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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, 2 Thanks 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

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
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Size: 3.65 MB · Downloads: 62,955 · 19th Feb 2009
3.65 MB 62,955 19th Feb 2009
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Field Researcher
Original Poster
#101 Old 26th Jul 2009 at 1:58 AM
Originally Posted by JSeaver
I don't know if this is asking too much, but is there any way possible you could make this for the Sims 3? I love it so, so much but I don't own the Sims 2 anymore.

Yes, yes it is. Sims 3 is an entirely different game that I a) don't know the first thing about modding and b) don't own.
Test Subject
#102 Old 26th Jul 2009 at 2:39 AM

i like this style

.. i love hamsters ^^...
Test Subject
#103 Old 4th Aug 2009 at 2:11 PM
Yay!!!!! I have the exact same view on the hair on MTS. So much anime hair, so little time.'ve saved my sims! Thanks
Test Subject
#104 Old 11th Aug 2009 at 10:33 PM
This is fantastic, I'm always looking for decent hair for my guys! Thank you so much, very well done.
Test Subject
#105 Old 13th Aug 2009 at 6:49 PM
Originally Posted by AlfredAskew
Yes, yes it is. Sims 3 is an entirely different game that I a) don't know the first thing about modding and b) don't own.

Oh I could cry, the hair on sims 3 sucks and this mesh is perfect for my Detective Goren LOCI sim.

Lab Assistant
#106 Old 31st Aug 2009 at 10:18 PM
It just looks amazing !! I can't wait to try this hairstyle in my game !! thabk you
Lab Assistant
#107 Old 4th Sep 2009 at 7:40 AM
Excellent! Excellent update of a rare and needed mesh! Thank you! Thank you!
Test Subject
#108 Old 12th Sep 2009 at 3:54 PM
Very nice!!
Test Subject
#109 Old 15th Sep 2009 at 5:06 AM
OH MY HECK I LOVE YOU SO EFFING MUCH FOR THIS. yeah not all of my male sims are japanese metrosexuals as the internet would have me believe.
Test Subject
#110 Old 14th Nov 2009 at 7:54 PM
Gorgeous, thank you!
Test Subject
#111 Old 29th Nov 2009 at 2:10 AM Last edited by Maladicta : 29th Nov 2009 at 2:12 AM. Reason: clarity.
This is ace, thanks.

Plus, the model you used in the very first thumbnail image? Looks /exactly/ like my physics prof from last year.
Field Researcher
#112 Old 21st Dec 2009 at 11:33 PM
Oh man! This is so beyond sexy! I adore it! <3
Lab Assistant
#113 Old 2nd Feb 2010 at 10:57 AM
this is absolutely great.. thanks so much for posting it... what a grand job!!
Test Subject
#114 Old 10th Mar 2010 at 5:00 PM
thank you so much for this wonderful creation!! i've been looking for curly male hair and it's sooo hard to find!! thanks again!
Test Subject
#115 Old 28th Mar 2010 at 2:46 AM
Thank you so much! I love it. : )
Test Subject
#116 Old 11th May 2010 at 2:30 AM
I love you and your snarky/witty commentary. Oh, and this hair of course! I was getting tired of having my men run around with the same haircut because I needed to keep a clear line of gender distinction.

Originally Posted by pare321
You are amazing, man. I'm so sick of bishes. Now I can have MANLY men! Ones capable of growing facial hair...

I agree. Now to actually find some NORMAL, MANLY facial hair! Does that exist?

I'm a Mac.
Test Subject
#117 Old 22nd May 2010 at 3:25 PM
thank you so much for creating this hair. it is AWESOME!love it
Test Subject
18th Jun 2010 at 1:02 AM
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Test Subject
#118 Old 18th Jun 2010 at 2:15 AM
Is there a conversion of this for the Sims 3? I really think you should make one, we could really use this! It's great!(:
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#119 Old 18th Jun 2010 at 7:55 AM
Originally Posted by yncarn8
Oh I could cry, the hair on sims 3 sucks and this mesh is perfect for my Detective Goren LOCI sim.


Sorry to disappoint, lovelies. I don't mesh, and I don't do Sims 3. If the original Roman mesh was remade for Sims 3, you should talk to the guy who translated my Nouk Remix. Otherwise... okay, honestly, I am completely out of the loop with Sims 3 stuff.

With proper credit, a link back, and a notification to me, I completely support transfers of this texture into Sims 3. Preferably uploaded to this site. No paysites, obviously.
Test Subject
#120 Old 15th Aug 2010 at 8:32 PM
wow that was the most realistic sim i've ever seen :D
Test Subject
#121 Old 18th Oct 2010 at 4:41 PM
I've wanted this exact look in my game since the Sims 2 came out. I never understood why it wasn't a look in the base game. So many guys I've known and see on the streets have hair like this. Thanks a million for making my game better!

Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc
Test Subject
#122 Old 6th Jan 2011 at 11:25 AM
any chance you'll be converting this to sims3 soon?
i need this hair for my sims 3 hehe..

Good work btw!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#123 Old 7th Jan 2011 at 7:54 AM
Originally Posted by chee-chan
any chance you'll be converting this to sims3 soon?
i need this hair for my sims 3 hehe..

Good work btw!

I don't do Sims 3.

Thanks though.
Test Subject
#124 Old 13th Jan 2011 at 4:59 PM
thank you for this
i like mops, but it's nice to have short hair.
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