Credit: Jason Merritt; Kevin Winter (Getty Images) Photo: John Mayer Cuts His Hair, Attempts to Hypnotize Mindy Kaling

Is John Mayer's newly shorn hair a wonderland? Judging by the expression on Mindy Kaling's face, it's not.

Over the past few years, the hair on the singer’s head and face has grown out of control, reaching the peak of overgrowth this past month. But after splitting with singer Katy Perry (after only two months “together"), John chopped it all off. Talk about a clean break!

But wait, there’s more.

The power of John’s hair knows no bounds. At The Hollywood Reporter’s celebration of the new Fox show The Mindy Project on August 25, the newly-single singer personally congratulated leading lady Mindy Kaling with a longing gaze, grasping her firmly-crossed arms.

While this is likely far from a new couple alert, it appears that John is trying to use his haircut to hypnotize Mindy into 1) listening to his music, 2) going home with him, or 3) writing him a part in her new show. Either way, her body language suggests she’s not havin’ it!

What do you think of John’s new look? (For comparison, the photo on the left is from February 2011.) Weigh in below!

Alyse Whitney is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @AlyseWhitney.