Mindy Kaling told Jimmy Fallon this week that she was the only one who loved her short haircut (which came via a wig) on her show*, The Mindy Project* (which came back last night—did you watch?). She said, “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.'”

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Well, I think the reason her haircut wasn’t getting a lot of love isn’t that she doesn’t have potential to rock the heck out of short hair; it’s that particular cut—it’s too harsh for her round face. But I think she would easily pull off one of these short haircuts.

Ashlee Simpson’s 2011 brushed-to-the-side style:

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Short but with layers that keep everything incredibly feminine.

Michelle Williams’ sweet romantic haircut:

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This style is soft and lovely and would go with Mindy’s sunny vibe.

And Victoria Beckham’s Posh bob circa 2007:

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Asymmetrical and fierce—and elongating for a round face.

Now, none of these are technically a pixie cut a la Rosemary’s Baby, but they’re short and would look super cute on her.

In the fantasy hair world, which one would you like to see her try?

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