It will be difficult using the pen, brush or erase tool to do that, because the image resolution is low, so zooming in it is quite pixellated and the color of the hair to the background is not contrasting much at all.
Painstakingly you could try...
1)make a duplicate layer of the image so it is separate from the background.
2) Create a new layer below the duplicate layer and fill with white
3) set the background color to white
4)With the images duplicate layer selected, choose the eraser tool and choose a small size...1pixel only, to painstakingly erase away around the outline. There is also a magic eraser which may help a little in some places...just mess about with its settings.
I still think with such an image messing about with the channels to improve the contrast and make a mask would be better, as described in that tutorial link I put.
But better altogetherwould be if you could get a better resolution pic if you have one.
Actually, using the eraser, if you set it at 50% opacity, then it is not too difficult at all to go over the fine hair. Just put the background you want to use in as a layer beneath the image before you start erasing and then using a 3pixel eraser brush on 50% opacity go round the tricky bits until you get the effect you want...
I obviously have too much time on my hands as I gave it a go on a city background, it only took a few minutes using that method and although with a bit more time could be improved, it seems to have kept the wispy hair effect quite well...
if you want the psd file for photoshop with the erased edge in a layer, just let me know ur email and i will send it.
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