It's Back to Brunette for Katharine McPhee

04/02/2010 at 02:55 PM ET

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Katharine McPhee has gone (back) to the dark side. After transforming into a platinum blonde last August for her album Unbroken, McPhee went back to brunette on March 24–the day before her 26th birthday–for another work project. She’ll play a girl-next-door pharmaceutical rep in the NBC comedy pilot The Pink House, which shoots this month. “It’s always nice to have a reason to go back,” McPhee tells PEOPLE of the change, which is a rich shade of brown that’s a little lighter than her natural color. “I loved having blonde hair–it’s so much fun.” But there’s one thing McPhee won’t miss: “Blonde was pretty hard on my hair,” she admits. “I guess my hair is thanking me now!” Tell us: Which color do you prefer on Katharine?–Marisa Laudadio

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Dolores on

She’s much more striking as a brunette which complements her eyes and skin tone. Her long, naturally dark, shiny hair was the best!

Cameo Brooch on

Hated the blonde hair. That long, dark, gorgeous mane she had on AI suited her perfectly. The short blonde ‘do made her seem generic and bland. Arguably the biggest hair mistake since Keri Russell cut hers.

Jon on

I prefer Brunette, and I understand why she went changed her hair color!

Jon on

I’m glad Erin Andrews will Kepp On Dancing Despite Death Threats, and that extra security was hired for her & her family & for her at DWTS! I like Erykah Badu, but I’m glad she was Fined $500 for her Controversial Nude Video, etc.

dayseelilyrose on

Thank goodness she went back to her darker look. She didn’t look good at all when she was blonde. But in the picture that shows her with her dark hair I am not so crazy about her haircut. I liked her better with her longer hair.

circle8 on

Actually it does not make a difference because she is a natural beauty.

Snow on

Didn’t like the blond, and don’t like the haircut. She had such beautiful hair before when it was long. The very short hair is too harsh. Somewhere in the middle would look fine too!

Marge on



Gloria on

Is this really newsworthy? My Goodness!!!!!

Mom on

Her Hair Her Business

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