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Cute Short Straight Locks for Boys of All Ages

by fanseelamb Posted 22nd Sep 2010 at 5:11 AM - Updated 22nd Aug 2011 at 12:10 AM by fanseelamb : new dark blond recolour added
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Here's a cute little hairdo that suits all sorts of faces. It's short, straight, and boyish. Available for all ages in 9 colours, plus grey for elders. The black hair is required for the elder grey to work.

All files are compressed, colour-binned, and family-linked. In fact they're all part of the same family so if you choose to only install one shade of brown, for instance, the family-linking will still work.

What's that you say? This hairstyle looks familiar? Oh. Perhaps that's because it began life as a hair from the EA Store. I always liked that hair, but it was always a bit too big and asymmetrical for my sims' little heads. So I reshaped it to fit the head more naturally, trimmed the bangs/fringe, extended the sideburns so it can be used seamlessly with facial hair, and flipped it so the part is on the other side. A comparison pic is included below. This new hair is not a replacement, btw - both hairstyles can be used at the same time.

New Mesh - All Ages - No Expansions/Stuff Packs/Store Content Required - Enjoy!

August 21, 2011 UPDATE:
Added a new slightly darker blond recolour.

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Additional Credits:
Great big thanks to melodie9 whose toddler & child hair meshes I used as a base. No part of her meshes are actually visible here, but it would've been much more work to start from scratch. So thanks, melodie!

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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Cute Short Straight Locks for Boys of All Ages -- Bonus! Darker Blond.rar | A new darker blond recolour. You NEED THE MESH file above for this to work. You also need the black recolour for the elder grey to show up.

Size: 113.3 KB · Downloads: 30,313 · 21st Aug 2011
113.3 KB 30,313 21st Aug 2011
Cute Short Straight Locks for Boys of All Ages -- 9 Colours + MESH.rar

Size: 1.13 MB · Downloads: 86,114 · 22nd Sep 2010
1.13 MB 86,114 22nd Sep 2010
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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
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Test Subject
#2 Old 22nd Sep 2010 at 5:46 AM
I love this! Thanks. ^_^
Test Subject
#3 Old 22nd Sep 2010 at 6:12 AM
simple and perfect. i love it thank youu *-* !!
The Pathfinder
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#4 Old 22nd Sep 2010 at 6:18 AM
Test Subject
#5 Old 22nd Sep 2010 at 7:02 AM
oo! this hair is EXACTLY the hair style I need for one of my male sims. Thank you so much! bravo, I like it, alot
Test Subject
#6 Old 22nd Sep 2010 at 7:07 AM
Awesome! Thank you very much!
#7 Old 22nd Sep 2010 at 7:33 AM
Very nice. I really need more normal male hair. Everything's so emo out there.
Test Subject
#8 Old 22nd Sep 2010 at 8:25 AM
Thank you sooo much for 'normal' hair! This is just great
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 22nd Sep 2010 at 9:05 AM
I like the changes you made to the hair.

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#10 Old 22nd Sep 2010 at 9:11 AM
Yay! Nice normal hair. Thank you very much Fansee.

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#11 Old 22nd Sep 2010 at 9:11 AM
Awesome!! My guys needed some more 'normal' hair. Thanks

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#12 Old 22nd Sep 2010 at 9:13 AM
I like it, very versatile. Thank you!

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Lab Assistant
#13 Old 22nd Sep 2010 at 11:40 AM
This is lovely. Thank you for continuning to make normal hair for our male sims.
Field Researcher
#14 Old 22nd Sep 2010 at 12:53 PM
It's a great hairstyle!Thanks so much!

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Test Subject
#15 Old 22nd Sep 2010 at 2:11 PM
Thanks so much! The weird giant headness of the EA Store original stopped me from using an otherwise cute style. Amazing once again!
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#16 Old 22nd Sep 2010 at 2:48 PM
Thanks Fansee! This hair is adorable!

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Field Researcher
#17 Old 22nd Sep 2010 at 3:11 PM
How wonderful! I am in the hospital and this really made my day. I love finding nice normal everyday hairstyles. And you did it for all ages! I can't thank you enough.
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 22nd Sep 2010 at 3:50 PM
Wow and thanks! You really are becoming the go-to for the normal and everyday hot guy on the street.
I do use that other hair, but only occasionally on big headed weird looking townies.

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Test Subject
#19 Old 22nd Sep 2010 at 4:18 PM
This hair is just perfect in so many ways... God, your hairs make me want to go all maxis match!
#20 Old 22nd Sep 2010 at 4:30 PM
I'm soo getting old, when I see hair for guys I'm usually thinking something along the lines of "oh, that'd be nice for a girl" or "how can they see with all that hair in their eyes?" so it's no surprise that I love this hair! I saw it last night and it was an immediate "must have". Thanks so much for sharing.
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 22nd Sep 2010 at 4:54 PM
Oh, I love this please please keep on making wonderful hairstyles like this, hardly any people make them any more :s

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#22 Old 22nd Sep 2010 at 5:11 PM
It's adorable!! It looks so much better than the original, which was nice, but a bit odd looking. Thank you
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 22nd Sep 2010 at 5:34 PM
Thank u so much! its hard to find some nice short hair for males of all ages..thanks for sharing!!
Mad Poster
#24 Old 22nd Sep 2010 at 7:35 PM
I love it! Thanks, fanseelamb!
Field Researcher
#25 Old 22nd Sep 2010 at 7:37 PM
Thank you for another great guy's hairstyle. IMHO, you should have been the one to design all the male hairstyles for TS2. They would have turned out so much better!
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