MTS has all free content, all the time. Find out how YOU can help to keep it running. Tell me how...

"Cherub" Curly Hair for Males (All Ages!)

by HystericalParoxysm Posted 27th Apr 2006 at 11:05 AM - Updated 8th Jul 2009 at 1:31 PM by HystericalParoxysm : Removing old TOU
325 Comments / replies (Who?) - 24 Feedback Posts
This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
I am pleased to (finally!) present my first publicly-released hair mesh, "Cherub" for males. This delightfully curly mesh is the result of many dozens of hours of work, and the texture and alphas are 100% original, handpainted over the course of two days in Photoshop. A version is planned for females, too, and will be released when it is complete.

It is available for all ages: toddler, child, teen, young adult, adult, and elder. Elders will have the same hair colour as adults. All of the included colours except white (black, dark brown, light brown, blonde, platinum blonde, and red) are in the genetic hair bins like Maxis hairs, and have the correct eyebrow colours; white shows up under custom and has blonde brows by default. The poly count is on the high side, 2896 polygons, 3257 vertices; however, this isn't too outrageous, as the Nightlife "rave kimono" hair with the fan and beads is around the same count.

I've tested it enough myself that I'm satisfied with it, but please let me know if you have any issues. One small thing to be aware of: on the child and toddler meshes, there is a tiny imperfection, a little gap that'll occur behind the ears when a sim looks up really far; it's an extremely small gap, and only visible from one angle when they're head's drastically tilted up, but I thought downloaders should be aware. My attempts to fix it have been unsuccessful, but it's such a tiny thing , I don't think it's that big a deal, even from my viewpoint as a serious perfectionist.

Please don't comment if you're just going to request something; I don't think I want to make another hair mesh (besides the female version of this) ever again, after what it took to make this one, and I don't take requests unless otherwise noted.

Model Credits: (if anyone cares)
Skintone: Louis/SimCribbling
Eyes: Mine (unreleased)
Brows: Mine (unreleased)
Model: Mine (Corvus - isn't he beautiful?)

Thanks to:
  • Tiggerypum, for her incredible help, support, and friendship through the entire process of creating the mesh, for running the Infocenter, and just for being wonderful. Thank you so much, Tig. I couldn't have done it without you.
  • Wes_h, for the Unimesh plugins for Milkshape, used in the creation of this mesh.
  • Dr Pixel, for various bits of useful meshing info, including how to put all the meshes together in one package.
  • Melodie9, for creating some great hair conversions, one of which this hair is cloned from.
  • MTS2, the rest of the staff, and Delphy, for creating a such a fantastic place to learn and share information, so I could figure out how to do cool stuff like this.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date

Size: 1.55 MB · Downloads: 171,699 · 27th Apr 2006
1.55 MB 171,699 27th Apr 2006
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
Need more information?
325 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 305 Feedback Posts, 10 Thanks Posts
Hide Thanks Posts for this thread (Show only feedback)
Page 2 of 14
Test Subject
#26 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 12:53 PM
This is a very cool hair mesh. Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#27 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 1:07 PM Last edited by Mirjam : 27th Apr 2006 at 1:33 PM.
Originally Posted by sandyn
umm are you coping for sims connection they have exacly the same

... i'm not trying to flame at you but how would you feel if someone would accuses you for such a think after a really hard work and with no proof whatsoever? it's just not nice

I luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuve the mesh!!!!!! ....... i wanted a male curly mesh for sooo long!!!!!

thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!!!!! :moose:
#28 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 1:16 PM
whoa this is exactly like the donation one from Simsconnection or whatever... it's SOOO lovely!!! I've always been in luv with hair like that!!!
Field Researcher
#29 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 1:24 PM
I only comment when I feel that the post is deserving of praise. This mesh is spectactular! You've done a fantastic job. You are to be commended. Thank you so much.
Lab Assistant
#30 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 1:31 PM
looks nice!! i think it looks much like the hair from simsconnection
#31 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 1:31 PM
I NEEDED quality male hair, and this is the answer to my prayers! Especially curly, it/s so gorgeous, thanks!

