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helaene - 8 xmsims hair recolors/cuts - now binned!

by helaene Posted 15th Mar 2007 at 3:49 AM - Updated 9th Jul 2008 at 2:28 AM by helaene
47 Comments / replies (Who?) - 23 Feedback 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.

full-size pic here:

hi guys

i gave this fantastic hairstyle from xmsims
a little trim and dye job

okay...actually, 8 dye jobs.

(edited for all ages)

in any case, i hope you like them...
please comment if you do, it makes my day!

<3 helaene

UPDATED 3/18/07 to include 'binned' files by Sarimar. Thank you!

full-size pic here:

full-size pic here:


Additional Credits:
thank you to xmsims for your lovely free hair meshes...
and thank you to wes_h for his new bodyshop lighting mod!

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
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Size: 1.02 MB · Downloads: 27,945 · 18th Mar 2007
1.02 MB 27,945 18th Mar 2007
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Meshes needed! This download requires one or more meshes to work properly. Please check the Description tab for information about the meshes needed, then download them below:
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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47 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 45 Feedback Posts
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Test Subject
#26 Old 16th Mar 2007 at 12:19 AM
I think your adorable and so are these recolors Thank you!

Lab Assistant
#27 Old 16th Mar 2007 at 12:26 AM
Thank you very much for these, they're awesome

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Lab Assistant
#28 Old 16th Mar 2007 at 12:47 AM
yee!!! great job! the mesh is great, but I love you trim+recolor as well!!! that blue-green is fabulous, in my opinion. yet, I'd like to ask you some more recolor...!!! 'cause you created like 4shades of brown, and just one blond... and I'd love some more!!! ^^
but it's up to you, of course...!!! thank you so much!!!


#29 Old 16th Mar 2007 at 2:52 AM
thank you, beautiful recolors

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Test Subject
#30 Old 16th Mar 2007 at 3:59 AM
wow, these are wonderful. i love your work. thanks!
#31 Old 16th Mar 2007 at 4:16 AM
I always thought the XMSims mesh was a little too long for my liking. This one is the prefect length and the textures are gorgeous, although I'd prefer it if you colour-binned them next time.
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Original Poster
#32 Old 16th Mar 2007 at 4:33 AM
Originally Posted by Sadisticpyro
I always thought the XMSims mesh was a little too long for my liking. This one is the prefect length and the textures are gorgeous, although I'd prefer it if you colour-binned them next time.

I really wanted to color-bin them honestly, but I can't get SimPE to work since I installed Seasons. If anyone else is willing to do it, I'd really appreciate it!

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Test Subject
#33 Old 17th Mar 2007 at 3:27 AM
these are lovely!
any chance of #57 recolors?

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Lab Assistant
#34 Old 17th Mar 2007 at 3:57 AM
Excellent, as it is with everything you do, when i see your name as the creator, i have to download it. thank you for sharing it.
Top Secret Researcher
#35 Old 17th Mar 2007 at 4:17 AM
Gorgeous cuts Helaene! Thanks so much for sharing!

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Test Subject
#36 Old 19th Mar 2007 at 7:39 AM
I love your recolours. I like the edited cut.
This hair looks super. I was so glad to see this.
Field Researcher
#37 Old 22nd Mar 2007 at 2:29 AM
I've been looking for a cut like this, but is it possible to make it so the bangs swoops to the left? I come across many with bangs swooped to the right but not the left!?
#38 Old 23rd Mar 2007 at 10:34 PM
i love how they're multi-toned! thank you!

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Test Subject
#39 Old 27th Mar 2007 at 4:31 PM
really good

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Test Subject
#40 Old 6th Apr 2007 at 7:48 PM
Oh... I love all your stuff. I was a frequenter of your old site. Loved your skin tones, hair.. clothes.. everything! im so excited your on MOD now :D
Test Subject
#41 Old 7th Apr 2007 at 3:23 PM
WEOO! Thanks SO much Helaene. You're great. I think I've downloaded everything on your site and I love all your skintones, makeup, clothing etc. LOOVE IT!
Keep creating!
Test Subject
#42 Old 10th Apr 2007 at 9:06 AM
wow! This is awsome! I love the XMSims hairstyle, but it's mabey a little 2 long, U can't see the clothes properley xD. Thanx a lot! It's perfect.
#43 Old 14th Apr 2007 at 8:01 AM
excelent texture, that brown and blonde were perfect.
BTW thank you for all the makeup you made, you're the best in that area!!!

The rest of my skins can be found in my blog
Field Researcher
#44 Old 25th Aug 2007 at 4:12 AM
These are great, I like this cut better than the original! Thank you so much!
Lab Assistant
#45 Old 15th Dec 2007 at 12:45 AM
Thank you, helaene, great job

Test Subject
#46 Old 17th Mar 2008 at 6:23 AM Last edited by rajenny : 17th Mar 2008 at 6:28 AM. Reason: Spelling error
The XM Sims link no longer works, and I don't think that the Mesh Hair 58 at the site is the right mesh. Could you please check and fix the link when you get a chance? Thanks!
Test Subject
#47 Old 5th May 2008 at 11:02 PM Last edited by chibilamb524 : 5th May 2008 at 11:08 PM. Reason: Found the hair
the link doesnt work anymore I found the hair it is now on page 25
Test Subject
#48 Old 14th Jul 2009 at 12:40 AM
your version is so much better than the original! thanks a ton!
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