|Based on||Killer Hair
by Ellen Byerrum
|Directed by||Patricia Dyar Waldon
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||90 minutes|
Based on a book written by Ellen Byerrum (Crimes of Fashion), Killer Hair (also known as Crimes of Fashion: Killer Hair) is a television film that aired on the Lifetime Movie Network in 2009. The storyline follows a fashion journalist, Lacey Smithsonian, as she investigates the discovery of a dead body inside her friend's Washington, DC hair salon.
The story begins with the discovery of an emerging fashion stylist's dead body. Angie Woods, a stylist recognized for succeeding with difficult rejuvenation jobs, is found dead with a razor in her hand. Investigators suggest that Woods committed suicide because of the unattractive hairstyle she was wearing. Smithsonian (Maggie Lawson), a fashion columnist and amateur private investigator, is an acquaintance of Woods and suspects something more sinister; she believes that a notable client of Woods, a congressional staffer with a salacious web site, is somehow implicated. Detective Vic Donovan (Victor Webster) is assigned to the case. This causes complications due to his prior romantic affair with Smithsonian.
Cast and characters
- Lacey Smithsonian - Maggie Lawson
- Stella Lake - Sadie LeBlanc
- Brooke Barton - Sarah Edmondson
- Vic Donovan - Victor Webster
- Mac - James McDaniel
- Tony Trujillo - Mark Consuelos
- Felicity Pickles - Jocelyne Loewen
- Detective Harding - Jason Schombing
- Agent Thorn - Peter Kelamis
- Josette Radford - Finola Hughes
- Boyd Radford - Christopher Shyer
- Beau Radford - Christopher Jacot
- Marcia Robinson - Lynda Boyd
- Rose Smithsonian - Mary McDonnell
- Charise Smithsomian - Katharine Isabelle
- Sherri Gold - Carmen Moore
- Tammi - Sarah Smyth
A sequel based on another book by Byerrum, Hostile Makeover, was televised seven days after this film, on June 28, 2009.
- "Home » Movies » Killer Hair". my Lifetime. A+E Networks. 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
- Bill Keveney (19 June 2009). "'Killer Hair' teases out a new sleuth in Lacey Smithsonian". USA Today. Retrieved 1 May 2012.