Katharine McPhee's Changing Looks

Katharine McPhee - Transformation - Hair - Celebrity Before and After
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Katharine McPhee's Changing Looks

01 of 09

2006

Katharine McPhee - Transformation - Hair - Celebrity Before and After
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The American Idol runner-up went the extra mile for a big red-carpet appearance. "It took me 3 1/2 hours to get ready for the American Music Awards," she told InStyle of her straightened locks and lush lashes. "That's insane. It normally takes me 25 minutes to leave the house."

02 of 09

2007

Katharine McPhee - Transformation - Hair - Celebrity Before and After
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McPhee released her self-titled album-and showed off her trademark long, brunet waves.

03 of 09

2008

Katharine McPhee - Transformation - Hair - Celebrity Before and After
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She sported tapered bangs at the House Bunny premiere.

04 of 09

2009

Katharine McPhee - Transformation - Hair - Celebrity Before and After
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In honor of her Unbroken album, McPhee went blond. "I've never dyed my hair before so this was a pretty drastic change," she told People.com. "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."

05 of 09

2009

Katharine McPhee - Transformation - Hair - Celebrity Before and After
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She dressed up her punky platinum crop with a sleek headband.

06 of 09

2010

Katharine McPhee - Transformation - Hair - Celebrity Before and After
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The singer darkened her shag to a light brown with strawberry highlights.

07 of 09

2010

Katharine McPhee - Transformation - Hair - Celebrity Before and After
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Back to brunet! McPhee played up her natural hue with rich berry lipstick.

08 of 09

2011

Katharine McPhee - Transformation - Hair - Celebrity Before and After
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She gave her easy updo some '50s-era chic with cat-eye liner and hot pink lips.

09 of 09

2012

Katharine McPhee - Transformation - Hair - Celebrity Before and After
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The Smash beauty paired her very Marilyn waves with a smoky eye.

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