Shortly after ending her American Idol stint in 2006 (where she came in 2nd place!) McPhee rocked this fun look, pairing her long, wavy locks with hoop earrings.
She later opted to keep the waves, but cut the hair a little shorter — and she still looks fabulous.
At a movie premiere she straightened her hair and decided to try bangs. She also mixed it up by adding some light brown highlights.
McPhee glammed up for this red carpet event, wearing her hair over her shoulder along with a sultry side part.
Going from long and dark brown to cropped and bright blond, she made the ultimate hair switcheroo — and she pulled it off flawlessly.
She continued to show her hair versatility by keeping the blond color, but this time she wore it in a cute bob.
The natural brunette went back to her dark roots and showed off her great features with this sweet, pulled-back updo
McPhee rocked a summery look at this event, keeping her hairstyle short and sweet.
Here's McPhee's look today for her new show, Smash. She's returned to her original dark brown wavy hair, but this time with a great shoulder-length cut.