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

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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 Instagram
Michael 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

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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

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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