Lemonade braids for kids – 6 easy ways to wear them

If you’re looking for beautiful hairstyles for kids, why not try lemonade braids? 

Here are 6 ways to wear them. Regular plaits are cute but a longer-lasting style and maybe a better option for school are these braids. Especially if you don’t feel like sitting down to braid hair every few days on a fidgety toddler.

What are lemonade braids?

Lemonade braids are plaited to the scalp. So they’re similar to cornrow braids. Additional hair is added to the braid using the feed-in method and the style is braided to one side of the head.

You can make them in a small, medium or large size.

little girl wearing lemonade braids

Why are lemonade braids called lemonade braids?

The name comes from Beyonce’s hit album titled Lemonade.  In the title song, which has the same name as the album, the singer wears this signature side cornrow style of braids.

Are lemonade braids in style?

These braids are just as popular now as they were when Bey put them on the map. It’s low maintenance which makes them a great style for children. 

They come in different sizes and styles. This means that you can adjust them to fit kids or adults.

Black girl with cornrows and rainbow beads

How long do lemonade braids take?

Wondering how long these braids take to install? Plan to spend anywhere from 3 to 6 hours to get this style done. 

Of course, since kids have smaller heads than adults, it should take less time. 

Check out the video below to see the different versions.

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Lemonade braids braids with curly ends

If you’re looking for a cute little girl hairstyle, then choose this version with curly ends.


Here is what you’ll need to get this look

  1. Synthetic hair (Kanekalon)
  2. Hair clips
  3. Beads (optional)
  4. Gel for edges
  5. Small comb or rat tail comb
  6. Detangling brush

A good detangling brush is a must-have. You can use it on washed and dried hair to get out the tangles before braiding.

beads with large hole for braiding

When you’re looking for beads for braiding, get some with a large hole. It will make it easier to put the hair through the bead.

Here are my favorite styles for girls. 

Lemonade braids with beads

You can accessorize these braids by putting beads on the ends.

Small braids give you a neat finished look. Plan to spend a little more time on braiding for these. 

girl with clear beads on braids

Colored beads are pretty but clear beads go with everything, so you don’t have to worry about not matching the beads to your child’s outfit.

Lemonade braids for kids

red ombre braids for little girls
side prpfile of girl with side swept braids

Mommy and me braids 

Mommy and me outfits are cute but you can make it so much cuter with matching mommy and me braids.

mommy and me braids

Teenager Styles

If beads are not her thing, here are two versions that your teen might like.

lemonade style braids for teenager
back and side view of girl with lemonade braids
red lemonade braids wig

Can you believe that this one is actually a wig? It’s hand made and you can find it here on Etsy.

Little Girl Jumbo braids 

These jumbo braids are quick to install.