Lemonade braids have been around in different cultures for quite some time now, formerly known as side braids, Beyonce brought them back in a big boom as she rocked the cornrow hairstyle back in 2016 alongside the release of her album titled ‘Lemonade’. As this trend went along for years up until the present, many hairstylists and trendsetters have created different and more complex patterns to show uniqueness. Many Beyonce fans have been a great part of the contribution of the style expansion of this hairstyle. If you want to achieve a lemonade braided look, here are the top 10 styles to spice up your look, so read along!
What are Lemonade Braids?
Lemonade braids are side-swept long cornrows, usually lengths past your chest or waist. The name of this hairstyle goes way back to 2016 when Beyonce wore her hair like so in her album debut named ‘Lemonade’ and since then, this iconic hairstyle has been known by Beyonce fans and almost everyone. This can be done either with hair extensions or with your natural mane hair. To achieve this look, it takes about 6 to 8 full hours depending on the style and length you want to achieve.
Classic Lemonade Braids
“Nothing beats the classic” this indeed is the best quote to describe this look. Characterized by the classic Beyonce side-swept cornrows, this look is perfect for a glamorous and extra look. They’re low maintenance and long-lasting (lasts about 4 weeks or so). Characterized by thin brains starting from the scalp to the very tip in different or same sizes of rows.
Small Lemonade Braids
If you have thin or short hair but still desire to achieve the look, small lemonade braids may be just the best option for you. With the same concept and patterns of braiding, the only difference it has is its length, thus it won’t take that long to achieve the look compared to the long ones.
Pulled Back Lemonade Braids
If you are looking for a more unique and neat approach to your braids, pulled-back lemonade braids is a hairstyle in which the rows of the braids go to the back of your head instead of the sides. It keeps the braids away from the face and is typically worn long and neatly.
Center Part Lemonade Braids
Traditionally, lemonade braids are styled side-swept but for a more unique and new approach, try achieving this look as it can be flattering for ladies with round face shapes. It is characterized by parting your hair in the middle and braiding all through each side of your head. This hairstyle is great if you want your braids to be more flexible, you can tie your braids in any hairdo you want or just leave them hanging.
Topknot Lemonade Braids
For a more creative and alternate look, a topknot lemonade braid could give you the look your desire to achieve with style. This look keeps hair from falling off your face and it is undeniably really neat to see. Just like the name itself, this braid is tied up to a bun or a half-bun, the braids are directed towards your ponytail or bun with different patterns, curves, and sizes.
Probably the most iconic popstar singer of all time, Beyonce (Queen B) has created an impact on our generation. It may be about music, movies, TV shows, fashion, makeup, and hairstyles, but one thing she became more of an influence to the people is her love for her cultural background and how proudly she presents her ethnicity. There is no doubt that she deserves all t e awards she got and she deserves more.