Mindy Kaling Gets Bangs (and We Hope They're Real)

04/08/2014 at 11:01 AM ET

Mindy Kaling BangsGetty; Courtesy of Mindy Kaling

We’re having a Mindy Kaling moment right now at PEOPLE headquarters. Seriously, we love every style move she’s made recently (more on that here), not to mention her crazy-positive attitude and spot-on sense of humor (have you tuned in to The Mindy Project recently?). Now, the comedian just gave us something else to obsess over: her new bangs!

Kaling debuted her fringe Monday on Chelsea Lately, and shared the above photo on Instagram, with the caption: “I told Denno (@kateydenno) and Clariss (@clarisshair) I wanted to look like “one of Pharrell’s friends” and I think they did a great job. @helmutlang blazer and tshirt, @marcjacobs bling @Gucci shoes.” She also shared the below shot of her new look, writing “summer bangs.”

Summer bangs!

A photo posted by Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) on

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But — you might want to sit down for this one — we have a feeling they’re faux. Kaling has since posted photos sans bangs, which means she probably just wanted a fresh look for her talk show appearance. Sigh.

The actress loves to experiment with her hair. Just last week, she gave us a behind-the-scenes look at her extensions, and Mindy Project fans will remember that Dr. Mindy Lahiri kicked off season 3 with a pixie cut (just a wig!), which made her consider going short for real.

“I was, like, ‘This is kind of great,'” Kaling told Jimmy Fallon back in September. “I would do selfies and be, like, ‘This is hot,’ and I was, like, ‘Guys, am I one of those girls who can pull of pixie cuts?’ and immediately — no. My dad, my brother — they were, like, ‘Absolutely not.’

What do you think of Kaling’s bangs? Real? Faux? Love ’em? Hate ’em? Share your thoughts below!

–Brittany Talarico

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guest on

I think the style makes her look much younger. She should consider keeping it.

Jennifer A. on

Looks better with bangs!

bitsy on

Love her either way, but looks great with bangs!

Pickford on

Mindy is perfect either way

J. D. on

Finally , someone got it right….looks cute

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