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Katharine McPhee: Blonde Ambition

Katharine McPhee: Blonde Ambition

Brunette beauty Katharine McPhee goes blonde in the cover shoot for her upcoming album Unbroken, which hits stores October 6.

The 25-year-old American Idol alum, who worked with stylist Peter Savic, tells People, “My music is a little more edgy so that inspired me to be adventurous. I’ve never dyed my hair before so this was a pretty drastic change. I’ve always been known as a brunette but I’ve been thinking about it for a long time and it kind of just fit with all of the searching with the music and experimenting that I would do the same thing with my look.”

Kat continued, “The look has affected the way I dress, it’s inspired me to be more adventurous with what I decide to wear. It’s silly that something so simple as changing your hair could have such a big effect. I’m just having fun with it. This is a great time for me to do something different. I’m young – I always try to have a good time.”

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  • me!

    She looks very pretty as a blonde, but she’d look pretty in any hair color:-)

  • danelle.

    she looks pretty with blond hair (:

  • Mythical Creature

    This is an edgier look for her. I like it. Although my favorite is more of the natural look. This is a change up for her, she gets props for being brave.

  • dundies


  • Sousou

    She’s pretty!!!
    Why not?

  • Michelle

    I guess someone must have told her that it looked good. How unfortunate for her gorgeous hair. : (

  • Rachel

    I love love love the blonde hair!

  • natalia

    wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! she looks incredibly gorgeous! like amazingly gorgeous! i love it!
    she was pretty before, but i seriously believe she looks like a freaking bombshell…
    supermodel status!

    i love it a lot…for once, somebody makes a hot blonde! <3

  • Kimberly

    I think she should stick to her original color, brunette .

  • miapocca

    Another Scientologist , married to an older guy , who thinks she is talented…katies holmes should be her bff

  • martin

    i like her more blonde!!

  • sofia

    Looks good. Unfortunately, I don’t think it’ll do anything for her career, or lack of it.

  • SunshineLA

    I don’t think blonde works for her. It washes out her features. As a brunette however, she is stunning!

  • dana


  • All Women Stalker

    I actually like this look for her. She looks beautiful.


  • Domi

    She looks pretty anyway, but I prefer her as a brunette!

  • lakers fan in boston

    ehh naw, blond aint working
    she looks much better as a brunette
    majorly cute as a brunette
    also probably another reason i dont like it is cuz it’s shorter

  • may

    she looks amazing. cant wait for her new album!

  • ewww

    I think she looks washed out. She looks so cute with her darker hair. Why do people go blonde anyway? BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • G

    She’d look wonderful with purple hair! Her CD will be out on Oct 6—that’s what I’m excited for. I pre-ordered her CD/DVD yesterday.

  • john boy

    She’s hot as a firecracker except for the eyebrows… Reminds me of Madonna when she was in that Shanghai movie with Sean Penn.

    Disgusting…Madonna that is!

  • Bridget

    Blonde hair isn’t for everyone. Katharine has dark features and the blonde looks horrible on her. It doesn’t help that her eyebrows are dark too. Her hair is too bleached. If she wanted to be a blonde, she should’ve tried a darker shade.

  • sasha

    I hope for her sake its a wig…As the old saying goes if its not broken don’t fix it.


    she just has such great natural beauty that this change is lovely.. blond, brunet, she’s a stunner.

  • love it

    she looks awesome, just wish she had a little more true artistic originality, but hey, maybe she’ll work on that too.

  • Ilia

    Very smart career move on her part. Loving the blond, I will now keep an eye out for her records… Tre, tre HOT!

  • tom

    Looks like her bulimia ways have returned to coincide with the new do…what a shame!

  • katelyn

    i think she actually looks good with blonde hair

  • suppress your appetite

    the girl is hot.

  • debora

    I think she should have left her hair color alone. Everyone’s blonde today, and it’s sooooo unoriginal. She was distinctive as a brunette. I saw her last night on Mike Huckabee’s show, and she looked washed out.

    Bring back the brunette Kat!! Dare to be yourself!

  • brunettelover

    Blonde, yuck!!!!

    Please be your beautiful self, as god intended!!!

  • nn

    Someone lied to you, Katherine! You don’t have the coloring to carry blonde hair. It looks awful.