Katharine McPhee Chops Off Her Hair

03/28/2013 at 11:12 AM ET

Katharine McPhee haircut
Michael Simon/Startraks; Splash News Online

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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tinman on

she’s so cute–why be all glam when you’re in an airplane for 5 + hours?

She’s on Idol tonight with OneRepublic so I’m sure she will look STUNNING!

Mickeymikado on

She’s so self-destructive. I think this girl has serious issues. I think her self image is very poor I had a girlfriend in school who was gorgeous but she was never pretty enough, never thin enough, never smart enough…very self-sabotaging and deprecating. She still is majorly insecure even today. When a beautiful woman chops off beautiful hair while in the midst of a role requiring sexiness and the hair…something us definitely off. Just saying…

Sick on

She has a pretty face but I hate the hair. Why do women chop it all off?

Erin on

I love it! Kudos to her. I feel like as women we all feel we need to have long hair to be beautiful or desirable. I think Katherine looks gorgeous!

Smithy on

I just got this haircut too! It’s called ‘the chop’ and is inspired by Karlie Kloss.

Kimmie on

Short hair makes anyone look much older.

jillianblackburn on

She looks so adorable! All these celebs are chopping their hair, and it’s making me want to, too!

Gina on

She looks like a teenager with short hair..

UnKnown on

Cute hair do. Its so easy to take care of too!!!!!!!

seaghda on

If the show “required” the hair, they wouldn’t have allowed her to cut it. Period. I’m betting the hair’s not the reason she’s good in the role, nor does cutting one’s hair automatically indicate they have issues with themselves. Stop over-dramatizing a haircut.

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