Big news for fans of Mindy Kaling — going against the grain of summer chops and winter length, the lovable everywoman just debuted a major hair change on Instagram. Posted before heading over to Good Morning America, the actress's formerly long, tousled and usually ombréd locks were shorn into a slightly retro, collarbone-length cut. Kaling got bobbed, and it looks good.
With a deep side part, tucked-in bangs and blunt ends, the style is a fresh shift for Kaling from her usually mermaid soft curls. Known for her '60s and '70s-inspired outfits on and off the Mindy Project set, the cut's strong Mary Tyler Moore vibes are entirely on theme, while the uncurled ends and sleek finish keep things wholly 2016. Hair was one of the most memorable topics of Kaling's 2015 memoir, Why Not Me? , as she indelibly wrote:
“The first thing that you need to know is that the hair on your head is worthless. The color, the length, the thickness, everything. You will never see anyone on TV sporting their own God-given hair, unless it’s on, like, a sad miniseries about factory workers in East Germany. The real trick to having gorgeous hair is quantity. Piles of thick, cascading, My Little Pony–style hair signifies youth, so if you don’t have that, you are basically announcing that you are old and dying. To keep up with the trend, everyone uses hair extensions.”
The only thing bolder than laying down the law? Breaking it herself. With ever-so-slightly angled layers, the confidence to explore the unknown is trademark Kaling. Whether it makes it onto The Mindy Project in tomorrow's season five premiere is TBD — but we'd guess probably not, based on that old filming and reality disconnect. But, who knows! And it's not like everyone won't be watching anyways.
The Mindy-Danny split has everyone on the edge of their seats, or beds, as the Hulu-case may be. Relationship drama, bold prints (probably) and a last glimpse of Kaling's trademark tousled curls? Midnight can't come soon enough.
I mean. Would it be Mindy without bold prints?