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Need a Trim? The only close-cropped curly hair you'll ever find.

by AlfredAskew Posted 19th Feb 2009 at 6:55 PM - Updated 15th Mar 2009 at 1:32 AM by AlfredAskew
141 Comments / replies (Who?) - 22 Feedback Posts
This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game. See the Meshes Needed section or read the text for more information.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

Maybe that's a fantastic claim. "The ONLY" one.
But maybe not.
Have you ever seen any?
If you want giant spikes from your favorite video game/manga, you find plenty of stuff to suit you. If you want long flowing faerie locks you've got, not quite as much, but still a fair amount of CC. There are even some shoulder length curls hanging about. If you want a bloody mop on your Sim's head, you've got hundred's of options. There are entire sites dedicated to building mops for male sims.

But what if you're guy happens to be hmmm, a normal person who cuts his hair? What then? It's a vast desert of Bishy manga weirdos and shiny straight puff balls of spikeyness.

HystericalParadoxysm seems to be the only one who actually believes in normal hair. She made this fantastic mesh. (Here) And I have yet to find even one cropped male hair that is half as good. People tend to make the skull malformed, or neglect to layer it properly, or link the texture badly.

I stop babbling now. Thank you a million, HP. I finally have the hair I've been questing for.

I've retextured and realphaed the lovely thing to make pretty cropped curls for all ages.
Or at least I think they're purdy... hopefully I'm not delusional. :/

Yes, cropped curls for all ages. Four basic colors. Plus an extra silver/white, specifically for HP because I remember her saying she has a thing for Drow... or whatever those purple dudes with white hair are called. A useful homage. Zee curls are binned, but not family-ized. It's my personal preference that the colors should have unique grays as well.
Red, Brown, Black and Blond are essentially Maxis-match in color. Brown is a little cooler than Maxis. Texturing is... more natural than Maxis I think.

That's really about all I have to say about that!
Here's to an excellent mesh and modder!

(Note: I'm a little protective of this texture. It took a long time to curl all the little pixel hairs. Please let me know if you feel you need to poke at it.
Crappy pixelized photoshop slider edits really, really bug me. Don't do it. Or don't tell me about it/post it. If you need a weird color--green for your well-groomed joker, bleach blond for you smarmy surfer or whatever--let me know, I will do recolors if you need it.)

K. I wrote that way to late at night to make my mind clear.
Here's the dealio:
As of right this second (19th of Feb) I intend to recolor this hair in maybe six colors of odder variety. What remains to be decided is what colors this will be.

Edit: Does have female version. Find it HERE.

Also see CatofEvilGenius' familized file on page four of comments. Muchas Gracias, Cat! I was loath to spend any more time on the grunt simpeing of this thing.

K, make recolors, by all means. Just tell me first. Tell me what you intend to do with it, and Promise on your first born simchild that you will not make crappy slider changes or "CSC". If you can't find five to seven shades that I used to shade the thing, tis clasified under "CSC"
You shall send me a pm that says "Hey! Alfred! I'm awesome and I want to do this rad thing with your texture. It will look like-- whatever! And I will give you candy!"
And I will say: "Huzzah! I see that you are putting more thought into this than a CSC and you are giving me candy! Here take these original textures so that you can get good results."

There. Clarification is good fun isn't it?

CC in the pictures:
Idolatry of the flesh skin by Hysterical Paradoxysm
"pungback" hair by sizz

And some other junk by me.

