15 Times Emma Watson Schooled Us on Great Hair

Updated 04/15/19

Emma Watson has been in the public eye since she was about 10 years old. The Harry Potter star, who played Hermione Granger for a decade in the long-running franchise, famously chopped all her hair off into a pixie crop when the filming came to an end. While the actress didn't hate her look before, she merely wanted a change, saying that she did it because she "didn't get to experiment with dyeing and chopping off my hair like most teenagers" and that she "needed a drastic change and that's what the crop was all about."

But don't be fooled into believing that Watson's only hair transformation came at the end of the Harry Potter films. In fact, ever since then, she's gone through a myriad of different hair lengths and styles. Whether that's promoting a new film or on the red carpet during awards season, she's often adventurous. From slicked-back gel styles to messy boho buns, she remains totally elegant. She has so many looks in her repertoire, but we've whittled it down to our favorites. Click through our gallery of 15 of the best Emma Watson hairstyles.

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Layers

Way back in 2009, Watson was rocking this layered look that we still love today. While this was pre-pixie crop, the hairstyle definitely said she was more grown-up. 

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Wet Look

How incredible is this? From the wet-look hair to the gold smoky eye, everything about this is a win in our books.

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Messy Beehive

The beehive can be ageing on some but Watson has kept it fresh by keeping loose tendrils around the face. 

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The Fake Bob

This is perfect for when you want to change up your long hair without committing to a cut. 

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Super Shine

The one thing that Watson is committed to is super shiny hair. Add some of Color Wow Pop & Lock Crystallite Shellac ($14) after blow-drying to get a similar glossy finish to your hair.

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Cute Braid

Tapping into her girl-next-door vibe, Watson opted for a braid at the GQ Men of the Year awards in 2013.

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Messy Bun

Want a chic hairstyle for the evening? This messy bun will do the trick.

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Classic Glamour

To get Watson's classic Hollywood asymmetric curls, the best trick is to use hair rollers.

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Low Bun

The low bun is always a fail-safe option for a night out. 

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Messy French Plait

To get this pulled-back chic but dishevelled look, try loosely french-plaiting your hair and then pulling pieces out to frame your face. Use texturising hair spray to finish.

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Boho Chic

This is all about enhancing your hair's natural highlights. Ask your hairstylist to add lighter pieces at the ends of your tresses to get that sun-kissed look, then pull your hair back into a loose ponytail. 

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The Loose Quiff

Worried that this won't suit you? Experiment at home by (gently) back-combing your hair and finishing with hair spray.

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French Twist

We've already told you that the French twist is the chicest way to wear your hair right now. Clearly, Watson got the memo early, as she wore this look in April last year. 

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Pixie Crop

Watson debuted her now-famous pixie crop when she attended the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1. While it was definitely brave, this look was an incredible transformation. 

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Styled Lob

From pixie crops to chic lobs, this hairstyle from the Met Gala earlier this year proved that Watson can make any hairstyle look both cool and sophisticated. 

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