin braids with a curvy pattern starting from just the centre of your head. The waves come out from one point and then release lines of thin cornrow braids that gradually parted from each other. Optionally you may create random curves of thin cornrow braids.
Side Lemonade braids
This style focuses on a popular side partition where the hair is parted from an extreme right or left and then braided horizontally over the head. This is also a good option for kids lemonade braids because kids will not face any interference due to braids falling on their front. This makes the face look clean and thus this can also be chosen for the office style. Formal wear goes well with this clean hairstyle. You may like to wear a soothing nude lip color to match your elegance.
Triangle or zigzag lemonade braids
Triangle or zigzag lemonade braids are a pattern used in the party look from each side the braids are made in triangles lying one over another. This gorgeous look usually goes well with a peppy look or with any party outfit.
Lemonade Jumbo Braids
You may not want to invest a huge amount of time in braiding your hair, you may take thick braids rather than thin ones. This will make sure that you make less braids and your hair looks tidy and trendy. You may make 3 cm braids or smaller depending upon the thickness of your hair. You may like to use a wrap to support the braids because you are using a thicker version which may open. A wrap adds to the beauty of your hairstyle but just make sure that you use a color that goes well with all your outfits that you will be wearing that day.
Middle parted golden lemonade Braids
There are some hairstyles which make you look like a princess, this one is certainly amongst those. Braid your hair on each side starting from the middle. Colour your braids golden starting from the ends moving upwards till the height of your ears.
Beads at the bottom Lemonade braids
The beads at the bottom style is for the lemonade braids for kids. Small lemonade braids end locked with beads applies to every age group. But you may consider using colourful beads or ink beds depending upon the fashion choice of your girl because these lemonade braids are a great option for kids.