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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 2:32 AM by AlfredAskew
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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: 63,344 · 19th Feb 2009
3.65 MB 63,344 19th Feb 2009
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Forum Resident
#2 Old 19th Feb 2009 at 8:06 PM
So nice!
Thank you so much!


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Mad Poster
#3 Old 19th Feb 2009 at 8:09 PM
This is exactly what I have been looking for. Thanks so much!

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Test Subject
#4 Old 19th Feb 2009 at 8:14 PM
Yes! Thank you! You've read my mind, and they are truly very nice!
#5 Old 19th Feb 2009 at 8:18 PM
I love them!! Normal man hair, Lol. Thanks a bunch.

~R.I.P Tibbs. You will be truely missed~

Test Subject
#6 Old 19th Feb 2009 at 8:18 PM Last edited by oxfrenchiexo : 19th Feb 2009 at 8:19 PM. Reason: oupps put it as feedback, not sure how i did that :S
would it be creepy if i said i LOVE YOU FOR ETERNITY because of this?
I have been searching for... god only knows how long for normal hair for normal people, now all i need to have a fair amount is some "wings" (you know the hair boys get when they were caps all the time, thats what im talking about"
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 19th Feb 2009 at 8:32 PM
Sweet textures! Those look quite good on that mesh, and I'm always looking for more curly hair.

However, I do ask you reconsider your position on recolours. In my experience, there are a lot more people out there who share widely that can do good recolours than those who only do bad HSV changes, and insisting everyone who wants different colours to contact you to do them is potentially setting yourself up for a big old pile of annoying work. Why not let people recolour freely? It's not going to hurt your original textures, they'll still be right here and in whatever high quality files you have on your computer, and you'll save yourself the possibility of a ton of requests. Like mine, to put these on the female mesh as well. Pretty please?
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 19th Feb 2009 at 8:48 PM
Gorgeous textures! And yay for more short hair for guys.
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 19th Feb 2009 at 9:14 PM
Thank you.
Test Subject
#10 Old 19th Feb 2009 at 9:24 PM
love it!!!
Test Subject
#11 Old 19th Feb 2009 at 9:27 PM
Beautiful ! Thank you so much ! I really wanted to have some decent looking male hair in my game.
Field Researcher
#12 Old 19th Feb 2009 at 9:28 PM
You have done an really awesome job! You have paint the texture very well. This is a "must have" in my game. Thank you so much! Indeed I haven't found any short curly hair. Now I have one. This is great. I don't take request. I have 2 children and few freetime. Use my creations as you wish. You don't have to ask.
Test Subject
#13 Old 19th Feb 2009 at 9:32 PM
Thanks so much! These are great! I have such a hard time trying to find decent, normal hairstyles for my men (and women). I am so very sick of all of the flowy girl-hair for my guys that just obstruct their faces and make them look like non-committed transvestites who can't bother to do their makeup and wear a dress and heels as well.

You are my hero. I hope you reconsider your recolor policy and do more projects like this in the future.
#14 Old 19th Feb 2009 at 10:07 PM
Why just yesterday I made a Sim of a friend who has this exact hair. Lovely!
#15 Old 19th Feb 2009 at 10:14 PM
Thank you so much for making this! There's nothing wrong with long hair (my husband has long hair, after all), but not all my male sims want spiky, floppy, and/or long hair that looks like something out of an anime show. :P
Test Subject
#16 Old 19th Feb 2009 at 10:26 PM
God, thank you! Finally NORMAL PEOPLE HAIR!!!!
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 19th Feb 2009 at 10:37 PM
I love you. No, really, I love you. Thank you so much for this! The hair, the whole male hair manifesto - everything. This is awesome. ^_^
#18 Old 19th Feb 2009 at 10:38 PM
This is nice.
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 19th Feb 2009 at 10:48 PM
You, my friend, are amazing. Thank you so much for making NORMAL GUY HAIR!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#20 Old 19th Feb 2009 at 11:01 PM Last edited by AlfredAskew : 19th Feb 2009 at 11:16 PM.
Originally Posted by oxfrenchiexo
would it be creepy if i said i LOVE YOU FOR ETERNITY because of this?
I have been searching for... god only knows how long for normal hair for normal people, now all i need to have a fair amount is some "wings" (you know the hair boys get when they were caps all the time, thats what im talking about"

Oh man! I've been looking for those too!
Just as soon as I find a decent mesh you can be sure I'll get some up.

And no, I don't find that creepy at all. Thanks.

Originally Posted by spiderviveka
I hope you reconsider your recolor policy and do more projects like this in the future.

Sorry, I'm not usually such a prick about such things. I don't think I'm half the prick it made it sound like I was. I just want to avoid amateur slider shift recolors floating around, ya know?

If you'd really like to do a recolor and you promise you've got some finesse with PS or Gimp or whatnot, I'll get you the original files so you get maximum pwnage with the detail, groovy?
I should probably write that down somewhere more visible.

I'm sure more projects will happen in the future...
Field Researcher
#21 Old 19th Feb 2009 at 11:10 PM
I really over use this hair in my game... Thanks so much for these new colours, love them, and your model too... :D

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#22 Old 19th Feb 2009 at 11:15 PM
great hair would love it for the ladies as well *hint*

check out my uploads here updated May 15, 2008
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#23 Old 19th Feb 2009 at 11:19 PM
Hint taken. I was considering, so consider it done.

Which model then? (Does have a great love for all these sims. I'm quite curious)
#24 Old 19th Feb 2009 at 11:24 PM
Thank you SO much for this. The lack of "normal" male hairstyles was driving me nuts. :D
Test Subject
#25 Old 19th Feb 2009 at 11:43 PM
I was just complaining last night about how there isn't any normal guy hair out there! I like my men to look like men, thank-you-very-much!

I love that it's curly, too. I can finally make the Sim versions of my male family members look normal! Thanks =)

Procrastinators unite! ...tomorrow...
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