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Lighten a wall through frizzy hair

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I have a head shot of someone standing in front of a wooden wall.  Their hair is very dark and the wood is dark, such that the contrast between them is poor.  I'd like to be able to lighten the wall but without leaving a dark "halo" around her hair.  The wall is, of course, wood tones (reddish-to-dark browns); but her hair is rather frizzy, so there's no clean edge.

I'm a mask noob.  Is there any way to use a mask to increase the lightness of brown tones in the area of her hair, but without lightening her hair?

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Ah!  Never mind...

I did Layer > New Adjustment Layer... > Selective Color... and picked Orange as the color, and Screen as the Mode.  Then I feathered a selection in the new layer to remove the woman and most of hair (up a tiny bit into the frizzy part where the wood showed through).  I tweaked the color settings of the adjustment layer a bit, and reduced opacity since the Screen mode made it unnaturally bright behind her.

Using Orange and Screen Mode in the adjustment layer tended to brighten the reddish-orange hues of the wood, but not the parts of her hair that remained in front of the wood.

I'll close the question, but wanted to leave this solution for others.
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