The Sims Freeplay- Mean Curls Hobby Event

Early Access to Beta Provided by EA/Firemonkeys


This event unlocks brand new hairstyles for your female adult sims! To get all 9 new hairstyles you need to complete the fashion designer hobby collection 9 times in 9 days! You get a new hairstyle each time you complete the collection (find all 12 fashion pieces), once you unlock a hairstyle you get to keep it even if you don’t find them all. 
If you have never done the fashion designer hobby click here for details.

You need to firstly accept this event, it will remove the fashion designs you have already created from the collection so you don’t get a head start.

If you say no you can start it from the active tasks tab, you will not get any extra time if you start this late.

If you already have a sim as a level 6 fashion designer (or previous have) then you will complete this a lot quicker as you aren’t waiting for all the designs to become unlocked.
It is really helpful to have loads of sims doing the hobby, and have them doing the 10 minute option over and over if possible!

Confused about time limited hobby events? This video explains how they work:




-have more than one sim working on it
-it is easier if you have all the sims in one house, maybe build a room for them so they are all together but you don’t have to! 
-if you can, do the 10 minute option over and over, you will find the most designs this way (once you have a sim at level 6)

-have at least one sim at level 6 or working on getting to level 6 (maybe do the 12 hour option) so all designs are unlocked (if you have previously completed the collection you do not need to get another sim to level 6 to complete this)
-remember to click start new collection on the fashion hobby collections list once you have got all the pieces
-most importantly: just keep going! I know it’s annoying when you get the same one constantly but you will eventually get the ones you need.

Hairstyles– there are 11 of each style available once you unlock them, each time you complete the collection you will unlock one hairstyle:


Click here to read my review of these new hairstyles!

Thanks for reading!




38 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Mean Curls Hobby Event

  1. If I have not unlocked all the levels before the event, will making all my sims do 12 hours unlock to level 6 faster than if I only use one sim to?

    • Using more sims won’t level you up faster, you only need to have one sim doing the longest option until they reach level 6 then you can have all your sims doing the 10 minute option.

      • Then, would you suggest using the rest of the sims to continue doing the fashion hobby or to do other things instead? Thanks!

      • You can start collecting the items up to the level you have reached so they can do the 10 minute option and find all the ones they can right now until you level up.

  2. My hairstyle rows did not come with an option to finish row this time, was it like this for other players too? Or just me. 😦

  3. i just read on the firemonkeys website that they have the removed the finish row button for all time limited hobby events

  4. Are you gonna do a ranking of your favorites, like you did with the other two hair events? Well, anyway, here’s mine:

    9) Half bun: I don’t like this hairstyle in real life, so…

    8) Long curls: It’s fine, but I don’t love the way it goes around the face. And it’s too much like my natural hair lol

    7) Medium waves: The colors are GREAT, but I like the other wavy hairstyles from the other event better.

    6) Long with sidebraid: It’s prettier on the braid side, the other not so much.

    5) Ponytail: I love ponytails. This is a good one.

    4) Protective natural: We needed another protective hairstyle and this one is so classy, I love it. Way better than the sparse cornrolls from the Long Hairstyles event.

    3) Short hair: So cool! We need good short hairstyles, they’ve done two events with longer hair, which is great, but the shorter that are already in the game are all so boring.

    2) Medium lenght curls: So pretty! I wouldn’t straighten my hair if it looked that good natural. I specially like the brown tones.

    1) Wavy bob: My absolute favorite! This is the hairstyle I want to have. It looks good in all colors and with all kinds of clothing.

    The designer team really outdone themselves for this update, so many new hairstyles and they all look so real, full of details. Kudos to them. Also, I feel I don’t say this enough, but I really love your blog and I appreciate the effort you make to keep all of us informed about the news on the game. Thank you for that!

  5. Please help! I want to bake a birthday cake but it won’t let me it’s greyed out, i’ve almost finished the quest for toddlers quest i want to bake a birthday cake in advance. Please help i got the lifestyle points ready but it just doesn’t let me bake it!! It’s greyed out!! Please help!

  6. I just left the above comment about an hr ago, logged onto my game right after, and immediately got the right piece! Then I got the last hairstyle in only 2 more times of having my sims do the hobby! You must be good luck 😉😄😄😄

  7. Hi! I have a question about XP. I just reached level 41 and I’ve noticed that the XP values for many tasks, particularly cooking and gardening, have decreased. For example, I’m only earning 742 XP for cooking spaghetti now. Do you know why this is happening? Do you earn fewer points as you reach higher levels? Thanks!

  8. I might give a question about something not related to this event. My sims freeplay is error. My amount of money lps and sps don’t show up, i can’t see what my sims are doing or how much time left until they finish their activities, i can’t see any object prices, also my instruction about all of my quest is missing. The only things showed up is my sims names. Please help.

  9. Ok so the same with a previous event, I now have 3 of the 5 levels unlocked but no access to any of the hairstyles. In the last 3 days I have not had anything new created and it’s getting really aggravating. How do we contact the game makers to complain? To get them to fix glitches etc?

    • Waiting for these events before you try and reach level 6 makes it a lot harder to complete so once the event is over you should keep one sim on this hobby doing the longest option so they can level up and reach level 6, once at level 6 you will be able to complete this event when it returns really easily as you can just do the 10 minute option over and over!

  10. Hey Weightless.. The time given to complete the event was 9 days. Right now i only have 2 days left to go. I have been collecting the designs for the past 7 days and the last piece is still yet to come. My problem here is that..7 days has passed..and I still have not got (1) hairstyle at least. I have 34 sims in total and 33 sims are on level 5/6. Is there something wrong with my game? Should I uninstall and Re-install. Or is it just part of the game. Pls help me out here. Thanks in advance.

    • There is nothing wrong with your game, the problem is you do not have a sim at level 6 yet so you cannot find all the collectibles, just keep completing the hobby (even after the event is over) with one of your sims so they reach level 6 then when this event returns you can just do the 10 minute option over and over with all of your sims to complete it really easily 🙂

  11. I was so sure at the beginning that I wouldn’t get any of these but when one of my 4-5 sims got to level 6 it started to be as easy as pie! Now I have ’em all! And they are so pretty!!😍

  12. Thanks for the mean curls tips! I was so frustrated using only one Sim! I got all the styles because of your help! You’ve helped my daughter and I many times…

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