Melissa Gilbert Gets a Haircut

06/25/2013 at 04:04 PM ET

Melissa Gilbert haircut Andrew H. Walker/Getty; Courtesy Melissa Gilbert

Melissa Gilbert is really shaking things up lately!

First, the Little House on the Prairie star got hitched (in a bold red dress, no less!) and now she’s showing off a fun new do on her Instagram.

RELATED PHOTOS: See even more big Hollywood hair shakeups here!

She even gave a sneak preview moments before the big reveal, posting a pic of her ponytail on the ground with the caption “Bye bye hair!” Next up was a glimpse of her giddily laughing (above), and finally she shared a clear shot of the new look, accompanied by a big smile.

We will go ahead and announce that we love the new bob and bangs on her, but we want to hear what you think too. Tell us in the comments!

–Alex Apatoff

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Karrie on

It must be a really slow news day when Melissa Gilbert getting a haircut is actually reported. What’s next, bathroom break reports?

Josi on

I love her. Great actress. Hope to see her in more. Love the new hairdo too.

Nanu 08 on

Another slow day for news…….she got a haircut…….why is that newsworthy?????

Mary on

I like the longer hair.

Anne on

Stop being so negative..this is’s about people..and if u didn’t wanna read it u wouldn’t have..if u don’t want to read about celebrities,then why r u on here..go away then!ridiculous..

Jeannette C. on

Ppl. get a clue…this is People Mags not Newsweek (Kerrie)!

Ginger on


Lisa on

I love it! Takes a few years off her look to get something a little more modern and age appropriate – yet still sexy.

Heather on

Karrie, I’m not sure what you thought you were going to read on but this is pretty much it. Celeb hairdos are all part of the package. If you want rivetinig news updates, try CNN.

one on

I personally have no idea why this made news. It seems like all this has been is known for is Little House.

Carole on

She looks wonderful! Good for her! She has had a lot of ups and downs…I am happy to see that big beautiful smile!

Devara on

And in other important news, I have a pimple on my arse. Really, unless her hair all fell out or she had a baby and named it Southeast, I don’t think she’s front page news.

ChimChim on

Considering the fact that the other “headlines” involve a dog who likes hockey and Snookie’s gut, this IS People’s idea of news.

Misty on

Like the cut. I actually did the same thing myself earlier this year – cutting off and donating 18 inches, and have been just as happy about it as she is. I don’t know that I’m keen on the lighter color, though…

senorita on

I hope she donated that ponytail to locks for love!!

Daffygrams on

Looks good.


Her hair looks great. It’s nice long but a change to something fresh is always fun. Oh, to all the haters – Please turn on MSNBC or CNN if you want serious stories. Celebrity hair, make-up, clothes, going out to dinner and taking out the garbage are all part of the People magazine topics and pictures. Get over it!

jeanmarieok on

I love it – much better than that old long hair look she had.

Julie on

Love the hair! It’s too bad she destroyed her face years ago with unnecessary and poorly done plastic surgery.

cz on

cute cut but i think it makes her look older

Sharon on

Love it! Makes her look way younger!

said on

I personaly have no idea why this made news

traycee on

She has really good hair. This style looks good

TLC on

I like it!

said on

I love Melissa so much

Jan on

Loved her and Joe Penny in “Mafia Wife”, what a great movie.

Jenny! on

Some people can pull off the bob look, I don’t think she’s got the face shape for this cut, way pettier with the long hair.

Lorie on

Very flattering new ‘do!

Amaryllis on

Too short. It will grow back.

Jen on

Looks better longer…..

deanna on

Cute haircut, bad picture.

Heather on

Wow, so refreshing to see a celebrity that actually WORKED for their stardom. Being 38, I remember the days when actors acted for money and really put their time in for fame. Nowadays, all you have to have is a famous parent and you’re front page news. SO sad that people see her as a has been. She’s definitely part of days gone by and work ethic. But has been? No way. I’ll take her older face and awesome new haircut over Kim K’s fat a$$ and compass baby anyday!!

Jessica Keegan on

Awesome!! She looks so good!

Tiffany on

Good for her :) I am thinking about cutting my hair. It’s hard to style and seems like I only wear it in a messy bun now.

Carol Brady Rules on

And in the latest breaking news…former Facts of Life Star Lisa Whelchel just painted her toenails Ruby Red Glitter Grapefruit for a sassy summer look!

Sara on

She looks adorable. Love the new haircut.

fan of boardwalk empire on

I love the new haircut on Melissa- it looks fresh and hip!

diane on

she’s always beautiful!

Skiwoman60 on

Love it.

Tammy on

This is to all you people who come onto People.coms Celebrity GOSSIP magazine site and then complain that People is posting things not newsworthy or relevant. How about you GET A CLUE! This is a GOSSIP site…that ‘reports’ on a Celebrity and what they do or not do. If you want something newsworthy, go read CNN, MSNBC, or even Fox News for petes sake…or the WSJ, or some other ‘news’ site…not a Celebrity Gossip site. Sheesh…I may not care for most of the celebrities I read about, but I am not going to slam this site for posting gossip, cause, afterall, it IS a gossip site.

Lyd on

I love it!!!! Very nice bob Melissa!

kitty62862 on

Very nice!

Takes off 10 years!



Liza Delvitto on

Getting a haircut does not even but it as “gossip.” Her publicist probably paid for this “story.”

Mimi on


kim on

its cute, but it ages her.

N. fish on

Love this look on her. She looks fabulous !

innerjuju on

She’s had that 80’s hairdo for 30 years. It’s about time. Congrats on an age-appropriate ‘do!!

JoAnn on

about time! new bob looks great on her.

Deb on

Thanks for covering something on Melissa Gilbert!!! Refreshing. . . .and I love the “new doo!” Would LOVE if you covered more on Melissa and other actors/actresses. . . .it gets very boring seeing Kim Kardashion and similar headliners getting all the attention. Melissa has provided years of entertainment through her acting career. . . nice to see her highlighted!

judi danciu on

Its about time she and the other thousands of middleaged sras / women get rid of the Farrah hair…..she looks 10 yers younger !!!!! and Fabulous….

Smells Like Kardashian on

at least it is Kardashian! It looks good.

Julesy on

Melissa has always had envious beautiful, thick, shiny wavy hair. Any hair style would be great.

Brenda on

Melissa is adorable no matter what hair style she has.

curlyk on


dudley doright on

she needed a fresh up to date look….good!

Stew on

This is news?


Please, please please, WHO CARES.

Tonya on

Yikers on the plastic surgery. She looks like Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman.

NoLocksToLove on

Locks of Love does not use 80% of the hair they receive because the quality is poor.

They do not accept color treated or gray hair.
Kids with cancer are not eligible for the wigs. Only kids with alopecia. Do some research.

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