Lemonade Braids And Fulani Braids
When someone uses the term “lemonade braids,” they’re usually referring to Fulani braids, but the term also includes the different braided styles Beyonce wore in her now iconic Lemonade visual album. Fulani braids take their name from the Fulani people, who originated the braiding style. But while the name may be relatively new, the look itself is not. Lemonade braids have been popular for ages, and it’s not hard to see why. These braided styles celebrate the beauty and versatility of natural hair and they’re a great protective style option, whether you’re natural, relaxed, or transitioning. Here are 30 great lemonade braids styles to consider for your next look.
1Blonde Lemonade Braids
These blonde lemonade braids are very similar to the ones Beyonce made popular after the release of her Lemonade album. You can make them hip-length like the ones pictured here, or go for a shorter length if ultra-long braids aren’t your thing.
2Blonde Ombre Lemonade Braids With Beads
If you don’t want to commit to fully colored braids, you can always go with the ever popular ombre option like these ombre blonde lemonade braids. Add some beads on the end to complete the look.
3Black and Green Lemonade Braids
Streaks of green make these classic side-swept lemonade braids stand out from the rest. This is a great option if you want to experiment with a bright color but you prefer a more subtle pop of color.
4Beaded Lemonade Braids
These gorgeous lemonade braids feature a gorgeous light brown ombre color and wooden beads on the ends. This is classic look that never goes out of style and a great way to show off the beauty of this braiding style.
5Ultra Long Lemonade Braids
Though not all lemonade braids are quite this long, one of the signature features of lemonade braids is their long length. You can play around with the length by combining the braids into one long braid or wrapping them into a bun.
6Two-Toned Lemonade Braids
If you don’t want to commit to fully blonde lemonade braids, these two-toned braids are a great choice. This style lets you experiment with color in a fun, playful, and more subtle way. Two-toned color always creates a striking contrast that really helps the style pop.
7Red Lemonade Braids
If red is your color, then say hello to these gorgeous red lemonade braids. This is the perfect color choice, whether your hair is currently dyed red or you just want to temporarily experiment with color. Red is one of those colors that tends to look good on everyone.
8Thick Red Lemonade Braids
If you prefer thicker cornrows, these lemonade braids might be right up your alley. Whether your hair is in a fragile state or you just don’t have the patience to sit through the installation process for small cornrows, this style is a great option. Add some gold cord and few beads on the ends to finish off the look.
9Sideswept Black Lemonade Braids
These classic black lemonade braids really show off the stylist’s braiding skills and lets you appreciate the precision required to pull off a style like this one. The beauty of side-swept braids is that they create the illusion of a shaved side or asymmetrical style.
10Side-Swept Lemonade Braids
Here’s another great example of classic side-swept lemonade braids. This is a great protective styling option for any time of year, but it’s especially great for the hot summer months because it’s easy to keep the braids out of your face and off your back.
11Reddish Brown Lemonade Braids
These gorgeous reddish brown lemonade braids are perfect for those who want to experiment with a little color without opting for a bold hue. The classic side-swept look allows the braids to fall over one shoulder, showing off their gorgeous color. Play up the subtlety even more with a nude makeup look.
12Reddish Brown Lemonade Braids High Ponytail
These beautiful reddish brown lemonade braids are sure to turn heads. Styled into a high ponytail and embellished with cowrie shells and gold cord, this style has a truly elegant and regal look to it. The high ponytail also shows off the intricate braid patter in the back.
13Pink Lemonade Braids
These pretty pink lemonade braids are perfect for those who like to rock colors that are unapologetically bold and vibrant. Whether you’re going on a beach vacation, to an outdoor music festival, or you just want to make a statement with your hair, these braids are a great choice.
14Purple and Blonde Lemonade Braids
These gorgeous purple and blonde ombre lemonade braids have a really unique look. If you have a shaved side or undercut like the one pictured here, this style is a great way to show it off in a really elegant, eye-catching way.
15Medium-Sized Lemonade Braids
This style is a great option if you like the look of lemonade braids but you prefer chunkier cornrows. These pretty cornrows curve their way around the side of the head for that classic side-swept look.
16Lemonade Braids With Side Part
These pretty lemonade braids are styled with a side part, giving them a look that’s different from a lot of other lemonade braid styles. The side part allows the braids to fall over both shoulders but still makes it easy to rock the side-swept look, whether you want to wear the braids loose, in a side ponytail or bun, or in a single chunky braid.
17Lemonade Braids With Middle Part
These beautiful lemonade braids are styled with a braided middle part. Braids like these offer a lot of styling versatility: you can wear them down, split into pigtails, swept over one shoulder, or pulled back into a bun. You’ll never get bored with braids like these.
18Lemonade Braids With Gold Beads
Gold beads are a popular hair accessory for lots of protective styles and lemonade braids are no exception. You’d be amazed at what a difference a few beads can make: add a few to some classic lemonade braids to really help the style pop.
19Lemonade Braids With Beads
These lemonade braids are absolutely stunning. Wooden beads on the the ends help emphasize the classic beauty of this style. You’ll truly feel regal rocking braids like these.
20Golden Brown Lemonade Braids
Here’s another great lemonade braids style: a single gold hoop in front helps offset the golden brown color of these braids. Colored beads are added to the braids in the front for a little pop of color on the ends.
21Lemonade Braids With a Hint of Blue
These sleek lemonade braids have just a hint of blue color along the side. This is a great option if you want to see yourself with blue hair, but going full-on blue just isn’t an option.
22Lemonade Braids High Ponytail
These cute lemonade braids are styled into a chic high ponytail. This style works as an everyday, casual look, but it’s also perfect for a night out on the town.
23Embellished Lemonade Braids
These gorgeous lemonade braids are embellished with gold beads and gold cord. Hair accessories have a way of bringing simple styles to life, making them even more beautiful.
24Lavender Ombre Lemonade Braids
These pretty side-swept lemonade braids are created using lavender ombre braiding hair. This allows you to rock a vibrant color without committing to full-on color, and this gorgeous lavender hue compliments all skin tones.
25Hip-Length Lemonade Braids
Simple and pretty, these lemonade braids fall right at the hips. The side-swept style helps make this length much more manageable. You can easily gather the braids into a ponytail or bun whenever you want.
26Green Ombre Lemonade Braids
Green isn’t a hair color you see that often (compared to other shades like blonde and red), but it makes for an absolutely striking protective style. If you’re worried that green braids are too bold for you, consider some green ombre braids like these.
27Dark Red Lemonade Braids
These dark red lemonade braids are a perfect choice if you’ve already taken the plunge and dyed your hair red. Match the braiding hair perfectly to your current shade for the most seamless look.
28Burgundy Lemonade Braids
These lemonade braids have a subtle burgundy color that’s offset by a few wooden beads and some colored cord. This style is similar to ones Alicia Keys used to wear early in her career: a reminder that so many braided styles have been around for years, and experience periods of resurgence every now and then.
29Blue Lemonade Braids
There’s nothing quite like rocking a fresh new color, especially when you get a new protective style. These lemonade braids are absolutely gorgeous and their light and dark blue ombre color gives them serious mermaid vibes. Add some matching blue beads to finish off an already striking look.
30Classic Lemonade Braids
When all else fails, you can’t go wrong with some classic side-swept lemonade braids. The precision and simplicity of these braids make for a truly beautiful style.