Katharine McPhee Chops Off Her Hair

03/28/2013 at 11:12 AM ET

Katharine McPhee haircut
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Is this her way of saying sayonara to Smash?

Amid cancellation rumors, the show’s star Katharine McPhee stepped out with a dramatically different do from the long, glossy curls she wears to play Karen. She’d gone a little shorter last week, but it appears she was ready for a major chop.

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McPhee debuted a piece-y chin-length cut with ombré tips and face-framing highlights. Where her old do was very movie-star glamorous, the new look is more “L.A. hipster.”

We have to say, we’re glad the star is switching it up for spring. But tell us: Do you like McPhee’s new look?

–Alex Apatoff

FILED UNDER: Hair , Katharine McPhee

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um no on

If it was a little longer around the chin it would be cute.

Ann on

Looks better longer……she is a pretty lady!!

tulmon on

Its not the hair… its the style. I think she will look just fine if she can fix it up.

mopps on

Guess we just have to check it on Idol tonight.

Kim on

I love short hair, but this looks like something she did herself with a pair of dull scissors. And no “Kimmie”, short hair does NOT make everyone look older. LONG hair makes ME look far older..as it does to a lot of women. It all depends on the person.

BUDDIE on

Am I crazy about the hair??? No. But Katherine is a very beautiful woman & her hair style will not diminish that fact one bit. Besides, it grows back.

ErinJ on

She looks like a lesbo librarian

poe on

Makes her neck really long

Lolo on

Look at the difference in outfits with glasses, etc. Of course, she doesn’t look as “glamorous” with short hair with the conservative dress. Unfair comparison.

Ella on

ugh–she’s really not that pretty, so she needs to have the long hair to make her look attractive.

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