Lifestyle Style Emma Watson Just Chopped Her Hair Into a Shoulder-Length Bob - See Her New Look! The actress debuted a sleek, chopped hairstyle By Kaitlyn Frey Kaitlyn Frey Instagram Twitter Assistant Style & Beauty Editor, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on March 12, 2021 12:35 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: BACKGRID If you've been considering a daring new hair change, Emma Watson's new cut may be all the inspiration you need. The Little Women actress, 30, ditched her long, wavy strands and debuted a sleek shoulder-length bob, first seen when she stepped out for lunch with boyfriend Leo Robinton in Beverly Hills on March 10. Watson styled her new 'do with a smooth, straight, side-parted blowout (hear that TikTokers?). This look isn't even the shortest she's gone. Back in 2010, Watson chopped her hair into a pixie cut — a look that she once told Glamour she would have kept if it weren't for her acting career. Emma Watson, Tom Felton. Jon Furniss/WireImage "I have to [cut my hair] for roles," she said. "But if I had it my way, I would have just kept it short forever. Of course, men like long hair. There's no two ways about it. The majority of the boys around me were like, 'Why did you do that? That's such an error.' And I was like, 'Well, honestly, I don't really care what you think!' I've never felt so confident as I did with short hair — I felt really good in my own skin." Must-See Celebrity Hair Changes For quite some time, Watson was actually unable to change her look due to her Harry Potter contract. So when she finally was able to have the freedom to make changes, the actress couldn't wait to start experimenting with pixies, bangs and more. "I was contractually obliged not to cut my hair, not to tan," she told Vogue. "All the normal things girls do, I couldn't. So when I got the chance to change my appearance, this [gesturing to her hair] is what I did."