Mindy Kaling Gets a 'Summer Bob' (See Which Other Stars Did the Same!)

06/02/2014 at 02:08 PM ET

There’s something about impending warm weather that makes even the most scissors-averse girl want to hit the salon for a fresh new do. But not all of us are ready to go full Kaley Cuoco and opt for a super-short new shag. Three of our favorite stars recently felt the itch to go shorter — but not too much shorter — and we’re celebrating their fun, updated summer looks in one place. (Blame them if you find yourself in a stylist’s chair this week!)

Mindy Kaling short cut InstagramMichael Loccisano/Getty; Courtesy Mindy Kaling

First up is Mindy Kaling, who had a long, professional and polished side pony to deliver the commencement remarks at Harvard Law School last week — but hit the salon for a new do shortly thereafter. “Obsessed with my summer bob by @clarisshair. See ya sweaty neck, I got work to do,” she captioned the Instagram showing off her new, shoulder-grazing cut. (This was her hair yesterday — apparently fear of “sweaty neck” makes Kaling work fast.)

PHOTOS: See even more star hair changes right here!

Also joining Kaling in the “sorta shorter” hair club: Mandy Moore, who normally rocks a long bob about the length of Kaling’s new cut, but turned to stylist Gregory Russell for a shorter, more angled and layered look. “Thanks for the bad-ass cut, @gregoryrussellhair! #summerhair” she wrote.

Thanks for the bad-ass cut, @gregoryrussellhair! #summerhair

A photo posted by Mandy Moore (@mandymooremm) on

And perhaps Moore’s summery new look inspired her BFF Minka Kelly, who also lopped off an inch or two courtesy of Mark Townsend’s stylish shears, writing on Instagram, “Sooo @marktownsend1 and I had some fun with the scissors today! #chopchop.” She tends to wear her hair a few inches past her collarbone, but her new trim is a lighter look that will still let her pull her hair into a ponytail on super-hot days.

Sooo @marktownsend1 and I had some fun with the scissors today! #chopchop

A photo posted by Minka Kelly (@minkakelly) on

Whose cut are you loving most? Are you feeling the pull of the salon with warmer weather on its way? Tell us below!

–Alex Apatoff

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KP82 on

Haha “sweaty neck.” I just cut my hair a little longer than Mindy’s, and I still get sweaty neck! Stupid heat, lol.

bitsy on

Love Mindy’s cut and love her. She is hilarious!

Jules on

Looks great on her but they made it sound like it was a huge, drastic change. Only a couple inches different.

scorpio on

Her cut is very flattering on her. Love it!!

stephanie on

i like it, but none of these photos, except maybe the middle, is a bob. a bob, to me is mid neck/chin length. they still have long hair that covers their “sweaty” necks.

Web Bandit on

I’m cracking up just looking at the pictures. She’s so funny. Love Mindy!

fahkir1 on

If Mindy had her hair brushed straight up she would look just like on of those troll dolls.

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