Just found this fantastic tutorial for cutting out hair in Photoshop. It’s a hellish job to do if you don’t use Photoshop often and this provides a couple of methods and takes them step by step. Brilliant!
What was needed?
A knockout to allow for an inner glow with the image behind free to be manipulated.
Create a cornered rectangle in front of a slightly larger rectangle and place both within a group.
In Blending Options: Custom > Advanced Blending choose Knockout value of Shallow.If layers are not placed in a group the knockout works on all except the background layer.If Deep is used all layers below the group are knocked out.