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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.
Side Sweep Long Straight Cut with Bangs Long Wavy Cut with Bangs Long Curls
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