Katharine McPhee Brown Hair

Katharine McPhee returns to her roots with brunette hair. Photo: Albert Michael/startraksphoto.com

Katharine McPhee is back to brown!

After shocking the world last August by dying her locks platinum blonde for her second album, Unbroken, the pop singer made the switch back to brunette reportedly for a new gig.

Set to play a pharmaceutical representative in the NBC comedy pilot "The Pink House," McPhee told People Magazine, "It's always nice to have a reason to go back."

And what a much needed hair transformation.

We're all for trying something new, but McPhee's blonde strands made her look ghostly, while this rich shade adds warmth to her complexion and brings out her eye color.

We can go on and on about what extreme hair coloring can do to your locks, but McPhee sums it up by admitting, "Blonde was pretty hard on my hair. I guess my hair is thanking me now!"

What do you think of McPhee's new brown 'do? Do you prefer her as a blonde or a brunette?

Leave a comment and check out the gallery below for more celebs who've gone to the dark side.