30 Mindy Kaling Hair Styles, Because Her New Ombre 'Do Isn't The Only Amazing Look She's Rocked Recently

January is the ideal time to test-drive a new workout, eyeshadow shade, or hairstyle, and celebrities are already celebrating the new year with drastically altered looks. Case in point: Mindy Kaling has highlighted her raven locks with caramel-hued accents to the delight of her friends and fans. In celebration of the new look, here are Mindy Kaling's 30 best red carpet hairstyles.

Smooth And Sleek

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A glossy, smooth style suited Kaling at a Fox network event.

Beachy Waves

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Kaling looked laid-back and lovely in loose, beachy waves.

Tousled Half Updo

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A lighly tousled half updo paired well with Kaling’s ladylike shift dress.

Side Braid

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The side braid ruled the red carpet in 2014, with Kaling as one of the trend’s top proponents.

Mussed Side Bun

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Combined with a pink pout and an elegant LBD, Kaling’s mussed side bun struck the perfect balance between relaxed and dignified.

Sculpted Bob

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Though Kaling’s long locks lend the actress’s red carpet ensembles a sultry edge, her choice to chop a refined bob gave her a sophisticated air.

Side Ponytail

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A side ponytail was playfully pretty with a studded black frock.

Bombshell Curls

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Kaling channeled ’40s Hollywood glamour with loosely coiled waves.

'60s Style Volume

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Kaling’s coral halter gown was enhanced by glossy locks and volume at the crown of her head.

Loose French Twist

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A headband accented Kaling’s loose French twist and black suited ensemble.

Curled Ponytail

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Kaling’s curled ponytail gave the star a youthful vibe on the red carpet when paired with delicate drop earrings.

Flat-Ironed Layers

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The Mindy Project star showcased her long, layered locks with a lustrous flat-ironed look.

Faux Flapper-Style Bob

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Kaling branched out with a faux flapper-style bob, made more alluring by the tendrils left to frame her face.

Piecey Side Braid

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Kaling looked bohemian and beautiful with a piecey side braid and aqua shift.

Wind-Ruffled Side Bun

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A black swiss dotted gown was made more modern and romantic with a loosely wind-ruffled side bun.

Deep Parted Side Bangs

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Kaling made a simple yet dramatic statement with straightened locks and deeply parted side bangs.

Honey Highlighted Curls

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Kaling showcased her newly highlighted curls at a Fox event in Pasadena.

High Ponytail

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Kaling again sported her signature ponytail, this time placed at the crown of her head.

Beehive Bun

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A couture gown simply wouldn’t be the same without a dramatic updo, as Kaling demonstrated with her beehive bun.

Feathered Updo

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Kaling channeled Farrah Fawcett with feathered bangs and curls on the red carpet.

Ruffled Spirals

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Kaling sported sensually wild curls on the red carpet with a dramatic smokey eye.

Slicked-Back Locks

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Kaling adopted a gelled-back look for a red carpet appearance.

Bold Bangs

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The ever-experimental Kaling played with a thick fringe and a blunt bob.

Pinned Back Layers

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Kaling let her luminous skin take center stage by pinning back her layers.

Chic And Crimped

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Though crimped locks may be a relic of the ’80s, the look is evocative of late night sojourns to the dance floor and the freedom of undergrad life.

Lightly Curled Ends

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Kaling amped up a simple taupe sheath dress with lightly curled hair — the perfect no-fuss style.

The Modern Comb-Over

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Kaling test-drove one of 2014’s most notorious trends on the red carpet: the elegant, modernized comb-over.

Natural Waves

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Kaling embraced the ultimate low-maintenance, wearable style on the red carpet: natural waves.

A Lightened Lob

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Kaling sported a chestnut brown lob with a slight curl at a Windows-sponsored event.

A Bumped Up Updo

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Kaling’s Bump It-esque style may harken back to the looks once seen on Jersey Shore, but the actress’s softer version is infinitely more chic.