If wishes were fishes we'd all cast nets
Test Subject
#32 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 1:32 PM
WOW This is amazing! I love it! I've been wanting hair like this, so thank you very much!
Test Subject
#33 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 1:35 PM
Thanks alot i love it

Dont waste your time with anger life is to short
#34 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 1:39 PM
Curly hair for men is so desperately needed!
Thank you!
This hair should be featured!

Not buying TS4 until Terrain Sculpting is back and cheatless Split Levels are added!
Here's an idea: Stairs Pitch Slider.
"...We've always been at war with EAstasia."
Lab Assistant
#35 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 1:44 PM
Wow that is amazing thank you for sharing this great hair mesh. Can't wait to see the female mesh
Test Subject
#36 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 1:59 PM
WOW THIS IS AMAZING!! I can't thank you enough but one question though can I use it in my story?
Test Subject
#37 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 2:05 PM
ooo I seldomly see meshes as good as this one! Excellent job!

Check out my artwork at
Lab Assistant
#38 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 2:06 PM
Amazing! This is a really great mesh. Thank you so much!

"It's not true that life is one damn thing after another; it is one damn thing over and over"
Field Researcher
#39 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 2:20 PM
Great! Just superb !!
Field Researcher
#40 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 2:33 PM
Great-looking make hair is so difficult to find; thanks very much for making and sharing this! :D

Once a tightly-furled bud, the house was slowly revealing itself to him, its petals unfolding to expose its secret beauty. ~When Shadows Whisper, P.1|Part 4|MSR Story List & FAQ|MSR Graphics
Test Subject
#41 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 2:42 PM
OMG!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!! Ive been looking for a hairstyle like this for males FOREVER!!!! AMAZING job!!!!! THANK YOU!!!
Test Subject
#42 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 2:44 PM
Very Nice..THANKS for U Great Work!!
Field Researcher
#43 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 3:04 PM
Wow!!!! Wonderful Mesh, I luv It!!!
Thanx so much

Follow me on tumblr:
Test Subject
#44 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 3:05 PM
Oh thanks! I love the hair!
Field Researcher
#45 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 3:12 PM
I love this, especially since I am trying to get my OWN hair to do this! I look forward to the female version. Thank you for working so hard on this.

New Judfer creations at Sims2 Noir.
Live Free or Die.
#46 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 3:14 PM
:LOL: I can understand totally why you never want to make another hair mesh again!

Thankyou so much for persisting with it, the result is something to be proud of - it's absolutely stunning.

Also, a very BIG "Thank you!" for sharing it here with us for free, it is so difficult to find exciting new male hair meshes - this is definitely one of them.

As a male sim hair fetishist I have an excellent memory for male hair meshes; I saw immediately that whilst this mesh also is curly like another from a different website, this one is totally different and unique. I'm very happy to see it.

Best wishes,

Check out my sexy male sim creations!
#47 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 3:15 PM
Originally Posted by Aleesha
whoa this is exactly like the donation one from Simsconnection or whatever... it's SOOO lovely!!! I've always been in luv with hair like that!!!

If you read the post above the one you made and a few above that you will see that no this is not exactly like the one from Sim Connections.

What is it people see stuff that has any slight resemblence to someone else's and it has to be the same thing or someone stole it?

Lets be realistic we all have our own thoughts and wants of different styles and some folks are likely to make things that bear a resemblence but again as said if you look close it is in fact different.

You done a Wonderful job. It looks great can not wait to try it in game.
I am always hunting for more male hair. Thanks for putting your time into creating this for us.

Forum Resident
27th Apr 2006 at 3:19 PM
This message has been deleted by jmtmom.
Retired Moderator
retired moderator
#48 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 3:21 PM
Ive personally watched you busting your butt on this for forever now- and no wonder- It came out absolutely amazing girl- WOW.

For all of my creations and more free downloads please visit Exnem Sims
Grand Re-Opening NOW!!!
Come join our Banner Contest Today!!
Test Subject
#49 Old 27th Apr 2006 at 3:45 PM
Wow amazing! Thank you! :D
Page 2 of 14