Yeah, you are right--I was a little sloppy about the hair removal. I mostly cloned it... I could have done a much, much better job there. As for the hair and blending it into the darker background, honestly, I think I was just getting sick of working on it, so I just fudged it enough to be somewhat realistic and stopped. I was thinking to go back and work on it more, but I'm not sure if I will... especially since I don't have to for any client
I may just move on to a better image to play with next.