Katharine McPhee 2010 Prom Hairstyles

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Katharine McPhee is best known for being the American Idol runner up in 2005. Since then the pop singer has moved on to bigger and better things. She co-starred in the hilarious 2008 comedy House Bunny and has hit the Billboard charts with her 2010 solo album Unbroken.

The gorgeous brunette-turned-blonde is a great celebrity to look at for a little inspiration on your big night. Below are a few of her various hairstyles.

Katharine recently chopped off all her hair and dyed it blonde, so many of her hairstyles are specifically suited to hair at about chin-length. This side-swept look, with its hint of curl, would look fantastic on someone whose hair was in an awkward grow-out phase - not that Katharine is in any way awkward!

Just because you have short hair doesn't mean you can't fake a foxy updo! Katherine's stylist arranged the singer's blonde strands to appear as if they were up in a voluminous style, but really - it's all a question of pinning in the right places.

Katharine McPhee Short Side Part Katharine McPhee WedgeKatharine McPhee BobKatharine McPhee Long Wavy Cut
      Short Side Part                        Wedge                            Bob                         Long Wavy Cut
Katharine McPhee Side Sweep Katharine McPhee Long Straight Cut with BangsKatharine McPhee Long Wavy Cut with BangsKatharine McPhee Long Curls
        Side Sweep    Long Straight Cut with Bangs Long Wavy Cut with Bangs    Long Curls

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