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

by AlfredAskew Posted 19th Feb 2009 at 7:55 PM - Updated 15th Mar 2009 at 1:32 AM by AlfredAskew
141 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 13 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 Flags:
      Not Applicable
Bin Type:
      Young Adult

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Field Researcher
#126 Old 29th Jul 2011 at 5:02 AM
Love this. It spooked me out as well - I have a friend with hair pretty much exactly like this. That should be a compliment to you - hair that real people actually have.
Field Researcher
#127 Old 4th Sep 2011 at 10:52 AM
Love finding curls! So many of the game styles are straight, and for me, that seems so....unnatural..... Yeah, have curls, lol! Checking out the female, too!
Test Subject
#128 Old 26th Sep 2011 at 5:13 AM
Seriously cannot say thank you enough for normal hair!!!
Forum Resident
#129 Old 10th Oct 2011 at 11:20 PM
Thank you! I need a curly haired red head.
#130 Old 13th Jan 2012 at 9:54 AM
I can't believe I have missed this for nearly three years. It looks so soft my fingers just itch to comb through it.

Now about those recolors. Were you serious about doing requests?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#131 Old 2nd Feb 2012 at 9:45 PM
Originally Posted by hedgekat
I can't believe I have missed this for nearly three years. It looks so soft my fingers just itch to comb through it.

Now about those recolors. Were you serious about doing requests?

Honestly, I hadn't thought about that little note in years. Completely forgot. Do you need something? Recolors are much easier for me now, I've learned a lot of cheaty photoshop tools that make it fast. :3
Test Subject
#132 Old 6th Mar 2012 at 1:21 AM
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I hate how hard it is to find normal hair for my sim guys and how everything is really long or manga type based. I will definitely find this useful in the game!
Test Subject
#133 Old 26th May 2012 at 7:24 PM
Test Subject
#134 Old 21st Jun 2012 at 2:48 AM
This cut is AMAZING. I used it in my sims 2 constantly, but is there a sims 3 version for it? i would love you long time if there was!
Test Subject
#135 Old 29th Apr 2013 at 4:35 AM
These are super nice recolors. Excellent job. I love Hysterical Paroxysms meshes, and this just gives another awesome look to a great mesh.
#136 Old 5th Apr 2014 at 6:19 PM
The description alone makes this.
Test Subject
#137 Old 25th Apr 2014 at 12:57 AM
Great hairstyle. I was wondering if you did a sim of the first guy below he has brown hair,blue eyes and dark tshirt the jpg is named BrownInGameT2
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#138 Old 25th Apr 2014 at 5:04 AM
Originally Posted by spike002
Great hairstyle. I was wondering if you did a sim of the first guy below he has brown hair,blue eyes and dark tshirt the jpg is named BrownInGameT2

Yep. That is a now very outdated version of a sim I made. If you're looking to download, I'm afraid I don't know where that particular version is. He looks like in this download now:
Test Subject
#139 Old 29th Apr 2014 at 10:31 PM
These are very beautiful and realistic recolours! Finally a normal hair cut for my male sims! Thank you so much!
Test Subject
#140 Old 20th Jul 2014 at 10:48 PM
Default thx
sooo cute!
Test Subject
#141 Old 6th Apr 2015 at 1:49 AM
So sad this is for Sims 2. I've been looking for this exact hairstyle (with a bit more bang) for Sims 3. Now I'm wondering how hard it would be to convert it.
Lab Assistant
#142 Old 29th May 2017 at 8:23 PM
This is fabulous! Thank you.
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