Katharine McPhee Dishes On Going Blonde

09/18/2009 at 02:05 PM ET

Humberto Carreno/Startraks

It’s been over a month since Katharine McPhee gave PEOPLE an exclusive sneak peek at her new platinum look on her album cover. Yet she still managed to wait until Fashion Week to reveal the look on the red carpet. Katharine spoke with PEOPLE backstage at the Tommy Hilfiger show in Manhattan’s Bryant Park tents about what prompted her to trade her signature sexy brunette style for being a blonde-bobbed bombshell. “I have a record coming out in January called Unbroken,” she explains, “and I’ve been working on it for the last year and it’s been a big artistic development. It sort of felt like I was shedding skin, so I was literally shedding layers of hair.” Tell us: What do you think of Katharine’s blonde hair? –Reporting by Jeffrey Slonim

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Jamie on

I agree with the comments. Her hair looked so shiny and healthy and now it looks very brittle. She could have just cut it shorter without bleaching it to change up her look.

trsquare on

She’s such a beautiful woman, why did she do that? She doesn’t have the coloring to carry off blonde locks, or else it should’ve been a darker shade of blonde.

jax on

She looks like Katherine Heigl. I don’t think this is her color though.

Shen on

She’s beautiful regardless of her hair color, but I do personally think she should go back to her brunette roots.

Patty on

It doesn’t suit her at all. She is meant to be a brunette. Why do they all think blonde hair will look good on them?

Ruth on

I hardly reconized who she was.I dont know who she is pretending to be, but this just dont look good. Her skin colour just dont go with that blond look. Her new CD will still sell without that fake look

Tina on

Looks cheap. not just the color, but the style as well. it’s aged her and she was such a pretty girl!

Darlene on

HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HAIR! What was she thinking?

marie on

its a nice color, but its such a mom hair cut!

Toni on

I didn’t even recognize her. It’s cute, makes her look older though. I like her dark, long hair better. But the good thing about hair is you can try something different and it grows out and can be colored back to its original shade. I say good for Katherine for being brave enough to try something new and if she likes it, that’s all that matters.

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