Tags: #hp, #curl, #curls, #curly, #short, #cropped, #male, #man, #hair, #recolor, #apha, #model, #t, #haircut

Hair Style: Maxis-Match
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Bin Type: Binned
Age: Toddler Child Teen Young Adult Adult Elder

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Sims 2
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Size: 3.65 MB · Downloads: 63,301 · 19th Feb 2009
3.65 MB 63,301 19th Feb 2009
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#76 Old 24th Feb 2009 at 11:59 PM
mmm. Yummy! I love guys with this type of's great to run your hands through. :P
Test Subject
#77 Old 25th Feb 2009 at 5:51 AM
Thanks bunches! I also quite enjoyed reading your description. Thanks again
Test Subject
#78 Old 26th Feb 2009 at 3:20 PM
This is the mesh that i was looking for!
But i would like if you can recolor it, because some ppl have two colors, they have a dark base, and a light color above.Like black with blond, or brown with blond lights.Do you know what i mean?
Thnx! you'r awesome! and btw i'm a new user hehehe.
Test Subject
#79 Old 28th Feb 2009 at 6:49 AM
OMG this is sooo cuuute! Thank you very much for making my guy sims can have curly hair too. ^_^
Lab Assistant
#80 Old 2nd Mar 2009 at 5:06 PM
You're so right, AlfredAskew, most creators seem to have strange taste for male hair - I mean, there aren't many good and normal-looking hairstyles for the male sims. Thanks for making this one!
Test Subject
#81 Old 3rd Mar 2009 at 2:42 AM
Thanks a ton, it's lovely. Also, your recolor policy gave me the giggles.
Test Subject
#82 Old 3rd Mar 2009 at 4:10 AM
*Gasp* Thank you! We need WAY more stuff like this for the guys. I never liked the original version, honestly, but this is just great. In fact, I think it would even work well for my self sim. I'll have to try that..

Thanks again!

Not actually evil.
#83 Old 4th Mar 2009 at 10:16 PM
The black hair file contains blond hair.
The blond hair file contains black hair.
Please rename, thanks.

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Forum Resident
#84 Old 6th Mar 2009 at 4:28 PM
I desperately needed some normal male hair, as I'm not at all a fan of bishounen and crazy spikey mops. Thanks!

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Test Subject
#85 Old 20th Mar 2009 at 6:37 PM
omg i have been looking for this FOREVER!!!!!! this IS TOTALLY the only decent short curly hair for guys. I mean, not bush-looking or resembling seaweed or the like. Thank you so much for a job well done.
Test Subject
#86 Old 23rd Mar 2009 at 11:00 AM
Haircuts my antidrug, you rock. it's really cool
Test Subject
#87 Old 25th Mar 2009 at 5:43 PM
I love it! Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#88 Old 4th Apr 2009 at 9:13 PM
Oooh! Realism.
Test Subject
#89 Old 12th Apr 2009 at 7:38 AM
It has taken two years of searching to stumble accross your curly hair......I love it!!!!!!!!
#90 Old 17th Apr 2009 at 12:00 AM
Love normal hair just as much as I love wild manga "weirdo" and FTM conversions. Nothing wrong with loving them both equally. Probably the reason we see so many "manga" inspired styles is because maybe that's what a lot of people like. Just like some people like "normal" hair. Anyhow, thanks for the hair.

Sure. Fine. Whatever.
Lab Assistant
#91 Old 19th Apr 2009 at 8:18 PM
This looks really good! I can't wait to see it in game! Thanks for sharing this! (It's so hard to find good hairstyles for male sims, so anything I get I cherish! Thanks!)
Test Subject
#92 Old 22nd Apr 2009 at 1:23 AM

Thanks for the nice style!
Test Subject
#93 Old 3rd May 2009 at 11:51 AM
HAHA, the description was hilarious, this is great.
#94 Old 15th Jun 2009 at 12:29 AM
This is GREAT. Thanks for sharing.

By the time you read this you've already read it. ;)
Test Subject
#95 Old 9th Jul 2009 at 3:33 AM
just today i was thinking how much i wanted hair like this. thank you!!
Test Subject
#96 Old 11th Jul 2009 at 11:42 PM
OMG thank you so so so so much!!!! haha.... i was looking for a short brown curly hair for my emmett cullen sim and now i'm all happy!!!! haha thanks again!!
Test Subject
#97 Old 12th Jul 2009 at 1:00 AM
YAY!!! Normal hair for sim guys! I almost never download hair for my sim men, because all the hairstyles that I see are too crazy. THANK YOU!!!
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