By ALANAH ERIKSEN
Happy for some free time: Emma Watson smiled as she dined with friends at a cafe in Santa Monica
It's an awkward time that a lot of women can identify with - when your hair is too short to tie in a ponytail but still long enough to get in the way.
Millionaire Harry Potter star Emma Watson proved she was human after all as she flicked her hair out of her eyes on the streets of Los Angeles yesterday.
The 21-year-old first appeared on the big screen as a long-haired Hermione Granger in 2003.
She kept the trademark brunette tresses throughout the eight instalments before chopping her locks into a pixie-style cut last year.
Stylish star: Emma looked relaxed in a floaty skirt and striped t-shirt
She sported a slicked back style at the world premiere for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 in Trafalgar Square last month.
But she now appears to be growing a bob, having not had a haircut for months.
Emma was seen yesterday enjoying some time off as she dining with friends at a cafe in Santa Monica before happily strolling around the beachfront city.
Ever-changing: Emma arrived on our screens as long-haired Hermione Granger (right) but chopped her tresses for a pixie bob last year and was seen at the London Harry Potter premiere last month with a slick style
She appeared fresh-faced, wearing a blue and cream scarf over a stripped t-shirt and floaty white skirt.
She added brown sandals, a white purse and a pair of dark Ray Ban-style sunglasses, similar to those seen on several celebrities this summer.
Despite the movie franchise which made her famous coming to an end, Emma still has a string of work commitments
Day off: Emma blended in with her friends as they walked the streets of Santa Monica