Katharine McPhee goes platinum

I can count on one hand the times I’ve written something negative about a celebrity’s hair on this website. However, this is an instance in which I won’t be able to keep my mouth shut.

When I saw Katharine McPhee’s platinum blonde hair for the first time, a little part of me died.


To this day, when I see that blonde photo, it triggers some sort of blinky-eyed, vapid response in which my body becomes totally unresponsive. Please tell me this was not a personal decision. For the love of God, SOMEONE TELL ME IT’S FOR A MOVIE ROLE.


  • Jennie

    September 29, 2009 at 6:19 am

    Noooooooo! That is awful! I used to think she was so gorgeous.

  • sizzle

    September 29, 2009 at 6:45 am

    She’s still pretty but I agree her hair looked gorgeous natural. I can’t fault her for experimenting. I had a bombshell phase in my twenties and honestly it was loads of fun.

    I also had a blond phase in my twenties and honestly it was loads of FUG. haaaaaa

    .-= sizzle´s last blog ..Family Time =-.

  • gidget

    September 29, 2009 at 7:01 am

    eek! i can understand someone wanting to experiment with colour, but going platinum blonde was just a bad idea for her.
    .-= gidget´s last blog ..Miranda July Designs Pillowcases?! =-.

  • Blondie

    September 29, 2009 at 7:31 am

    OH NOOOOOOOO! I REALLY hope that’s for a movie role… I really hope so…
    .-= Blondie´s last blog ..Dear Online Dudes =-.

  • Jenibee

    September 29, 2009 at 7:39 am

    Oh, no. No, no, no, no, NO. There’s no denying that the girl is gorgeous, but this hair reminds me of something one of the Muppets might sport. And that ain’t right.

  • Korinna

    September 29, 2009 at 7:42 am

    I can’t help but consider the HORROR that will be her roots situation.

    Holy moley.
    .-= Korinna´s last blog ..Horror, horror, bwahahaha! =-.

  • Elizabeth

    September 29, 2009 at 7:49 am

    Oh no, no, no. She has gone from the perfect hair color (and the picture I take to my colorist and say – I want that!) to an rejected extra from My Name is Earl.

    Oh, Katherine, why???

  • Rachel

    September 29, 2009 at 8:26 am

    I read somewhere she is trying to change her image for her new album; Be more “edgy”.

    a la David Bowie? or perhaps Edie Sedgwick?

    Could be fun for a while, harder for people to recognize her as “that American Idol girl” but she is going to be sad when she realizes it will never be shiny again until it all grows out, even if she dyes it back.

    Who am I to judge. I’ve done it. ( Not saying I’m proud! :P)

  • Mir

    September 29, 2009 at 8:31 am

    It’s not just the color — though I hate the color — it’s the color AND the horrible cut, and the fact that her hair now looks like singed straw. I wouldn’t like either of those alone and together they’re just horrifying.
    .-= Mir´s last blog ..Faster and faster =-.

  • GloriaLeighD

    September 29, 2009 at 9:06 am

    Oh no!! Her hair was so perfect before – I second your “WHY, KATHARINE, WHYYYYYYYY?”

  • Heather

    September 29, 2009 at 9:08 am

    My starting color was a little bit lighter than Katharines and I went blonde (under your idea, I might add). It also did not look good though mine was nowhere as light as hers. It does bring out her eyes nicely, with the brown you don’t notice them as much.

    Brunette turned blonde never looks good in my opinion.

  • Carrisa

    September 29, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Ok so I saw her do an interview right after she did this. And in the video she was shooting, it looked amazing. In this photo? Not so much. I get wanting a change, but man she had great hair before.

  • Kristin

    September 29, 2009 at 9:57 am

    That is just wrong. She had hair that anyone would ‘die’ for and now she has hair that, no doubt, anyone would DIE for.
    If she wanted edgy, a funkier cut would have done in my opinion :)

  • Veronica

    September 29, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Why??? WHY?!?!?!
    .-= Veronica´s last blog ..A Belated Shout-out to ALA Learning =-.

  • Rafaella

    September 29, 2009 at 11:02 am

    03 words for her: OH MY GOD!

  • hillary

    September 29, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    her brunette hair was GORGEOUS! why would she do this?!
    .-= hillary´s last blog ..Just Beat It Beat It Beat It Beat It No One Wants To Be Defeated – Take 9 =-.

  • All Women Stalker

    September 29, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    I think the hair was for a photo shoot for her album? But yeah, that’s really horrible.


  • avoiceofmyown

    September 29, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Y’ouch! Not a good choice at all… I am a bbrown hair brown eyed girl and I’d never do this! She doesn’t even look like the same person.
    .-= avoiceofmyown´s last blog ..A Tough Relationship (Part 1) =-.

  • Tracy D

    September 29, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    I read she changed her hair to match her new music…but some people just aren’t meant to be blond. Especially people who started out with gorgeous, flowing, shiny brown locks.
    .-= Tracy D´s last blog ..Hair =-.

  • Amy

    September 30, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    oh NO!!!!!!!!!! ugggg. I would LOVE her rich, chocolaty hair color!

  • Aimee Greeblemonkey

    September 30, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    She’s gorgeous with a clown wig but you’re right – that is just CRAZY.

  • Erika

    October 1, 2009 at 10:23 am

    I would kill for her “before” hair— well, maybe not kill, but I would certainly give up my first born child! I agree, WHY KATHERINE?
    .-= Erika´s last blog ..Daily Style: Jo Malone Fragrance Combining Candle =-.

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