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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dee on

Kat if you reading these i am sorry some people are just rude,i will say that when you were on idol your hair color ,style,length absolutely look great on you,period. The blonde all i will say is that if you want a opinion on which color i pick the brown color you had on idol!

Misty on

Why did she go back brunette?! Maybe because the blonde was horrible!!

Tara on

I hated the blonde on her, I definitely think going back to brunette looks WAY better on her. I however thought her best look was when it was brunette and long, it just looked the best on her. Also the blonde made her look washed out and older, too old looking for her age. Please never go back to that dreadful bronde color again Katharine, it’s just not you. You look WAY better in brunette, and please grow out your hair, it looks better long.

Merrie on

I love the new color! The platinum blonde was harsh and didn’t flatter her pretty features.

Pam on

I’m glad, she’s suppose to be a brunette! It shows off her beauty more. Highlights would be okay and it looks like she has gone a bit lighter brown…but blond didn’t suit her at all. She’s a lovely woman.

Alisse on

The blonde look was kind of cool, but now I don’t think the cut fits her with the brown hair. But who really cares. a hair cut is not what defines a person!

Lena on

The hair color is great, but she needs to fire the person who cut it.

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